Sunday, December 9, 2018

The One With the Christmas Light Manicure

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing on this cold, chilly Sunday?  I've had quite the relaxing weekend filled with sleeping, baking, and just a little bit of errand running.  Most of my errands consist of me returning all the clothes I ordered which didn't fit.  I much rather buy and return than go spend time in the stores.  Yes, I'm single handedly the reason why retail stores are caving in on themselves, but online shopping is so much easier and you don't have to deal with crowds.

One fun thing I was able to do this weekend was go around and look at all the Christmas lights!  If you follow me on Instagram, I posted a photo of one of the bushes out front of my house with some snow and twinkle lights on it.  It of course inspired me for today's nail art which is a re-creation of one I did yeaaaaars ago.

If you've been following me for a long time, then you know each year I have painted the Christmas light design.  When I first started the blog, I did the sponge french tip design which gave the illusion of snow.  The year after that I did a plain glittery white base, then the last two years after purchase Nine Zero Lacquer Twinkle Lights, I created the design on top of that.  Even though that polish is gorgeous, I didn't want to do that again this year.

Therefore, it was back to the sponged tips!  Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • ORLY - White Tips
  • Morgan Taylor - I'm Drawing a Blanco
  • Acrylics

Absolutely obsessed with this manicure!  The reason I'm posting it a few days late to the blog is because I wore it for four days and it delayed my painting of a new manicure to post later this week.  How could I take it off though when it was so perfect?  Seriously, I think this is my favorite recreation ever!

To get the look, I started off with a plain base coat.  I then sponged on some ORLY White Tips.  Once I had the white how I wanted it, I took Morgan Taylor I'm Drawing a Blanco and sponged some more on.  This gave the white a frosty, glittery fresh snow look.  I tried using a plain glitter and it looked horrible, so when I looked and found this polish it all came together wonderfully.

Once that was all dry, I went through with my acrylics and small paint brushes and got to work on my little twinkle lights.  A little bit of tooth pick details and outlining, and I was done.

What do you think?  Love this look?  Think you'd try it?

Until next time, <3.

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