Good morning, Polished World! How are you all doing today? It's Wednesday which means....UGHHH the middle of the week. You know, that day that feels like a Thursday but in reality you still have two more days left in the work week. Actually, with my job, there really is no end to the work week, but whatever. I like to dream that my weekends are 100% work free.
Well, regardless of a crazy work schedule, I've still managed to start my Christmas manicures! The trick is just getting the photos edited and up on the blog and Instagram. So far, I have created three. It would have been four, but I wore a swatch of Christmas Cookie by ILNP for a few days and it was too pretty to take off.
Anyways, today's manicure is a cute little simplistic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer design that I found while surfing Pinterest. I fell in love with the simplicity of it. The original design that I found had a white three dimensional snowflake on the accent nail, but I of course opted for glitter.
Let's take a look!
- Sally Hansen - Bordeaux Glow
- China Glaze - Big Hair and Bubbly
- ORLY - White Tips
- Black Acrylic
Sally Hansen Bordeau Glow is the PERFECT Christmas red polish. I don't know why I haven't used it until this year because I'm pretty sure I've owned this polish for awhile now. I normally don't gravitate towards red, so when I have a few reds that I like I stick to them. I think when I got this one, I avoided it because it looked like a frosty finish which I typically don't like. When I found it in my drawer, I just thought it looked like the perfect Rudolph red.
After one coat of this, I fell in love. It applied perfectly in two coats. It had a gorgeous finish - it wasn't so much as frosted but a weird mixture of frosted and foiled....if that makes sense. It just has such wonderful dimension and is beyond shiny.
For my little minimalist Rudolph, I took the red and made one big dot for his nose in the middle of my nail. I then went through with a black acrylic and added the little eyes and antlers. A coat of top coat and I really loved the look.
What do you think? Cute Christmas design?
Until next time, <3.
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