12 Days of Christmas Challenge: Gifts

My gifts are kinda sad looking. I had catastrophic nail failure this week that not even Orly Nail Rescue could fix!

This totally didn’t end up looking like what I thought it would in my head. But the polishes are pretty, right??

12 Days of Christmas Challenge: Gifts

Burberry Inspired Fall Plaid Mani

I wanted to do a plaid mani and I was inspired by a lot of great Burberry plaid nail art. This is my fall twist on the classic colors. The base color is Essie Brooch the Subject. I used and Art Club striper for the white and OPI Warm & Fozzie and China Glaze Life Preserver and a striping brush for the colored stripes.

Burberry Inspired Fall Plaid Mani

Pink & Green Ruffle Mani

f you have a dotting tool and a lot of time on your hands you might want to give this Ruffle mani a try. I’ve seen similar things before, but I loved Chalkboard Nails version so I was inspired to actually do it.

It’s an easy, but time consuming manicure. The nature of the design is very forgiving to mistakes and even my right hand turned out well.

Pink & Green Ruffle Mani

You definitely want to choose a large dotter. I went with my second largest, and I regret not using the big one. About halfway through doing this I was wishing my nails were shorter!

You should also be aware of the colors you are using. My mystery Essie pink is a bit sheer and didn’t turn out so well when I used it over Sew Psyched.

pinks

  • Essie Jamaica Me Crazy
  • Essie color unknown (bright pink jelly, maybe Pansy?)
  • Essie Forget Me Nots
  • OPI Pink Friday

greens

  • OPI Stranger Tides
  • Essie Sew Psyched

Holo Laser Nails

When I was in London, I picked up a 3rd BarryM polish just because it was buy 2 get 3.  The freebie was this Black Multi Color..which is really a black with holographic glitter in it. The polish really reminds me of a starry sky. It is lovely. You need 2 coats to get the full depth of glitter and a nice glossy topcoat.

Holo Laser Nails

Was that enough for me? Obviously not!

I grabbed some of the Born Pretty nail art tapes and chose 3 of the holographic colors. I wanted freakin’ laser beams on my nails.  No sharks, though.

I really love how this turned out.  LASERS!

It was hard to get a good photo of the holographicness of the glitter in the black polish. I know it looks silver, but I promise it’s not! The top photo comes the closest.

Even my mom, who hates black nail polish, though this mani was cool.