Monday, December 10, 2012

More Holiday Nails: Christmas Lights

Here's another holiday nail polish look that I tried out the other day - Christmas lights strung across my fingernails!

It didn't come out perfectly, but since it was my first time trying it, I cut myself some slack! Also, this design served as the starter to two separate conversations with strangers the first time I went out of the house with it on my nails. Sooo... that's something.

I started out with two coats of white polish (Snow Me White by Sinful Colors) and topped it with one coat of a pearlescent glitter with a clear base (Don't You Wish by Pure Ice):

Next, I used a toothpick dipped into black polish (Black by Nina Ultra Pro - which incidentally does not have the same type of nail polish brush head as the Nina Ultra Pro polish I wrote about in my last nail polish blog. I felt that deserved noting) and drew a cord across my fingernails, trying my best to make it look like the cord was connected when I put my nails together:

The little black nubs on it are the sockets for the lightbulbs. KEEP READING.

Sewwww, next we add our lights!!! Now, in real life I am a classy bitch and use nothing but white lights in my holiday decorating. (#NEWOFFENSE tew yew if yew yewse multi-colored strands in yewr own crib, but I personally prefer the look of the all-white lights.) On my fingernails, though, I found it permissible - and certainly more festive - to go for the gusto and do multi-colored lights.

For these, I selected several of my sassiest and brightest colors - Pacific Blue by Sally Hansen (which is an awesome, awesome, awesome polish in both color and consistency), Ruby Ruby by Sinful Colors, Lightening by Sally Hansen Insta-Dri, and Envy by Sinful Colors. Also pictured here in the middle is Black by Nina, which is a really black polish with a super clever name.

Making sure to wipe almost all of the polish off of the brush first (because the last thing you want is one of those surprise globs of polish dripping down onto your white nail while you're delicately dabbing), I went through and dabbed a different colored polish on each of the "sockets" I'd painted earlier:

.  ooooooh, ahhhhhh  .
And my nails were being sooo ridiculous and pushy about me taking a picture of them in front of the Christmas tree, so I finally just relented and snapped the G.D. thing, just to shut them up:

.  cheeeeeeeeeese  .
It was near-impossible to put a top coat onto this, because even a DAY later, the multi-colored polishes would streak across the white polish when I tried to apply a top coat. Oh well!

This look was fun to do and like I said, it received lots of compliments while I was out and about running errands. This polish job lasted just short of two days on my fingernails before this happened to it:

.  how anti-climactic  .
I dare you to try this on your own nails! DARE YOU.

Happy holllllllllla-days!

1 comment:

  1. Seems simple enough. I'm going to try the gift box type one. Shall see how that goes. Love your writing still

    Hurricane _b on twiiter btw!!!


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