Monday, December 21, 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Christmas

Well, it is all about timing for this look.  I was not sure where to go for this challenge, but along came my inspiration on Instagram!  Copycat Claws does some amazing things and her festive Bundle Monster stamping review was perfect to get the ball rolling for me.  Please see her original post here.  Thanks Serene!  Since I already had the tools this is what I did:

For this look, I started with my usual base coat followed by one coat of Snow White.  I started to follow Serene's lead with the dry brush method, but that wasn't working too well for me and I didn't have the patience for it.  So, using the polishes below:

I used my Uber Mat to put the green, red, gold and white colors as concentrated dots in an empty nail guide.  Once the dots were down, I used my stamper to smoosh them together.  I let the polish dry a little on the stamper before putting it on my nails.  This method gives a more random color scheme which I needed because dry brushing the colors on individually was too hard for my organized brain.  Once that was dry, it was time to stamp.  I used BM-S217 and randomly selected images to place on my nails.  I wanted them all to be different and that is so easy to do with this type of plate!  I also used the metal template stamping guides from Bundle Monster to help isolate the images before applying them to my nails.  They are super helpful!

Once the stamps were dry, I added some Seche Vite for shine and protection.  I got this done just in time for a holiday party at work.  They were a hit.  :)

Happy Holidays to you and your family!  Thanks for stopping by.

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