Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve Mani



I really like how this one turned out. Very appropriate seeing that it just started snowing as I type this :)


This was:
Two coats of China Glaze Frosty
Konad m59 in Light Blue Konad Special Polish
Color Club / Art Club silver gems from the holiday gem wheel
INM Out The Door Northern Lights in Silver, fully shaken

I originally tried to do holo silver snowflakes but they didn't show up at all! So then I tried to do gold snowflakes (you can see it on my pinkie) but it looked to warm and un-snowlike. Finally settled on the baby blue Konad polish and it was perfect. Not much contrast, which I like for this design. Added the gems because it didn't look icy and sparkly enough for me and then the Northern Lights because it still wasn't sparkly enough.

I did fewer gems on the left hand just to see how it looked:

I think I like more gems better.

So, I guess it's not specifically Christmassy... More like a winter-themed nail art. Ooh, it would even make a great Hanukkah mani, too.

I'm thinking I want to do something with a green base on Christmas Day. Maybe start with China Glaze Jolly Holly, then do something with gold and red and jewels? Hm. Better start brainstorming.

Since I probably won't get a chance to post tomorrow, I want to wish you all a merry Christmas! ♥

25 comments:

  1. Happy Holidays to you also, pretty mani i had that in my cart the CG and debated,then it was sold out. so i got the Orly Christmas white-they are real similar.

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  2. Very delicate and pretty. MC to you and thank you for all your fantastic nail posts this year.

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  3. This is so beautiful! It just reminds me of snow and happiness!

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  4. nice!! I like the "fully shaken" description for your Northern Lights, I've used mine totally unshaken many times when I'm out of regular fast dry TC's

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  5. Really pretty!! Perfect winter wonderland mani!

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  6. Beautiful! I wish I had the patience to do something like this. Am off to do my Christmas Day mani now - Jolly Holly topped with Party Hearty. Sparkly! Merry Christmas Scrangie, thanks for another year of great reading x

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  7. *Bounce, bounce* I Looooooooove this so much! I'm not usually much on Holiday or winter mani's but you got my attention. It's beautiful!

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  8. I've been reading your blog for months (and loving it), but I think this is the first time I've commented. I LOVE this manicure! It's so pretty and delicate and snowy and Christmassy <3

    I've been resisting the whole Konad thing, but I might have to give in, if these are the kinds of looks you can get from it :>

    Merry Christmas :) xx

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  9. So pretty! I love all these winter manicures, they're all so pretty.

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  10. lovely! i tried to decorate my nails all fancy for christmas.. and came up with red nail polish and green glitter. original eh? xo

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  11. "More gems" is like my battle cry! The manicure is stunning. Have a great holiday!

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  12. Like the manicure. Nice and snowy looking. Have a very Merry Christmas.

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  13. Merry Christmas Scrangie! Reading your blog is like a daily Christmas present!

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  14. very cute, love it. Merry Christmas!

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  15. OMG I love this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. merry christmas to you, too!
    I bought china glaze frosty as well, but it didn't suit me well :( it looked very uneven and somehow slimey on my nails *shrugs*
    I went for zoya tallulah instead, topped with pure ice strapless (gooorgeous blue glitter) and stamped white snowflakes on it :)

    since you love holographic nailpolishes as much as I do, have you heard of china glazes "tronica" collection? and if yes, can you show swatches soon? :))
    the promo pics look a lot like the OMG collection, but I often rely on your swatches until I decide if I buy a polish or leave it. You do really great photographs and your pictures have been of endless help for me! Thanks a lot for doing this! *hugs*

    Have a great christmas :)
    (and if you are tired of the traditional christmas songs, try listening "gothic christmas" from Within Temptation, I love it ;) I've been humming it since the beginning of December ;)

    "We're gonna have a gothic christmas, that is what we'll do, we're gonna have a gothic christmas, hope you'll have one, too ... Santa's going to wear his black dress, just for me and you ... Santa's going to grunt in Latin and slay a dragon or two ... Rudolph, he will change his name, cause Rudolph just sounds really lame, his new name will be Ragnagord, the evil reindeer overloooooord" *hum* ;)) love it. So cool.

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  17. So great - totally says beautiful wintery days to me (seen from a window while inside a nice warm house, of course! ;-))! Love it! Merry Christmas, Scrangie!!! <3

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  18. Great blog, I expect that some of our "toemailers" have been through here before me, lol!

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  19. Lovely! This reminds me of that limited edition FingerPaints shade. The bottle had blue snowflakes and all. Very pretty!

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