So after my failed freehand nail art attempt, I went back to what I know best – stamping! Ive only really got the Christmas bug this week after wrapping all my gifts and these nails are definitely helping the situation. There have been so many great Christmas manicures floating around all month but I find it hard to embody snowflakes and ice and penguins etc. Cold and Christmas don’t go together for me and people would think I was crazy if I started walking around with winter scenes on my nails in the middle of summer! I was in Kikki K (a stationery store) the other day and they had some beautiful red and white gift wrapping sets which inspired these nails:
From left to right:
Pinky finger – base of OPI Alpine Snow stamped with candy stripes from BundleMonster plate BM-20 in Konad Special Red Polish
Ring Finger – base of Zoya Sooki stamped with snowflakes from BundleMonster plate BM-14 in Konad Special White Polish
Middle Finger – base of OPI Alpine Snow stamped with a leafy pattern (reminds me of Poinsettia flowers) from BundleMonster plate BM-205 in Konad Special Red Polish
Index Finger – base of OPI Alpine Snow dotted with Zoya Sooki
Here is another more awkwardly angled photo to show my thumb nail too which has a base of Zoya Sooki and a top coat of OPI White Shatter. My only wish was that I had a red shatter so I could invert the design on my other hand but never mind.
Edit: I later updated this by taking off the crackle combo and putting China Glaze Ring In The Red over Zoya Sooki for a glittery accent – it worked much better but I never got a photo thanks to Sydney failing to remember it’s summer.
What’s your favourite Christmas color combo? Do you favour the classic green and red combo? Maybe some gold and glitter?