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Thursday, December 12, 2013

The 12 Days of X-mas mani's day 6: Decorations


     We are officially half way through the 12 Days of X-mas Mani's  challenge and today's theme is Decorations.


     I am a day behind on the challenge and needed to do something quick. Originally I had the idea to do a different design on each nail and really challenge myself with my free hand art but my life had other plans for me.

     I decided to go with a simple stamped manicure that was slightly nontraditional in color. I used Zoya Storm as my base. A black based polish with strong scattered holo. Gorgeous on it's own but also a great base for nail art. I then used Maybelline Bold gold with Bundle Monster plate BM-SE1. The effect is a subtle stamped image with lots of sparkle. I topped the whole thing off with Simply Quick top coat from nailcarehq.com.


     This manicure was hard to capture with my camera. The holo in storm kept wanting to over power the image and made my camera freak out. I wish I could have gotten a better picture because this manicure really is pretty in real life.


     The macro shot captured the depth of this mani. I like how the gold plays well with the holo making it look like the decorations have formed like constellations in a night sky. Not too shabby for a quickly thrown together last minute idea!

     So what did the other talented ladies do for this days challenge? Check out the links below for their creations and thanks for stopping by.






12 comments :

  1. This is lovely! I like that you went the darker route with it too :)

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I got Storm in the mail the other day and just has to use it right away. Plus I figured Ive usef white, red, green and gold enough so far in this challenge it was time to mix things up.

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  2. Beautiful! I love this nail art! ;)

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    1. Thank you Julia =) It turned out pretty good in the end.

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  3. Oh holos, why must you freak out our cameras so ey? This is lovely, really like the black and gold together!

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    1. Thanks =) I'm keeping my fingers crossed that once I get my light box up and working I'll have an easier time capturing holos.

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  4. This looks so pretty in your picture, I can only imagine how pretty it was in real life! :-) You've done a really nice job on this one! :)

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    1. Thank you. I was kind of surprised by how much I liked this manicure. Normally Im not a big fan of black nails but the holo and gold stamping were just enough to make it fun.

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  5. Holos are a total pain in the butt to photograph.....I actually really like your darker take on it, very cool! Thanks for sharing it with us in the Best Of: Nail Art link party!

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    1. Thanks for letting me share it on your blog. Its really helping me get some more exposure and I greatly appreciate it. =)

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  6. This is awesome! And will go perfectly with my outfit for Xmas Day - thanks for the inspiration!!! ;)

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    1. Oh wow I think this is the first time in my year of blogging that someone has said I inspired them! Thank you!!!! That made my day =)

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