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Monday, December 15, 2014

The 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge Day 8: Christmas Ornaments

     
     Monday brings us to the 8th day of the 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art challenge, with the theme being Christmas Ornaments. This year I went a totally different direction than last year's ornament theme with some water decals from Born Pretty Store. I would have loved to try my hand at free hand ornaments but my  nails are kind of short right now and I didn't think I would have enough space to paint them.

     For this manicure, I started out with one coat of Milani White on the Spot as a base for my gradient. I then sponged on Sinful Colors Sugar Rush and Sally Hansen Silver Sweep to create my gradient. When that dried I added a quick coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust for added Sparkle. Christmas Ornaments have to sparkle after all!


     The water decals I used were from a variety of sets that I picked up last year. I used set BLE1755 on my pointer and pinky finger, BLE1754 on my ring finger and BLE1753 on my middle finger. I topped everything off with a generous coat of Out the Door.


     Right now Born Pretty store is running a sale where you can get up to 80% off select items. The same runs through Dec 17th, 2014 and you can use code MERRYXMASB10 for an additional 15% off your order. If you've had your eye on a few items I'd say now is the time to stock up!

     And now I think it's time to take a look at the designs everyone else came up with for today. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!







32 comments :

  1. pretty! I love all manis that include ombre! Haha

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  2. I really like the way you've pulled together the decals over that amazing base.

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  3. Thank you. The base was so pretty I almost didn't want to put anything over it.

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  4. Thanks. I really liked the look of the base on it's own, but the decals are pretty in their own way too.

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  5. I love this look! It's very soft and sort of nostalgic! Beautiful!

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  6. This is a very cohesive look! It reminds me of house windows being frosted over because it's so cold out. :)

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  7. Thank you. That's a great way to describe it!

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  8. Thanks Jessica! That's a wonderful way to describe it <3

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  9. These are so cute. Great ombre and great decals on top. The whole look really comes together nicely.

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  10. I love the gradient background! Icy blue and silver nails in the winter are always nice :)

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  11. Nice decals! They are really fun for Christmas!

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  12. The entire sheet I got was really great images for Christmas. Sadly these exact ones are no longer available. =(

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  13. Thank you. That's was one of the decals that I liked the best.

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  14. Oh nice! The decals are really pretty!

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  15. Thanks. My mom actually had me put some on her after she saw my manicure.

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  16. What a beautiful look! So delicate!

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  17. Thank you. I almost went with a plain silver background but the more I looked at the decals I knew I needed to add a little blue in there.

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  18. Oh I love these decals! You made such a wonderful cohesive manicure with the different decals and your base colors! <3

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  19. Thanks. I think it adds just the right amount of bling without taking away from the decals.

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  20. I need to try decals like this! They look awesome!

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  21. Thank you. I finally figured out how to do a decent gradient earlier this year and I couldn't be happier.

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