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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge Day 9: Glitter

    
      It's one of my favorite days of the Christmas Nail Art Challenge so far, Glitter!! Who doesn't love glitter right? It sparkles, it shines, and it makes you feel pretty. Well, it makes me feel like my nails are pretty.


     My original intention was to do a color block manicure for today using traditional colors. But that turned into a train wreck when I realized that I started out in the wrong direction and was impatient applying my tape.  I've put that design idea on the back burner for now.

     So what did I do for my glitter manicure? In the end, I went with a festive, sparkly chevron manicure. And now I'm wishing I had done both hands because I love the finished look!

Christmas-cevron-nail-art
    
     I started off with a base of Cult Nail Blaze. 2 coats over a thin coat of Orly Luxe gave me a perfect gold base.  Once that dried I carefully applied my chevron decals from KBShimmer. There are actually 2 sizes of chevrons here but they are so close it's hard to tell. So I didn't quite get the complete look I was going for but I still love it.

Holiday-Chevron-maniure
    
     For my accent nail, I used Color Club Perfect Molten. A soft green with silver shimmer. My red is the gorgeous Marilyn from Shimmer Polish. This glitter packed jelly is a great red color for any Christmas nail art, or if you just want to rock some sexy red nails. I topped everything off with 2 generous coats of Out the Door.

     I think this is my favorite manicure of the challenge so far, but I do have a fun idea in mind for the next prompt, ugly Christmas sweater. Fingers crossed I can pull it off. While I go work on that, why don't you check out the other glitter manicures from today and I'll see you back here on Friday. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!
 

44 comments :

  1. Love me some chevrons! The color combo is great as well!

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  2. Thank you. I love the look of chevron's too. But I have to tell myself that I cant use them in every manicure. I end up hardly using that at all because of it.

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  3. Thank you. I keep wiggling my fingers to watch the sparkle.

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  4. Yes!! I agree there is never enough GLITTER!! GLITTER ON EVERYTHING!

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  5. I love this look so hard!! Great job. :)

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  6. This is so pretty, I love the way the green and gold look together

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  7. So pretty! Love the glitter base for these chevrons.

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  8. I love this! There is so much glitter and I'm loving all of it!

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  9. Thank you. Every once in a while I do a design that I'm actually proud of.

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  10. Can I let you in on a little secret. I did the accent nail first and liked it so much I almost left the red out and just used the green.

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  11. Thank you. I love the few Shimmer Polishes that I have. Hoping to add more to my collection but I'm also contemplating a year long no buy for 2015...

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  12. Thanks. Blaze layered really nicely over Luxe

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  13. You're not the only one. I really don't want to take this off for the next prompt so I'm procrastinating. ;)

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  14. I love red & gold together, but the green & gold is gorgeous too! Love it :)

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  15. This manicure looks so lovely and special!
    I like it and I think all the details that you created and all the colors that you used look great on your nails ;) Thanks so much for sharing this nail art with us!
    Xx

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  16. I really liked the look of the gold and green together. I almost didn't add the red because I liked the combination so much.

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  17. I thought it made a great background color.

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  18. Awe thank you for such a sweet comment. <3

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  19. Glitter all the way! And Shimmer's are fantastic glitters!

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  20. Glitter all the things! Especially during the holidays!

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  21. Love how you did this! It's beautiful!

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  22. Shimmers ARE fantastic glitters! I haven't used one yet I didn't like.

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  23. lol yes, after decorating our tree the other day there is glitter all over my carpet too. #Glittereverything =)

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  24. Thank you. It turned out just how I wanted it to =) (finally)

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  25. Thank you. It was my first time using Blaze and it ended up working perfectly for this.

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