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Friday, December 19, 2014

The 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge Day 10 : Ugly Christmas Sweater

     I was really excited for today's theme when I first saw all the challenge prompts. I've always wanted to do an ugly Christmas sweater manicure. I thought about doing something pretty traditional but then decided to try and get creative.

      I'm posting really late today because the manicure I did late last night for today's prompt turned out to be a huge disaster. Without time to fix it, I had to wait until after work today to try out a different idea. Seriously there was nothing good about my first attempt, instead of ugly sweater it was just ugly. It was supposed to be a textured background with white snowflakes stamped all over and then presents in the middle.


     See what I mean. There was nothing good about this manicure. Except for the base color. I really liked the idea of using a textured polish as my base, since most sweaters have a bit of texture to them. Instead of stamping for my second attempt I tried my hand at a little free hand art and this is what I came up with.

Christmas-Holly-manicure


     Big difference right! Keeping Zoya London as my base color I used acrylic paint and a new nail art brush I just picked up I painted my holly leaves. Why have I been trying to do nail art with only polish for the last 2 years? Seriously Acrylic paint is so much easier to use. Red rhinestones and a few dots of top coat completed my look.


     I'm so sad that because I'm behind in my posting that I have to take this off as soon as I'm done writing this post to work on another manicure. Hopefully, I like it as much as this one. In the meantime why not check out some more ugly sweaters. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!




22 comments :

  1. Unacceptable. This is too pretty. Do over. :p

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  2. lol I am throwing a mental tantrum right now about taking it off and procrastinating while I do it. I decided I wont take it off until I come up with an idea for the next manicure.

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  3. LOVE the holly leaves over Zoya London!! I really need to try out acrylic paint - I've been using only nail polish.

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  4. It was a world of difference for me using acrylic paint. I picked up a basic kit from Michaels last week for $7 and Im so glad that I did.

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  5. These look great! The hollies over that grey texture is fun.

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  6. Thank you. I really love how this turned out, and that my idea worked the way I thought it would.

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  7. I love the holly leaves, such a great looking manicure. And it looks comfy, if that makes any sense!

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  8. It makes perfect sense. And thanks =)

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  9. Wow! This looks interesting! Very unique!

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  10. Thank you. It was so much easier painting them with acrylic paint!

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  11. Thanks =) It adds an interesting dimension to the manicure I think.

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  12. I like that you used the textured base!!

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  13. That second mani rocks! Yes, acrylic paint for nail art is a total game changer!

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  14. I thought it would be a clever take on the Sweater theme. =)

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  15. These are really sweet! I have a sweater like this except instead of hollys they are pine trees!

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  16. Thank you. I was so happy with how this turned out!

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