The 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge Day 10 : Ugly Christmas Sweater
I was really excited about 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 freehand art and this is what I came up with.
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!
Unacceptable. This is too pretty. Do over. :pReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
LOVE the holly leaves over Zoya London!! I really need to try out acrylic paint - I've been using only nail polish.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
These look great! The hollies over that grey texture is fun.ReplyDelete
Thank you. I really love how this turned out, and that my idea worked the way I thought it would.ReplyDelete
I love the holly leaves, such a great looking manicure. And it looks comfy, if that makes any sense!ReplyDelete
It makes perfect sense. And thanks =)ReplyDelete
Wow! This looks interesting! Very unique!ReplyDelete
Those holly leaves are stunning!ReplyDelete
LOVE it over the textured base!ReplyDelete
That sweater is seriously fugly! LolReplyDelete
Thank you. It was so much easier painting them with acrylic paint!ReplyDelete
Thanks =) It adds an interesting dimension to the manicure I think.ReplyDelete
Thank you =)ReplyDelete
I like that you used the textured base!!ReplyDelete
That second mani rocks! Yes, acrylic paint for nail art is a total game changer!ReplyDelete
I thought it would be a clever take on the Sweater theme. =)ReplyDelete
Thank you =)ReplyDelete
These are really sweet! I have a sweater like this except instead of hollys they are pine trees!ReplyDelete
Thank you. I was so happy with how this turned out!ReplyDelete