Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Mani #6: SO...MUCH...GLITTER!!!

Good Morning Lovelies!

I need a little help please...

Can anyone tell me where December went?  I can't seem to figure it out!  Wasn't Thanksgiving like less than a week ago? 
I swear the days seem to just be flying by!  It's insane!
I had great plans to get Snow pics together to share with you today, but alas...that didn't happen last night!
After a longer than expected "grab a few things at the store" trip, we went home to lift.  Decided to work on Rob's Dad's Christmas gift real quick first, and the next thing we knew...it was 11:30! How did that happen?
So yeah, just a mani post for ya today!

So, I decided to go a bit over the top and do a glitter Funky French for Christmas!

I asked Rob which color I would use for the base and which for the tip, 'cause I couldn't decide, and he had a hard time deciding too!  So I figured I'd do my thumb and ring finger opposite of my other fingers.

I started by applying my french tip guides.
Then on my index, middle and pinky nails, I applied China Glaze "Emerald Sparkle" to the nail bed area. 
On the thumb and ring fingers, I applied China Glaze "Ruby Pumps" to the nail bed.
I used a total of 3 coats here to get nice depth!

Then I took off the guides and applied the opposite color to the tips.
It just looked unfinished to me, so I got out the gold glittery striper from the Art Club "Pretty Shiny Things" Kit and applied that along the smile line, where the two colors met.

Soooo Pretty!

Pardon the mess ups, this was pre-clean-up.

It looks so much better in person than it does in these pics!

Well guys, that's it for today!

I'll be showing you my favorite nail art endeavor so far tomorrow!  I'm usually way unhappy with how things turn out, but this one came out GREAT!  Well, 3 outa 5 nails are perfect, not bad!

I hope you guys have a fantastic day!!!



Glittermillie said...

That looks so good! I tried to do a festive look with emerald sparkle and ruby pumps but it didn't quite work like this one does! Maybe I'll give it another go...

The Hollywood Memoirs said...

I like how you alternated the tip and base colors. That's a cute idea!

nihrida said...

Well, that's your Christmas mani right there. Well done, Christy! =)

Unknown said...

this is so glittery and gorgeous -- I LOVE IT!!

Anonymous said...

pretty pretty. very christmas

MightyLambchop said...

Very pretty and so festive!

Colette said...

I like this combo - I was just thinking that I needed to find a way to wear both of these colors before Christmas, which I then realized meant before Friday! It's unreal that the holiday is soooo close =)

L said...

I love this!! I had an idea sketched out like that for New Years. (Yes I sketch out nail ideas) I cant wait to see what else you did.

Brooke said...

Loving it! Great color combo, sooo Christmasey :)

Paige said...

Oooo, I totally love this!

Pink Ginger said...

Ooh! I love this :)

Lucy said...

Looks adorable like Christmas packages. Love this manicure. I have red nails with red glitter French tips. I probably change to a green next time. (((hugs back at ya)))

Nicole said...

OMG, I love this! I think I could actually do it, too. It's SO PRETTY! Never enough glitter, right? ;)
Isn't it amazing how fast this month rolled by!