Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Stripes!

Good Morning Lovelies!

I'm back with a fun Christmas Mani for you!

I have a decent excuse as to why I've been so absent lately, and I will explain it to you all after Christmas, promise!

In the meantime, how about some nails!!!

For this mani I applied my base coat of launchpad (best thing EVER, you'll be hearing more about this soon too!).  
Then I broke out my french mani guides and stuck two on each nail, going diagonally across the nail, and leaving a gap between each one that was about the same width as the strip itself.

Then I painted a thick coat of China Glaze "Emerald Sparkle" on each nail, and immediately removed the stickers.

I then went back and using the bottle brush, painted the bare stripes with China Glaze "Ruby Pumps"!

And boy did it look great!  

Then I added a coat of top coat, and BOO, HISS, it had gotten so thick that it bubbled up like crazy!  To add insult to injury, it smeared my ring finger! 

So, on a whim, i broke out a metallic gold striper I have from Art Club, and painted a thin line between each green and red stripe.  The fact that it was over bubbly, bumpy topcoat made this look terrible, though I can tell it would have looked nice had it not bubbled!  

Even though It's not a very good pic, and there are TONS of gross bubbles, I will share a pic....
Try to turn a blind eye to all those bubbles!
I was too tired at this point to attempt to redo the mani!

I'll be back tomorrow with another Wintery, Christmasy, mani!



Anonymous said...

this is super cute and omg your nails are looking AWESOME! isn't launchpad freaking amazing?

L said...

Oh this is cute!

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ThRiSzHa said...

i love it and i want to do it on my nails..merry xmas & happy new year sweety!! ;)

Megan Harmeyer said...

This looks great!! I've been trying to figure out a mani for Christmas and now I think I've found it!

Lucy said...

Your nails look adorably festive! They're also growing like mad. Must be the pre-natal vitamins. Hope your getting plenty of rest. I really can't see the bubbles so this is a winner! (((hugs)))

Wickless and Polished said...

Very goregous! Youre your own worst critic, I hadnt noticed the bubbles until you said it! Great work!