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!


{{{HUGS}}}

7 comments:

Scandalous said...

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

L said...

Oh this is cute!

LisaInFL said...

pretty!!!!

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)))

PadgettFarm said...

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