27.12.13

the nail files: it's christmaaaaaaaaaaas (two days ago, but whatever)

Yahoo!! It's time for the nail files!

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Yeah, yeah, Christmas is over but I still wanted to share the mani I rocked for the holidays! Haha!


Special shout out to my baby bro for giving me a photo light box for Christmas! #uppingmygame


Pinky: Two coats of Paper Mache and then two coats of set in stones (which isn't in the picture of polishes because I forgot, whoops!).

Ring finger: Two coats of Paper Mache. When completely dry, I cut five bits of striping tape to make a triangle and then three criss-cross stripes over top. After pressing down because the strips are finicky sometimes, I did two quick coats of Running in Circles and then pulled off the tape right away. To seal the tree, I used one coat of HK Girl Fast Drying Top Coat. When that was dry, I did another coat of Top Coat and then pressed the star decal and the garland stripes (one with six dots, one with five dots, and one with three dots). I waited until I finished all my other nails to do a final coat of Top Coat. (Side Note: this seems like an excessive step-by-step list but I swear it wasn't complicated--just time consuming!)

Middle finger: Two coats of Paper Mache, followed by two coats of There's Snow One Like You.

Pointer finger: One coat of Running in Circles and then two coats of Monster Mash.

Thumb: Inspired by the mega-talented Bailey - two coats of Paper Mache and, when it was totally dry, I added the dots with a large dotting tool. The ribbon loops were a bey-otch, so I used the Stripe Rite brush that I "tailored" for my leg-lamp mani by cutting off all but about four bristles. Ha!


Hope you're all having an awesome holiday season (and that you've recovered from your turkey comas! Ha!). See you next year! You know, cause next Friday is January 3rd. #badjoke #hadtodoit





8 comments:

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Your nails are super cute. Have a good weekend

Sarah E. said...

Perfection, as always :)

aka Bailey said...

I reeeeally love this mani Jennie! Everything about it... including the fact that I inspired you :) The texture of that white CG polish is perfect for snow!

Bailey
aka Bailey

Crystal said...

Great mani! I love that green with the white. Especially like the pinkie with all the silver glitter!

Beth W said...

You get some serious use out of that Paper Mache. And yay for Stripe Rite! :D

daydreaming beauty said...

Jennie!! I missed you! I am so sorry I haven't been by to check out your awesome manis! I love the Christmas mani you did. I hope the move went well and you had a lovely holiday! Yay for a light box! :)

Oh, and Monster Mash...how did I not know about this polish? I love Orly polish!!

Drama Queens Mum (Kimberly) said...

Your tree & ornaments came out great.

Steph said...

I was going to point out the one thing I really liked about this mani, then I looked at again and realized I couldn't pick a favorite: I love everything about it! Great job on everything, as always. :)