Monday, December 3, 2012

I'm Back! With a Nail Art Challenge!

Oh, my darlings, you have no idea how glad I am to be back! And it only took me a week longer than I hoped . . . I had planned to take off for about a week and a half to prepare my Lab area for Black Friday sales, and then to get all of those sales packed up and shipped out. And then I got lazy. And then I got sick! But I am finally back, my untried box is overflowing, I have TONS of gorgeous indies to show off, and I'm participating in the 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge hosted by Pink & Polished and Over Polished

I am a day late in posing the first prompt (I hate hate HATE being late, but come on- the "being sick" comes into play), but I promise I will be on time for the rest! As with both Halloween challenges I did, I will also challenge myself to use at least one indie polish in each of my nail art designs. So without further ado . . . here are my Christmas trees!

Sorry for the blurry quality of this photo, but it was the best picture that my thumb made it into. Since I actually took the time to add a design to the thumb, I wanted it to get a little time to shine :)

I started off with Chirality Katydid on all nails. On my middle and ring finger, I taped off a deep V and painted it with Chirality Kale, then topped it with 365 Days of Color Trimming the Tree (reviews on all 3 to come soon!). Trees having been made, I used dotting tools to do all the decorations. The "stars" are Sally Hansen Insta Dri Lightening, the red dots are Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby and the garland is Sinful Colors Last Chance. On my index, I stamped the star on with Lightening and a random plate that came with my Salon Express stamper. I used a striping brush and last chance to do the tree needles, plus a few more dots of Ruby Ruby. Pinkie is a base coat of Katydid, topped with Trimming the Tree, and my thumb is Katydid with dots in Last Chance. 

I was super happy with these trees overall, even more so because they actually SMELLED like Christmas trees! (Thanks, 365 Days of Color!) What do you think- Christmas-y goodness? 

Be sure to keep coming back, because I have tons of good stuff lined up for you!

Check out the rest of the amazing Christmas Tree nail art below!


  1. I envy you those indies :( Lovely manicure especially the star on ur index.