Today I am featuring my first of this year's Christmas/Holiday themed nail art. This one... Not so faboo. It's okay. I guess.
I started with two coats of Savvy Garland. This is a beautiful blackened green shimmer polish. It was a LE colour last year, if I remember correctly. This is the first time I used it. It has been sitting for a year, waiting. I topped this polish with Seche Vite.
Savvy Garland has a weird formula. The first coat was difficult. It was streaky, it dragged and pulled a few bald patches. I was seriously considering not finishing my nails with that colour; I almost cleaned it off and got a different polish. But I persevered and the second coat just whispered on. Smooth, opaque perfection. All righty then. Dry time is pretty good for this polish. Not blazing fast but downright decent.
I let my polish dry for a few while I took pictures and got my other supplies together then I went and did this to my pretty, shimmery green nails.
Meh. It isn't awful but not exactly what I had in mind, either. My designs often end up that way. I am creative but I am not artistic. And much of the time that shows in my nail art. lol Add my sucky stamping design line up skills and you get what you see, above.
I stamped the holly pattern from BM 14 with China Glaze 2010. My nails looked off with just one line of the leaves so I added extra leaves with half of the image. Then I used white polish and a dotting tool to make white dots where the berries belonged. I let that dry for a few then I used a little China Glaze Poinsettia and a dotting tool and did two coats of red over the white. I still had a lot of negative space and it wasn't pleasing to look at so I grabbed my gold glitter nail art striper and added random lines, swirls and curlicues. I topped it all off with more Seche Vite.
So, there you have it. My first nail art for Christmas. I am planning more, to come. I know... Scary thought. :P
Thank you so much for popping in. Have a great day and may your polish never bubble.