A Little Christmas Nail Art

Hello gentle readers. 

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. 


  1. Meg @ Kitschy SuburbiaDecember 11, 2011 at 9:17 AM

    I like that color, but I think I have at least one that's pretty similar.  As for the art...I'm like that.  It has a hard time translating from my brain to my fingers sometimes.  It's pretty, though. 

  2. Garland is certainly nothing different of unusual. I think I picked it up because there was a buzz about it and I saw it and, well... You know. lol

    Thank you for your kind words about my nail art. And I hear you about transforming an idea into being. Gah!

  3. This turned out so cute and festive!! I love the little berries :)

  4. Gorgeous! I love China Glaze 2030, it is the best gold stamping polish ever. I love how the gold holly leaves look over that green.

  5. Oh wow this is so beautiful!!  I would love to have a manicure like this!

  6. It's so festive! I love this!

  7. Awww... thank you. 

  8. Thank you so much. 

  9. Thank you. Maybe it wasn't so bad, after all? :)

  10. Thank you. :) 2030 is perfect for stamping, isn't it? I love it. 

  11. Thank you, Kelly. :D

  12. I like it it's so pretty and festive and your stamping skills are so much better than mine.


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