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Friday, December 21, 2012

Day 9 of 12 Wreaths

I can't believe it is only 4 days till Christmas!  Shopping done, most of the gifts wrapped, but still a few more challenges left to complete :)

I wasn't sure what I was going to do for day 9 - Wreaths.  Did some googling and didn't like the results, but I came up with something anyways!  Want to see?


What do you think?  I really liked how this turned out, so it may be a bit pic heavy ;)  If I were to do it over again,I would use a different base color, but there are very few "do overs" in my nails life.  Here's how I did it.

Butter All Hail the Queen
I started with two coats of Butter All Hail the Queen.  I really love this nude holo!  It was the first Butter I owned, and it will not be the last.  When I first started collecting polish I felt that this brand was out of my price range.  And really, could any polish be worth that price tag?  When Ulta had a "Buy 2 get 1 free" sale, I decided to splurge.  Are they worth it?  Yes, I say, YES.  The formula on this lives up to it's name, went on like Butter (tee hee).  And so fast drying too!  Maybe it seemed that way because the last polish I used for a base (Essence Jacobs Protection) took a bit longer to dry than I am used to, but I really think that this was up there with my Seche Vite as far as dry time goes.  Anyways, enough ranting about my LOVE for this polish line and on to the particulars.


I placed hole reinforcers (heretofore known as HRs) on the side of my two middle fingers as seen above, then stamped (several times) with Bundle Monster BM06 (as seen below:) and an unnamed green ELF polish I got at Target.  Really, it is unnamed!  I have searched that little bottle all over and cannot find anything, but it is my favorite green stamping polish.  Maybe I will get a pic of it here later.


When I peeled off the HRs, I was left with this cute little wreath.


This technique was sooo easy and could lend itself to all kinds of different stamps.  I have used the HRs for half moon and french tip manis before (it is all over the nail blogs), but never this way.  I see a half moon/stamping mani in my future!

I added a holly stamp from Bundle Monster  BM-302 on my pinky, index and thumb and dotted on the berries with China Glaze Ruby Pumps.  Next I dotted the wreath with OPI DS Indulgence (red), Sinful Colors All About You (Gold) and China Glaze Running in Circles (Green).  Can you tell that the red is different on the berries and the wreath?  I don't know that I can.  Want more pics?  Sure you do!



I can't believe I totally missed dotting the berries there on my pinky^.  Actually I can.  I finished this mani at about 11:30 at night.  There is a reason I call this blog Light of the Moon Nails (tee hee).

Here's that Green Elf I was talking about (tee hee).  The Gold "snakeskin" pattern used to cover the entire cap.  If anyone knows what it is called (if anything at all), let me know.



And now, what are you waiting for?  Go check out all the other lovely wreaths!





21 comments:

  1. OMG, this is soo cute! Very creative and turned out perfectly!

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  2. Love it! I wouldn't have thought about this.

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    1. Thanks Christina! Can't wait to try it again with some other patterns.

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  3. Freakin AWESOME! My jaw dropped when I saw this, really, I'm not kidding. You did a great job!

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    1. A jaw dropper? I feel so...honored...shocked...blessed? Thanks so much Inky sweetheart!

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    2. You are most welcome! You earned it with this gorgeous mani. <3

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  4. awesome, you did great job with that stamping... love the base color too *.*

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  5. Thanks! I can't tell you how much I recommend this polish! Worth every penny! **Polish woozy**.

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  6. This is so awesome! I would have never thought of doing a wreath this way!!!

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    1. Once in awhile inspiration strikes. The inspiration for this was my inability to first, make a perfect circle, and second, be okay with an imperfect circle (tee hee)

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  7. This is really beautiful. You did an incredible job and should be very proud :)

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  8. This is really awesome! And what a great idea to use the hole reinforcers so only part of a stamp is put on the nail - I am going to have to try this!!

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    1. I can't wait to do it again myself! Thanks!

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  9. Very pretty! Those stencils are genius!
    Happy Christmas eve! :)
    Hope you have a very merry Christmas tomorrow
    xxx
    http://heroineinheels.blogspot.co.uk/

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