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 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!