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Monday, December 23, 2013

Freedom!

So much to do, so little time!  I am taking time, however, to show you my last mani for the 12 Days of Christmas challenge.  I did this as a Christmas present for my sister-in-law.  She is very hard on her hands, so I wanted to pamper her.  She was so happy with the outcome and I was happy that she was happy.  Plus I liked it too!


S-I-L wanted her nails so that she could admire them, therefore the orientation is different than I normally do.

 
I started with two coats of LVX Celeste, a beautiful pale blue creme.  I have said it before and I will say it again, LVX knows how to produce an excellent creme.  I sponged the base with Konad Special White.  Big mistake!  When we were at the State Fair the Konad Rep did a sponged gradient with their stamping polishes on Bria and I had left my white polish on my mani desk, so I figured why not.  This polish sponged well and dried quickly, but cleaning it up from the cuticles was a b***h!  I normally would use straight acetone for stubborn polish, but S-I-L's skin was so dry, I didn't want to dry it out more.

 
 
 Next I stamped with BM-407 and China Glaze Strap on Your Moon Boots.  Then I stamped the thumb with BM-014 and Strap On Your Moon Boots.


Finally I added one coat of Essie Carnival, a holographic glitter, and top coat.  I love how Carnival makes it seem like it is snowing.  So purdy!  Check out the other freestyle Christmas designs.






11 comments:

  1. How pretty! Everyone seems to be using that tree stamping design for wintery snowy nails too. Its such a pretty design ;)

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    1. I have seen it all over the place....for good reason!

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  2. The Ice Crystals look just so pretty!
    I love these nails! :)

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    1. Thanks Julia! And yes, the holo glitter just pulled the whole thing together!

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  3. I can see why your sis in law loved them, they came out beautiful! Great color choices too! Thanks for sharing them in the Best Of: Nail Art link party! xo Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Queen! Happy New Year to you too!

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  4. Oh how I love how the sparkle makes it look like real snow! So awesome!

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