In December there are many occasions to get dressed up and celebrate – Christmas, New Years Eve – so Cyw wants matching “Festive” nails for this months “Mottomonat”. I decided on a look that would (hopefully) work both for Christmas and a New Years Eve party:
I recently fell a bit in love with the “gel nails look”, which is basically a pimped-up french on otherwise naked nails. I started with a nude-tinted base coat to get a slightly smoother look on the visible part of my nails. I didn’t want them to be completely blank, so I added a stamping on top. This is such a delicate pattern, and I was surprised how well it transferred to the nail. However, the downside was that the plate clogged immediately and I had to thoroughly clean it after every nail, which was a bit tiresome.
With the same gold polish I used for stamping, I sponged a rough gradient on one side of the french line and added gold glitter – also fading out a little – on top. On the other side I used a dark, shimmering red and again gold glitter for more sparkle. 😉
I had a lot of fun with this event throughout the year (see below), and I sure hope that Cyw will continue it next year. Either way, thanks Cyw for hosting it! 🙂
Base coat: butter LONDON Nail Foundation
Stamping: essence twilight breaking dawn part 2 03 a piece of forever with MoYou London Princess 14 (XL Images)
Used colors for french: essence twilight breaking dawn part 2 03 a piece of forever, Jolifin Nailart Pen Glitzer Gold, essie 52 thigh high
Top coat: Seche Vite