Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas French Manicure

  One of the suggestions I got from the giveaway was to do a holiday french manicure, using bright colors.  I thought this sounded like a really fun idea!

Outdoors, shade, no flash
  For these nails, I started off with one thin coat of OPI Glitzerland, just to give a nice touchof that sparkly champagne color to the nail.  After letting that dry, I applied tip liner stickers and used alternating red (OPI Affair in Red Square) and green (China Glaze Paper Chasing) to apply the tip colors.  I used two coats of each of these to get full coverage.  Finally, to give it a final Christmas look, I added holly bundles from bundle monster plate BM14.  I topped it all off with a coat of Seche Vite!

 For the most part I really liked this mani, although I kind of wonder if it was maybe... too much?  It is definitely very festive, but I am not sure whether it crosses the line or not.  I would say about 90% of the time wearing it I really liked it, the rest of the time I was not so sure.  What do you think - bright holiday tips, a french do or don't?  :)


  1. I think it's really cute, for christmas. I wouldn't wear it 'cause is't too much for me.

  2. I love it!! Is perfect for christmas

  3. haha well you know me....as soon as I saw the picture I was gushing about how much I loved it....then I read your skepticism and I realized maybe I am a little too full of the holiday spirit ;-)

    btw...glad you used paper chasing!! i helped you pick it out :-)

  4. Glad you guys like it, I thought it was pretty nice for Christmas as well! I guess holidays and team spirit are the two times you are allowed to go over the top, haha.

    You can't be TOO full of holiday spirit, Christy. Just not possible. ;)

  5. This is beautiful!! LOVE IT!

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