Monday, 1 December 2014

12 Days of Christmas Day 1

Snowflakes


Hello lovelies and here's the start of the 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge over on facebook. Day 1 is Snowflakes, and I wanted to do something different than freehand or stamping. A few days back I saw a video posted by Nail Lacquer UK. It was such a great idea using a craft paper punch to make polish decals, that I ordered a Snowflake one! I used Perfect Holographic polish and painted onto the yellow backing paper that you get with sticky labels.



I painted two coats of each polish and then a topcoat. When completely dry I cut the the decals.



I also wanted a dark base but not plain black. Pretty by Quest have a Black Metallic polish that is more like a holo polish.






Then I removed the yellow backing from the polish and with topcoat carefully stuck the snowflakes to my nails :)





It was so hard to capture the awesome quality of the Perfect Holo polish, its the cheapest I own and just beautiful....And I'm so happy with the look of this, something different to the usual snowflake mani.


So I'm off to plan for Day 2 in this challenge. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment, I reply to everyone, and as always stay safe and much..




24 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous! What a great idea!

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    1. Before I read your post I thought you had stamped those pretty snowflakes. I saw the same video you did and was wondering what kind of paper I could use. Thanks for the tip about using the label backing, genius!

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    2. Thank you so much. It was such a clever idea by Nail Lacquer UK that I just had to give it a go :) x

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  2. these are brilliant - you and Ave have so much patience!!!

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    1. I even had my 10 year old asking me to do her's, and her teacher said how lovely they looked, instead of telling her off for wearing nail polish to school lol x

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  3. I love these! I want a snowflake punch!

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    1. I've wanted to try craft punches for nail art for ages, need to buy more now! :)

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  4. How clever is this?!?! Brava! What a great job and totally cool idea!

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    1. Something different but still Christmasy :)

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  5. :o <-----seriously my face when I saw how you did these!! Very cool!

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  6. These are so cooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. This is such a cool mani! I LOVE the colors over the dark base and the way you created these is awesome!

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    1. Thanks, the dark base does make the snowflakes stand out better x

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  8. Gorgeous! I love the color scheme!

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  9. This is such a cool technique and the final result is amazingly beautiful!

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