Tuesday, 25 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas - Day 12

Hi guys!!
First of all let me say a very merry Christmas to everyone!!

Today is the final day of the challenge, I can't believe how fast it has gone! The prompt for today was Santa.
So here is what I came up with......

Santa was created by using a nude base on my  middle, ring and index finger. I then used Rio's nail art pens to create Santa's hats and face.
For my thumb and ring finger I used Barry M's Matte white and their limited edition christmas glitter.

Once again I hope you have a wonderful christmas!!

A x

Monday, 24 December 2012

Munchkin Mondays...

Happy Christmas eve everyone!!!

Today is the final festive edition of munchkin Monday.

Munchkin wanted candy canes and snowmen this time. So without further ado....

Base colour is Barry M's matte white and Rio nail art pens were used to add detail.

That's me done now!!! Just scheduled the final 12DoC post so I will be back after Christmas.

Happy holidays everyone!!

A x

12 Days Of Christmas - Day 11

I hope you're all prepared and ready for Christmas!! We went on the Santa train today with munchkin so we are well and truly in the Xmas spirit!! It never fails to put a lump in my throat when I remember how magical Christmas is for a child. I must admit I'm still like a child at Christmas, I can hardly sleep for excitement although nowadays it's mostly for my daughter than myself!!

Well onto the nails.....Today is the penultimate day of the 12 days of Christmas challenge and the prompt was tinsel.

I tried to recreate the look of tinsel wrapped around a tree with a Rio nail art pen, I then sprinkled with silver glitter and did an accent nail of a shard like silver glitter polish I picked up at the pound shop! My base colour was Barry M's raspberry, such a beautiful shade, these pictures really don't do it justice.

Don't forget to check out everybody elses tinsel nails!!

A x

Sunday, 23 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas challenge - Day 10..

Hi guys!!

Well its Christmas eve eve today!!! 

It is also day 10 of the challenge, today's prompt is Elves, heres what I came up with....

Photos aren't perfect, but there's not very much natural light around here this time of year!!

Apart from being too impatient with my topcoat and smudging Mr Elf's eye I'm pretty pleased with how these turned out.

Polishes used were Barry M's silvery lilac and spring green. Rio nail art pens were then used to add the stripes and detail.

Don't forget to check out everybody elses elves....

A x

Friday, 21 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas challenge - Wreaths.

So today's Christmas challenge prompt is Wreath.

After I ruined my Saran wrap the last challenge I decided to recreate it and do it justice again for this challenge.

Here are my wreaths..........

I did the Saran effect using Barry M's spring green and watermelon. Once dried I stuck a page reinforcer on each nail and carefully went around it with Barry M's limited edition gold and then added the detail using my nail art pens.

So much happier with this mani than the last!! It's a shame I have to take it off so soon to do the rest of the challenges but I'm looking forward to them too!!

Don't forget to see how everybody else did on day 9....

A x

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Festive nail art...

Hello Lovelys!!

I've had a couple of Christmas manis that I have been meaning to post for a while but kept getting side tracked.

The first is the most recent, I was so pleased with this mix and match I had it on for quite a while, the only reason I took it off was to do a challenge mani.

From right to left I did a gradient half moon, Saran wrap, glitter fade and stripe. My thumb (not pictured) was red and green water marbled.
I used Barry M's spring green, pomegranate and red glitter. Tools used were a make up sponge, cling film and striping tape.

The second mani I was so pleased with but looking back it's not all that great!! It was my first attempt at free hand and came about because I wanted to test out my new Barry M Gelly's.

The theme of this mani was ugly sweater....

Gelly's used were blue plum, pomegranate, watermelon and plum, The white is No7's Tip whitener and the design was done using a dotting tool and a cocktail stick.

Be sure to came back tomorrow for another instalment of the 12DoC challenge.

A x

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

12 days of Christmas challenge - Ornaments.

Hello lovelys! The 8th day of the challenge is upon us and today's prompt was "ornaments"

Now I had an idea in my head. It was going to be beautiful. I would Saran wrap my nails in 2 tones of green to give the effect of a Christmas tree, then using polish and nail art pens I would paint a series of interlocking baubles........ sound good??

This is what I ended up with.........

Not quite the look I was going for!! It was my own silly fault for not having a few trial runs with the nail art pens first but what with Christmas, a poorly munchkin and the usual joys of being a working mum I haven't had time, nor did I have time to re do the mani so alas, this shall have to do.

It all started so well I was ever so pleased with my Saran wrap...

But the baubles were just a disaster, oh well we can't win them all can we!

To do this mani I used Barry M's spring green, watermelon and raspberry. Then to do the mess detailing on the baubles I used Rio's professional nail art pens in black and white.

Check out everybody elses blogs to see how they got on with day 8

A x