Get into the spirit!
What I Used:
Red: Zoya Isla
Green: Nubar Greener
Gold: Orly Luxe
Gold glitter: Color Club Gingerbread
How I Did It:
1. Once you've primed your nails with your favorite base coat (I used Orly Bonder), paint on two coats of your base color. For this design, we'll use a gold foil as the base (Orly Luxe).
2. Divide your nail into 4 quadrants and using some tape, cover 3 of the quadrants. You can choose any corner you want, but for this tutorial, I did the lower right quadrant in green (Nubar Greener). Note that you can also do alternating colors in the different quadrants for each nail for a more festive look.
3.After the green polish is dry, take off the tape and cover the other 3/4 of the nail. The exposed area should preferably be the one diagonally opposite to the quadrant you first painted, in this case that's the upper left quadrant. Paint this exposed area red (Zoya Isla).
4. Remove the tape after the red polish has dried. I never have much luck with taping nail art as I find the polish always, always seeps underneath the tape so I can never get nice clean edges. (If there's some trick to this, please do enlighten me in the comments; it would be very much appreciated!) That's okay for this design as we'll cover the imperfections with some gold glitter (Color Club Gingerbread).
5. After all the layers are dry, seal with top coat and bask in Christmas cheer!
Good ol' fashioned red, gold and green for Christmas.
Posing in the middle of wrapping presents!
As of this writing, all these ribbons are now stuck to their corresponding gifts.
Hammie sings: "Red bows on the railings/ And snowflakes on the ground/ But it's a green Christmas for me.."
With less than 4 days to the 25th, let us be one of the first to greet you a very Merry Christmas! Also, Happy Hannukah and Merry Kwanzaa! :D
Have you been naughty or nice this year? What's one of your all-time favorite Christmas song (the one that says it's not quite Christmas when you haven't heard it)? What's your Christmas mani looking like this year?