26/12/2013

NOTD | Garlands and Glitter

Happy Boxing Day everyone! I hope you all had an amazing christmas day yesterday filled with good food and fun times with friends and family! To all those hitting up the Boxing Day sales today, hope you get some good bargains! Today I have a somewhat festive nail of the day to share. It's pretty simple - no elaborate nail art to be found - but I though I would put a little effort into making my mani a little bit christmassy!


The holiday season is definitely the time to break out the glitter. I used two polished for this look; China Glaze Glittering Garland and Face of Australia Looking for some Hot Stuff. Glittering Garland looks exactly like its name. It's that perfect christmas, deep green - the colour of christmas trees! It has a really beautiful finish - larger particles of glittery shimmer giving it a beautiful glass flecked effect. It does indeed remind me of a glittering garland.

Going with the classic green and red colour scheme, I used Looking for some Hot Stuff which is predominantly made up of different sizes of red glitter. It also contains light lavender and black glitters, as well as silver bar glitters (which are very few, and didn't transfer to the nail). Overall it gives the effect of decorations on the garland. The glitter is quite dense and didn't require any fishing, but I used the 'splodging' technique to paint them on, rather than the usual strokes.

I decided to paint the glitter on varying accent nails so that the pretty effect of the green would show through - and also less effort for glitter removal haha!

Overall I'm quite happy with the mani and it took little effort at all. Maybe next year I'll be a bit more in the spirit and do some cute nail art! 

11 comments:

  1. Adorable! I love different renditions of Christmas nails! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas, Tashi!

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    1. Hehe - yes some people can be so imaginative! You too!

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  2. Cute nails! Definitely Christmas-sy :) Merry Christmas!!

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  3. That green is perfect for Christmas! I hope you had a nice Chrissy too! I've got some Xmas nail art on my blog too!
    xxx Kat @ Katness

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    1. It is isn't it! I thought I must break it out for xmas!

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  4. Glittering Garland is beautiful - I'm a sucker for a rich green polish! I wore Australis Mates Rates on Christmas!

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    1. It just has so much depth - I love it!

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  5. Little bit late but this is so very cool. Love the Christmas feel you packed into this NOTD :) x

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    1. Aww thank you! I wanted to feel somewhat christmassy so where better than my nails haha!

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  6. i love the color of the green, ^-^

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