Hey everyone! I do have a nail art to show you today. This is not too recent, but at least something new, for Christmas season this year. I hope I'll be able to find time to do more Christmas themed nail arts before the season's over. Or at least squeeze in one more on the eve? No promises though, cause I just came back from a hectic trip. No worries! I will update you with the nails done for the wedding ;)
So the colour themed for this nail art was inspired by one of the Christmas Trees decoration in malls. I love the cool frosty looking/themed they had on the tree and decided to do a simple one on my nails. The simplicity of the nail art was inspired by Kerruticles's 2013 Christmas Traditions. I couldn't get Claire's creation out of my head since I saw it last year. I did pin her artwork into one of my pinterest board, and trust me.. It has some of the most re-pins!
Well, I was in a rush didn't have time to take proper pictures in my lightbox so I am providing you with what a little photos I took while in the car! Hahaha!
Hehe, yeaps! I love this so much I did on both hands! Weird how sometimes, the non-dominant one seems to do a better job than the dominant one =/ Oh wells, not complaining! :)
A little bonus! If you too love this nail art look, I have made a tutorial for you! A slight negative, this nail art has a weird name. But I don't know, I'm a little too lazy to squeeze any more brain juice. So bear with its weird name ;D
Almost White Christmas, Tutorial Step by Step Explanation:
Step 1 - Prep your nails with base coat, it will protect your nails with unnecessary staining (it protects some)
Step 2 - Using a light cool grey polish, apply two thin coats on your nails.
Step 3 - Use a pastel muted green polish and utilizing the dry brush technique, make random swipes over the grey colour.
Step 4 - (Not a necessary step, skip it if you want) Using a pale sheer pink polish, make another 'round' of random swipes over both the grey and muted green colours.
Step 5 - With a dirty green polish and a detailing nail art brush, draw two lines that seems to show "2:40" or "10:20" on the clock (depending on which hand you are doing*). These will be guide lines for the leaves. (*2:40 if you're drawing on the right hand, 10:20 if you're drawing on the left hand).
Step 6 - Using the same dirty green polish and detailing brush, draw inward curves to mimic the shapes of holly leaves. :)
Step 7 - Proceed to fill in the leaves.
Step 8 - With a pastel pinkish purple polish and detailing brush, use the dry brush technique to create a rough 'filling' on the holly leaves. This will give the leaves a more interesting look. Be careful to leave a thin outline.
Step 9 - Either use a dotting tool or if you are lazy like me, just use the same brush, make three dots with a deep berry pink polish.
Step 10 - Now using both deep berry pink polish and pastel pinkish purple polish, add details to the three dots. You may use toothpick as a tool, I used the same detailing brush XD When you're done with Step 10, please allow drying time to avoid smears.
Step 11 - Choose your favourite sparse white glitter polish and add a layer over the designs for a snowie look.
Step 12 - Always end your nail arts with a top coat to seal it all :)
Please note: As always, always allow layers some drying time before moving on to next steps. This is so you will avoid "redos" (I dread those too, haha!). And avoid possible smears. Deep berry polishes are dark colours that I'm pretty sure somehow prone to smearing. So after Step 10, please allow drying time before proceeding to Step 11 :)
And that's all I have to share today. If you don't have enough time to do on all nails, I'm pretty sure these are nice as accents too! You can like do on ring finger & thumb combo or just ring finger then paired with pastel muted green topped with the same white glitter layer. Hehe ^_^
Hope you have enjoyed this post. See you soon -- in the next post, I hope? :P