I have been inspired by many of my blogging friends to take my nails in hand, so to speak. My nails were a bit of a state and in desperate need of revamping, so I thought I’d go for a festive feel. My hands did have other ideas when I created this look, as my hand tremors were very bad, so instead of nail art per se, I decided to go mad with colour and glitter, and go for a gently contrasting look.
I used 2 coats of base coat, knowing how hard it is to get glitter polish off. The colours were both quite subtle, so I did 3 coats of colour. I think if I were to do it again, I would perhaps do it over a white base coat to bring out the colours.
This Barry M nail corrector pen – £4.99 from Superdrug really helped alot, as I could tidy up the edges nicely. It comes with extra tips to replace, and worked on glitter polish, so I can see myself using this alot.
And here’s the finished look. I used a quick dry nail spray (in the top picture), but I was unsure whether to use it between coats. I didn’t in the end, and when I sprayed it after the top coat it was quite oily, so I’m not sure how suitable it would be for between coats. I feel thoroughly in the Christmas spirit now. There’s nothing like a bit of glitter to lift your spirits.
What have you been doing with your nails this festive season? I’d love to hear your ideas and comments, either here, or you can tweet me on @curlywurlygirly. I’m only a laptop away 😉