25 December 2010

Merry Christmas! And winter nails!

First off, Merry Christmas, everyone! It's past midnight here but I wanted to get this posted before I attempt to sleep.

Does anyone else out there have issues making Konad stamps centered? I do. I don't know why, but... yeah. It's a constant problem for me. It's actually easier if I hold the stamp at the top of my nail... like, the top of my finger, rather than rolling it from one side to the other, but I don't know if other people do that!

Anyway, after I had a fail, I decided to try and do a rescue manicure that I ended up liking a lot. I got a lot of compliments on it too, though a lot of people were also asking me if my nails were fake... as if!

So as a base, I used two coats of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in "Blue It". Then I stamped two snowflakes on them, the ones that are on the plate with the bows too, using the Konad special white polish. Look at my poor cuticles. I keep biting them when I'm nervous and they're going to get even worse if I don't stop myself! :(

I put one snowflake on full size and then added a half snowflake on the tip of my nail. Except for my ring finger. My twinny did that one and I think she misunderstood what I was explaining as my "fix the fail" idea. Also, look at that blurry snowflake on my index finger. It's like a drunk vision snowflake. I found it oddly hilarious.

And another macro. Oh how I love thee, macro camera setting. And how I hate you too. Look at that chip! And you can see the tip wear. And that's after one day. :( I have such a hard time making manicures last. I base coat my nails, apply thin coats of polish instead of thicker coats to help reduce chipping and I always finish off with a coat of Seche Vite. I think I'm just really rough on my hands!

I just thought I'd share this manicure, since I did get quite a few compliments on it! A lot of people asked if I'd had it done professionally... I think the darker base with the pop of white makes it a pretty attention-grabbing manicure. What do you think?


  1. Ooh love it! I've never really cared much for nail polish, but your blog is making me drool... I know what I'm buying with my Xmas money!

  2. Muuuuch love. I wish I had seen these ones in person!


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