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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Nailmas Day 7 - Candy Canes

Happy Sunday all! I've had a super chilled out day catching up on Youtube videos, watching X Factor, cooking and now painting my nails for tomorrow's post. Today's one is candy canes! I've been excited to show you this one as it's my favourite Nailmas post so far! It's also my third attempt doing this design. I first tried it with striping tape, attempting to do thick stripes - didn't work. Then I tried it freehand painting the stripes with the polish brush - didn't work. I finally decided I needed some patience to get this look right and sat down with some striping tape ready for the long haul.

I painted two coats of Ciate's Snow Virgin as the base. When this was completely dry - this was very important - I got to work with the striping tape putting it in diagonals across all my nails. I then painted a thick coat of Ciate's Boudoir over it, and while it was still wet I whipped off the tape.
I left my ring finger with only Boudoir so the colour is visible. I love the colour and was happy to get it in my Ciate Advent Calendar so was looking forward to using it - it looks like a Santa red.
So there you have the Candy Cane look! I adore the look and have loved wearing it. What do you think of it? If you have any festive looks link them below! x


  1. SO CUTE! I love this, i wish i had the skill and patience to do it haha
    Love Vicki <3

    1. Thanks Vicki! Luckily I didn't mind it and did it while watching TV. xx

  2. Absolutely love it!


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