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Friday, December 12, 2014

Nailmas Day 12 - Oh Christmas Tree

It's Day 12 and can you believe this is my first Christmas tree mani! If you saw my Instagram a few days ago (Safiraali) you would have seen that I have acquired quite a few polishes on a recent shopping trip. I bought some Model's Own polishes in the 6 for £20 offer, some LA Colors in some browns I had missing from my collection and a Barry M glitter I can't wait to use in one of my posts coming up. The Barry M ones are available in either a gold glitter, which I got, or a festive green and red one that I am wanting to go back for, if you spend £6 on Barry M in Superdrug at the moment. And on the way home Asif surprised me with another bag from Model's Own! He got me some scented pastel polishes and the Hyper Gel topcoat as a gift as he had been called into work last minute :( 


So back to today's design. I wanted to try out one of the polishes that Asif got me and went for the Apple Pie - it does have an apple scent to it too! I painted two coats and let it dry completely. Over it I wanted to do a Christmas tree, and thought about making it into a dotticure design, but decided against it after rifling through my stash and finding this Ciate The Hamptons glitter which I got from T X Maxx recently. It has dense dark green glitter with gold hexes in it - so pretty!
I used a nail art brush to paint the tree on - but it took forever as the glitter kept drying up! so I had to do a little at a time and had to alternate between nail art brushes and cleaning them regularly as the glitter would go solid. I finished with a brown striper for the trunk and pretty much left it. It doesn't need any decoration as the glitter gives the effect of tinsel/ baubles on the tree, and I don't think it really needs anything on top of the tree - I like it just as it is!

What do you think of today's tree design? Let me know in the comments below, and link to your festive designs! x
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