Tuesday, December 6, 2011

25 Days of Christmas Challenge: Day 6 Christmas Stripes

It's only day 6!?!?!?  Seems like this challenge has been going on for a lot longer!
Today's challenge had me completing a free hand nail art that I have never done before.  I was really worried about free handing stripes because I knew that I would not be able to get nice straight lines. Then I realized...it doesn't have to be perfect, sometimes imperfection is perfection! :)
I actually thought about taking pictures during the process instead of at the end, this way you can see what steps I took.
Step 1:
I applied a base coat of Sinful Colors Out of This World.  This is a thin silver, white,  foil polish.  It's very pretty but would need 3 to 4 coats if wearing alone.  I applied 2 coats because I knew I would be adding polish on top.

Step 2:
I added my first stripes using OPI Wocka Wocka and a striping brush. The lines are not perfect but I'm okay with that. :)

Step 3:
I filled in the open spaces with my brand new Butter London Dosh.  I just got this in the mail today and it is another amazing green.  When I saw it online I had to have it but when I opened the box today I fell in love.  So far I haven't found a Butter London Polish I don't like!  It is hard to tell what it looks like in the picture.  I will have to swatch it latter so you can so how gorgeous it is.

Step 4:
Lastly, I added stripes of gold using my Stripe Rite Polish, no name. I think that it actually looks like gold garland across my nails! :)

While I was in the process of creating this design I started thinking that it didn't look right, but now that it is done I like it.  It's not my best work but it is festive and looks very Christmas-y.  Remember...we learn from our mistakes!

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