Friday, December 14, 2012

Winter Holidays Challenge: Day 4 - Presents and Gift Wrap

I was so excited about today's challenge.  This was the one challenge I was really looking forward to last year, but I got so sick and never got around to doing it.  And now that I have mastered the art of striping tape, my presents are just what I wanted!

I started with 2 coats of China Glaze Angel Wings and Glistening Snow.  I have to thank the totally awesome Frosso, Lacquer Me Silly, for these polishes! I won her blogiversary giveaway and these two polishes were part of the winnings.  I also won a custom Hits Polish glitter, which is so cool!  More on that later!

I added a coat of HK Girl, to speed up the dry time for taping.   I have to say though, that these polishes suck up the top coat.  After a couple minutes it was like I hadn't put anything on them!

I took out my striping tape, taped off my nails and added China Glaze Velvet Bow and Glittering Garland.

I wanted to add a bow but I didn't want it to be the typical bow.  I remembered a flower stamp that I had used for another challenge and thought that it would be perfect!

I used SH212 and Essie Penny Talk.  It looks like one of the big, fluffy bows.

So sparkly! I think I would be very happy to get a present like this on Christmas morning!


  1. These came out so pretty! I love the flower/bow idea :)

  2. This is so pretty! I love that you used two different colors as the base.

  3. These look amazing! Love the colors that you used :D

  4. Great idea with the stamp on top! :)

  5. Awesome and original mani! I love the bow... :-)

  6. Oooh! you are so right about that flower image being perfect for these! I love them :]


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