Christmas Tree nail art

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Tis the season! The season for glitter, glam and festive nails.

Here is a Christmas Tree manicure complete with garland and ornaments. I used China Glaze polishes for this look.

I meant to make a step by step guide but I got carried away and forgot to take photos of each step. So I will try and explain it the best I can.

Christmas tree nail art
Christmas tree nail art
I used China Glaze White on White for the base color. Then I used a nail art brush and China Glaze Going in Circles to outline the zigzag outline for the tree. I filled in the outline with Going in Circles.

Then I used China Glaze Angel Wings for the garland by painting on diagonal lines.

I finished off by making the ornaments with a dotting tool and China Glaze Ruby Pumps.

I hope you enjoy these festive holiday nails.


Santa Hat nail art tutorial

Saturday, December 1, 2012

I have a party to go to tonight so I wanted to wear something festive. I decided on Santa's hat.

This is an easy nail art to create. I am going to show you step by step how I created this mani.

Here is the completed mani.

Christmas nail art - Santa's Hat
Christmas nail art - Santa's Hat

Make sure you prep your nails with a good base coat.

Step 1 - I used Zoya Ziv as the base color.




Step 2 - I used Zoya Elisa for the hat. I started of with a diagonal line made by using a nail art brush.


Step 3 - I added a connecting line with a curve to it.


Step 4 - I added a third shorter line with a little stronger curve to it. Now I have the outline of the hat.


Step 5 - I filled in the outline with Zoya Elisa.


Step 6 - I used Zoya Purity with a nail art brush for the fur at the base of the hat. Then using a dotting tool I added the pom pom on the end of the hat.


Step 7 - I didn't show this step but I used a dotting tool and added dots of Zoya Trixie to the fur on the edge. Then I added dots of Purity on the surrounding area to look like snow flakes.

I will be posting holiday nail art here on a pretty regular basis. Make sure to check back!

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - review and swatches part two

I have some exciting polishes to share with you. The China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away Collection. The remaining six polishes in the collection are in this post. This collection surprised me with some amazing creams, shimmers and glitter polishes. See the previous post on the collection here.

"Our unique lacquers contain China Clay as a nail hardener, the same material that gives porcelain its shiny finish. These glossy lacquers work in perfect cohesion with our professional nail treatments for lasting strength, durability and overall gorgeous nails," China Glaze website

The formulas varied but were good and the dry times were quick. I will list more details on each swatch.

Let's move on to the swatches.

It's a Trap-eze - is a glitterfest. Two coats provided great coverage. Tons of multi colored glitter are jam packed in this polish. You will definitely a top coat or two as it is a pretty thirsty polish. This one looks like an Indie polish. China Glaze has been taking notes it seems. I have never been a glitter type person but if you are - this polish is for you!

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - It's a Trap-eze
China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - It's a Trap-eze
Escaping Reality - is a wonderful "Barbie" pink. Two coats provided opacity and shine. Although this one didn't dry to as much of a high-gloss finish as the others it still has a great shine.

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Escaping Reality
China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Escaping Reality
Get Carried Away - is a glitter top coat. It has deep red, black and gold hex glitter along with black bar glitter. Make sure to apply it in a thin coat. It is a thick polish and will clump if you try to put it on in a thick layer.

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Get Carried Away
China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Get Carried Away
Going in Circles - is my favorite of this group. A bold green with a gold shimmer. Two coats provided great opacity and a wonderful shine. I will be excited to use this one in my nail art efforts!

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Going in Circles
China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Going in Circles
Hanging in the Balance - is a wonderful and bright blue. Two coats provides a great opacity and high gloss shine. Make sure you use a good base coat and maybe even two layers of base coat. Blues in general tend to stain the nails. This one is no exception.

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Hanging in the Balance
China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Hanging in the Balance

Water you waiting for - is a great glitter polish. The glitter is dense enough it could be worn on its own. Here I have it on over Hanging in the Balance.

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Water you Waiting For
China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Water you Waiting For



The inspiration for this collection - the movie Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - is set to be released in the US on December 21, 2012.

These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own.






 

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