Holiday Nails!

Inspired by Ladies and Lace’s Festive Nails post, here’s my holiday nails!

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They definitely did not turn out as nice as I wanted but I will get into the details of that a little later on.

I used a shimmery red polish and a shimmery silver for this. Additional hardware includes top coat and masking tape.

Start with your base coat and two coats of the red. Make sure this dries thoroughly. You could even let it go overnight if you really wanted, just to make sure it’s really completely dry.

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Next, I used masking tape to mark where I wanted the line of the silver to go. This was where part of my mistake was. Rip the tape in half length-wise so you can use both flat edges and have much less tape to manage around your fingers. The full width made it extremely cumbersome and hard to work with. It also did not stick to my nails as thoroughly as I wanted it to- presumably because it was so big.

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Add two coats of your color block. Again, I used a shimmery silver.

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Wait for the silver to dry COMPLETELY before removing the tape. This was my other big mistake. I got really impatient and tried to take the tape off and it just smeared everything. Of the 4 nails I did this to, I only had one really clean line.

Once the silver is completely dry and you have removed the tape, add your topcoat and you’re good to go. Holiday nails!

Yep, that's an engagement ring. Saving that bit for a future post!

Yep, that’s an engagement ring. Saving that bit for a future post!

4 thoughts on “Holiday Nails!

  1. I love this idea! It looks really pretty. πŸ™‚
    Ripping the tape off due to becoming impatient sounds a lot like something I would do. πŸ˜€
    Congratulations on your engagement! Your ring is so beautiful! I love how different it is. πŸ™‚

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