The year is over, so here are my top 10, but actually 11, favorite manicures that I did this year. I found that this was a great opportunity to reflect on all the stupid titles I give my posts.
Greens and Purples Watermarble
Roses on the Right
The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Matte Blues Gradient
Pink and Taupe Skittlette
31DC2015: Pink and Aqua
Milani Hot Pink Glitter Placement
Chevrons and Floral
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Happy New Year! It's my last manicure for the year, so of course I painted pretty much the same design that I do every New Year. For the glittery base I used China Glaze Blonde Bombshell and Essie A Cut Above. The numbers are outlined in Zoya Daisy and have some barely visible Xtreme Wear Tickled Pink in the centers.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Today I'm wearing a pretty plain and simple floral manicure using some muted colors. The base is OPI You're Such A Budapest with some barely visible dots of China Glaze Boho Blues, the roses are Xtreme Wear Orchid Around and Xtreme Wear Pinch of Punch, and the leaves are Essie Navigate Her.
Friday, December 25, 2015
For Christmas day I decided to do my favorite nail art technique, glitter placement! I also added a slightly creepy Santa on my middle finger for some extra holiday cheer. For Santa, I used Xtreme Wear Bare It All, and a little bit of China Glaze Red Satin, China Glaze One Track Mind, and Zoya Paloma. For my glitter placement I pulled glitters from Milani Red, Color Club Orna-Minted, and Xtreme Wear Green Rocket. Merry Christmas!
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Today's holiday nails are a Christmas sweater design. This is one of those designs that definitely looks better from a distance. It was actually quicker to do than I expected, but I was still too lazy to paint every nail, so I just added studs to the others. The red that I used is China Glaze Merry Berry.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Hello! Today I wanted to do something less Christmasy and more wintery instead, so I went for some snowflakes. The base is a gradient of OPI You're Such A Budapest and Xtreme Wear Babe Blue. Around the snowflakes I applied Maybelline Precious Pearl, which I was a little unsure about at first, but ended up loving how it looked.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
For today I did a full manicure of holly leaves and berries. I was going to ass some dots to the background or something, but then I thought it might be too busy. The base is Xtreme Wear Pop Chart, the berries are China Glaze Merry Berry, and the leaves are Zoya Josie and Xtreme Wear Green Thumb.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
This might be my last manicure before I go full on holiday themed. It's just another simple tape design. I laid down some striping tape to make a triangle pattern and then I just randomly sponged on the colors. I used OPI You're Such A Budapest, Essie Mint Candy Apple, and Zoya Cole.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Today I decided to take another stab at the burst marble. It went about as well as my last attempt, if not worse, but at least the colors look pretty. I used China Glaze Giver's Theme, China Glaze Capacity To See Beyond, and Xtreme Wear Royal Hue. Obviously, I had a lot of trouble lining it up in the center of my nail, but that was hardly my biggest problem with all the grief these polishes gave me.