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Allo polish Pals!
Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? Do you have anything fun planned this weekend - last minute Christmas shopping or other plans? I don't feel very ready at all but I am really excited. I'm waiting for a few last gifts to arrive so I'm guessing all my wrapping will be done at the last minute; My dad usually then dumps a bunch of stuff he needs wrapped for my mum on me on Christmas Eve but I love gift wrapping! We always blitz the house too, I don't know why but my mum goes on an epic cleaning mission just before Christmas!
Today I have some very Christmas-y water decals to share with you. These are 'White XmasSnowflake Water Decals' from The Born Pretty Store.
This sheet of delicate water decals contains around 64 separate snowflakes in varying shapes and styles and 8 reindeer shaped decals in two different sizes. It is very easy to cut these out indiviually or as a strip. These decals leave a lot of creative wiggle room as you can apply them in many ways. Scatter them around the nails as I have or form a pattern. They look really cute with gradients and glitter as the white is very opaque and stand out very well depending on what colours you pair them with. I've seen them with many blue polishes which looks stunning, Sadly for me I was on a blue-ban for this post as I've been over using blues!
For this manicure I began by using my regular base coat of OPI's 'Nail Envy' and once dry applied OPI's 'Kiss Me – Or Elf!'. I created a glitter gradient by adding Essence's 'Time For Romance' on the tips of my nails. This glitter polish has specks of beautiful holo ~ but do you think my camera wants to share that? Hopefully I can fix these problems soon.. anyway! Next I applied my snowflake decals on top with the usual method. First I removed the clear protective plastic and cut my decals into individual pieces ready to application. I grabbed a single snowflake with my tweezers and submerged it under water for around 30 seconds. I then used the edge of my tweezers to slide the decal off of the paper backing and applied it to my desired position. Finally I used my Catrice gel effect top coat to seal it all in.
What do you think of these cute little snowflake and reindeer decals? Have you worn any snowflake nail art this year?
Have a wonderful weekend,