....a little bit late I'm sorry!! Been so busy with all of the festivities that I'm so behind.
So down to business.
I got a little creative with some nail art! Very exciting! Some of the photos aren't great because I didn't have the time to play around with the lighting on my phone so hopefully you get the drift!
Snow flake nail art on OPI Ogre the top Blue from the Shrek 'Forever After' collection. The white polish I used was Peace, Baby by OPI and I used dotting tools to make the pattern (see below)
Took AAAAAGGGGEES but it turned out pretty cool and I actually found it very therapeutic to draw while I was watching TV :)
The above two photos were of my first nail attempt of the snowflake. I was going to just leave it as a feature nail but then got carried away so I did them all. I even finished with a few diamante rhinestones! Check it out:
I also attempted some holly and presents but the photo is no good I'm sorry! You get the jist though. I think it would've looked better had I just done all holly or a different image for each nail but oh well! I also used the dotting tools for these and the green on the holly backgrounds is OPI Gargantuan Green Grape...love it! Such a nice pale/pastel green and a lot of fun.
I then tried out some foils I got on ebay...
They look pretty awesome on but are SO hard to photograph because of the reflection of the foils. The photo below shows the pattern a little more clearly but the lighting is terrible! So frustrating!!
These are basically the same idea as the Sally Hansen salon effects nail art stickers - just place on nail and trim to shape. I hear it's helpful to use a hair dryer for application to sort of 'melt' the stickers onto the nails so they don't peel up. I am yet to try this out but I will let you know how I go when I do!
NEW YEARS SWATCHES
How cool are these?! They're nail art tattoos that I bought off ebay a couple of months ago. Really easy to use and they last well with top coat. They are pretty much the same as normal temporary tattoos you used to use when you were a kid! You just cut out the decals individually and place one at a time into a bowl of water. Leave in the water for 30 seconds and then place face-down onto nail. Hold down with pressure for a while until the backing paper slides off. Finish with top coat - this is a must must must!!
That's all for now. I wish you all a very very merry christmas and happy new year! All the best for 2012! I have a feeling it's going to be a great year :)