Hi there again!
It's a late one today, has been lots to do this weekend. Christmas trees are up, and I feel like I've hoovered up about 10 times in two days. Christmas is so messy! But hopefully all nice and jolly too, so a happy trade off.
I don't usually enter into these nail art challenges, because I feel like I HAVE to do them, and then my creative juices totally dry up, but this one sounded like fun. Here's what I have to do:
As you see, today is Christmas Tree day. I was thinking of all sorts of 'outside the box' ideas, but in the end I decided to just paint on some Christmas trees haha.
I started with a base of Revlon Matte Suede polish in 863 Ruby Ribbon. It's a very thin polish, and I've been exasperated with it before, but today it seemed to co-operate a bit more readily than usual. It could even be because it's colder? Not sure, but not complaining! I used two coats, but forgot to take a picture, very remiss of me.
Then I used a small nail art brush and some green acrylic paint to draw in the Christmas trees, and used some glitter stripers to dot on some Christmassy bling! I took alot of photos, but I'll try and pare them down (not sure if I can haha):
As you can see, I didn't top coat because I liked the texture, but if I wanted to keep this on I would have to topcoat it, because I doubt the acrylic paint would last long! Possibly you could just topcoat the trees. Also if you do topcoat Ruby Ribbon, it gets a nice shimmery sparkle to it. I hate the way my index finger seems to want to go off in a different direction to all my other fingers, it's so contrary!
The picture above shows the design best, but then I got a bit arty with my photos:
and here's another pic:
This nail art was pretty simple to do, and only took half an hour from start to finish. Acrylic paint is actually cheaper than alot of nail polishes, and if you mess up you can wash it off with water if it's not completely dry. It also doesn't dry as quickly as polish so you can work with one blob of it on a plate and not worry about having to work too fast. Although, as you can see, it doesn't dry flat like nail polish does, but that's not too noticeable with topcoat on.
So there we go, one challenge down! I've enjoyed it for my first time, it's a bit daunting thinking about all the others, but will give it a good old go! Next one is on the 5th, a holiday song? hmmmm....
See the links below for other people taking part, have you got your tree up yet?
Until next time....
MASPOOASE x x x