Hey guys! Today I'm gonna show you my nails for day 3 of the Digit-al Dozen's festiveness week - sparkly holiday swirly nails!
Last week or the week before, maybe, I was getting in the mood for festive nails, so I was hanging out with Google Images and looking at Christmas and holiday patterns. These were sort of inspired by the fact that I kept seeing swirly-ish patterns popping up on the results page, but I didn't actually use any of the images to do these nails... just kinda thought, hey! Swirls. With red and gold. OKAY LET'S GO.
The two colors I used for these are both from the China Glaze Holiday Joy collection. The gold glitter is China Glaze Champagne Kisses and the deep red is China Glaze Merry Berry. The red is darker and richer in person - I had such a hard time photographing this true to color for some reason. I finally gave up and used the flash, which helped a little, but the color still isn't coming across quite as rich and beautiful as it is in real life. I'm wearing it on my toes right now, too... it's seriously so pretty.
To do these nails, I just freehanded on the swirls with my new favorite teeny detailing brush that I cut down to make even teenier. I love that brush so much - this was the first time I used it and I was astonished at the level of control and the tiny lines I could get with it.
I ended up liking the red-on-gold more than I liked the gold-on-red - I kinda wish I had done the red nails as accents instead, but oh well! I liked them anyway. Also, you guys know how I always tell you that painting patterns on glitter is very forgiving because it doesn't really show mistakes? Well, painting patterns WITH glitter is the opposite. It was tricky, but I think I managed it okay!
That's all I have for y'all today! What do you think of these nails? I kind of want to re-do them closer to Christmas but I think if I do I'll do the pattern maybe in red and green all on the gold glitter base... I'll probably never re-do them, though. Who am I kidding.
Don't forget to check out the other lovely ladies participating in the festivities of festiveness!