Today I want to share my first Christmas mani. I was inspired by the Polishaholic, which is the first nail blog I ever followed and still look up her swatches when I think about purchasing a color. I was thumbing through Instagram and saw a snippet of a red plaid thumbnail- she was actually posting a pic of a trio of mini polishes from Zoya, but I was blinded by the plaid. I say to myself, self- I think this is fantastic and you need to do it.
So then I had to figure out how to get a layered look with the plaid stripes. I tested it out, and this is what I came up with.
I die. I love this so frigging much that I might cry when it chips or when I take it off. All of the nails feature a base of OPI MY Boyfriend Scales Walls, and the ones that are still that grey-white have a top voat of Essie's Pure Pearlfection . Now for the plaid.
Base is the same white, and then I used a tan color for the medium toned stripes, dark green for the darker ones, and a red on the green nail. Then taking a jelly-ish red and a jelly green, swiped that on top over the stripes. I finished them off with a thin white stripe on top.
I'm officially obsessed. I'm so pleased how well these turned out. I can't wait to do more.
Also, I almost completely snapped off a nail the other day (thankfully on my non-swatching hand). It was bad. Prepare yourself for this pic.
I used the tea bag method to repair it. Glue the nail back in place, cut a piece of the bag to fit the break, glue that on. Buff, glue, repeat. Add clear coat, buff. Repeat. I basically made a fiberglass patch. Its still hanging in there and seems pretty sturdy! I can't believe it worked. Here's the after:
Be back soon with the spam I promised. =)