Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Digit-al Dozen; Red, Gold and Green; Day 2


I did this mani shortly after visiting the Girly Bits display; you can see that post here.  One of the polishes that really captured my attention was Girly Bits Eggnogoholic; I didn't buy it at the show as I knew I already had it in my stash from a prior purchase, but after visiting the display and seeing it again, I wanted to wear it right away....I couldn't believe it was still an untried! After picking out an image from my plate stash, I knew how I could incorporate it into a Digit-al Dozen challenge mani; here's what I came up with!


Started with a thin base coat of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and topped with one coat of Eggnogoholic on all fingers except thumb, which is two. (Unfortunately, these pix were taken at a time that I was having terrible cuticles, so I edited the ouchies a little, this is the only editing completed to the pix other than cropping, but thought I would disclose as I do know some are turned off by photo editing.  Looking at these pix, if I was an editing pro, I would have adjusted the red hand flare-up so I think its pretty obvious no other touch ups have been done!)


Stamped using Pueen 15 using Barry M Gold Foil Effects.  I think this is a stunning combination even if the pix don't portray it lol! Unfortunately, my lens didn't know quite where to focus so the pix isn't as clear or sharp as it could be.

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I decided to add little glitter berries to the flowers to get red and green in the mix along with the gold to make it challenge appropriate.  Because I'm not a polish maker, I didn't have any small loose glitter on hand, so (and don't think I'm crazy!) I fished out the very small glitter pieces from KBShimmer Kringle All The Way and placed them individually as berries.  You cannot imagine how long this took .....!

The end result. 



Topcoated with HKGirl QD to finish.







This is one of those mani's that can't be really appreciated unless you see it in real life; it really is much more than these pix portray...at least I think so!

Here's the other ladies Day 2 mani's.


Thanks for looking!

19 comments:

  1. I love it!!! It's so festive and delicate :D

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  2. Aww this is so pretty! I love it :)

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  3. I absolutely LOVE this. It has so much delicateness and personality all at once! And I admire your dedication, fishing out those glitters!! :O

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    1. I wish I knew those behind KBShimmer and they could just send me some loose glitter to save time lol!

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  4. WOW this is absolutely amazing. I am in love with this one

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  5. This is SO SO beautiful! Eggnogoholic is so sweet...and your nail art is spot on :)

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  6. Wow! This is just stunning. I love everything about these nails. You totally mastered the DD challenge with an extremely wearable and elegant design. So worth the fishing time - amazing how the smallest details make such a big difference. I can't say how much I love these! Pinned them right away!! :)

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  7. Absolutely stunning the base polish is perfection and your stamping is always so awesome! <3

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  8. Stunning! Wow. It's very antique looking, I love it!

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  9. You are brilliant with your layering!! I don't know how you do it so flawlessly! These are so stunning and elegant.

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  10. I actually have this plate!! I am going to have to try my hand at recreating your manicure! This might be my Christmas Eve look!

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    1. Fantastic...I can't wait to see your post!

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  11. Looks like vintage xmas giftwrap, very lovely ♥♥♥

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  12. I love Eggnogoholic! It is one of my favorite polishes! Your manicure is stunning! :)

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  13. Eggnogoholic looks GORGEOUS! I love how you complimented it so well with gold stamping. Your designs this week are so beautiful and festive :)

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  14. I fell head over heels for this manicure. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the gold and white scheme accented by the tiny glitters. They look so rich and delicate at the same time. Absolutely stunning!

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  15. This might be the most beautiful Christmas manicure I've seen this year!! Awesome!! I got inspired and used your mistletoe idea in one of mine - with credits of course. Thank you for sharing your art with us!!

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