25 December 2012
Christmas Manicures - Candy Cane nails!
Because today is the last chance to show you my Christmas Manicures, I saved the (in my opinion) best for last. I saw all these pictures of candy cane manicures and really wanted to try myself. Though using tape is kinda time consuming so I figured I wouldn't do a full manicure. I kinda made a skittlette manicure out of it don't you think?
I started with 3 coats of China Glaze Ruby Pumps on index and pinky, and 2 coats of H&M Love at First Sight on thumb, middle and ring finger. The Index and pinky were topcoated after it dried a bit, the white nails were left to dry by themself.
After it dried, I placed some strips of striping tape on my middle and ring finger. As you can see the ring finger has a bigger white part open, I did that by placing two strips of striping tape next to each other, partially overlapping.
After making sure the striping tape stuck down properly (I like to push it down a bit with the flat side of an orange wood stick), I applied a generous coat of China Glaze Cranberry Splash. I almost immediatly peeled off the tape, as you can see on my ring finger I had a bit too much polish on one spot causing it to drip over the white.
Letting this dry properly is key because if you apply topcoat too soon it'll smear over your basecolor.
So, I first picked China Glaze Party Hearty and sponged 2/3 times on my thumbs giving them some sparkle. Topcoat over the striping tape nails and the glitter nails and you are done! Because of the striping tape (cutting and placing is a little bit of work) this took longer than usual but I loved the look of this!
Have you tried candy cane nails?