CYNA 12 Days of Christmas, Day 1 – Silver and gold

And so starts another CYNA challenge!  This month it is centered around Christmas and just like the Halloween challenge back in October, I am meant to be posting a mani every other day leading up to Christmas.

The first prompt of the month is ‘Silver and Gold’.  Nothing could compare to the Yukon Cornelius nails I did for the prompt last year, so I kept it simple this year.  I chose to do a blobbicure with Celestial Cosmetics Incendiary and NailNation 3000 Light Up the Night.

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(And here’s one with more direct lighting, which shows a bit more contrast between the colors)

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This blobbicure actually worked out really well, which was a nice surprise.  Normally the technique doesn’t work quite right for me and so I get really thick nails, but the worst I had this time around was a little bit of merging of blobs.  Does anyone else see the resulting smiley clown face on my middle finger? 😀

Holo blobbicure, featuring a-england Tristam and ILNP I See You

Hello all!  I meant to post this yesterday, but completely forgot.  My college’s summer ball was a couple of days ago, and I of course did my nails for the occasion!  I hadn’t done a blobbicure in a while and it’s supposedly easy to do, so I chose to do one for the ball.  I had tried out a handful of holo blues on swatch sticks to find the best match for my dress, and a-england Tristam won.  I paired it with ILNP I See You since it was a wonderfully close match to the accent color on my dress.

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For such a simple technique, I typically have serious issues with it.  This time things turned out fine though!  Except for, ya know, me smashing a couple of nails.  I actually had to redo my left index finger twice because I kept smooshing it.  But it all worked out well in the end, and I got a couple of compliments on this look.  I loved it too.  It kept me entertained throughout dinner, where I was sat between a person I didn’t know and one I barely know. 😛

 

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Bright nails are something that I am starting to like more and more.  They don’t always look especially good with my sking tone, but I like them nonetheless.  And so when I saw that one of the OMD2 challenges was ‘bright,’ I wanted to make sure I did the prompt justice with truly bright nails.  I don’t own a whole lot of very bright polishes, so I went and bought my first bottle of FingerPaints (15 Minutes of Frame) and my first Orly (Glowstick) yesterday.

As for what I was going to do with them…well, I saw this post on Nailed It, which was inspired by this tutorial by My Simple Little Pleasures and wanted to try my hand at it.  So, here is my ‘blobbicure.’

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This definitely looks like a lava lamp.  I love lava lamps, had a blue one when I was younger.  I didn’t place quite enough drops of Glowstick here, so they didn’t meet up as well as in either example from above, but I still really like this.  And it was another very easy process too!  Just place drops of polish on a still-wet base color and it spreads all on its own.  Very good for when you want to do nail art but don’t really have the time.

Next up is the complete opposite of bright.  The Day 4 challenge was dark, and I already have an idea of what I want to do.