CYNA 12 Days of Christmas, Day 9-Glitter

Glitter!!!  I love glitter, but it tends to not be my first choice whenever I reach for a polish just because it’s so difficult to remove.  I usually use Elmers glue as a base coat if I wear a lot of glitter, but that’s hit and miss because some glitters will crinkle up if you use it (China Glaze Ruby Pumps, for example).  So glitter is just a pretty pain in my rear, but today’s prompt gave me an excuse to have to deal with it and for that I am glad.

Even so, I decided not to go overboard today.  I knew for a fact that I wanted to use CrowsToes Making Christmas, I just didn’t know what I wanted to do with it.  After reviewing the next few prompts to make sure I didn’t do anything that could be used for those days, I realized that I hadn’t yet done Christmas ornaments, and probably wouldn’t if I didn’t do them today.  So using China Glaze Gaga for Green, Sinful Colors Pistache, and my unnamed green, I made a ‘tree’ background.  Making Christmas and Kleancolor Silver Spark were used for the ornaments themselves.

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I realized after the fact that I should have put a white coat down as a base for the glitter, but oh well.  I still love how these nails turned out.  And they were so dang easy to paint!  Definitely happy with today’s mani.  Making Christmas is such a pretty glitter too.  It’s a shame that I’ve only used it twice.  Maybe I’ll try to use it again before the Christmas season is over.

Not tomorrow though.  Because tomorrow is ugly sweater nails.  I have no clue what I’m going to do.  It’s kind of a tough prompt!

CYNA 12 Days of Christmas, Day 8-Christmas decorations

Well, I am definitely not late with today’s prompt!  I am posting this at 5 in the morning because I’m going to be travelling all day and wouldn’t get a chance to post otherwise.  But I’ll be back in Florida before midnight, and that makes being up this early totally worth it!  Plus, ya know, I’ve got a massive amount of nail mail waiting for me at home, which I’m looking forward to almost as much as seeing my family and pets. 😛

Since today’s prompt is Christmas decorations, I had meant to try and paint one of those completely overdecorated homes, with lights everywhere.  But 3am is not a good time for trying intricate nail art, so I dialed it back a bit.  I used ALIQUID Lacquer Nightingale’s Song as my background color, then used FingerPaints Paper Mache, OPI A-Piers to be Tan, Maybelline Color Show Electric Yellow, Kleancolor Red, and Essie Luxeffects Pure Pearlfection to make my little cabin with Christmas lights.

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Things didn’t work out right though, and because my strings of lights are a little too thick, this looks more like a gingerbread house than a house with lights.  But that’s still okay because gingerbread houses definitely count as Christmas decorations.  If I had been more awake I might have cared to try a bit harder, but I’m happy with how this turned out considering my lack of sleep.