Thursday, 26 December 2013

NOTD : Deck the Halls

Hello everybody ! Long time no see, but I swear I have a perfectly reasonable explanation for that ! You see, as my work load at uni has gone up so much this year, I'm having to make a few sacrifices as far and nail art and blogging are concerned. I barely have any time to do my nails at all, and even less to blog about them so I'm afraid that blogging here will have to be reserved for the holidays from now on, and maybe the odd couple of times during term time if i find the time for it, I hope that's okay with everyone !

But anyway, it's Christmas and I'm home for the holidays ! That means nail time (albeit limited to the few polishes I was able to bring home with me), and today's design is inspired by one of The Illustrated Nail's Christmas 2013 designs !

So I guess that not doing my nails properly for over a month has taken its toll - these nails took me forever to do (although I was watching TV at the same time I suppose), although these are better than the nails I did a few days ago, a mix of a bad nail art pen and not having practised for a long time made for some very shaky snowflakes !

For this design I started with a base of OPI You're Such a Budapest, then for the holly I used OPI Jade is the New Black, Essie Toggle to the Top, and for the outlines I used American Apparel T-Shirt and a Models Own black nail art pen. I really like the way the white outlines highlight the holly and make it stand out even more from the background. It's a shame I didn't bring any rhinestones with me, otherwise I could have done red rhinestone berries like in the original design.

So that's all from me for today folks ! I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas and have eaten far more than you should ! I know I certainly have ! See you next time !


  1. Wow amazing! You're really talented!

  2. Hello! your blog is very nice, well done!
    come see mine?
    you're welcome!

  3. Gorgeous manicure. When are you back?

  4. That is so sad. I truly love ur blog and i get so many ideas from it. even though i found u on the internet, i really adore your nails and designs. good luck with uni.

  5. Really beautiful design. Love the combination of green and purple!

  6. I nominated you for a Liebster Award, I think your blog is truly amazing! check it out here :)

  7. the nails look awesome!


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