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Saturday, 1 December 2012

SMYTC Holiday Nail Art Challenge! Day 1: Red & Green!

Hi everyone!

I am super psyched about today's post! I am starting my first ever REAL nail art challenge with a wonderful group of girls from "Show Me Your Top Coats"! There is even an awesome blog for it which you should totally go check out right now: www.showmeyourtopcoats.com :)

Here is some of the key points from the SMYTC blog:

The rules: It's simple. Every other day we'll have a theme and you do a manicure based on that theme. You can use stamping, paints, stickers, or any other means of art to create your mani. The first post will go up on December 2nd and will run until the 24th. You can do your manis ahead of time and post them early if need be. You have until 3pm the second day to get your post up. Have fun and be creative!

Please feel free to join in on the fun!

So today's challenge is Red & Green. Simple enough right?  Well I couldn't really come up with anything. So I started by picking a base of my favourite ATM red: OPI Danke Shiny Red from the Fall '11 Germany collection. It is a great one coat red shimmer. It is a beautiful color. Perfect for the holidays!

So then I needed some green. I decided to be sort of simple of the first day and do a green glitter gradient using Lynnderella's Funny Money & Crows Toes Jingle Balls (what an awesome name!). Funny Money is a mish mash of darker green glitters with a splash of some other random colors & Jingle Balls is primarily a medium green glitter with gold bars and even some holo gold stars! I managed to get a star on each finger and I moved them around to be in the same place on each nail :)



& There you have it! My first day of the challenge is complete! I hoped you liked my manicure!
Thanks for reading and don't forget to check out the awesome posts from the other great and talented ladies from Show Me Your Topcoats!



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9 comments:

  1. I really like this. The two glitters are perfect for this mani! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I hemmed and hawed over the glitters so I am so glad you like it too! :)

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  2. I love this mani so much! The glitter is perfect for the holidays!

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    1. Ahh thank you! Im so glad you like it :) This challenge has really gotten me in the holiday spirit! :D

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  3. I thought I was already following your blog. :-( But I am now. :-) I love these glitters. I need a master to teach me how to perfect this technique. Very festive mani! Two thumbs up.

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like it! It took me lots of practice to get decent at the glitter gradient! I still can't do a regular coloured gradient to save my life! & thanks for following too :]

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  4. I'm honestly not a huge fan of glitters like that. But I'm really loving it in this manicure! The combo is perfect!

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    1. Thank you!! I'm so glad you like the manicure! :D

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