It’s week 2 of Nail Polish Canada’s Holiday Nail Art Challenge! The theme for this week is gifts! 😀
And here is my gift manicure!
The base for the gold gifts is OPI Goldeneye from their new James Bond collection. This is three coats of this yellow-gold foil, which is a little sheer, but has a great formula.
The base for the red accent nail gift is Kleancolor Metallic Red, which is a very pigmented red foil with an excellent formula. One coat was nearly enough, but I used two for good measure.
The ribbon wrapping around the gifts is striping tape, and the bows are homemade. I used a plastic mylar wrapper that a package of nail wheels came in, and cut out very thin strips. I twisted the strips into bows and glued them together using basecoat (cutting out and gluing the strips was the hard part – it took a while to get them half decent!).
Once they were ready, I painted the red bows with Metallic Red, and the gold one with Goldeneye layered over Soulstice Spa Venice, an opaque gold foil, since Goldeneye is sheer. I fixed them into place on my nails using topcoat.
I’m really happy with how these turned out! I hope you all like them too. Unfortunately, with the bows it’s a one-day-only manicure though; this is what I woke up to this morning:
Don’t forget to visit the contest’s week 2 page here and vote for your favourite! Voting for this week is open through to Wednesday, December 5. 🙂
And since the best gift of all is seeing your loved ones happy and healthy, here are some pics of three of my boys checking things out while I was photographing the mani! From left, Thor (his nose, anyway!), Fred, and Julius! <3<3<3
Comments on: "Holiday Nail Art Challenge Week 2: Gifts!" (9)
Rad. I need to try this.
This is just awesome! Such a great idea, to use ‘real’ bows! 😀
Thank you! 🙂
Beautiful! I was going to try a similar 3D bow look on “gift package” nails…but I couldn’t get it to work! Nice job…gorgeous! 🙂
I’m not gonna lie, I spent almost the whole day Saturday working on it, haha! There were a few failed attempts at the bows. 😉 Glad you like it 🙂
This is so cute! Love the colors 🙂
That is so cute! I did something similar for a Christmas challenge…