Good Morning Lovelies! Can you believe it’s only 13 days until Christmas… where has this year gone?! Even though I’ve been insane at work with Christmas coming, I’ve been trying to do my nails when I can–& trying to get in as many Christmas-y designs in as often as I can.
(Not going to lie… painting them has been a struggle, but having time to take pictures is another story all together!)
Today I have some pretty red plaid nails that are a combination of stamping & freehand. I LOVE plaid nails, but sometimes they can be time consuming depending on how many lines you have to free hand. By combining a plaid stamping pattern I had with a bit of freehanding, I managed to come up with a cute & relatively easy plaid look that’s perfect for this time of year!
For this look, the polishes I used were:
- Base Coat: Essie Grow Stronger
- Top Coat: Essie Gel Couture Top Coat
- Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Good Cheer-y (from the Decadence collection)
- Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Black Heart
- L’Oréal Getting Kilty
- NailStuff.ca Clear Stamper
- Born Pretty Store Classic Patterns Stamping Plate BP-L006 (item #17924)
- NailStuff.ca Liner Brush 11mm
- Edge Perfection cuticle barrier
- NailStuff.ca Angled Clean Up Brush
I’m not going to lie–I’m a little rusty, & my nails & cuticles have seen better days. But it feels so good to be painting my nails again, & it always feels nice when people randomly compliment me on how pretty my nails are. Of course, then stock comes & they end up a mess… but still nice to have them done in the first place! (& more than just a since colour.)
Going to try & cram as many Christmas designs in as possible over the next week or so, since I’ve been so bad at actually posting the last few months. But January is coming… & things are going to slow way down so I’ll be able to get back into my regular posting life soon. For everyone who has stuck around (& continues to stick around!) thank you so much! It means so much to me.
Now the most important question remains… should I do Christmas tree, snowman or penguin nails next? Let me know in the comments below!