Friday, 7 December 2012

Christmas Nails: Present

Good evening lovelies!

It's Friday... which means a whole two days of time with my loved ones. What could be more perfect?

So tonight I thought I would continue with the Christmas themed nails and move onto a little freehand work... I hope you like my gift wrapped mani?

I started with two coats of Barry M Red Wine. This has an almost 'jelly' like finish to it and as much as I dont lean toward red nails I really enjoyed wearing this colour.

Then taking my striping brush and Barry M Gold Foil I freehanded the curling ribbon and bow design onto each nail. Far from perfect but not bad considering freehand work makes me nervous :-)

In the below pictures I added one coat of my new Northern Lights top coat in Gold. I really cant decide if it added a sparkly something special or spoilt the crispness of the red. What do you think?

I dont like this gold hologram as much as the silver one I used in my snowflake manicure yesterday but it is still pretty.

I hope you all have fantastic weekends - what plans do you have?

Louise xx


  1. Beautiful, I really love how you did the bows they look perfect :) I like the top coat, does it shine more in person then it photographed? I always think sparkles when I think of presents :) I hope you have a great weekend with your loved ones. I'll be flying off to Holland to meet mine!

    I also wanted to let you know I nominated you for a Liebster award :D

  2. This is just lovely!! You did an awesome job freehanding those bows!

  3. Very pretty manicure!! I think both variants are beautiful, both with and without the North Lights topcoat!

  4. Loving your christmas designs. Really pretty and fesitive xx

  5. Like individual little wrapped presents lovely :-)) xxxx

  6. I love these one I'm not sure whether I want snowflakes or presents on my nails for Christmas day!? Choices, choices!! :)