It's the Xmas week now, what are your festive plans? I did a Xmas manicure right after my exhausting Singapore trip. Done in a hurry with a half-hearted attitude, no surprise it's a sloppy paint job :(
These are the polish I used for Xmas manicure:
I did a brief swatch on OPI I'm Not Really A Waitress before, click here to view.
Bloop H187 is a semi-frosty, semi-metallic elf-green polish. It's the perfect Christmas green but my camera sucked out the green and produced a teal. Hmm. The true color can be seen on my nails in the swatch photos below.
OPI Sparkle-icious is part of OPI Holidays 2010 Burlesque collection. It's a clear base filled with purple, gold and blue micro hexagonal glitter. It screams festive yea?
Here's the swatch; would you believe it's done by a leftie cat? :p
I used french tip guide for the color block. Apparently my lousy tip guide is not arched enough to create the curves on all nails. Not only that, I removed the tips while polish was still wet. As a result the polish dragged with the tape and made the lines uneven. Aarrrggh!!
In reality they don't look that bad but I should have done a chevron manicure instead. Oh well, always a lesson learnt for future improvements!
A closer look at OPI Sparkle-icious. To be honest, I'm creeped out by the tons of dots piled up on my nails. It's appears glittery and dazzling on the naked eye but my skin crawls by its macro shot...
P/S: I used Elianto White as my base before putting 3 coats of Sparkle-icious
Since I won't be around till end December, Nailbytes hereby wishes you:
Take care guys!