So, I kinda wanted to do a Christmas-y themed nail before the holiday, but totally bombed. I don't have the nail art pens or the specifically designed polishes (that have the thinner brushes), so I attempted to use my very small & thin craft paint brushes. Yeah, that didn't work so hot either. SO, eventually I'll get to Sally's & get the nail art brush that has the brush on one end & the dotting tool on the other. I think it runs about $5. Luckily I started with my toenails so any error's were easily covered up, fixed, or hidden.
I ended up doing my own thing & I've not really ventured out with nail design in a decade or so. Here's what I used....
|Pure Ice-Black Rage, E.L.F.-Red Velvet, Pure Ice-Silver Mercedes|
I really love these colors. I've only seen the Pure Ice line at Wal-Mart and I own 3 shades. The black is wonderful, the silver has almost a mirror finish. IF you use the silver be sure to buff out any ridges on your nail first as it shows up really horrible. The Red Velvet only looks good AFTER a top coat. It looks extremely dull by itself. So, here's what they look like...
|With Flash............2 coats of each color except black.|
|Without Flash, but under light.|
NOW.......on to the E.L.F. matte nail polish
|Polish + ELF matte polish (with flash)|
|Polish + ELF matte polish (without flash)|
|Matte topcoat(L) Shiny topcoat(R) - without flash|
|Matte(L) Shiny(R) - with flash|