Sunday, December 28, 2014

#WNAC2014 - December / Sparkle: Roundup

Sunday, December 28, 2014
Hi everyone! I hope you're all having or had lovely holidays!

We're nearing the end of December, and our Weekly Nail Art Challenge for the month was sparkle themed - so perfect for the holidays!  Here's a quick roundup of all of the nail art I've been posting on Instagram, after the jump.

  #WNAC2014 - December / Sparkle


For the first week, the prompt was glitter.  I had just bought Orly Mirrorball at the time, so I was really excited to use it.  I went quite simple with just a holo glitter placement accent, and the Mirrorball base on the remaining nails.  For the glitter placement, I created a sort of chevron pattern with gold and silver diamonds, it doesn't come across that well in photos but looked awesome in person.  I was surprised this was such a hit on Instagram because it's so simple, but I loved wearing it!
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The next prompt was snow, and I'm instantly reminded of my snow nails from last year.  I didn't want to completely recreate them, but I had the Lacc Fall Collection (base: 1975, 2005, 2002, 2000) to work with, and the colors were so perfect for a night snow landscape.  The sparkle is subtle, but I added Mirroball on top of the snow and I was so happy with them!  There will be a tutorial up on YouTube in the next few days too.
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Garland was the next prompt.  I was kind of lacking inspiration, but I had some gold holo bar glitters which I thought would be perfect to create some "tinsel" garland across my nails.  I started with a gradient base using The Body Shop Hemp Over Heels & The Body Shop Green, which I topped with Elevation Polish Aguja St. Exupery.  Then, I added a few bows with Essie Hip-Anema & Good As Gold.
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The final prompt was New Years, and I had to go with a classic black and gold mani.  I used Orly Bling, which is seriously incredible - so holo and the perfect gold!  Then, I just started painting random stripes and lines using a black Nubar Nail Art polish.  I didn't really have a plan in mind for these, but I love to paint stripes when I'm kind of uninspired, so I'm very happy with them.
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We are continuing the challenge in January as usual, which also happens to be my Birthday month - should be fun!  The theme is matte:
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I hope you all enjoyed my nail art for the month, and thank you for reading! :)


Kristin



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8 comments :

  1. Oh Kristin!!! You are Incredible. Love your manis....:-) <3 <3...Keep Sharing.

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  2. The Moonlit Snow Scene is particularly gorgeous ... very you! Love it :)

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    1. Thank you so much! It's my favorite too. :)

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  3. I love and saved all of these! Can anyone join your weekly nail art challenges?

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    1. Thank you! Yes, everyone is welcome to join in! If you also post on Instagram, you can use the new tag #wnac2015 or tag me @kgrdnr. :)

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  4. AMAZING. Everything you do is a hit!

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