Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Oh So Merry Holly Berry

Colors: Milani Hi-Tech, Color Club Holiday Splendor, Sally Hansen Cha-Ching, Kiss Silver Glitter

I was feeling a little festive tonight, so I decided to create some holly berry fun!!  The Milani Hi-Tech is a wonderful holo lime green, but for some reason came out gold in the photos.  (Pics below taken with flash help bring out the green.)  After two coats of this, I drew some holly leaf outlines on my scotch tape, cut them out, and placed them on my nails with two coats of Holiday Splendor.  Another method I used, if you're not into cutting tiny shapes out of tape, would be to place two thick dots of polish close together, and take something thin, like a straight pin, and drag outward to form the leaf points.  Next, I used my dotting tool with Cha-Ching, from the new Gem Crush series, to create the berries.  I'm absolutely in love with the Gem Crush polishes, so keep an eye out for your chance to snag them!  Finally I used my Kiss Nail Artist silver glitter to create small swipes down the center of the leaves.  Since I used SO many glitters, I used Poshe for my top coat.  It's my go to choice for thick glitters, since it dries without leaving you with that gritty feeling.  I am so happy with the level of sparkle on my fingers from this!  

Here are some I took using the flash so you can really see just how sparkly this turned out to be!!!


  1. Very pretty! You did an amazing job!

  2. Happy holly-days! Lol ;) such a cute idea, but I wonder why it photographed gold- so weird!

  3. I have no idea! I guess I might need better lighting!!

  4. Even though it's actually green it looks good gold :) I have touble photographing purples and blues but not green, that's weird.

  5. Thanks! I wasn't too miserable with the gold appearance. I guess maybe since its a holo it did that. But I KNOW I need a light box soon! Maybe this will make a good case for it when I ask my husband!!!

  6. Love it!! Soo pretty!

    I just discover your blog, and seriously, I love it! You're full of talent!

    If you have two minutes, you can go check mine: :)

    Have a nice day!
    xoxo Josianne

  7. Thank you so much!!! I went over to see your's too! Your use of colors are really great!!!!

  8. Thanks to Tumblr, I found your blog. The idea of drawing on scotch tape then cutting out the pattern is pure genius. I'm a little embarrassed I didn't figure that out, and so thankful for your brief "How I did this" description. These are absolutely great!


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