So this is possibly the last one. I might have one more to share depending on if I can decide on a pattern for my gel nails for NYE. But I can’t seem to figure out what to do…
In any case, thanks for checking out this years Holiday Nails series :D I appreciate all the comments, and the likes, and the pins…everything!
I used a bunch of stuff, so I wanted to break it down for what nail I used them for.
For my index and pinky, I thought I would do a gradient. I applied Sally Hansen Celeb City to the tip of the nails. I applied China Glaze Medallion to the middle bit, as the transition glitter. I then applied China Glaze Nova to the rest of the tip. As a last step, to bring the transitions together, I applied a coat of Sally Hansen Silver SLingblade to the entire nail.
For my middle finger, I applied a coat of Sally Hansen Xtreme Celeb City, mainly because it would take two more coats of OPI Crown Me Already in order to make it more opaque. Anyway I applied a coat of Crown Me Already.
For the ring finger, I applied Essie Sand Tropez to the entire nail (to basically neutralize the colour). Then I applied Sally Hansen Xtreme Celeb City half way down the nail, in two round hills, and filled in the rest to the tip. I then applied 2 coats of Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure (Flakie) to the entire nail. I then applied the rhinestones to the upper curves of Celeb City…but then thought I would continue outlining all the silver…it looks weird though. Like a squished heart, or an apple. Anyway it still looks…oddly interesting lol
For the thumb, I applied two coats of Sally Hansen Xtreme Celeb City, then applied a coat of Sally Hansen Silver Slingblade (China Glaze Fairy Dust is similar).
The layers of glitter will get thick for some nails, so for each layer, I end up lightly pressing down on them, once they are a bit dry. I feel like it helps, as if it gets rid of the air bubbles of whatever between each layer. Anyway this also helps to smooth out the nail as well, so it does do something :)
Previous Posts on Holiday Nails
Holiday Nails 1 Lipstick & The Art of Seduction
Holiday Nails 2 Silver & Baubles
Holiday Nails 3 Just Be-Claus, why not?
Holiday Nails 4 Rich Evergreen Greens
Holiday Nails 5 Red Green Somewhere in Between
Holiday Nails 6 Ornaments
Holiday Nails 7 Gingerbread Man
Holiday Nails 8 Starry Night
Holiday Nails 9
Holiday Nails 10
Holiday Nails 11 Glittery Green Gradient
Holiday Nails 12 Oh Christmas Tree
Holiday Nails 13 A dash of silver and red…
Holiday Nails 14 Stamp Happy
Holiday Nails 15 Shimmer & Shine
Holiday Nails 16 Gradient Up!
You can also check out the series from last year.
*This post contains products I have purchased with my own funds, and ones I have received for review purposes(noted with *)*
4 thoughts on “Holiday Nails Silver Smash”
Your nails look great! I love the pinky and index glitter on the tips. I tried doing something similar recently but it didn’t come out as nice as this haha.
oh yes, I have done a few gradients and have failed so miserably lol definitely a learning curve to this guys. I do find that glitter works a bit better though
Thanks Kayla :D
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