Sunday, December 4, 2011

Poinsettias in the Snow

This was my first attempt at painting poinsettias, and while it wasn't anything to write home about, it turned out fairly well, especially when you consider the distance that your nails are seen from most of the time. (Thank goodness.)
As you can see, I started off with my Snowed In manicure as the base for this one.  I thought that the two would tie in well together.  The only difference this time was that  I used Orly's *** as the glitter coat. 
Once the base mani was done and dried with a bit of help from Seche Vite I took some red acrylic paint and painted in the rough shapes for the poinsettias once I'd got the layout done I took a liner brush and added the outline and details.
The centers were just a cluster of black dots made with my large dotting tool, then me going over them with a neon green paint with the small dotting tool.
I finished the whole thing off with some loose holo gold glitter in the petal centers, some Seche Vite and viola, Poinsettias in the Snow.
I hope you like this holiday look, I've got a few more.  Let me know if you're interested in tutorials on any of them and I'll do my best to comply.  
I passed 200 followers!  I'm thinking up a giveaway so stay tuned.  Until next time Lovelies, take care!


  1. These nails are great!! Congratulations on passing 200 followers! ^-^

  2. Thanks everyone. I'm glad you liked it. I've got one more that uses the same base coming up so hopefully you like it as well.

  3. Congrats! Beautiful mani, by the way! I love how you are doing several different variations on your very cool snowy mani....thx


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