Yeah, I know it’s not even December yet. But I didn’t get to do a Halloween manicure nor a Thanksgiving one, so I want to get started early on various Christmas manicures. 🙂 And I started with the most classic of them. One I’ve wanted to do for a while now.
What is the most classic Christmas red you can think of? For me, it’s China Glaze’s Ruby Pumps — amazingly dense red smallish glitter in a red jelly base. Perfectly opaque and über shimmery in two coats. I’ve actually worn it layered as well.
But getting back to the Christmas manicure…. I applied Ruby Pumps for my base knowing it’s a polish I love. But I’d seriously forgotten how beautiful it looks on the nails. If you’ve got it, you know what I mean. 🙂
For me, this is one of those impossible to photograph polishes. I mean that I even don’t want to photograph it because no pictures can do justice for the incredible sparkles on the nails. If you want to know what it really looks like, find a Technicolor copy of Wizard of Oz and take a look at Dorothy’s pumps. 😉
When I had Ruby Pumps on the nails, I almost stopped there, I was so infatuated with it. In fact, I wore it alone for a day.
But then I continued with my plans for a Christmas manicure — red and gold. I used China Glaze’s Midnight Kiss (I love how cool that gold foil is, I cannot wear warm gold) to create various diagonal stripes on my nails using the “tape method”.
On my right hand (which I never photograph usually) I added a diagonal golden tip on my pinky, and a medium diagonal stripe on my index finger.
And on my left hand, I added a thin, near the tip diagonal stripe on my ring finger and a heavy diagonal stripe on my thumb.
The manicure looks and feels very rich and decadent on. I’m really liking it! 😀
And I’m definitely liking using stripes on my nails (says the girl who said a strong “no” to any and all nail art once upon a time).
I get my China Glaze polishes from eBay seller beautyzone2007.