03 December 2011

24 Days of Christmas, Day 3: Icicles

I was having a hard time trying to figure out what I wanted to do for this since I really didn't think I could draw them very well.  Well, I decided to try this idea done by Practice with Polish. I think I did a really good job!

First, I used a base of Finger Paints Sparkle Top Coat to add shimmer and cover up my nail bed a bit. Then I used Rimmel French White Nail Tip Liner to free hand some french tips. It was really easy with this!

To do the actual icicles, I used a dotting tool, but you could also used a toothpick or a bobby pin. I placed a small dot on the end of the white and pulled it down toward my cuticle. I swiggled some to make sure they were imperfect.

Next, I used a small brush to put glitter over the icicles to add some shine like when the sun shines on them. The color is Sinful Colors Queen of Beauty. I followed it up with Seche Vite.

It's not my favorite design, but I think I pulled it off!

Plus, here's some other bloggers doing the challenge.

Kristyn at Paint That Nail
Shannara at Nails and Stuff
Krishten at KK Nails
Sabine at My Polish Stash