Sunday, December 8, 2013


Tinsel & Christmas Ornaments

Hello everyone!

My new e-mail from Nail Polish Canada explained that: "This week's nail art challenge is DECORATIONS. Lights, trees, tinsel whatever your favorite holiday decorations are." My favourite Christmas decoration is a palm tree decorated with lights, but that was too difficult for me, so I tried to make tinsel and Christmas ornaments.

To vote for your favourite, and look at all the entries, click here. If you want to participate, you can see details and still register here.

What I did:

I started with the dark green sparkly textured nail polish; IsaDora #112 Emerald Crush, that I bought in October. It's opaque in two coats. This is what it looks like on it's own:

For the tinsel I used a silver holographic bar/ string glitter; IsaDora #861 Shanghai, that I bought on Friday. I put a little on my palette, not to get too much clear polish, and applied the glitter with a brush, and later a doting tool. Then I sealed the stripe of glitter with the clear polish. For my Christmas nails, tinsel is enough, but for the competition, I added a little more.

For the Christmas ornaments, I tried to make 3D circular shapes. This was not easy, so I had to do some clean up. They were made with one layer of Seche Vite, one with silver nail polish (only in the beginning), multipurpose glue, and finally I used a Q- tip to apply the holographic nail foil. (I have written about how to apply nail foil here.)

Products used:

IsaDora: #600 Clear
IsaDora: #112 Emerald Crush
IsaDora: # 861 Shanghai
Palette (a stamping plate)
Dotting tool
Seche Vite
H&M: Metallic Grey
Q- tip
N.NAIL Shiny Silver Nail Foil Transfer [NNAIL-E24] and glue -used here and here (10% KKCenterHk coupon code: Nailphotos by Lani)

If you want to participate, look at the other nail art entries, or vote for your favourite, use the links above.

I hope you are all doing well. I'm especially thinking about everyone affected by the wind/ hurricane in Europe. Have a nice weekend! :-)



  1. Oh, I think this is absolutely perfect - beautiful!

  2. I love this nail art! It's perfect for Christmas!
    And I also love your blog! :)

    Xx julia

  3. i love your IsaDora #112 Emerald Crush. ive never heard of this brand before and i am definitely excited to try it after seeing how it looks so great on your nails!!