A Tinsel Tipped Christmas Manicure

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The countdown to Christmas in on! I put up out advent calendars last night, and our Christmas tree will go up today! In celebration, I wanted to do my nails in the Christmas spirit. I didn’t want to be too in-your-face with the red and green, or the obvious Christmas imagery (I’m sure that will come as it gets closer to the day) so I thought a nice glitter gradient might be the go.

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I started with 2 coats of piCture pOlish “beige”, which is ALMOST my perfect mannequin hands colour, and topped it with a gradient of Sinful Colours “Call you later”, a densely packed glitter with a mix of grass green and forest green in a clear base.

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This picture is intentionally blurred to show the mix of colours in the glitter.

I topped the manicure off with a generous coat of Seche Vite to level out the gritty texture of the polish. There you have it, my first Christmas manicure of 2011.

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This is also the first glitter gradient manicure I have ever done on myself, and although it’s not perfect, I was happy with the way it turned out.

Do you love Christmas? Will you be rocking Christmas themed nails this year? Let me know in the comments below!

All polishes used in this post were purchased. I have no affiliation with any company mentioned and have not been remunerated for this post. All opinions are my own.