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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Aussie Christmas - 1/12 Red

Hey guys! Happy December! :D

Today is the first day of the Aussie Christmas Nail Challenge! Woohoo! I had hoped to get it up on here earlier today but I was busy all afternoon!

I wanted to create this challenge because the other challenges out there are all related to winter and it's definitely not winter here haha! We don't really celebrate Christmas that much different than people in other countries though. It's just hot here! I'd love to experience a cold Christmas someday but I really love my summer Christmas. :D

So the theme for today is red. I chose to keep at least a few of the days in this challenge a bit vague so you could go for some really intricate nail art, or something more simple like what I chose to do today. :)

Today's nail art, if you can even call it that, is one of those that is gonna be pretty simple because I didn't have a lot of time to think about it haha.

I started with a base of Ulta3 Antique Copper. It's a frosty metallic coppery gold with what looks like orange microglitter/flecks.
I then used Ulta3 Black Plum and freehanded the half moon. This is why it doesn't look exactly the same on each nail. :P I don't have any of those circle stickers that everyone uses to create this look. I realise that it's not exactly 'red'... It looked more red in the bottle I swear. It's a deep purple-ish red with a whole lotta shimmer!
I wasn't super happy with the way this looked, because they were a little messy. So I put a little bit of Milani Jewel FX in Gold on a piece of paper and used a dotting tool to place the glitters on my nail which sort of covers up the unevenness. :)

This was relatively easy to create and I'd love to try this again with some different colours! :) If you have any suggestions for colour combinations let me know! I'll probably try to pick up some circle stickers I can do this a bit better next time.

Elissa xx


DistinKt Nails said...

Simple but yet lovely. Gorgeous colour too.

MsPrickle said...

Oooh an Australian Christmas Challenge. I have yet to participate in a challenge but I think I need a lazy one.

This is a pretty manicure too. I don't think your half moons look bad at all. :)

issta. said...

I love black plum,the awesome shimmery deep red when I wear it in the sun. Your freehand moons look great.

citygirl907 said...

wow that is an awesome colour :) love ulta3!

Nailovelogy said...

Very pretty mani, Elissa! Simple and elegant xx Ann

Rebecca Lavender-Roberts said...

Beautiful! I love the glitter edges :)

Elissa said...

Thank you! :)

Elissa said...

Thank you! :)

Elissa said...

Thanks! :) Black Plum is soo gorgeous.

Elissa said...

It is! You must get it if you can ;)

Elissa said...

Thanks Ann! :)

Elissa said...

Thank you Rebecca! :)

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