Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I'm Going Dotty!

Good morning, Kitschies!  It's been a whirwind couple of days.  We've been so busy with Christmas prep and holiday parties, I haven't had time to sit down and blog!  Don't worry, though...I've still been doing my nails.  Wait.  I take that back.  For my office Christmas party, I had one coat of a holo topcoat and that was it.  That's just not right.

Earlier last week (or maybe it was the week before), I saw this cute little dotty tree on Simply Rins.  She does the best nail art and they're usually pretty fool-proof!  As soon as I saw this, I knew I had to give it a go.  And wouldn't you know it...it *was* pretty much fool-proof. :)

I started with a base of ChG Glittering Garland (2-3 coats, depending on how careful I was with application) for all but the accent nail where I used Finger Paints Paper Mache.

To create the tree, I used a couple dotting tools, some greens, a red and a yellow.

The greens: ChG Glittering Garland, ChG Starboard, Zoya Gemma.  Yellow: Let's Meet.  Red: Zoya Sooki (that's been my go-to red this holiday).  See the pinky?  Yeah.  I should've gone with 3 coats there.

If you click on this pic, you can appreciate the flecks in Garland and you can see the tree in better detail.  See?  This is a pretty fool-proof design.  It didn't take but a few minutes and it's CUTE!!

So, now that it's December 20th...are you read for Christmas?  I know I'm not!  I still have some wrapping to do and I have to make my way to the grocery store to get the makings of a sour cream fruit salad (I know it sounds gross but totally isn't - trust me) and the hubs has decided we're having his dad over for Christmas dinner so I guess we need to figure out what we're making.  *sigh*  As much as I like shopping, I abhor the grocery stores any time after 5pm.

10 comments:

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Darling mani!! I hope to finish wrapping today. We go grocery shopping tomorrow night and some of the purchases will be ingrediants for that same salad. The same thing I take to you aunt's EVERY year.

Elizedge said...

This is adorable, I am going to adopt it, K? Beautiful nails BTW!

Jackie S. said...

This is an awesome manciure, I'm doing this next!

Manda said...

Super Cute! I love Christmas nails that can't get TOO messed up! I'm now following you, too! (igotmynailsdid.blogspot.com)

Danielle said...

very cute :) it's so fun to dot the trees :)

Robyn said...

SO CUTE. SO. STINKING. CUTE. I may have to rip this!

nail crazy said...

22ht already, and i'm still not ready... never the less, love your mani, happy holidays to you and your love ones :-D

SilhouetteScreams said...

KASDLAKSD SO CUUUUUUUTE ^__^

cathryn said...

i LOVE your version of the tree. thats such a cute idea!

maRyya said...

omg it's totally awesome!