Sunset Gradient With Palm Trees

We have just had the best weather here lately! It is not every year that we get a proper summer in Denmark, so I’m very much making the best of it while it’s here!

All of this sunshine has me in the mood for bright colors. Well, holographic polishes most of all, but bright colors is a close second.

Sunset Palm Trees 2

I wish the orange was a little more prominent in the gradient, but considering this didn’t take me very long to do at all (even with the palm trees), I’m sure I’ll get a second chance sometime.

Sunset palm trees 1

Polishes used:

  • Essie – Truth or Flare
  • China Glaze – Treblemaker
  • Sally Hansen – Go Bananas
  • Sally Hansen – Tahitian Sunset
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Black and White Landscape Nails

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I’ll be totally honest with you, when I picked these out, I hadn’t read the name and description closely enough, and in the product pictures the images looked so smooth that I thought these were water decals.

Unfortunately, when they showed up, they turned out to be stickers, which I have not had the best experiences with before (here, here or here).

Sigh.. I really wish they were water decals so I could get some wear out of them, because how beautiful is this landscape/waterside scenery? I fell in love when I saw them, but when they start to peel around the edges within the hour, it’s not so much fun anymore..

Black and White Landscape 2

I mean, I press them on flat, I put a layer of top coat on top – sometimes two. Is it the curve of my nails that does it? Have any of you guys tried something like this?

Black and White Landscape 1Black and White Landscape 3

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Candy Cane Nails

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Last Christmas (har har), I also did candy cane nails, so I’m sensing a recurring theme here…

This year (har har), I did them on a larger scale with this awesome red glitter tape from Born Pretty Store.

Candy Cane Nails 2

Be warned, though, that while the awesomeness of the glitter tape is through the roof, it bleeds when you apply the top coat which is why I have red smudges in places.

 

Candy Cane Nails 1

It helped a little when I applied the top coat in the same direction as the stripes, because tape peels quickly enough with top coat so I wouldn’t leave that step out.

With top coat I got a couple of hours wear out of these before they started peeling which is always such a bummer, so it’s more or less only for picture purposes.

Maybe they’ll work better with gel polish?

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Red and Polka Dot Nails

These aren’t necessarily christmas nails, but I really felt like wearing red which I almost only do around christmas. Instead of doing the all red, I paired it with black and white polka dots.

Red and Polka dots 1Red and Polka dots 2

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Gold Star Garland Nails

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Do anyone else feel like december has just flown by? There are so many last minute things to busy yourself with, so I’m doing the whole ‘less is more’-thing and sticking to simplistic nail art.

Gold Star Garland

Oh boy, this was a tricky one, because I REALLY wanted the stars to be gold, but I don’t have a gold stamping polish, so I had to try several polishes out before I found one that transfered okay-ish to my nails.

Gold Star Garland 2

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Wreath Nails

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As you may have guessed from my last couple of posts, I’ve been waiting all year to pull out all of my christmas themed nail art items; stamping plates, foils, and water decals.

Wreath Nails 1

In that bunch are these black wreath water decals that I unfortunately applied a tiny bit crooked, but I still really like it over the gold polish.

Wreath Nails 2

The gold glitter really threw my camera for a loop when I tried to take a closeup shot, but it still shows the intricate details of the wreath just fine.

Wreath Nails 3

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Gradient French Tip Snowflakes

Gradient french tips are a classic for me every year for christmas. Usually I do the snow falling with a white hex glitter polish, but this time I’ve done really big snowflakes with water decals.

Gradient French Tip Snowflakes 1

I LOVE how this looks! I’ll have to stock up on these water decals so I can use them every year.

Gradient French Tip Snowflakes 2

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