To get us in the holiday mood, I did my nails up in Color Club's Ho Ho Holly and then when I grew tired of it added a little dot magic for fun. Ho Ho Holly is part of the Winter Affair Collection and to me, is the prettiest one of the bunch. I picked it up at Sally's last month for under $5. It really is a stunning green with lots of shimmer, shine and sparkle. Very Christmas-y, indeed.
For this mani, I used Orly Bonder base, with 3 coats of Ho Ho Holly and topped with SV. This polish went on very smoothly, no streakies - not too thick and not too thin. Perfection in a bottle. I have to also add that it is wearing very well. I'm on day four and am hardly showing any wear at all.
After 2 days of Ho Ho Holly all by its lonesome, I decided to dot it out with some red and gold dots. I'm not going to bother listing the colors I used for the dots, because you get the gist of it. I have learned that laying out your dot pattern using a white dot base before layering on the color to the dot is best when using a darker base color or polish. That way, the contrasting color dot can be sure to stand out as it's supposed to.
I really like the way the dots came out on this one. They're raised and look like little buttons or candy dots. And I love how easy dot manicures are to do and yet they can have so much impact. What do you think? Are you going to X-mas decorate your nails this season?
Well that's about it from me, for now. Happy Holidays!!!