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A Christmas Present Nail Design

Posted by Amy from imfeelingnail-venturous
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December 03, 2011


Another Franken polish for you today! I have become obsessed with buying people's custom polishes lately. This polish comes from Dollish Polish. You can visit her Etsy shop here. She also sells custom hand painted nail art.

The photo above shows three coats of Expecto Patronum and one coat of China Glaze Fast Forward top coat. After two coats, I still had "bald" spots, so a third coat was a must for me. I do  appreciate the subtle glitter (there is a slight shimmer the photo doesn't show), but I do wish there were more blue chunks of glitter on my nails.

See all the lovely blue glitter in the bottle shot! I want more of that on my nail! And I did shake the bottle like crazy (like her note said to in the package). I think most of the glitter settled at the bottom, but I had a hard time getting it to rise to the top so the brush could pick it up. I shook it pretty well too.


I recently saw my friend Michelle's (Sonoma Nail Art) gift wrapping manicure, and it inspired me. 

Here is my version of a "sophisticated" Christmas present (in other words, I didn't want to use red, green, or gold). I painted on the "ribbon" with Sally Hansen Celeb City. I then stamped on the bow with Red Angel Stamping plate RA-121 and Kleancolor Metallic Navy.  These are my recently purchased stamping plates from Amazon. You can purchase a 21 piece set of Red Angel Stamping plates from Amazon for approximately $12 plus shipping.




37 comments:

Sonoma Bento on December 3, 2011 at 4:27 PM said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for the shout out. I think I will have to revisit gift wrapping nail art, there are so many possibilities. I love the name of the franken polish! EXPECTO PATRONUM!

Connie on December 3, 2011 at 4:30 PM said...

This is so beautiful! I wish I could do nail art. Or you come to my house and do mine! lol I love it!

Nail Designs xox on December 3, 2011 at 4:30 PM said...

Sooo beautiful!!!

Cari on December 3, 2011 at 4:30 PM said...

love the bow design on your nails! I might try it over my HITS green holographic polish :)

lnievin on December 3, 2011 at 4:31 PM said...

Very pretty Amy! I love the white with the silver and blue stamping! So classy!

Beanie on December 3, 2011 at 4:49 PM said...

this came out goooorgeous! and i love the base color of that franken! so pretty!!

Shannara on December 3, 2011 at 4:57 PM said...

looks so cute, I love it!

nail loopy on December 3, 2011 at 4:58 PM said...

pretty colour and your gift wrapping is adorable, it looks soo good : )

Alexis on December 3, 2011 at 4:59 PM said...

Super cute mani!!!

Pauline - omgnoodles on December 3, 2011 at 4:59 PM said...

Your Christmas presents came out great!

Lydz on December 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM said...

i love this nails!! :) i want Expecto Patronum. I dont know if it was because its pretty or because im a harry potter dork. :) either way i need this. hugs*

whimsicalglam on December 3, 2011 at 5:09 PM said...

I really like that you didn't use red and green :)

Jamie on December 3, 2011 at 5:15 PM said...

Oh wow, that looks amazing! And I have to say that I *LOVE* the franken you used! I may have to start checking Etsy for polish more often!

alex on December 3, 2011 at 5:25 PM said...

it's cute :)

Jodi on December 3, 2011 at 7:03 PM said...

Oh wow... This is gorgeous... I'm really liking frankens right now also!

Tory Yarko on December 3, 2011 at 8:03 PM said...

these are beautiful!

Kimberly on December 3, 2011 at 9:14 PM said...

Way cute! I like the franken for the color as well as the uniqueness.

Peace, Love and Polish on December 3, 2011 at 10:06 PM said...

Oooh, so cute! I haven't seen this design before anywhere... so it's a first for me!

Polish and Charms on December 3, 2011 at 11:22 PM said...

That is gorgeous!

Rainbowify Me on December 4, 2011 at 1:03 AM said...

What a great design.
Thanks for the tip where to buy the plates - I've ordered a set myself now. :D

PureMorning on December 4, 2011 at 2:25 AM said...

Great mani :))

Helga on December 4, 2011 at 4:16 AM said...

This is really pretty :)

FashionFreak/Mihaela on December 4, 2011 at 5:23 AM said...

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Nailderella on December 4, 2011 at 9:07 AM said...

I looooove your xmas mani!! It's so classy and pretty! well done :D

ImaginationART on December 4, 2011 at 9:25 AM said...

Hi darling! I made a similar decoration eh eh ... but i don't post it yet! I love this design

Miss L on December 4, 2011 at 9:49 AM said...

this mani looks adorable :)

Fingers on December 4, 2011 at 10:01 AM said...

These are really classy and very cool! I love it!

Jacqui on December 4, 2011 at 11:11 AM said...

Love this so much! Your stamping is flawless, and the franken is to die for! A new etsy shop for me, thanks for the link! I have been obsessed with frankens lately as well =)

Nail Reflections on December 4, 2011 at 12:34 PM said...

This is so pretty! I love the bow stamp in blue!

TENDERHEARTR on December 4, 2011 at 8:20 PM said...

Very cute! Love it!

KarenD on December 5, 2011 at 2:07 PM said...

Chunky glitter can be such a pain. At times I've resorted to dumping polish out onto plastic and then picking up the big glitters with a dotting tool. I wouldn't do that with a special polish like this one, though.

nail crazy on December 5, 2011 at 2:20 PM said...

classy combo, love it :-D

Smashley Sparkles on December 5, 2011 at 8:26 PM said...

I so want that franken, but mostly because it appeals to my HP love! LOL... the nail art came out so cute, I don't know if I even noticed that bow when I looked through my RA plates!

I Drink Nail Polish on December 6, 2011 at 2:38 AM said...

Sooooooo pretty! I love the colors and the different finishes together! Beautiful design! :D

Polish AMOR on December 6, 2011 at 9:43 AM said...

i love the franken! and this manicure its frkn awesome!!!

♥beauxs mom on December 7, 2011 at 3:17 AM said...

your present design came out so freakin pretty I love it! now I want the ra plates!

Tee Dee on December 7, 2011 at 4:24 PM said...

I love the color club holos. Your nails look amazing x

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