Thursday, December 20, 2012

SMYTC Challenge Day 10: Gifts



SMYTC Challenge Day 10: Gifts

I love gifts! I love buying them for others, and I most certainly love to receive them!

So here’s my simple take on a gift mani:


I started out with two coats of Color Club’s “Magic Attraction”. It’s from the Glitter Vixen collection from autumn 2008. It’s chunky holographic glitter, and this, sweet girls and guys, is not a topper. It’s almost opaque after the first coat, and two coats make it perfect!

Here’s what Magic Attraction looks like without top coat:


I thought about drawing bows on my nails, making each of them looking like a Christmas present. But I don’t believe that much in my freehand skills, or lack thereof… So I took the easier way around and stamped my presents on. I had two different present designs on my XL stamping plate K with holiday designs on it.

I used two different Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes for the stamping: Rapid Red and Jumpin’ Jade.

Here’s what that ended up looking like:


I would have double stamping on the nails, but I do apparently have rather small nails, so I figured that there wouldn’t be space enough there for more than one stamp :D

I love my Insta-Dri polishes. I don’t use them much as actual polishes, but they are perfect for stamping! I got most of them in blog sales, since Danish shops discontinued these years ago, for some reason I don’t know and definitely don’t understand either.
  
Here are the polishes:


The top coat is Seche Vite, by the way!

Please check out what the other girls made, I am sure they made some really fancy gifts. See you over there!  


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18 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful base for your gifts :)

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    1. Thank you! I love me some Color Club glitter! :)

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  2. Such a stunning base colour. I love the red and green stamping. I have some of those insta dry polishes in quite summery colours but I love your darker festive colours xx

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    1. Thanks a lot! :) Lots of the summery Insta-Dris work for stamping as well :)

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  3. The gifts look fantastic on that base!

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    1. Thank you. Now I'm looking forward to the real Christmas gifts! :)

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    1. Tak! Jeg blev også meget tilfreds selv. Glitteret er dog en af de svære at få af, men totalt besværet værd :D

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  5. Very beautiful. We all Love receiving gifts. Lol...

    SO CUTE!!!

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  6. So pretty! The gift stamps you used are really cute. :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you. I was pleased to get to use some of my Christmas stamping designs. :)

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    1. Tak!! :) Måske var det en lidt "kedelig" måde at løse udfordringen på, men jeg blev selv tilfreds med dem :)

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm glad you like them! :)

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