Monday, December 17, 2012

MSMD Before & After: Christmas lights


A lot of people are doing manicure based on strings of Christmas lights, and I thought I'd do my own...the particular version that inspired me is this one by Demi's nails, as featured on The Crumpet.

I started with a base of Color Club's Kiss Me Mistletoe, which is not only a cool retro shade of green, but is also subtly evergreen scented:

Color Club Kiss Me Mistletoe

Next I stamped a base of Christmas lights to use as a guide, and then free-handed the lights over it:

Why are my pictures loading upside down? Does anyone know?

Christmas lights that aren't sad or tragic at all...>.>

I used Sally Hansen Jumpin' Jade to draw the wire and the base of the lights. I used Pure Ice Siren,  Barry M Gold Foil (you can barely see those) and Sally Hansen Cobalt Blue to draw the lights.

Compared to where I was with my freehand skills when I started blogging, this isn't bad at all. But it's still nothing to write home about...sigh...Ah well, it's festive and that's what matters!

Thanks for looking,



  1. This is so cute! I think it turned out wonderfully. I've been wanting to try a Christmas lights mani.

  2. Awwww.... so cute!!! Love the color combos and the Christmas lights design. You are def so creative. Great job!

    1. Thank you so much, you're very sweet!! :)

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    1. why have christmas lights on your house, when you can have em on your nails? right?!


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