For week 5 of the 'Let It Snow' challenge, the prompt is 'New Year's'. So today I have a New Year's mani, probably the one I'll actually be wearing on New Year's Eve.
From the moment I saw China Glaze's Champagne Bubbles, I loved it because I thought it really did look like champagne with bubbles in it, and I knew I wanted to do a New Year's Eve manicure with it. I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do with it, but I knew that polish was going to be champagne somehow.
I decided to turn the nail beds into champagne flutes by putting 'clear' iridescent glequins around the edges, to make the cupped portion of the flute. Then I stamped some extra bubbles on to represent the stream of bubbles that come up from the bottom of the champagne. I stamped this using Pure Ice Silver Mercedes and Magno Nails plate O:
|Raise your glass if you are wrong in all the right ways|
|All my underdogs|
|We will never be never be anything but loud|
I'm pretty happy with how it came out. You can see the little glitters in the base polish, and they do look like little bubbles. I think if I were to do it again, I'd either place the glequins end-to-end, or do a double layer of them so it looks a bit more like a solid piece of glass. But, it's pretty and it catches the light, especially in person, and has just that pretty bit of New Year's bling. :)
And with that, I bid farewell to 2012...my first year of nail blogging has come to an end, and I can't wait to see what 2013 has in store for me. :)
Happy New Year to you and yours! Please check out the other New Year's manis, linked below. :)
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