Monday, December 23, 2013

Rainbow Honey Candy Cane Nail Art

It's almost Christmas, so I'm still going strong with some Christmas themed nail art! Well, I suppose it isn't strictly Christmas related since it's just red and green, and sort of looks like peppermint!

I had bought some holiday polishes from Rainbow Honey and was dying to use them. The polishes also came in a little holiday nail art kit with foils and striping tape, so I used the striping tape as well! The set came with a black polish, but I wanted to use them on top of white instead, so I also used Zoya Purity.

I started off by applying one coat of Zoya Purity. I then applied a thin coat of Seche Vite to help it dry completely before applying tape (I tend to have bad luck with tape, even if I wait a very long time for the first coat to dry!). I then carefully applied four pieces of striping tape to each nail to make my candy cane design.

I applied the green polish, Demeter, first, and then carefully dabbed the red, Persephone, in the larger spots. While they were wet, I lifted off the tape and then applied another coat of Seche Vite to smooth it all out. The contrast looks a little crazy in the photos, but it's more subtle in person since Demeter and Persephone are pretty sheer. They're actually sheer jellies with metallic flakes inside! 

Demeter and Persephone are gorgeous, but my camera just didn't do them justice. They're beautiful and shimmery on their own with the metallic flakes inside, but you can only fully appreciate it by seeing it in motion! 

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