Hello my lovelies! I'm back from my trip with lots of energy and polishes to show you. The Getting Ready for Christmas challenge is well on its way and I'm a little behind the other girls, but I plan to catch up soon. Today's theme is a little tricky and can be interpreted in many ways. I decided to not take the obvious approach of painting mistletoe on my nails and instead tried to paint something that can be found under the mistletoe: a Christmas sweater. I know a lot of people like to wear this type of patterned sweaters this time of the year, so I tried to recreate it on my nails. It didn't come out quite as I wanted but I still like it.
First off, I wanted to use diamond glequins to do the stars in the middle. I then freehanded the rest of the pattern using a thin brush. I chose a polish that looked similar to the color of the glequins, Farmasi 52. The only issue was that the glequins didn't photograph true to color. I can assure you that they are a lot more red in real life.
After doing this design I found out that my camera was out of battery, so I used my phone to take these photos. I think they came out pretty good, although the skin color is a little off. Here's one in direct light that looks the most true to color.
I love Christmas sweater nails and I definitely need to try them again soon. To keep up with this challenge follow Elsa's Facebook page where you can find pictures and links to all the entries!