Sunday, December 18, 2011
The 11th Day of Christmas Polishes/Gingerbread Themed
Happy Monday! I hope that you had a great weekend. Today is the 11th Day of the 12 Days of Christmas Polishes. I chose a gingerbread theme for today's look. It didn't come out the way I wanted it to, but for the sake of time, I had to go with it.
I started this look with a polish made by the skin care company that I work for...Elizabeth Grady. The name of the polish is Hot Latte and it is a desert colored brown. While it may not look pretty in the bottle, it looks much nicer painted on the nail. It is a rich shade that kind of reminded me of gingerbread. I applied two coats just to give it a little more depth.
The next step was to apply China Glazes' Lightening Bolt, which is their white crackle. I wanted it to look like the icing on a gingerbread house. Again, this look was so much better in my mind than it actually turned out to be. I think that I put the crackle on too thick and in the process, lost sight of the gingerbread color.
Finally, in an attempt to achieve the whimsical, fun look of a gingerbread house, I used a Wet n Wild glitter polish...Party of Five Glitters. I don't love this polish. It is a bit watery and I had to really work at it to get enough sparkle on the nail. While it is a pretty, Christmasey polish, it just didn't look great with this look.
Thanks as always for reading. Have a wonderful day and come back tomorrow for the final day of the 12 Days of Christmas Polishes.