I have a sweet manicure for you today with a candy red, heart gems and a filigree band. This manicure was born out of a certain optimism for the New Year and a desire to offer love to each of you.
I began by stamping the filigree flowers from image plate T41 with Konad white special polish. I flipped the stamp every other nail to create movement in the design. Using silver beads, I ornamented each band. Next, I placed heart mirror gems at the tip of every nail. I altered the gem placement on each hand.
Santa's Sak is such a gorgeous polish! It is a candy red that makes me think of maraschino cherries. This jelly polish is swirled with silver bar glitter and round glitter pieces. Despite the name, this polish would be perfect for Valentine's Day manicures.
The color is more translucent than my camera could capture. Seeing the glitter in person is much like looking at bright fish through aquarium glass. Even the fish towards the back of the tank are visible. After applying three coats, you can still see the glitter of the first coat behind the second two.
To avoid the subtle visible nail line apparent with most jelly polishes, I used two coats of Brucci 2 in 1 Nail Perfection as a whitening base. Ladies with shorter nails could easily skip this step. I highly recommend using three coats of Santa's Sak. It's still quite pretty at two, but three is like the grand finale of a fireworks display.
I hope you enjoyed the sparkle and sweetness of this manicure!
BB Couture Santa's Sak was sent to me for review. To purchase, visit overallbeauty.com. For a chance to win the entire BB Couture Christmas Collection, Made from Earth skin care and a chic wristlet, stop by Get Festive Giveaway! to enter. Hurry as the giveaway closes in the last available time zone January 7th!
Image plate T41 was provided for my consideration. To shop the full line of nail art stamping design plates, go to chez-delaney.com.
Happy painting ladies!