I got some lovely Christmas vinyls from Vinyl Boutique so I thought I would do a mani with Swirl Stencils. The stencils are perfect for christmas time as they make a Christmas candy look when using red and white.

I’ve had some dermatitis lately so you can see that my ring finger is quite pink. I promised not to photoshop my photos and I’m sticking to that promise.
China Glaze White on White with Lovisa ring
Powder Perfect Candy Canes and Silver Lanes Aglow
Powder Perfect Candy Canes and Silver Lanes Aglow
Powder Perfect Candy Canes and Silver Lanes Aglow
Powder Perfect Candy Canes and Silver Lanes Aglow

I started with a base of China Glaze White on White which I wore for 5 days while I was too sick to finish the mani. I got so many compliments on the plain white nails. Then I added Powder Perfect Candy Canes and Silver Lanes Aglow which is a very festive glitter topper. The photos didn’t show the lovely sparkle this glitter topper has, you can just see the micro holographic glitters in the macro shot. On the ring finger, I used the Vinyl Boutique Swirl Stencils and China Glaze Just Be-Claws. I didn’t get a clear border with this stencil, I think because I had the shakes and had to readjust the stencil a few times to get it centered. If you can, try place your vinyl stencils in one go so that none of the stickiness is lost. I then top coated with Pretty Serious Artiste Top Coat and then Glisten and Glow HK Girl Top Coat over that, for extra shine and protection.

I’m hoping to do some more Christmas nails before the day but we’ll see how my health goes. Do you like this mani?

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Alinta McMurdo