I started with a base of Zoya Veruschka, which is an amazing gorgeous green matte. Suede? Damn it I can never get those right. I guess suede right, because it has the pretty shimmer? Anyway, I applied two coats and let it dry.
Then I freehanded on French tips in China Glaze Sugar Plums, using just the regular ol' polish brush. Nothing fancy! My French freehanding skills have really come a long way since I first started doing my nails. *self pride*
I added a coat of Seche Vite to the tips and free edge once they had dried a bit.
The play between glossy and matte is one of my favorite things ever, and this one has an especially dramatic contrast (partially in thanks to the SV). I like that both the red and green are dark and elegant versions of the colors; it makes this mani feel more refined to me.
So now it's officially the holiday season! I hope to have more holiday themed manicures in the works for you. In the meantime I have some other great posts on the way that I am very excited about. GET PUMPED!