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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Holiday Half Moon Wreaths

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I finally have some holiday nail art to share with you! I have been busy lately, and then I got sick, so I have sort of slacked on the holiday manicures... but I hope this will make up for it!

I present to you... holiday wreath half moons!


This look is SUPER festive and really cool (if you ask me, anyway). It starts off with a base of Color Club Worth the Risque, which is a silver polish with a faint holo effect.

Then, I freehanded on the base of the wreath half moons with Zoya Veruschka. Any similarly dark and foresty green would get the job done if you don't have Veruschka. I just used my favorite, regular ol' nail brush to do this. I then added on small bits of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Going Green and Wet N Wild Black Creme to give the wreath some depth and dimension. You want to be careful when you are adding on the black though, as it can quickly become really thick and dark. It might help you to add it on in tiny bits and then sort of spread it out with a dry nail art brush.

Using the small end of a dotting tool, I added on the holly berries in China Glaze Red Pearl. I did the dots twice to ensure that they were highly pigmented.

Then, using the smallest and thinnest nail art brush that I have, I freehanded on the bows in ... wait for it ... CHINA GLAZE VELVET BOW! How apropos! I learned a few nails into the process that the tops of the bows look best when you make them out of rounded triangular shapes.


I am loving this look, and it isn't too complicated once you get down to it! I think wreaths make the perfect twist on the classic half moon style.


What do you think? Would you wear this look? What other holiday-type manicures would you guys like to see me attempt? :)

33 comments:

  1. I love it! I will be attempting this! You're amazing!

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  2. I am loving this look too, I would sooo wear it as a matter of fact I am going to wear it SOON :) super cute!

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  3. thats really good. far more festive than some of the ones i have seen recently.

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  4. So beautiful! And what a genius idea to do half moons with wreaths ;) Love it!!

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  5. So clever! Why didn't I think of that?

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  6. Such a great idea! I love the twist on the half-moon!

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  7. Wow! It looks great! Say, how about a New Year's Eve mani?

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  8. There's so many Christmas designs going on on nail blogs, but this one is just perfect <3

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  9. I think this is my favorite Holiday mani I've seen this year!! :)

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  10. So cute! And so unique! I'm not normally a big half moon manicure person but this is so fun!

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  11. That is SO cute. I love it. I am going to have to try it. sooo cute!

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  12. This is soooo cute. I would totally do it if I could!

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  13. stop being so creative!! just kidding, keep doing it so i have holiday mani ideas;] haha, love this, per usual!

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  14. This is so cool! I really want to try this! :)

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  15. I love your idea with the half moon!

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  16. Beautiful and oh so seasonally appriopriate for this time of year!

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  17. I think you should do a mani of me wearing a holiday sweater while opening my Christmas presents next to a roaring fireplace with Paul Anka playing on the stereo. Annnnd... begin!

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  18. This is so cute and original, Sarah! Great job :D

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  19. Of course I would wear this look! It's a Christmas manicure! ^__^ It's beautiful!

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  20. this is so pretty! thanks for sharing :)

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  21. Man Girl you are so talented!!! Am so jealous! How about Santa and 8 reindeer and sleigh-thats 10 nails

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  22. Woow, love it! I'm inspired! Haha totally wearing this for Christmas<3

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