In cold weather our toes spend their days hidden in boots and pumps, but it’s still a good time to pamper yourself with a pedicure! I wanted to go all out Christmas with mine, so this is what I used –
I used a thin brush for the “candy cane” stripes on my middle toes, and for the polka dots on my big toes I used my all-time favorite makeshift dotting tool, a tiny sewing pin inserted into a pencil eraser.
In order to keep my pedi long wearing, I prepped my nails with OPI Chip Skip, used the Gelous as a base coat, and finished it all off with 3 Minute Artificials as my top coat.
This is not entirely my own idea, I was inspired by a similar mani design I came across on Pinterest, but I still wanted to share with you my results! This mani was really easy and I’m in love with how it turned out! Here is what I used:
The best part? Check out these prices:
Nail-Aid 3 Minute Artificials – Appx. $4 at Walmart
LA Color in Dizzy – $1 at my local Dollar Tree
NYC in French White Tip – Appx. $2 at Walmart
Sally Hansen X-Treme Wear in Starry Night – $1 at my local Dollar Tree
Gelous Gel Coat – $7 at Sally’s Beauty Supply
The most expensive part is the base and top coats that I used, but you can certainly use whatever products you happen to have on hand! If you are looking for a good base coat, I highly recommend the Gelous!
I applied one coat of Gelous, one coat of white, a second coat of Gelous, a second coat of white, and then one coat of Starry Night followed by one coat of Dizzy. I then sealed it with the 3 minute artificals.
Plum and gold have quickly become one of my favorite color combinations for fall. To me the combination feels luxurious, like a prelude to the sparkling holiday season.
I used Avon SpeedDry+ in Smoky Plumes, a really great deep plum color with a grey undertone, and Avon Brushed Metals in Brushed Gold, my absolute favorite sparkly nail polish ever! It is lightly textured and is comparable to Zoya’s Pixie Dust or OPI’s Liquid Sands, at a fraction of the cost!
I applied one coat of the Smoky Plumes to all of my nails, then I applied one coat of Brushed Gold to my ring fingers, and then a second coat of Smoky Plumes to all my other nails. I finished it all up with a good top coat.