Friday, December 7, 2012

Crumpet's Tarts Winter Holiday Challenge

So I had planned out my manicure for this week, and then Tuesday night I was going to do my nails but I was just too exhausted and forgot :P Then my sad news arrived and I just didn't feel up to doing my nails at all, understandably. I almost didn't do them today, either.. but I wanted to have something on my nails.

I'm going to keep this short, as I said I'm pretty exhausted. I'm starting the challenge for Crumpet's Nail Tarts Winter Holiday Challenge. Since I'm late, and I can only do 1 manicure a week anyway, I went ahead and tweaked my planned manicure a bit.

I started out with 1 coat each of Julep Jessica, with Julep Kate on the accent.

I decided to do a saran wrap manicure. I do mine a bit differently than how I've seen others do theirs. I put a little bit of polish on a ball of saran wrap and then dab it on my nail, sort of like using a sponge. I used Kate again using this method, over Jessica.

You can't really tell at all from my photos, but I then applied one coat of butter London Knackered just to give it some sparkle. I may try to get some pictures in the sun when I get a chance. Meanwhile, I hand painted on some blue candy cane stripes on the accent nails using OPI Yodel Me On My Cell, from the Swiss collection. I did two layers of the stripes.

I finished off my nails with a couple of stickers I received for review from KKCenterHK. These are from the 3D Nail Seal Xmas Christmas Design Nail Seal-363 and 3D Nail Seal Xmas Christmas Sock Snowman Design Nail Seal-373 packs. They were a little trickier to work with this time, because my nails weren't quite dry enough. I'm not sure if you can tell from the pictures, but they kind of sunk into the paint a little bit which kind of creates a cool effect. I'm not sure they were supposed to do that though. One complaint I have about these from working with them last time is that because the stickers do not lay flat, they do snag and break off in little hunks after some time. Not a big deal but I did want to mention it.

I do want to mention that these decals were sent to me in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are my own. Yours may differ.

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So that's my finished look. Not quite as I expected or planned, but I do think it's cute and very season appropriate. As always, feel free to leave any comments, suggestions or questions. Thank you!


  1. Haha those decals look really pretty.. Love the whole snowy feel of the mani.. really nice :)

  2. Love it! It looks so elegant and classy. This is def perfect for this season. Great design and colors.