BLOGS IN BLOOM - Kristin's Festive Snowflake Nails!


Kristin from The Manicured Monkey spreads some festive cheer with this amazing manicure!

1. Tell us a little about yourself? 
I'm a native Californian who has traveled the world, played with primates in the Bornean rainforests, hugged dolphins in Hawaii, photographed the South African "Big 5" and have traveled to the other side of the world to watch the World Cup 2010. 

2. What can we expect to see from your blog?
I like to show a wide spectrum of brands (polish and once in a while make up)  that have a price tag for every budge. My nail art videos are for those who want to branch out and try something different. I am by no means and artist so I want to show my readers if I can do nail art and make up, you can too.
3. Three favourite blogs or websites? (fashion/pop culture blog)
Twitter (because who doesn't love Twitter!) (hollywood/pop culture news site- gotta love Hollywood!)

Festive Snowflake Nails!

Happy holidays everyone! As everyone around the world celebrates various holidays, I wanted to do something that was a bit different than the normal green, red and white manicure.  I love doing nail art and do various things with striping tape and stamping so I thought why not incorporate the two?

I did two coats of China Glaze Lubu Heels, a black jelly with small red glitter.  Application was amazingly easy and did not pool.  I’m not used to wearing red glitter colors so this was a nice adventurous change for me and once I looked at it, the color felt like a holiday polish.I wanted to make a design that would still show the prettiness of Lubu Heels so I decided I would wrap my ring finger up like a present! I took nail striping tape, crossed it, and then added a cute fimo bow to it for a bit of dimension and texture.

On the rest of my nails I stamped snowflakes using the new Bundle Monster plates and Color Club Worth The Risque which is a super shiny silver holographic.  Living in California by San Francisco, we don’t get snow. I love travelling to the snow in hopes of seeing falling snowflakes glisten in the natural light. This is exactly what Worth The Risque reminds me of.  

Thanks to Lily for letting me take over her blog today, I hope everyone likes my guest manicure!

To find out more about how to use nail striping tape and to stamp, you can check out my You Tube channel or my blog for tutorials. 

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  1. Great post, i absolutely love these, so perfect for Christmas!

  2. What an awesome tutorial! The nails look beautiful... Looks like I might need to invest in some tools though :)


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