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Blogmas: Festive Pedicure.

17 December 2013
Welcome to blogmas day 17!

Before I started blogmas I thought often about the sort of posts I would want to do, among them were manicure and pedicure ideas, as I started writing posts the pedicure idea moved further and further down the list every day. You see I don't like gaudy toe nail art, the idea just makes my skin crawl and I struggled to come up with an idea that I would be happy to wear because once my toes are done, they are done for at least a week and there is no way in hell I'm doing my toes more than once a week.


Finally I got a little inspiration from a pretty bauble I saw in a store and I knew I would be able to have festive toes without feeling like they were the center of attention, because I don't need attention whore toes.

Warning: This post contains many pictures of my toes, if you don't like toes or feet then this post isn't for you. Don't worry, I won't be offended if the thought makes you gag, it does the same for me too but I'm trying to step out of my box.

Tools


  • Base Coat - Revlon Colourstay.
  • Base Colour - OPI something or rather, the damn sticker is missing.
  • Accent Colours - Editor's Picks in #1 and Kit Cosmetics Polish in Time Shift.
  • Konad Stamping Kit.
  • Bundle Monster plate in #14.
  • Dotting Tool.


Making it happen


  • Prep your nails - Give them a clean, push back your cuticles and apply a base coat.
  • Pint on your base colour - Mine is a soft pink, if anyone can decipher what my OPI polish is just by looking at it I'd be really pleased to know what it's bloody called!
  • Start your stamping - Use your stamping kit to place a little star at the tip of your nail, things to note at this point are: Getting them center is really freakin' difficult and swearing won't make the stars behave.
  • Dot away - Use your dotting tool to create little trees, this is where you'll be super annoyed that the stars aren't perfectly center. I added a few red dots for contrast and instantly wished that I hadn't.
  • Apply a top coat to protect your pedicure and enjoy wearing open toed shoes for Christmas :)



Things I learnt while doing this: Stamping on toe nails is bloody difficult no matter how flexible you are, the tan lines from my thongs is hard core and nail art on my toes isn't for me, even when I consider it subtle and dainty. But ya' know.. I'm secretly proud that this post happened.


All Products were purchased by myself and I'm in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying.

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2 comments on "Blogmas: Festive Pedicure."
  1. those look so cute I love them! <3

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    1. Thank you Shelagh, I'm glad they weren't a total flop :)

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