Christmas nails 2012 – Bows


Day 6 of the 12 nails of Christmas!! We’re half way thought and only 6 days till Christmas!

I was looking through various images of Christmas and this seemed to feature a lot in many of the images, red bows, on everything, mistletoe, holly, bells, etc etc. So i thought they deserved their own nails.

The colours i used for this look are:

‘Practically Perfect’ by No7, ‘Red Shimmer’ by Famous, ‘Red Carnation’, by L.A. Colour, ‘Red Glitter’ by Barry M, ‘Red Carpet’ by Rimmel, ‘Strawberry Fizz’,  by Rimmel, ‘Blackout’ by Rimmel and ‘White on white’ by Revlon.

More photos under the cut.

I used a nude colour for the background. When sketching out the bows i took a small brush and using the red i wanted to fill the rest of the bow in with i started with drawing out the knot in the middle of the bow. Once i had this at the size and centered then i started with each side of the bow. Finally i drew out the ends of the bow under the bow itself.

Once happy with all of this, i start to fill it in.

On the ring finger i only drew the bows and i left the ribbons underneath so i could fit on more bows instead.

I sued a slightly darker shade to add the creases in the bows and white highlights for the edge of the bows. I also took a small brush a outlined all of the bows in black.

I hope you have fun recreating this look.








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