December 04, 2012

BEAUTY | Silver Christmas Garland Manicure

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Christmas decorations in all the shops and department stores can get pretty tiring.
Ripping them out of their context and finding new purposes for them is much more fun!

-nailpolish
-topcoat
-metallic garland
-scissors
-tweezers

Start of by painting your nails in any color and let it dry, I reckon that it'll also work well with black. Then cut off the thin strips from the garland. (no need to have such an OCD like me and place them all in a row like that) Apply a layer of top coat and place the thin silver foil strip on the nail with your tweezers. You can still move around the strip on the clear topcoat without smudging the color underneath. Let it dry and cut off the bits that are too long and are sticking out. Finish off with another layer of top coat. I will definitely stock up on bits of silver, gold, colored christmas decorations. Can't wait to experiment some more and applying them diagonally, horizontally, multiples, possibilities are endless!

74 comments:

Laura said...

Such a pretty idea!

IVOMITTRIANGLES said...

oh i love this idea! amazing

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Style by Bruno said...

They are super minimalistic but so nice


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Maria Pham said...

I love it!

HONEY said...

such a fun and eco-friendly idea!

Natalie-s fashion workshop said...

great idea, girl!
i always though these decorations are only for trash, now I can use them ;)

Tanya Minxy said...

Great idea, I have to try this! =^.^=
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Anne said...

super funny!

Martina said...
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Martina said...

great, great idea! :)

Marloes said...

So doing this for Christmas!

The Sparkling Dust said...

my what a great idea, definitely need to give this a go, thanks for the inspiration xx

Fashiable said...

Erg leuk voor de feestdangen!

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ZxM Style-Squared said...

I am so going to do these nails :-) love them :-)

Pernille said...

Really a great idea!

Anna-Nathalie said...

I love it!
Pretty cool :)

Isabel said...

Such a great ides, looks beautiful! :)

xx Isabel

Tram Onbekend said...

Wat een verfrissend idee!

Bri Wang said...

So cool! The metallic stripes are such a great detail.

xx

FASHION EATERS

isabelle angele said...

good lord you always come up w/unique ideas

Mary said...

ADORO !!!



Maria Onorio
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Me Gusta o No Me Gusta said...

I love it! And it's so easy to acomplish!
I will do it ♥

kisses
Nadia

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Alina Bak Koch said...

how nice! I think I will try that! Love your blog!

http://blackxsplash.blogspot.dk

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Constance said...

Great idea!!

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Beth Gallimore said...

This is such a good idea! I want to try it with multi-coloured tinsel!

Domonique Wilson said...

So up for trying this! Subtle festive nails....

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x

Paula said...

cool idea!

Leah Nielsen said...

super neat! great idea ;)

TRENDSURVIVOR said...

It looks amazing! I would like to try it with black and gold!
xxx
Nina
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Luba Dimitrova said...

Beautiful ! love the idea !



XX Luba

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Sharon said...

Wat een leuk idee!



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My Gaby said...

sO AMAZING! GREAT IDEA!!!

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TeuntjeVDW said...

Great! I will try it at home :) xx.

Laura said...

Love this!!

XX
http://lauralexo.blogspot.com

Milex said...

wowowow!

Yuka said...

GENIUS!

Laura said...

Amazing!! So, so creative.

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Timna said...

GREAT IDEA and so simple.. ;)

xx Timna
timnalovescouture.blogspot.com

Anna Hope said...

This is such a good idea! I think I'll be trying out black nails with gold tinsel :)

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x

Tian said...

It's beautiful!

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Mju said...

Awesome idea! love it!

Lisette Rivera said...

ah! such a great idea!!

Rhoda Wong said...

love the nail idea!

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Rhoda Wong said...

love the nail idea!

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Anonymous said...

brilliant idea! but do you have 11 fingers? :D

Sarah said...

Great idea! This is gorgeous!

Shannon Malone said...

hehehehehehe so clever!

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Bani said...

I did that earlier this year with silver and black! It looked awesome but it peeled off the next day :(

I tried the same with aluminum foil too but it came off if i accidentally rubbed my nails against something, even though I had applied a bunch of top coats to it

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Jessica said...

LOL, "do you have 11 fingers" ^

Julia Percia David said...

Amazing! Love that idea! Have to try!
Where didi you find this white nail polish? Mine is from Covergirl but it's impossible to have a sharp finish with it!

xoxo

Julia from aboyeur.blogspot.com

Justalazymorning said...

very cute!!
love the idea!

LOVE AESTHETICS said...

hahaha! I realised it were 11 after the picture was taken and hoped no one would count them

Charlie said...

Haha, I love that someone realised there were 11! :P

Such an awesome idea for a Christmas mani. Minimal christmas forever <3

Mira said...

Totally cool manicure!!!
xo

glamDevils

 Crystallography said...

you are seriously so creative. just had a glitter party, should have done this! so cool, x

Anonymous said...

you're the most creative person i've ever see, Ivania. i love your ideas

Lini said...

Oh wow I love these kind of ideas. To make something so nice out of a random thing is just great.

annaleena karlsson said...

LOVE!!!

Egle said...

brilliant!!

Floortje van Cooten said...

Super!

Marie said...

cool very cool

MARJOLEIN from NEVER TOO POLISHED.COM said...

Het is moeilijk te zeggen, maar ik denk dat dit je tot nu toe beste idee is! Love it in al z'n eenvoud!

x Marjolein
nevertoopolished.com

Arevya said...

Oooh thats a really good ide! :D

amalie said...

that is awesome!
xx

Anonymous said...

I did this with black as a base, and it reminded me of Alexander Wang ss13… Really cool!!

Anonymous said...

cool nails <3


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URBAN BEINGS said...

it looks really nice! need to try it out!

Travelle said...

You're originality is so refreshing. Keep 'em comin'. <3

Tall Blond Lady said...

Heel erg gaaf! groetjes

Yvonne said...

favorite blogger of all time! so creative!

Anonymous said...

Das sieht toll aus! Super!
Liebe Grüße, Illa.

ODYSSEY said...

Quite a clever idea and pretty, too.

Lola Jaro said...

you have the best ideas



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