Here’s my last mani for the January N.A.I.L. linkup! The week 4 theme is BORDER MANI.
I’m wearing a couple polishes from the China Glaze Happy Holiglaze 2013 collection. It’s actually a three-pack from that collection called Dash of Dazzle. I chose the two metallics of the bunch because OMG I love metallics lately! But also, because the other one called Bells Will Be Blinging has bar glitter, and well, I’m not a huge fan. Maybe some other time!
First I applied one coat of So Blue Without You. It’s so bright and vibrant! Then I applied the gold polish called Mingle With Kringle. So much gold foil goodness! When I applied the gold I made sure never to touch the base or sides of my nail. But I did pull the gold polish all the way to the tips of my nails (which makes the border look like a horseshoe), which isn’t a biggie… because then I just hand paint little strips of blue onto my tips to make the blue border reach all the way around my nails. It’s actually done in no time at all- with no special tools required. Just the bottle brushes.
This manicure is a little crazy-looking, huh? It didn’t come out quite as expected. I think the metallic finish blurs it so my border isn’t very crisp. But it was super quick and it’s very eye-catching, so I can’t complain!
Since January is almost over that means the February Linkup themes will be coming out soon! Keep your eyes peeled this weekend for the announcement!
In the meantime, here are the galleries of January nails…
6 – 12 January – Health and Wellness :
13 – 19 January – Inspired by Pinterest :
20 – 26 January – Opposite Day :
17 thoughts on “china glaze border mani”
These are so fun! Nice border nails!
It reminds me of Avatar! But it is very funky! Love it
Sweet. I freakin love Avatar!
I really like the colors! I kind of like that the border isn’t *super* crisp; plus even though they’re a little blurry your borders are neat so I think it works. Really cool nails!
Thanks Jules! Happy weekend! You have weekends off now right??
Yup! I’m a Monday-Friday girl now 😀
I love it! That is the most gorgeous blue.
Isn’t it? 😀 Thanks
This is such a gorgeous combo! I love the teal and gold mix. Good job dear.
Thanks Viv 🙂
1. I am obsessed with border manis 2. I think this is freaking awesome 3. I’ll have to try your technique, I always end up just freehanding the whole border!
If I remember correctly you can bang out some awesome border manis!
they totally look like mini shields. I can so imaging a griffin or lion on it 🙂
haha I guess they do look like shields!
They’re so pretty : D And quirky, love the colour combo!