First, I started with 2 coats of Pahlish Gingerbread Baker, half of their December 2015 Duo, on my index, ring and pinky finger. Next, I applied M Polish Carol, a multi-purpose stamping and nail polish, to my thumb and middle fingers. Then I gave each nail a healthy coat of Glisten & Glow HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat.
Next, I applied the glitter topper from the December 2015 Duo, Pahlish Gumdrop Rooftop, over Gingerbread Baker. It’s multi-colored flakies, holographic shimmer and iridescent glitters remind me of the sparkle and shimmer of a fully decorated Christmas tree.
I applied a string of ornaments vinyl from KBShimmer’s Holiday Themed Vinyl Sheet to my thumb and middle finger polished the nail with Gingerbread Baker and quickly removed the vinyls using care to maintain the design. Then each nail got another coat of HK Girl and some drying time before I began to stamp.
I opted to stamp the hard part first. You may recall that Clear Jelly Stampers did not yet exist in 2015, so centering ‘A Very Merry Christmas‘ from UberChic Christmas 01 took some time, skill and a touch of aggravation.
You’re going to laugh because I’m usually pretty organized but I didn’t take the best notes on the products I used for this design. I spent HOURS trying to figure out which plates I used on the Gumdrop Rooftop nails. I just discovered that I stamped with M Polish Bronze and MoYou London Festive 17 on my index and pinky and Festive 18 on my ring finger. Phew!!
Pahlish Gingerbread Baker and Gumdrop Rooftop
Glisten and Glow HK Girl Fast Drying Top Coat
MoYou London Festive 17 and Festive 18
UberChic Christmas 01