Today on the blog I'm sharing the manicure I'll be wearing for Christmas.
I started out with two coats of Qtica Nail Growth Stimulator, then two coats of Zoya Anchor Basecoat, I then went in with two coats of Fancy Gloss Once in a Red Moon which is a gorgeous dark cherry red when cold to a super pale pink with a strong blue flash. This had a great formula and I only did two coats as I wasnt sure how sheer it would be in the warm state, I was freezing cold while I painted it, hence why when I stamped I accidently stamped the white over the snow flakes on my middle nails. I am really liking the blue flash in this polish, I also bough Once in a Purple Moon, I just love Fancy Glosses thermals.
The stamping polish I used was Barry M Cotton for the white and Zoya Cherri for the red, I then added a coat of Wikkid Polish Star Dust, the plates I used were Whats Up Nails A022 and B035 plus Moyou Snow Collection 02. My topcoat of choice is always Barry M Plumpy, it doesnt smear stamping and dries quickly.
In January I will start using the Barry M Nail Strengthener and use that for 4 weeks then not use it for 4 weeks, you dont want to use a strengthener all the time, it can make your nails brittle and break more easily.
I've included some pics of before and after I chopped my nails down, I did love having them long but the maintenance was getting tough, I had two breaks on my right hand plus wearing those fake nails on my left you can see the damage.
I hope everyone has a wonderful break whether you celebrate Christmas or not and I'll see you all in January 2024 for more Zoya and Fancy Gloss posts.