Hi everyone! Today we have a very special edition of Paint All the Nails...Secret Santas! For this link-up, we were all randomly assigned a Secret Santa and instead of a gift we recreated one of their nail art looks! I was super excited to get the fabulous Lucie from Lucy's Stash as my Secret Santa and I had a blast looking through her nail art looks! There were SO many fabulous things to choose from because Lucie is a nail art master. I decided focus on her winter/Christmas designs because I have barely been able to do nail art for the season so far this year and I fell in love with two of her designs...so I did them both!
For the first look, I chose to recreate her matte snowflake design. This one just took my breath away when I saw it because I adore the matte effect and the gold/red combo. For the base of my design, I used Zoya Amal. Then I used China Glaze 2030 and Bundle Monster plate BM-323 for the snowflake design. Man, I just LOVE this look! I got so many compliments when I wore this (and people asking me if I would do their nails for the holidays :D).
For my next look, I did a more loose interpretation of one of Lucie's designs, a gorgeous striping tape Christmas Tree which she was inspired to do by Nailside (I love how everyone inspires everyone in this community!). I just received KBShimmer's upcoming Birthstone Collection in the mail (swatches coming soon!) and I decided to use a few of those shades for this elegant mani. I started with a base of KBShimmer Ruby and let it dry completely. Then for my accent nail, I taped off a Christmas Tree with striping tape and used KBShimmer Peridot for the body of the tree. Then I finished it off with a dot of KBShimmer Garnet for the tree topper. Sometimes a fabulous accent is all you need for a killer mani, and this sparkly tree is just perfect!
Lucie is always so inspiring with her perfect nails and gorgeous nail art and swatches, so if you aren't following her blog already, you should be!
Be sure to check out who everyone else had as their Secret Santas! I can't wait to find out! Thanks for looking everyone!