Guys, it's been FAR too long since I've done some detailed nail art so I'm back with a bang! When I was trying to think of unique festive nail art ideas, I came up with the idea of mince pies. I've never come across any other mince pie nail art but please correct me if that isn't the case!
The road to these nails was not easy I'll tell you that now. Since I haven't done any detailed nail art in a while, my brushes were all over the place and I cannot for the life of me find my beloved detail brush so I had to improvise. Also, since I've never come across mince pie nails before I was going into this blind and they took me a good bit of time to complete. Since there are a fair few steps to these nails, I'll not get into too many details but do let me know if you'd like a tutorial.
My base shade is OPI's Don't Pretzel My Buttons which acts as the pastry. I then used Barry M's Mocha and a dark brown Color Club shade as the mince meat. I finished off the accents and icing sugar with Barry M Coconut. Like I said, this was a bit of a slap-dash, make it up as you go along manicure which involved two sub-par detailing brushes and a toothbrush but a more detailed tutorial could be posted on Instagram if you'd like :D
Speaking of Instagram (nice segue if I do say so myself), today I am launching my first Instagram giveaway :O I've hosted a giveaway on the blog before but I thought it would be fun to do one over on Instagram, especially for this time of year. The prizes consist of my favourite and most-used products or brands from 2015 so its the perfect way to say goodbye to what has been a very good year. Pop on over to my Instagram profile and find the entry photo and follow the instructions. If the picture hasn't been posted by the time you visit my profile, follow and wait because it will definitely be uploaded TODAY. Unfortunately, this giveaway is just for UK residents only due to the nail polish you can win but I really hope to do an international giveaway soon :)
I hope you've enjoyed this brief foray into nail art and I hope I'll get back into it over Christmas and New Year's. Are you sporting festive nails yet? Let me know in the comments below and make sure to head over to Instagram to enter the giveaway, until next time :)