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Xmas Art on Opallac True Blue

Time for a festive mani, given Xmas is just days away 🎄 Feeling overwhelmed by the traditional red & green, my previous swatch of Opallac True Blue makes the perfect base for so called “ugly sweater” print, with gradient tips, hand-painted snowflake ❄ and gift wrapped 🎁 accent nails.



Part of the “Christmas is Coming” prompt for the Instagram @Clairestelle8challenge #Clairestelle8dec Christmas nails challenge. That is a mouthful of C’s in a sentence. Anyhoo this lovely Ugly Sweater print is from MoYou London plate Festive 04. Perfect for all your Xmas knit needs.

The snowflake was hand painted using my Pure Color No. 10 brush and some white acrylic. I added a little powdered pigment to the tips to give it a more festive feel like shiny Xmas baubles. To do this I used the following Born Pretty items:

Everything was sealed with the gel top coat for safe wearing.

Tutorial for this will be up tomorrow 😜 And thanks to the finicky internet, blog post went up later than expected. Ah, what is rush time without a hundred things going pear-shaped?

If you are looking for this gel polish shade, this is what it looks like in the bottle. You can get it at Priceline in Australia, or directly from the Opallac website. They ship internationally too by the way. Check out the previous post for a look at the naked swatch…

Video tutorial here:




• True Blue – Opallac: @opallacgelpolish
• Top & Base coats – Opallac: #opallac
• White 01 – Mundo de Uñas: @mundodeunas #mundodeunas


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  1. Sara N. 25th December 2016 Reply

    I really like what you did here. W hen will you do a gel nails tutorial?

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      Lia Lacquerista 26th December 2016 Reply

      Cheers Sara. I was hoping to do one early next year as time and health permits.

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