Monday, November 10, 2014


Oh, my life is changing every day...ahem (song reference...guess which?)...Can anyone believe how fast the holidays come round? They really seem to arrive faster every year. As my favorite food-themed holiday looms, I felt inspired to make something, well, food themed-ish. One of my favorite Thanksgiving foods is cranberry sauce, both homemade and canned, but especially canned (drool). The actual berries are so rich in color and the reds vary a does my selection of red nail polish.

Delightfully red cranberries!
Source: Stock photo

And here it is...cranberry nail art! And some other color coordinated nail art, too. I have a difficult time doing the same thing on each nail (because there are so many options!!) so only my middle and ring fingers were intended to be cranberry-inspired.

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Indoor lighting

To create the cranberry look, I used a dotting tool with 5 different red polishes (listed below). Dots were layered in varying shades until the whole nail was covered. I loved how the reds looked together so I chose to use them in different ways on my other fingers. Index and pinkie were done with a dotting tool and a striping brush. Thumb is free-handed stripes with a striping brush.

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Outdoors (no sun)

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Outdoors (no sun)

This is one of those manis that I had a half-baked idea of what I wanted to do and really didn't expect it to turn out too cohesively, but I think it worked out well. Now about that canned cranberry sauce...

How about some other holiday nail art? Have any ideas? Comment below.

Thanks for reading!

Polishes used:
Zoya - Rue (nude)
butter LONDON - Abso-bloody-lutely (oxblood red)
OPI - Skyfall (wine red)
China Glaze - Ruby Pumps (red glitter)
Zoya - Sooki (true red)
China Glaze - Roguish Red (orange red)