12 Days of Christmas: Ugly Sweater

Hi everyone!

Today’s theme in the Challenge Your Nail Art 12 Days of Christmas challenge is ugly sweaters. Ugly sweaters aren’t really a part of Christmas here since it’s summer but I think they are a pretty well known Christmas image. I realised I had never done argyle nails before so I decided to go with Christmas coloured argyle sweater nails. Painted Fingertips | Ugly argyle sweatersI started with a base of Revlon Charlie Lady in Red. Using a small brush, I added diamonds of Essence The Green & the Grunge one nail at a time and dipped the nail in green flocking powder. I’d almost forgotten I had this flocking powder but it was the perfect thing for sweater-themed nails! To complete the argyle design, I stuck on white striping tape criss-crossing the diamonds. Painted Fingertips | Ugly argyle sweatersAs you can see, the sweater was home-made by someone who wasn’t a very good knitter… at least that’s my excuse for the not very straight lines and the tape sticking up! I didn’t love this look but it is supposed to be an ugly sweater, after all. Painted Fingertips | Ugly argyle sweatersWhat do you think?

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  • http://vmoller.wordpress.com vonimoller

    Haahahahahahahahhaha the shirt was made by someone who wasn’t a good knitter. Kerry, you are bloody fantastic!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Haha what else could I say? lol 😀

  • http://lasheslacquer.wordpress.com lasheslacquer

    I love the texture on these !

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!!

  • Annette

    Oh my god….ugly sweaters, maybe us southern hemisphere girls could have argyl bikinis! 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Hahaha, I don’t see anyone actually wearing that though! Lol!

  • http://fixintofaff.blogspot.co.uk Ali@FixinToFaff

    Ahh! I love it! I imagine the tape was particularly fussy over the flocking.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! Yeah, it would only stay down properly for a few seconds at a time, lol. Usually I would top coat over tape to help it but obviously I couldn’t this time!

  • Tracey

    Stunning x

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  • http://Www.ladymaidnails.blogspot.ca Mandy

    Argyle on flocking, genius!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Haha, I’m glad it sort of worked 🙂

  • http://behappyandbuypolish.com Jessica W.

    This looks totally awesome, I love it!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!