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Digit-al Dozen Does Festiveness: String Trees

Today is Day 4 of the Digit-al Dozen theme week. Isn't this fun!? Today's mani is awfully similar to Day 2. Again, I taped off triangles to represent Christmas Trees. Only this time I was inspired by a Christmas decoration in my house. I have a set of of three sparkly silver "wire" trees. I saw them from across the room and it reminded me of Victoria's Rainbow Nail Tutorial at manicurator.

Holiday Trees (work / play / polish)

For this mani, I wanted to deviate from the classic Christmas colors. I chose China Glaze Dorothy Who as a base. It looks frosty to me. After two coats and a coat of Seche Vite, I taped off the triangles.

Holiday Trees (work / play / polish)

Now comes the hard part. I tried to follow Victoria's instructions and I failed miserably. I couldn't get the polish stringy enough to "fling" so instead I "drug and dabbed" it (that's a real technique...according to me). I used Sally Hansen Celeb City, a metallic silver, and I think that's why I couldn't get the right consistency.  This next pic is a weird angle, but it shows the texture and depth of the triangles. I didn't use a topcoat.

Holiday Trees (work / play / polish)

Finally, I used a small dotting tool and OPI Red to dab on some ornaments.

Holiday Trees (work / play / polish)

I love how this looks in person. Have any of you tried the string technique? Also, did anyone catch my silly mani title "String Trees"? You know...String Cheese. [crickets] My daughter didn't laugh either! :)

Don't forget to check out the other Digit-al Dozen masterpieces! These ladies are uh-mazing!