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Digital Dozen Does Festiveness: New Year's Party Nails

This is it. The last day of my first Digit-al Dozen theme week. This was a lot of fun. I already can't wait until January's theme week! So for my final mani, I decided to do some New Year's Party Nails...something fun and totally sparkly. I bought the entire Buttler London Holiday Collection when it was released, but I hadn't tried a single one. I love ultrafine glitters and I love this entire collection. The polishes are so densely packed with sparkliness. I loooove how the mani turned out.

butterLONDON Scallywag and Fairy Cake French (work / play / polish)

Because of the thickness and texture of the polishes, I knew I couldn't apply this like a typical french mani...if I did, the tips would look like bricks and wouldn't have a good contrast. Instead, I taped off the tip of each nail (just stuck the tape right to my natural nailbed) and polished two coats of Scallywag. I carefully removed the tape since the polish was quite thick and I didn't want to "pull" polish off the nail.

butterLONDON Scallywag and Fairy Cake French (work / play / polish)

Then I took some white polish (I can't remember which) and polished the tips. This was easy because the thickness of Scallywag created a barrier. I went back over the white tips with a single coat of Fairy Cake.


butterLONDON Scallywag and Fairy Cake French (work / play / polish)

I finished up with two coats of Seche Vite to make everything smooth. This mani sparkles even it low light!

Don't forget to check out the other awesome Digit-al Dozen manis at the link! And starting today, you can enter my 1,000 Facebook Likes Giveaway! One winner will get all 30 new release polishes in the Pure Ice 2012 Collection!