What is the Christmas Pickle?
Seriously! I have no idea what this is about! Maybe it’s because I live in the UK that I haven’t heard of this vinegary tradition, here we just bake lucky silver coins into our puddings, well you get luck or a broken tooth…
Is it a lucky pickle? If you are lucky enough to find this mystical vegetable are you blessed with a year of produce in jars? Or even a deluge of vinegar based condiments! Ugh I have so many questions.
For my pickle nails I used
- Hits Speciallita – Samba
- Sinful Colors – Snow Me White
- China Glaze – Tip Your Hat
- Zoya – Logan
- Revlon – Rain Forest
- Barry M – Red Glitter
- Illamasqua – Omen
- Indigo Bananas – Chill Out
- Seche Vite
- A Tiny Brush
- And the smallest dotting tool I own.
I started with three coats of Samba for the base and Snow Me White for the french tip, when this had dried I applied a little Chill Out over the tips. It really does look like sparkly snow, it really is a very pretty polish.
The branches are a mixture of Omen, Rain Forest and Logan applied with a thin brush.
The little berries are a mixture of Barry M Red Glitter and Tip Your Hat, I had to mix the glitter in with another red as it’s getting old and stringy and I’ve run out of polish thinner (bad times!).
The pickle is Omen from Illamasqua with a couple of stripes of Rain Forest!
I used a lot of glitter polishes in this mani and it needed a couple of coats of Seche Vite to give it a glassy smooth finish!
I think that this is actually the most festive mani I have created this holiday season!
If you would like to see some more amazing Holiday nail art be sure to have a look at the HPB link up below!