Christmas nail art feat. OPI The Spy Who Loved Me

Christmas is in the air! All nail polish blogs that I follow are full of festive designs and Christmas nails challenges :) Let me join the girls and show you a simple holiday nail art:

Christmas nail art

Yep, a good old candy cane design! The pattern is well known, so what can make it more unique are great colors and some nail decorations. This time I painted my nails with OPI The Spy Who Loved Me, which is a cheerful red with a fine golden shimmer. The color comes from the new OPI Holidays 2012 collection inspired by James Bond movies. I wouldn’t say I’m a big fan of James Bond adventures, but I watched several films, and when I have a chance I’d love to see the latest one, Skyfall too.

The Spy Who Loved Me in the bottle and on my nails (2 coats + 1 coat of a clear top):

OPI The Spy Who Loved Me

For the accent I used Sally Hansen White On as a base, and over it I freehand painted red and green stripes. I didn’t use tape (I was too lazy to wait for the base color to dry), but I did have to wait for the stripes to get completely dry before applying a thick layer of a clear top. Right after that I quickly applied 4 pear shaped golden rhinestones on the green stripe in the middle of the design.
The result – my candy cane Christmas nail art a bit closer:

Candy cane Christmas nail art

The products I used:

  • OPI The Spy Who Loved Me – red sparkling base color, and I also used it to paint the red stripes
  • SH White On – white base for the accent
  • Alessandro Green Genie – green stripes
  • Clear top coater
  • Golden rhinestones

Candy cane nail design for Christmas

Well, I hope you liked it :) I still have one more week to try some other festive nail designs that I have in mind, so I see you soon ;) and meanwhile I wish you a great weekend! xxx

10 Comment

  1. The spy who loved me is such a stunning red <3 I like the accent nail also with those drop rhinestones :)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      So true :) When I saw the release pics of the OPI James Bond collection, my first thought was “oh another red shimmer! so expected and boring”, I wasn’t going to buy The Spy at all.. until I saw the color in the bottle in rl ^^ The sparkling red immediately got my attention, no wonder they placed The Spy Who Loved Me in the Seductive part of the collection ;)

  2. This is just lovely! Your accent nail looks like beautiful Christmas wrapping paper!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      lol thats a great comparison, I like it! :))

  3. It’s super elegant and pretty, love it!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you, Maria :)

  4. Christmas is surely in the air!! :) I love the design of your accent nail! The Spy Who Loved Me is a stunning red, and with such a romantic name (although I generally don’t have much idea about Bond and co) :)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      I didin’t watch that episode either, but I agree, The Spy Who Loved Me sounds romantic ^^ even if I never dated any spies lol

  5. Christmas is surely in the air! :) Love your design… cute and pretty!!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you, Caroline :)

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