First, let's see the base color alone. I have swatched it for the blog before, but I didn't really do all that well, so here it is again, the China Glaze glassfleck classic White-Kwik-Silvr:
Cute, but four coats. It's okay though, since this old black label white actually dries somewhat faster than one would believe.
So, what did I do? Not all that much, really. I did my first half moon manicure. It took me a lot of time, but was overall okay. Saint Lucia wears a crown with candles, and it's sometimes it's made out of a wreath of green leaves, so I went with this year's holiday green sparkle from the same brand: Glittering Garland.
Still a little thick here, since it was newly applied. I would never have been able to do this free hand, so I used one single guide for eight of my nails, and one for my much wider thumb nails - I cut out a piece of a left over nail foil sticker and re-applied it to one nail at a time... I know, I know. It was a tiny bit messy, but it worked!
I also thought about adding Lucia's red ribbon as a funky french detail, but I'm happy to report that I never attempted to ruin the above manicure with it.
Swedish word of the day:
kvicksilver -noun mercury
Metallic chemical element number 80, also known as Hg.