The base was sort of a recycled look for me. I had used this same tape mani combo several years ago during the holidays, but for a snowflake look instead. I started with 2 coats of China Glaze Poinsettia, then one coat of China Glaze Ring In The Red. I top coated with Seche Vite and made sure it was completely dry before taping off my nails on the diagonal with just regular scotch tape. Then I applied a thicker coat of China Glaze Glittering Garland, top coated and let dry before stamping. The sweater stamp is from MoYou London Festive Collection 06, and I stamped the design with white Konad Special Polish.
I also gave my nails a little trim this month because of a few broken corners. I wasn't thrilled with the idea of making my nails shorter, but in hindsight, it really worked out to be good timing; I don't think this stamp would have fit as well on my nails at the length they were before I filed them back.
I was really happy with how this look turned out. I only had to redo a couple nails each time I wore this, because I thought I stamped the design a little crooked a time or two. I always top coat my polish before I stamp, that way I have a little barrier of protection over my base polish in case I need to re-stamp a nail. I can carefully wipe off the stamping polish with polish remover and a q-tip, without completely messing up the polish below. And I was happy to pull out Ring In The Red from my melmer for the first time in a while. That is still probably one of my favorite China Glaze glitters.