It’s Christmas Eve! Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring ting tingling too, come on it’s lovely weather (actually the weather is terrible but stay with the song) for a double winter manicure with meeeee…
Yes that’s right today I am going to be showing you not one, but TWO different last minute designs for Christmas! As promised yesterday, I decided to recreate my nordic christmas sweater nails. I also decided to try a new design and went for a cute little Santa face.
I did change some of the Nordic nail designs but I do prefer some of the nails of my last design. My reindeer looks sad for some reason in this design but I do like the design on my middle finger. I used a Konad stamping plate to add the little detailed lace/Nordic pattern to the tip of the nail. I do however feel that these nails should either be very detailed and produced with water decals or stamps OR they should be very bold and produced with a striper, like I did on my first attempt.
I used my new OPI ‘First Date at The Golden Gate’ polish for the red base coat and my favourite white polish ‘Alpine Snow’. I used my nail art striper brush and the white polish to add random patterns onto my nails.
Because I felt like doing something a little different this Christmas and I couldn’t decide which design to choose, on my right hand, I produced a Santa design. It is very easy, especially to create on the other hand. It also works on very short nails. I used exactly the same colours plus a nude nails inc. polish (which doesn’t have a name on it..) but any nude polish will do.
For the Santa nails, I simply painted the nail in thirds: a third red, a third nude and the bottom third white. I then used my dotting tool to create the fluffy edge on the hat and also blended a few white dots into the beard for a realistic look. All that was left was his eyes and nose. I used my black nail pen for the eyes and a dot of the red polish for the nose.
All that is left for me to say is have an amazing Christmas! More posts very soon!