Happy belated New Years, everyone!
I clearly never finished posting the nail art I did for the 12 Days of Christmas challenge. So despite the fact that we’re nearly a week into the new year, I thought I would post some of those challenge manis and the one I wore for Christmas lunch at my grandparents’ house.
My ‘Christmas lights’ and ‘Glitter’ nails are pretty self-explanatory, I think. The indie star of the Christmas lights nails is Nvr Enuff Festivus, and the glitter nails feature ALIQUID Lacquer House of Troubles and Smitten Polish The First Lobster.
My ‘Snowmen’ nails might need a little more explanation. For anyone who has never seen the claymation Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer movie–or who just plain can’t tell who this is–I chose to paint the narrator snowman of the film, Sam. I wanted to paint his banjo and umbrella too, but I just didn’t have time. So instead I used Butter London British Racing Green as my background color to pay homage to his signature waistcoat.
For the ‘Trees’ prompt I chose to do a skitlette mani, using SquareHue Olympiad, Nvr Enuff Festivus, Colors by Llarowe Love, Actually, and a few mainstreams. My stamping on the ring finger wasn’t great but I really liked how this mani turned out, especially my two ornament nails.
Finally, the nails I wore to Christmas lunch. I did another tape Christmas tree, but chose to go the blue-and-silver direction instead of the red-and-green. So I used LynBDesigns Noel and Pahlish My Sister’s Shoes to make the tree and some dots (to act as abstract representations of snowflakes, of course 😛 ). I cannot even begin to describe how sparkly Noel was. It was absolutely gorgeous, and I was disappointed to see that my camera captured virtually none of it.
And that’s my roundup of Christmas/winter nails! There were some I loved and some I really didn’t like–my ‘Stars’ nails were such a failure that I deleted all photos of them–and I really wish that I could have had the time and motivation to complete this challenge. I kind of miss the week-long max of the old CYNA format. Hopefully we’ll get some shorter challenges in 2017 that I can actually finish! 😛