A friend of mine was going to a bad Santa party and she bought this cute coat to wear, so I matched her nails to her coat!
What do you think?
First let me say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my Momma! She is the best (I know we all say that , but it’s true!) Mom in the world!!!! Love you Special Sharon!
Today’s prompt is Christmas cookies, and to me, the quintessential Christmas cookie is a Gingerbread man. Heck, we even build him a house to live it during the season!!! lol
My first thought with this prompt was to make Gingerbread Man nail art, but I am warning you that this may scare small children! LOL
I could not get it to work for me so he looks a bit deranged! Sometimes you have to laugh at yourself.
Maybe, I will be better at baking them. Have a great weekend and enjoy the other artists renditions of “Christmas Cookies”
Challenge Your Nail Art prompt for today is Penguins!
I had previously done Penguin “Wrapping Paper” prompt for this challenge.
But I really like these little devils so I am really happy to do another Penguin post!
I used regular polish for the four black and white nails with some Young Nails sparkly bits at the tips. The penguin is hand drawn using acrylic paint!
You can add your own Penguin inspired mani’s or check out the other artists here!
Challenge Your Nail Art is a Facebook group that likes a stress free and fun environment for people of all skill levels!
I have been having fun with this months challenge. Every once in awhile, I get stuck in a rut and get bored with my own ideas for art. That’s why I love these challenges.
So, for today’s prompt, we have “Presents & Bows”….
Here is a description of the Facebook group, where any one who asks, can join.
Every month there is a challenge – a series of prompts for nail art for a few days to a week. Each day of the challenge, you post a mani that pertains to a particular prompt. You don’t have to do every prompt of the challenge, you can jump in & out as you want.
To join this inspiring group go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/500086953444794/
Today’s prompt is Candy Cane. I decided to change the shape of my nails to something that I have NEVER WORN!!!! So, needless to say it took me longer than I had expected!
Here is the big revel…a ode to my friend Roxanne who has rocked this shape since, well, forever!
I used Vetro white and Akzents Red in Gel Play then I added some new to the scene, Crystal Pixie Dust from Swarovski®!!!!
After looking through the Nails Magazine Nail Art Gallery digital magazine yesterday, I feel like it is a good time to share my own Christmas Nail Art tutorial!
For this finished look you really only need a couple of tools and colors.
Paint two coats of your favorite winter color using gel color. Cure the appropriate time for each coat. Add a top coat for smoothness.
This design will use a few techniques to create depth in the design. Including this. Sponge on some silver gel color where you want to eventually draw your snowflakes. Cure.
Start by drawing the snowflake that will be “closest” to you at the tip of the fingernail. Remember that it will be larger than the one farther away. Since we want it to appear closer to you, do not drawing the whole snowflake in that area. Just the majority of it with parts running off the edge of the nail.
Complete the first snowflake, then move on to the second one that is in the distance. You will want to make this one complete. Remember to cure each step for the correct amount of time that your product calls for.
Start adding more dimension by placing dots on the very tips of the inside of the snowflake. Making sure the place them at roughly the same spot on the longer pieces. Then finally add dots to the very ends of the snowflake stems. Cure.
I like to add drops of snow over the nail at different spots and in different sizes to make it seems like it is really snowing outside! Cure your smaller dots, then top coat to finish the nails surface. Cure.
Using a nice thick soak off gel like “Gel Play” by Akzentz, apply your crystal to the center of the large snowflake. Make sure it is sealed in nicely.
Ok, now it’s starting to feel like the holiday season.
By the way, there is a fun group of people who are hosting a Christmas Nail Art Challenge. (Oh, I miss the #31nails2014 challenge) If you are so inclined, come join the gang at http://behappyandbuypolish.com/2015/11/14/upcoming-nail-art-challenge/
Thank you Jessica from @behappybuypolish!