Black and Gold Bells

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Today’s mani seems really far away from what I normally do, with the big gold studs, but they were sitting in my drawer, and they really spoke out to me today, so I had to include them.

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I normally only do a design once per season (or ever), but I’m feeling that I’ll be using the bells image from the stamping plate again this season…

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Holographic Snowflakes

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December is upon us. I don’t know what it’s like where you are, but here it has gotten COLD! It hasn’t snowed yet, but it feels like it could start any minute now.

I’m trying to turn any negativity towards to cold in to something positive, so I’m ‘celebrating’ the cold with some holo snowflakes.

These snowflakes come from a roll of nail foil, and it took some improvisation to get it to look like this, because the snowflakes are placed on a black background, and I just wanted the green glitter underneath, so I had to fill in the black parts by hand afterwards, but the result is pretty amazing!

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19 Christmas Nail Art Designs

Merry christmas everyone! May you all have a wonderful time with your friends and family!

Throughout the month of December, I’ve made 19 christmas nail art designs – here, you can see them all again if you missed any, and perhaps this will give some inspiration to those of you who still needs the perfect christmas manicure.

 

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Holly Berries Nail Art

Today’s mani is a classic – holly berries. They’re simple and easy to do, but they’re a good way to spruce up your mani.holly-berries-2 holly-berries-1

Polishes used:

  • OPI – Alpine Snow
  • Rimmel – Celebrity Bash
  • Rimmel – Bewitch

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Stockings by the chimney

Today’s nails are inspired by these cute ones by Melcisme – when I saw these, I just knew I had to recreate them!

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Polishes used

  • Maybelline – Brick Shimmer
  • Rimmel – Bewitch
  • Essie – Bordeaux
  • White Striper

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Negative Space Ornaments with DIY ‘vinyl’

I think today’s mani came out really cool, and it was surprisingly easy to do! I know that there are nail vinyls out there with these patterns on them, but I don’t have those, so I did my own version.

I just cut out a circle in a piece of tape, stuck that on the nail and created the ornament pattern by “filling it in” with a striping polish. When you remove the tape, the pattern that you created is going to have a roundness to them that creates the illusion of it being ornaments.

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negative-space-ornaments-2 negative-space-ornaments-1I especially love how the ring finger came out!

Polishes used

  • Rimmel – Rhythm & Blues (blue base)
  • OPI – Comet in the sky (how pretty is that glitter!?)
  • Striping polishes

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Silver tips and french tip santa hat

I had this french tip santa hat in my ultimate santa hat guide from last year, and this year I paired with a silver glitter tip.santa-hat-french-tip-2 santahatfrenchtip3

Polishes used

  • Sally Hansen – Shell We Dance
  • Essie – Frillin’ Me Softly
  • OPI – Red Fingers and Mistletoes
  • OPI – Alpine Snow

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