I realized that I haven’t done any actual Christmas nail art this year! I have done Snowflakes and some in Red and Gold but nothing really Christmasy!
So here are my Christmas nails!
This is what I used
- Sinful Colors – Snow Me White
- Butter London – Come To Bed Red
- Revlon – Hot For Chocolate
- Models Own – Sardonyx
- Color Club – Antiquated
- OPI – Its All San Andreas’s Fault
- Color Club – Black-ish
- Revlon – Emerald City
- Seche Vite
- Konad SP Black
- Stamping Plates HD05 and QA86
- Nail Studs
- Striping Tape
This really took a long time to finish, but most of that was getting all the striping tape lined up.
For the stripy nails I started with Snow Me White, then the striping tape and a couple of coats of Come To Bed Red, it really was quite bumpy so I added two coats of top coat to even it out.
The tree is Emerald City, and some nail studs! The little reindeer is from plate HD05 and the snowflakes are from plate QA86. I did actually double stamp the snowflakes with Antiquated and Konad Black but the gold doesn’t really show up over the stripy background
On my ring and middle fingers I applied two coats of Sardonyx this polish is from the Models Own Velvet Goth collection so it dries matte, I un-matted it with a coat of Seche Vite.
For the candles on my ring finger I used Snow Me White, Antiquated and Black-ish, I painted them with a little paintbrush.
The Christmas Pud on my middle finger is a mixture of Hot For Chocolate, Its All San Andreas’s Fault and Black-ish. I used Its All San Andreas’s Fault for some added texture. For the cream I again used Snow Me White the Holly is Emerald City and Come To Bed Red! I didn’t add any more topcoat over my pudding, so it would keep it’s texture! 🙂
This Christmas Mani took hours but I really like it 😀
I hope you have a lovely Christmas! 😀
Patchwork Flesh Halloween Nails
Today I have some Halloween nails inspired by the… Ummm… Sewing skills of Ed Gein and the fictional Buffalo Bill from Silence Of The Lambs.
Skin Suit Nails
- Butter London – Yummy Mummy
- O.P.I – Tickle My France-y
- Ciate – Pocket Money
- Color Club – Nomadic In Nude
- Revlon – Emerald City
- Sinful Colors – Inkwell
- Color Club – Earthy Angel
- Barry M – Nail Art Pen Black
- E.L.F – Matte Finisher
- Seche Vite
I started out with a couple of coats of Tickle My France-y, then I added the patches of the other nude colours. When it was dry I used the nail art pen to add the stitches then applied a coat of Seche Vite.
Then with a tiny piece of sponge I added a mixture of Inkwell and Emerald City mixed with topcoat over the stitches to give it a bit more of a ‘dried out skin’ look!
Ed Gein, Buffalo Bill Inspired Nails
I got a bit carried away with the filing and now I have rather stubby nails! But I have to say it is great to be able to type, use my phone properly and do everything else! 😀
For the Background colour I used a gradient of Sally Hansen – Dive Deeper, Nina Ultra Pro – French White and Revlon – Calla lily.
For the winter trees I used Revlon – Black Magic and a thin nail art brush.
I used Revlon Matte Suede – Emerald City For the Christmas tree with a little bit of the french white for the snow, the little ornaments I used Barry M – Red Glitter and China Glaze – Glitter Goblin, along with my smallest dotting tool.
The snowflakes are a small dotting tool and some more french white.
For the reindeer I used stamping plate HD05 and Konad SP In Black, with a tiny bit of red glitter for his nose, I finished it off with a coat of Seche Vite.
Christmas Tree Close up
I don’t do much free hand nail art, I should probably practice a bit 🙂
Behold! My spooky spider Halloween nails! 😀
I started off with a couple of coats of Happy Ending from Sinfulcolors which is a bright green with gold shimmer, when it was dry I used the cling film technique with Emerald City Which is a sparkly Matte polish from Revlon, I followed that with a coat of Seche Vite.
The spiderweb image is from Moyou from the Pro Collection XL 05 I used Night Moves from Barielle Shades, I find that It’s a really good silver polish for stamping, then another coat of Seche Vite.
For the spiders I used Konad special polish in black and my unbranded Halloween plated that I picked up on ebay, they are not the best quality but I like the images 🙂 And then, yes you have guessed it, another coat of SV. I like to use SV in between each layer of stamping in case I mess up the next image, this way I can carefully take off the offending bit of polish with a cotton bud dipped in acetone with out having to start again 🙂
Green Halloween Spider