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Perchta

Hallo! 🙂

Perchta inspired nail art

Here are my nails inspired by another rather gory Christmas tradition!

In Germanic mythology Perchta is a white-robed female spirit. She was known as a wild goddess of spinning and weaving.

Perchta roams the countryside during midwinter, and enters peoples homes at Christmas time, she would know whether the children of the household had behaved well and worked hard all year. If they had, they might find a small silver coin next day. If they had not, she would slit their bellies open, remove stomach and guts, and stuff the hole with straw and pebbles.

She would also slit people’s bellies open and stuff them with straw if they ate something on the night of her feast day other than the traditional meal of fish and gruel.

Lovely o_O

Perchta inspired nail art

There really are so many really rather gruesome bits of Christmas/Midwinter folklore out there, being dumped in a sack and dragged off to hell, beaten with sticks, eaten by giant cats… It’s all a bit bloody!

Anyway enough blood and guts… For my nails I used O.P.I Solitaire as the base, I’m not really a huge fan of textured polishes but this pearly white with silver glitter really does look like snow.

The snowflakes are from stamping plate QA86 from Born Pretty stamped with I’d Melt For You from China Glaze.

The red drippy french tips are Tip Your Hat this is also from China Glaze.

Perchta inspired nail art

😀


Frosty Forest Nail Art!

Hello! 🙂

Frosty Forest Nail Art

when I created my misty graveyard nails last Halloween I thought at the time that using the same polish to make this frosty forest mani!

Frosty Forest Nail Art

For my franken jelly polish I simply mixed raindrops from Illamasqua mixed with clear polish, I think the mixture was around one part raindrops to six parts clear.

Frosty Forest Nail Art

The trees took ages! I used Camelot from A England and a tiny brush. I don’t think I should have worried so much about the detail on the first couple of trees on each nail as most of it was obscured by later layers of polish.

Frosty Forest Nail Art

Even though I don’t really do that much freehand nail art, I really enjoyed painting these 🙂


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