saved best for last! this is the one i really wanted to do this year. these were inspired by lots of different designs on pinterest. left to right we have the gingerbread man, a snowman, an elf, santa and the grinch. these are definitely my favorite.
santa stuck in a chimney sorta ended up like santa upside down in the snow. that’s what happens when you only have one shade of red nail polish.
this was another inspired manicure. this one came from copy cat claws. she definitely found better “lights” than i did – mine sort of took over my entire finger after only a few were attached. they also feel really weird. i haven’t really done anything more than polish before so the fact that they stick out and are bumpy is strange to get used to. i superglued the colored stones down and then gel top-coated my nails a few times to make sure they will stick. we’ll see how well they hold up.
here’s an interesting attempt at stamping. it sort looks like a snowstorm (what i was going for) and sort of looks like a toddlers finger painting session (not what i was going for).
merry christmas. i’m really into the holiday designs right now! there are so many i want to try out, but i don’t have much time to paint them. so my secret trick (shh don’t tell anyone) is that i’m painting both hands different designs! genius. this way i get to admire my handiwork for at least a few days and i can try out all the fun looks that i want.
more christmas designs. simple stamping, white on red. the great (and unintentional) thing about this manicure is that they match almost exactly some cookie tins at the container store.
used my silver holo polish again – it’s just so pretty! i added some red nail tape to make it look like wrapped presents. i love wrapping presents but don’t really exchange gifts with anyone so this is my consolation this year (last year i just wrapped all the pictures hanging around my house!).