Holiday Nail Art

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Why yes readers, I have done some Holiday inspired nail art.  I have rocked a few manis over the past couple of weeks that really got me a lot of attention.  I’d love to share them with you!  Keep in mind that I’m still new to the nail art world so if I can do these manis anyone can!  They just take a little patience and the ability to laugh at your own mistakes!

First up I have a FESTIVE red and white skittle mani

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Isn’t it FUN?  I loved this peppermint inspired manicure so much!  On my index and pinkie fingers I stamped a diagonal candy cane stripe.  On my middle finger I used the end of a paint brush to create the large dots.  Last but not least on my ring finger and thumb I did contrasting glitter gradients over red and white!  This one was really an easy manicure to achieve, you could use a striper to create the stripes if you don’t have the stamps, dots are always easy and the glitter gradient is a really easy technique to master as well.

Polishes Used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Tip Top Nails – Cherry’s In the Snow; Illamasqua – Scorch; Julep – Joelle; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl

I’m really proud of this next one – let me preface by saying this is the second time I’ve tried water marbling and I am utterly pleased with how this turned out.  I have been following Let Them Have Polish for like three years – long before I dipped a brush into lacquer to paint my own nails.  So I was inspired to do a Merry Pinkmas mani in her honor!

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Water marbling is not really for the faint of heart, it can be messy and you might cry a little the first time, but once you get the hang of it it’s so much fun and the results are AMAZING!  I learned to water marble by watching video after video by My Simple Little Pleasures (unquestionably the water marble queen!)

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I water marbled the pointer, middle, and pinkie fingers and both thumb and ring finger had the fuschia background with the Christmas tree.  Before I added the trees I topped everything off with Big Spoon Lacquers Breaking Atavism to give it a frosty glittery look.  I used tape to block off where I wanted the Christmas tree and then removed the tape while the polish was still wet to give it a clean line.  I then added a pink rhinestone to become the Christmas Tree star!

Polishes Used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Bondi New York – Fuschia-istic; Tip Top Nails – Meringue Surprise; Big Spoon Lacquers – Breaking Atavism; Big Spoon Lacquers – Christmas Tree in a Bottle; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl

So do ya’ll like the nail art posts?  I kind of like to break the cycle of swatch after swatch!  I rarely just wear a polish plain – I usually do some sort of art or pair it with complementary polishes to create some visual interest!  If you want to see any NOTD pictures I often throw those onto Instagram!

I joined a link party so if you want to join you can as well!

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2 thoughts on “Holiday Nail Art

  1. My Simple Little Pleasures is who taught me how to water marble! Yours turned out soooo well! I love the marble with the Christmas tree accent nail.

    Hope to see more of your water marbles and nail art in the weekly series “Best Of: Nail Art” on the blog 🙂

    Merry Christmas!

    • I’m definitely trying to water marble more it’s such a nifty effect! You can bet that when I have nail art I’ll come share with ya 🙂 Merry Christmas to you too! <3

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