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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The 12 Days of X-mas Mani's Day 9: Snowmen


      It's that time again!  It's day 9 of the 12 days of X-mas Mani's challenge and today's theme is Snowmen.


     I was really looking forward to today's challenge because I thought painting snowmen would be easy and I could rock some awesome nail art on my nails. Ummm yeah, not so much. To my surprise I had a very hard time painting circles on my nails. What I ended up with was something that looks a lot like the snowmen my kids make, very lopsided and uneven. But that's ok right? There's something really cute  and heartwarming about my kids getting all excited, running in the house and begging me to come out and look at what they made. With that in mind I dedicate this manicure to my 3 children, and the memories we create not only during Christmas, but all year round.


         I started with a base of Maybeline Mystic Green and then did the seran wrap technique with Maybelline Bold Gold and Zoya Trixie. I wanted my background to have a slight texture look to it while also letting my art stand out. I then went in with my white striper and drew in my snowman shapes. I filled those in with Orly Dayglow. I added the feet, hat and Buttons with my Black striper. I used a red and gold striper's for the scarf's and China Glaze Sci-Fly-By for the eyes. For the nose I used Revlon Captivate.

      Not perfect, but you can tell what they are supposed to be so I'm happy with that. Besides my daughter giggles and told me they were cute so that put a smile on my face. Now how did everyone else's snowmen turn out.... let's take a look by following the links below.








16 comments :

  1. As I said, slightly wobbly snowmen are the best kind! I mean who actually manages to build a perfectly straight one anyway? These are fabulous and I'm glad your daughter loves them too!

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    1. I have never been able to make on of those perfect snowmen you see in commercials. But I tell my kids this way it shows that it was made with love.

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  2. I also had a hard time painting circles. Yours turned out very nicely. I especially love the sideways one on the ring finger. Very creative.

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  3. Great snowmen! and like Nail Novice said - who actually manages to make a real snowman 'perfect' :) way more interesting/unique :)

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    1. Thanks for your comment Emma =) I figure this way they have that home-made feel to them and thats more important than being perfect.

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  4. aw they are cute!!i need to try out snowmen:)I'm now following your awesome blog:)x

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    1. Awe thanks for the compliment =) And welcome to my blog. I hope you enjoy what I post!

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  5. I love the fact he's not perfect! It's so much cuter :)

    xo
    Alice

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    1. Thanks Alice =) After a little bit my little snowmen started to grow on me and now I really kind of like them. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  6. Super cute! Looks like the snowman theme was popular with all the daughters too! :)

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    1. Thanks Sam =) My little girl tried to make snowmen on her toes too but since she's only 5 they didnt turn out too well. If her fingers werent soooooo little Id try to do these on her's too. Maybe I can include her on the last day when I wont have to do any detailed nail art.

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