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Thursday, December 19, 2013

The 12 Days of X-mas Mani's Day 10: Santa


     It's the 12 days of X-mas Mani's time again. It's day 10 of the challenge and today's theme is Santa. That's right, the jolly old man himself is making an appearance. Or his suit is anyway.


     I took some inspiration from a tutorial I recently came across and also repeated part of a manicure I did last year. I wanted to see if my nail art skills had improved.


     For the red I used China Glaze Ruby pumps. The base color on my ring finger is China Glaze Heaven. I used my striper polishes in black and white for the little details. And then decided to throw in some nail studs I purchased from the Born Pretty store for a 3d effect. 

     Santa's hat was inspired by the tutorial and his suit is a recreation from my manicure last year. I cant believe how long this took me. I really wanted to do a good job and patients has never been my strong suit, but I tried to wait until everything was dry before moving on to the next step. Unfortunately I started this later in the afternoon and the process went through making dinner (smudged a nail) cleaning up after dinner (smudged another nail) and getting my kids bathed and into bed. Thankfully the nails I smudged were my pointer fingers so they were easily fixable. Needless to say this manicure turned into a labor of love. Its a good thing I don't have to work on another manicure for tomorrow because I plan on wearing this one for a while. Well at least twice as long as it took me to create it.

    And I think I made some progress on my Santa suit from last year.  What do you think?




     And what did the other lovely bloggers come up with for today's theme? Let's have a look shall we....

18 comments :

  1. Thank you Lisa =) Ive actually been wearing this mani for 4 days now and have gotten a few compliments on it from coworkers.

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  2. sooooo cute <3 I love how you used the 3D nail art :)

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    1. Thanks =) I just recently added some gems and things to my stash and I thought this was a good oppertunity to try them out.

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  3. That little stud for the belt buckle is such a cool idea! Rock and Roll Santa :D

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    1. I do like the look of the stud vs the painted buckle I did last year. I wish I could take credit for being so creative but I saw it on pinterest a few weeks ago and adapted it to this manicure.

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  4. I simply love how you've created the suit!! You've really improved, way to go! :)

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    1. Awe thanks =) Thats really great of you to say. I actually still have this mani on and I painted it last Sunday. It's held up pretty well considering everything I've put my hands through this week.

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  5. Love the idea of using studs for the buckle and stuff. This is really well done, fab!

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    1. Thanks =) It was a fun, but time consuming manicure to do.

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    1. Thanks =) And a big thanks for doing the holiday nail art link up and letting me share my work on your blog. I plan to add a link to it on the last day of this challenge. Which will be here before I know it, better go get to polishing!

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  7. awesome work, and the 3D add on's totally made it!

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    1. Thanks Amanda. Thats sweet of you to say =)

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  8. so cute. love the pearl hat. I'm wearing ruby pumps today :)

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    1. Isnt it a great color for the holiday season! Well a great color in general too =) The pearls were fun but I found the I bumped them on everything at work when I stocked the shelves. Im not sue I will use them again... but they added fun to this manicure. Thanks for commenting =)

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  9. Adorable and so clever, love the hat!

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