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 can't 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. It's 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...