When I decided to do this 12 days of Christmas nail art thing, I knew right away that I wanted to do one design based on a Christmas movie. The thing is, there are SOOOO many Christmas movies out there! You've got your Christmas Classics like It's a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, and A Christmas Story. There are those awesome old Christmas claymations like A Year Without Santa Clause, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Santa Clause is Coming to Town. But then you've got those newer movies that become instant classics. It didn't take me long to chose a movie. Can you tell what it is? I'll give you a hint... "Bye, Buddy! Hope you find your dad!"
I have this terrible habit of waiting until late to start doing my nails. And since I can never decide what I want to do with them, it takes me quite some time to get done. There's no reason for me posting these so late other than just that. I didn't sit down to do them until after 10 and you know the rest.
For today's Christmas design, I chose some Fair Isle style images from my favorite holiday Born Pretty stamping plate.
Once again, I'm posting in the wee hours of the morning because I didn't get home until midnight. These could definitely look better but I honestly didn't want to spend the extra time. But I still like them enough to post.
We're just days away from Christmas which means that I'm just days away from seeing my family. Almost as excitingly I get to see their faces when they open their gifts. Usually, I have to send my gift to them and I miss them being opened. Last year, I made them video tape it and send it to us. Seeing it in person will be so much better. I love giving gifts and I love seeing people's reactions. It's my favorite thing about Christmas and birthdays. \
Anyway, on to today's Christmas nail art. I wanted to do some marbling so I thought I would try out a drip marble.
This design is going up extremely late but I had a busy day of errands and visiting with my mother-in-law. I didn't get home until midnight and, because I am the world's most indecisive person, I didn't get done with my nails until 1:30am. Not because it was a difficult or time-consuming. It definitely wasn't. I just went through three other design ideas before I settled on this one.
As of yesterday, I am officially on vacation from work for the rest of the year. I'm excited to take it easy for a couple of weeks. In a week, my family is coming to visit from Tennessee and I couldn't be more excited. I don't get to see them often so I can't wait to spend Christmas with them. For today's Christmas design, I was going to do the typical Santa manicure but wanted to do something simpler.
I've decided that this year that I would do 12 days of Christmas nail art designs. I know everyone does Christmas designs throughout December but a month of it is too much for me. 12 days seems like plenty, right?
Sometimes, you just come across a color combination that you love. For today's design, I wanted a nice fall to winter transition color scheme and I think I nailed it. I always gravitate towards reds and oranges when I think of fall. I forced myself to stick with cooler colors and I love the end result!
Have you ever started doing your nails and you can't stop just adding more and more until you realize that you may have gone overboard? Yeah, I tend to do that. A lot. You know what, though? Sometimes more is more. Right?
I was playing around with my OPI ColorPaints and decided to do a pond manicure. I wanted to experiment a little, though, and see how well it would work with stamped images. It turns out that it works quite well.