Friday, December 7, 2012

On the Second Day of Christmas, my nail art gave to me...Santa!

Ho, ho, ho! (Yeah, that is all you are getting for 6:15 am.) Mr. Claus dominates the scene today. To be quite honest, I don't really gravitate towards Santa imagery. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing out for arctic dwelling white haired jolly men, but I am more of a trees, tinsel, and snowflake girl.

I wanted to do something a bit different today- more abstract and less freehand intensive. I also had thrown out the suggestion of using a certain trend in a French manicure, and this was the perfect time. So, Velvet French Manicure meets Deconstructed Santa...

I used Julep's Demi (a great crimson). I realized that this challenge would be very red intensive and I didn't want all of the days to look similar. The feel ends up being very Victoriana Santa. I like it, it's rich.

I applied a cheap clear coat to where I wanted the flocking powder to adhere and sprinkled it on. ( This lovely white is called Snow- how perfect!) ** Now here is what no one tells you about velvet manis... I use clear because I do two to three coats of the flocking powder to achieve maximum density. If you used colored lacquer you would end up with a hot mess layering like that.**

For the pinky, I decided to add a touch of whimsy by making it his belt ( Santa's smallest waistline ever?) I used Sally Hansen's Complete Manicure in Midnight in NY and Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear in Golden-I.

It's time to go over and check out the lovely Kelly at Tuxarina and see how she dazzled today. Remember, share the comments, share the love...

On the third day of Christmas, my nail art gave to me... Peppermint/Candy Canes!

Stay tuned...



  1. I loveeee that you made the tips fuzzy!!

    1. Thanks! I figured that it was the perfect opportunity to try... they came out a little puffy, but that was because I really had to cover up the red from poking through...