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Sunday, 1 December 2013

The 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art: Dec 1st - Presents for Everyone!


So I was going to wait until later today to post this, but I was just too excited. Today is the start of December, and it's also the start of a new nail art challenge I'm taking part in! It's called The 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge, and in theory I'll be posting a new mani for it every other day. (Ohmygosh that's so much!) I've never fully followed a challenge that posted as often as this one, so you'll have to forgive me if I pass on a few of the days this month. I don't plan to, but it might happen anyway.

So! To start off we have my fill for the first day, the theme of which is: presents!


I really didn't know what to do for this theme, so I decided to do a skittlette mani with different present/decoration styles doodled on each nail. Originally I had a 3D bow on my ring finger, but I didn't like how it looked so I took it off and free-handed the bow you see instead. Not my best work, but hey. It does the job. :)

The red is Julep Kenya, which is one of my favourite shades from the Gem Collection. The white base is Essie Blanc, and the detail work is done with Rimmel London French White Nail Tip Liner. (I think this whole design would have been easier if I had a nail art pen I liked, but the ones I have never go on smoothly enough. I'm in the market for suggestions, if anyone has some!) The green is Sinful Colors Rise & Shine.


I didn't really start this mani with a plan, I just kind of chose colours I liked and started doodling. Would it have turned out better if I planned it ahead of time? Maybe. But the theme wasn't very inspiring for me, so I didn't really want to spend much time on it. Ah well. My fill for December 3rd, though... THAT one I love the theme of, and I can't wait for you to see what I've come up with! Eeee! :)

Are any of you lovelies taking part in this challenge? Have any ideas for upcoming fills for me? Let me know!! :)

Thanks for visiting! xx




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23 comments:

  1. Ahh these are gorgeous! LOVE that red and I really like your bows too =D

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    1. Thank you!! Yes, I'm in love with this red... Totally going to use it for more Christmas designs in the future!! :)

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  2. These look amazing! I love the bows and the colour combination! :)

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  3. I think your free hand bow turned out great! I wasnt even brave enough to attempt one for my manicure.

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    1. Thank you for saying that!! I still have trouble with them, so it was a nice chance to practice. :)

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  4. These are cool, love the bow on your middle finger :)

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  5. I absolutely love this skittlelette mani!! Everything goes so well together. :)

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    1. Thank youuu!! Skittlette's are tricky for me because my brain likes everything to be consistent and matching... It's a challenge to come up with a unique design for each nail that still matches!

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  6. The red is a nice shade and the mani is fabulous for the festive season :) xx

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    1. I loooove this red! Thanks Dawn! :)

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  7. These are really great. I'm having fun already. Can't wait for our next one. Love that your from Toronto, I'm from Cambridge.

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    1. I'm so excited for tomorrow's... I love the snow design I came up with! And yay Ontario!! It's rare to come across other bloggers in Canada, so that's awesome. :) I'll have to make sure to check your fills out, too!

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  8. Lovely! I really like the one with the green bow! x

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    1. Thank you! I wish the lines were a bit more crisp, but practice makes perfect! :)

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  9. Very cute, especially that middle nail!

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