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Day 24 – Re-create a holiday mani

Wow! 24 manicures in 24 days.. and now it’s Christmas 🙂 What a wonderful end to a fun and entertaining challenge.

I wanted to do something simple and elegant for Christmas, so I re-created the simple Christmas tree manicure. Here is a link to a picture tutorial from Girls Hue. But this mani has been really popular this year so I’m sure you’ve seen it.

Here it is 🙂 Merry Christmas everyone!

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This last picture is my mani out and about 🙂 It has a pretty sparkle in the light 🙂

 


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Day 23 – Rudolph

Second last post, which also means 2 days to Christmas! 🙂

I Googled Rudolph nails and did something similar to the cutest ones I found.. Here are some sites that I used: Follow the Yellow Polish Road and Top Coat It. They were super cute, I tried to make mine cute too 🙂 A whole bunch of litte Rudolphs.

So here they are 🙂 Photo 2012-12-22 9 56 30 PM Photo 2012-12-22 9 53 09 PM Photo 2012-12-22 9 49 42 PM Photo 2012-12-22 9 45 45 PM


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Day 22 – Fruit Cake

I decided to use fruit cake colours and do a more abstract manicure 🙂

I always remember having fruit cake on Christmas. It was a big deal in my family, my grandma used to make tons of Christmas puddings (that have all the fruit, cherries, raisins, etc in). The recipe was passed down from my great-grandmother who apparently stole a recipe for fruit cake from the nuns. I’m not sure how true this whole story is, but it was always a big part of our Christmas.

I did a very simple, abstract design 🙂 I hope you like it!

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Day 21 – Water Marble

The day that I’ve been most nervous about – Water Marble. It didn’t turn out TOO bad.. let’s put it this way, there is one nail that I really like. The rest are… meh.

I used a glitter (Skin Food) and a Face Shop dark purple. Nothing much else to say. I’m not a pro and it’s not that great, but it’s done 🙂 I do want to practice this technique and learn how to do it nicely 🙂

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Day 20 – Sweets & Candy

I am officially back up-to-date with my posts! Yay! And, I’m really happy with the way this manicure turned out 🙂

I tried to make it look like typical candy cane stripes and two nails with hundreds and thousand looking dots. I think it looks really cute 🙂

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Day 19 – Ugly Sweater

There are plenty of ugly sweaters all around this time of year for inspiration. But I still found this topic a bit tricky.. I decided to do it all by hand, the stamping didn’t turn out nicely.

So, here it is 🙂 I hope you like it 🙂

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Day 18 – Something classic

I decided to do a version of a French Manicure 🙂 I love French Manicures AND they are classic. This one didn’t turn out too Christmassy, I added some tape to try spice it up. But I realised that I don’t have red or green tape (Christmas colours).. But, I did my best and this is how it turned out 🙂

I used a Konad light pink that is very transparent as an undercoat, then I used tape and Sally Hansen White On to make a French manicure effect. After that I used blue and black tape and a lace black tape on one nail as an accent. That’s it! 🙂

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Day 17 – Inspired by a Christmas movie

Today was officially the last day of work this year! Yay! So, I’m off for a few weeks and excited to catch up on this challenge and spend more time on them (especially with water marbling coming up!!!)

This is a bit late, and tomorrow I will post number 18. But for now, here’s what I have..

I did The Nightmare Before Christmas. I love the darkness of it 🙂 I looked around on Google and used a few pictures for inspiration.. now I have a serious craving to watch the movie again, and guess what? I CAN because I’m on vacation! YAY!

I hope you like this dark manicure, I was happy with it 🙂

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Day 16 – Inspired by a song

Ok.. I’ve been struggling to keep up with these posts – AND it’s the most difficult section of topics. I decided to do Jingle Bells (I know that Polish Alcoholic did the same topic, and did an awesome job, which I was horrified to see, I’ve been terrified of going up against such a great blog in this challenge with the same topic) but I thought about it for ages and I couldn’t think of anything else. I figured it’s better to get it done than nothing at all.

I used a Skin Food mustard colour and a Face Shop yellow. I also used a Sally Hansen “White On”. I popped on a bow sticker for good measure too.

I promise that I will be more creative soon (tomorrow is the last day of work). I will be more creative and put some more time into this challenge for the future.. but for now.. here it is:

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Day 15 – Something Cozy

What’s more cozy than a quilted blanket??? – No, there’s no punchline, that’s it. That’s my manicure for the day 🙂

I used a very helpful tutorial, you can find it on PolishAholic here.

I used a Modi light pink and a Skin Food glitter (In the photos). I really like how it turned out. What do you think?

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Check out the other blogs doing the challenge. There is a link on the right under “Advent Challenge” 🙂