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I did this manicure a while ago while I was recovering from my appendix surgery. You would think that I would have done about 10 manicures in that week I was off work, but to be honest I was so high on pain meds that I don’t think they would have been very good. The time wasn’t completely wasted, I used it to catch up on my sleep and series (I started and finished Game of Thrones in that time).

I was going for a Pop Art theme.. I attempted to make a tutorial, but again, the pain meds!

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My next post will probably be for the Hallowe’en Β Challenge. Anyone want to join in?

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Day 22 – Fruit Cake

I decided to use fruit cake colours and do a more abstract manicure πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ I do want to practice this technique and learn how to do it nicely πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ™‚

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” πŸ™‚


Day 14 – Glitter

Here is yesterday’s post – I fell asleep before posting it last night. I found a very pretty micro glitter from Skin Food and some cute bow stickers. Simple and it looks nice πŸ™‚ I hope you like it!

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Day 12 – Family

Officially the most challenging topic! I thought about it a lot – portraits, figures, family tree, names.. but I have 8 siblings! I just couldn’t decide what to do.

I finally settled on Christmas stockings. I did them in all different sizes and colours to try show different members in a family…still a bit random. Oh well. Here’s the mani πŸ™‚ I hope you like… πŸ™‚

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