December 15, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge: Christmas Movie

I am super excited about today's challenge because I was finally able to sit down for some length of time and do a freehand design :)

My exams are almost over, my final one is first thing tomorrow morning and I'm already starting to feel the stress relief…

In the meanwhile I want to share with you today my manicure inspired by Rise of the Guardians!

For those of you unfamiliar with this movie, it is a cute family animation film that came out last year around Christmas time and features an interesting story about Jack Frost coming-of-age among the other holiday celebs (Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Sandman, Toothfairy). If you like family animated films I suggest you check it out, it's super cute.

I decided to paint the adorable elves from Santa's workshop (who rival Despicable Me's minions)...

There are way too many polishes to list for this manicure but if you want to know a specific shade just ask in comments and I will try to answer :)

The design was created with a small nail art brush and various shades of polish (no acrylic paint).

Above you can see the manicure before I added the matte top coat. This was one of the only photos that turned out because the shine was interfering with the design… so I turned to a matte top coat which helped me to photograph it and I kinda like the effect…

Check out Nailed It NZ for some Elf inspired looks among a Grinch design, Love Actually, and The Santa Clause… the girls really got creative with this one! :)