December 29, 2016

2016 Winter Nail Art Challenge: New Years!

For my New Years manicure this year I decided to do something special... 

2017 is Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation! And the government of Canada has many wonderful events planned throughout the year, starting with huge New Years celebrations in all major cities across the country! (

Canadian Confederation was the process by which the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were united into one Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867

The Canada 150 logo was created by Ariana Cuvin (from Toronto, ON). Her design was chosen from over 300 eligible contest entries during a contest held from December, 2014- January 2015. 

The logo is composed of a series of diamonds, or "celebratory gems", arranged in the shape of the iconic maple leaf. The four red diamonds at the base represent the four original provinces that formed confederation in 1867, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. Additional diamonds extend out from the base to create nine more points - in total representing the 13 provinces and territories today. (

I recreated the design using various nail polish colors and a thin nail art brush, I used the decal method for the maple leaf.

Any Canadians out there heading to one of our major cities to celebrate New Years and the start of #Canada150 ?  Tell me about it in the comments below!

And don't forget to check out the other entrants in the Winter Nail Art Challenge: