Saturday 1 December 2012

Nail Polish Canada Nail Art Challenge Week 2

YAY!!!  It's December!  Time to bust out the Christmas manis for a whole month!  And what better way to do that than to do a "present mani" for the Nail Polish Canada Holiday Nail Art Challenge??

I love everything about Christmas -- the food, the family get togethers, the decorations, the snow, the cold, the smells, and of course the PRESENTS!  Although, I love giving presents more than I love getting them, buuuut I don't mind opening one or two ;D  What is your favourite part about Christmas?

For the second week of the Challenge, the theme is Presents.  This could be any way you wanted to interpret it -- whether it be doing a mani showing what gift you wanted to receive most this year, to give a hint to your family and friends ;) or the ways to receive presents.  I chose the way to receive presents -- all wrapped beautifully and of course the main giver of gifts... (in Buddy the Elf voice) SANTA!!!!!! :D

Here are some close-ups:

Thumb -- Santa Suit Nail
Butter London Pillar Box Red base colour with two vertical rows of dots in Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On, a stripe of Jordana Pop Art Black Mark and Butter London West End Wonderland for the belt!
This nail was inspired by Mary at Swatch and Learn's Santa Nails nail art design.
Index -- Wrapping Paper Nail
Butter London West End Wonderland base colour with Butter London Pillar Box Red, Zoya Irene and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On lines drawn using a toothpick to create a plaid look to represent wrapping paper :)
Middle -- Wrapped Gift Nail
Zoya Blaze base colour with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On stamped with Konad plate M67 and striped on for a wrapped gift, just for you! ;)
Ring -- Christmas Tree Nail (yes, it's upside down, sorry lol!)
Water marble with Julep Courteney, Avon Electric Green and Zoya Irene.  Topped with Dollish Polish Dino-Mite Yoshi (perfect for "Christmas tree decorations") and cat eye shaped rhinestones for a star.
This is definitely one of my favourites of this mani!  I will be doing this as a full mani for the Christmas season!!
Pinky -- Glitter Nail
Julep Delaunay base colour topped with China Glaze Twinkle Lights.  This is to resemble the meaning of Christmas... GLITTER!  Haha, just kidding.. kinda!  everything during the Christmas season is packed with glitter :)

I hope you love this mani as much as I do!  I don't want to take it off, and I'm actually not looking forward to it with all the glitter that is incorporated into it.. *sigh*

Don't forget to check out all the other wonderful present manis of the bloggers participating in the Challenge and vote for your favourite!


  1. Perfect excuse to try out removing method that I use! :D (Pick up some acetone while you're out!)

    1. Yeah I was thinking that, I have to get some when I am at WalMart next, which won't be until next weekend :( I don't have anywhere in my small town to get any...

  2. Erica this is so cute!! Santa's suit is my favorite!

    1. Thanks :D I love the Santa suit too! I'm definitely doing a whole mani with it for the Christmas season :D

  3. I love the Christmas Tree nail! It's definitely my favorite :)

    1. :D thanks Sarah! It's my favourite, it just looks so awesome! :D And Dino-Mite Yoshi is absolutely perfect for creating "tree decorations" :D

  4. This is awesome, Erica!! <3 My daughter just asked if I would do her nails like yours.. LOL :D

    1. AWWWWWWWW!!! That is the biggest, most heart warming compliment I have ever had!! <3

  5. Congratulations On you pretty mani. I have awarded you the Liebster Blog Award. Come to my page for more information.

  6. Love your mani and want to do the Santa suit as an accent with red nails :D

    Also see you have trouble removing glitter? Have you tried Beauty Secrets Remover in the pink from Sally Beauty Supply? That remover is my holy grail for glitter polish.

    If you have lots of glitter to remove, the Deborah Lippmann method is great. She takes a cotton ball, unrolls it, and tears little pieces off it. Then dip the tip of the cotton piece in your favorite remover (it will soak it up) and lay on the nail for a few seconds to loosen the glitter (I usually let it sit at least a minute. how long you leave it depends on how much polish you need to remove), and slide it off. When I wear a lot of glitter it doesn't remove it all so I have a full cotton ball with remover ready to take off whats left after I remove off the cotton.

    A blog by gingerbreadmanne has step by step instructions.

    If you've already tried these, please just ignore. It just works so well that I tell everyone about it!


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