Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Wonky Snowmen

Merry Christmas! To mark the occasion, I attempted some festive nail art following this tutorial by Jen from From Head to Toe. It seemed simple enough and I had all the colours she used. I had fun trying to replicate the design and the end result surprisingly wasn't a total disaster. I already was wearing Sinful Colours Cinderella (now available at Priceline for $4.95!) so I left it on rather than taking it off and painting a periwinkle base as Jen did. My nails are short at the moment, so I only had space for two white dots to make up the snowman's body. I used Chi Chi Wednesday for my black dots and hat, Rimmel Tangerine Queen for the nose and Ulta3 Mermaid Green for the scarf. Top coat was OPI Pirouette My Whistle which I thought perfectly emulated snow falling. Instead of a dotting tool, I just used a toothpick.






I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones. My family isn't really huge on Christmas and we don't really adhere to any traditions, but it's always a memorable and special time of the year. There's more goodwill and cheer in the air, a sense of excitement and festivity, gift giving, an abundance of chocolate, and much needed time off (even if it's just two days, as it is for me). Happy holidays!

51 comments:

  1. Very cute!

    http://kitschsnitch.blogspot.com.au/

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  2. Oh my. This is so darn cute. Love it. :D

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  3. Aww, this made me smile. They're so cute! Happy holidays to you, too! My family isn't big on Christmas either, but I definitely agree that there's more happiness in the air :)

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  4. awwww so cute!!! frosty the snowman! ^^
    I wish you a merry merry Christmas!!

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  5. This is wonderful! I really like it:)
    Merry Christmas for you:))

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  6. awesome! and a Merry Christmas to you x

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  7. Merry Christmas!

    what a wonderful job you did! so whimsical and fun. i love the light airy blue base. :)

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  8. Oh wow... That's adorable!
    Merry Christmas, sweetheart!
    x

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  9. Oh wow hun, you did incredible! So detailed; just beautiful! :)

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  10. So cute! Pirouette My Whistle was definitely a great choice for snow!

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  11. awe.. it is so so cute... u made these so perfect :)

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  12. so adorable!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc // @thelovecatsinc

    ps. enter my new giveaway here to win £50 to spend on barratts shoes!

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  13. This is so cute! Merry Christmas to you too, dear! :D

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  14. This is so cute!!!
    Merry Christmas :)

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  15. very cute!! I wish you the happiest of holidays that are full of love.

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  16. That's so cute, it came out well.
    Merry Christmas!

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  17. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!
    Hope you have a lovely day!
    These nails are awesome :)

    xoxo

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  18. Aw this is so cute! Your nails turned out really nice, wish I was this skilled LOL
    Hope you have an amazing time, even if you don't celebrate this holiday much, I wish nothing but the best for you and your family ♥
    Over here it's boiling hot this Christmas Eve, how's it over there?
    Anyway, big hug and kiss for you my dearly lost twin sister haha xx

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  19. These are so cute! It must of taken you agesss though! You have way more patience than me! haha :)

    Aimée Xx
    dress-it-up-6.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Omg that is sooo adorable..

    chochalistas.blogspot.com

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  21. So cute:)))
    Merry christmas:)

    Http://styleloveandsushi.blogspot.com

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  22. this is kind of really adorable! :D the orange and icy blue are a surprisingly good colour combination, and I love the little snowmen figures! hope you have a wonderful Christmas day today! :)

    Metallic Paws

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  23. I LOVE IT! that's so cute!!! wish I'm creative as you :)
    Merry Christmas! <3 :)

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  24. you did super duper great! i loved it!! super duper cute! Simply seeing these print makes my mood happy! Merry Christmad!! ^_~ Wish you best of luck and tc always ^_~

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  25. This is so adorable! I love the subtle glitter on top that makes it look like it is snowing! :)

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  26. Oh Hahaha!! Sorry but its so cute, and hand made and wonky in bits I just want to giggle! Very creative dear and very well suited to the season, although I think neither of us will be enjoying snow or cool weather! ^^

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  27. OMGOSH THIS IS SUPERRRRRRRRRRR CUTE! their wonky-ness adds to the charm! :D

    happy holidays!

    alex @ carouselstreet.com

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  28. One of the cutest nail art I have seen. I like reading "From Head to Toe" as well. She's very helpful.
    Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Clothes for Less

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  29. The snowmen are so cute! Love this mani!
    Merry Christmas! :D

    ~ Yun

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  30. These are so so cute. Merry Christmas :)
    x

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  31. They look so adorable, far from disaster!! I wish I had your patience...:)

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  32. Oh looks really lovely sweetie, cute and nice design.

    XOXO

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  33. They look lovely. I honestly don't think I'd ever be able to do such nail art!
    I'm curious about your pictures, how do you manage to get a great lightening, do you use studio lights?

    x

    Flo

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    1. I just take them under natural lighting and later adjust the brightness/contrast and highlight/shadows :)

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  34. eek so cute!! I would probably do one then give up, heh.
    Merry Christmas! xx

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  35. oh my gosh!! those are sooo adorable, and they look really perfect! I wish i can do those, but I can never create nail arts, especially like that. Also, my nails are always short, haha. I hope you had a lovely Christmas hun! :)

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  36. The snowmen that you drew are so cute!!!! You did such a lovely job. Happy holidays to you too!!

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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  37. I love the snowman hehe so cute! you are so creative

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  38. Ahhh that is the cutest!!! So intricately done~ Hope you had a great Christmas!

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  39. They're adorable!!
    Love your blog,
    Jennifer & Sophie xxx

    Ivy & Gold

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  40. I changed my Favourite Beauty Products for 2012 post into a tag... I tagged you at the end of my post because I would love to see what your favourites are!

    http://kitschsnitch.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/favourite-beauty-products-of-2012.html

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  41. This looks so great! I love it!
    x

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  42. oh my gosh this is so adorable! Next year i'm definitely going to have to try it out!

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