Friday, 14 December 2012

Christmas Nail Art Challenge - Day 6 - Gifts

Hey there all!

Here I am again, feeling much better now, my cold is almost gone, and I have today off, yay! 

Then there's only a week to work until Christmas, so exciting! Some more gift shopping to do today, and a bit more nail art once my hangover is gone, bit too much celebratory 'day off' G&T's last night, ouch!  Hopefully I'll finally get a bit ahead on the challenges, and not have to rush them, because I was stressing myself out, silly sausage. 

Thank you so much for the get well wishes, they're very much appreciated, and it looks like they worked a treat.

So todays challenge is - Gifts

This got me thinking.  I initially was going to do a tape manicure of a parcel on each finger, but you know me, it would only take one smudge or blob and I'd probably end up hating it.  So I kept thinking some more.  And I actually got to thinking.... what are the real gifts, the precious ones?  And so it happened, I came up with my favourite manicure.  Not just of this challenge, but possibly, of all time. 

Not because of the execution, but because of the sentiment.  Here's what it looks like, and then I'll explain it:
xmas nail art gifts
The base is Barry M Spring Green.  I chose green because it's the colour of nature, luck, and tranquility.  Also it's Christmassy, so double win.

I sponged China Glaze I Herd That onto the tips of my nails to represent sunshine, warmth and happiness.

Here's another pic, it shows the multicolour sparkles in the glitter a bit better:
xmas gift nailart
I did some nail art in white acrylic paint.

On my index finger I painted a dove. This represents peace and faith.

On my middle finger I painted a heart. This represents love and health.

On my ring finger I painted what is apparently the Chinese symbol for friendship. I'm sorry to any Chinese people if this is a terrible rendition.

On my little finger I painted a house. This represents family and stability.  I don't see my family alot, but they're always in my thoughts and heart.

On my thumb is an actual gift. This represents generosity.
Every time I've looked at my nails since doing this manicure it's made me feel really happy and fulfilled.  The sentiments are so positive, it reminds me of everything that's good in people. 

And I reckon....

That's the real gift of Christmas, isn't it?

Until next time...



  1. I love this so much!!! I believe it does represent some of the true gifts of Christmas time!!!

    1. Thank you so much, you're too kind! I really like this one myself x x x

  2. What a wonderful mani/post! You did an amazing job and I love all it represents!

  3. What a great sentiment behind this mani!

    1. Thank you! I'm feeling all Christmassy now :)

  4. awesome manicure, with such a warm story behind it, just love it :D

    1. Awww thanks! Yours was beautiful x x x


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