In honor of the holiday season, and the fact that I haven’t done nail art in over a week (GASP!) I decided to do one of my favorite holiday movies- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! My favorite character was actually Hermey since he always felt like an outcast… I don’t know, I always felt bad for him…
For this manicure, I started out before painting with some wonderful Color Club Loosen Up to remove my cuticles that grew this week. I then used some Color Club Cuticle Soothe cuticle oil to replenish the moisture that they lost in the cold air. Since I wanted t o paint but my nails were oily, I used some Color Club Chip Free to prep for the polish.
For the manicure itself, I started with one coat of Color Club Smooth Operator Base Coat and three coats of OPI Alpine Snow as a base. For Santa, I used Zoya America for his suit, China Glaze Jolly Holly for the trees, a mix of Color Club Best Dressed List with OPI Alpine Snow for the skin and Color Club Who Are You Wearing for the gray in Santa’s beard. OPI’s Black Onyx was used for the eyes.
For Rudolph, I used China Glaze Jolly Holly for the trees, Color Club Charity Ball for his fur, Color Club Best Dressed List with OPI Alpine Snow for the lighter fur, OPI Quarter of A Cent-ury for Rudolph’s nose, OPI Black Onyx and OPI Alpine Snow for the black and white details.
For Clarice, I used Color Club Best Dressed List for her fur, the same mix as Rudolph for the lighter fur, Zoya America for the Bow, and China Glaze Jolly Holly for the trees. Same use of Black Onyx and Alpine Snow for the details.
For The Abominable Snowman, I used Zoya Crystal for his face and hands, a mix of Zoya Edyta and OPI Alpine Snow for the fur, Zoya America for the tongue, and the same black and white details as before.
For Hermey, I used a mix of Color Club Best Dressed List and OPI Alpine Snow for his skin, Zoya America for his lips, OPI The IT Color for his hair, and a mix of China Glaze Frostbite and OPI Alpine Snow for his clothes with the same white and black details.
I topped off the entire manicure with two coats of Color Club Speedy.
Whew so that was a ton of nail polish! Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the nail art contest and now that I’m back, I’ll try to post on a daily/almost daily basis.