Saturday, December 24, 2011

Twas the night before Christmas

Hello my dears! It's Christmas Eve and tomorrow is Christmas! The most wonderful time of the year! Many of you are already with your families celebrating, some of you are putting the final touches to the wonderful meals, and everybody is waiting for Santa. In my country we celebrate Christmas Eve with a family dinner and open our presents on the night before Christmas. So what else could I post other than a manicure showing the peaceful, snowy night when everybody is expecting the arrival of Santa. 

To create this I've started with one coat of the amazing China Glaze First Mate. I then added a coat of INM Northern Lights to make a beautiful starry sky. I then sponged some white on the tips using a sponge tip applicator. The trees, snowman and house were drawn using a nail art brush and dotting tools. I used a variety of polishes (mostly China Glaze). The black and white are from Moyra. Finally I did some white dots with a toothpick and added a top coat. 

without top coat
again without top coat
after top coat
  I didn't do any drawing on my left hand (my dominant hand), so I only had the night sky with the snow at the tips. I really loved the look and I think it's perfect for beginners. Unfortunately, the top coat from Kallos smudged the white tip (even if it was already dry), so I've learned my lesson and used my trusty Out the Door for the hand with the drawings. 

If you are reading this before Christmas, let me wish you a happy and peaceful Christmas with your family and loved ones. Or as the poem says: 

"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night."

1 comment:

  1. This is lovely Mihaela!!! You're so good at this stuff ;0). Merry Christmas to you too!! We don't celebrate until tomorrow, so eat up tonight for me, lol.


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