Continuation of the first holiday nail set, I have a few more I did over this past Christmas. Christmas was fun to experiment and play around with because there are so many things that go along with Christmas and the holiday season. Snowman, snowflakes, trees, ornaments, gifts, lights, reindeer....arg! It is easy to come up with so many...or simply get lost in the confusion. Another fun Christmas design was Santa and below is the nail design for his head. I did this on a toenail but it could work for a fingers too.
The Santa head is also an easy design for the most part. I started off with a regular base coat and then a I did a base color of a natural beige (Wet & Wild). After than dried, I used red (#94-Fire engine red) and colored the top of the nail area stopping before the halfway point of the nail. This will be Santa's hat. After the red is painted on, the I used a precision fine tipped brush and white polish (ArtClub Nail Lacquer-White) and went down both outer sides of the nail. After the outer edges were painted white, I did the entire front, almost like a french manicure, but a little messier (remember, this is Santa's beard! we are going for scruffy a little). While the beard dried, I used my same white polish and placed a dollop off to the side on the top of the nail, in the red area (this is the little white puff on the end of Santa's hat). Once the red and white polish were completely dry, Santa's face can be put on. I used black for his eyes and mouth, just making two little dots for his eyes and a little swoop mark for his mouth and used my red polish for Santa's nose. I then used a red glitter polish and went over Santa's hat areas that were still red. So that hat look a little darker and sparkles, even though that may be hard to see in this picture. After that, the design was complete and I ended it with a top coat! I promise I will get better pictures of all my work son!
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