Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Candy Cane Art

I was bumming yesterday since I had to clip and shorten all of my nails. I had too many corners broken and too many nails were starting to peel at the tips. I am definitely asking Santa for some nail vitamins. :) To cheer myself up, I asked my friends which color to paint my little nubbin nails. Anissa suggested this amazing shade of red, and since I have never tried it, I thought it would be a great way to brighten my mood.

This is two coats of OPI Vodka and Caviar over Cult Nails Get It On Basecoat, and topped with Seche Vite topcoat. I added some white acrylic paint to my ring finger with a striping brush to give it some holiday nail art. And it fits one of the challenges I skipped in the 12 Days of Christmas Manis challenge!

This is OPI Vodka and Caviar. It is a jelly finish polish, so it is a bit sheer. This didn't really matter with my tiny nubbin nails. I really like this vavavoom red color. 

Today's mani is part of the 12 Days of Christmas Manis challenge. Here are the other bloggers who are participating, check them out for cool nail art!


17 comments:

  1. Aww I'm sorry about the nail woes, but this is a really cute manicure! I've had to keep my nails really short lately too.

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  2. Meh, they will grow. :) Thanks for your sympathy, Rach!

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  3. They look very pretty. It must be in the air...I broke one of mine today too, and had to cute my nails down :(

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  4. I'm having nail problem too!!! They are so short! I like this mani. It looks awesome!

    xoxox

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  5. =( I know that feeling...I am currently going through the same thing...GAHH!

    REGARDLESS! this is still so cute :)

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  6. Thanks Jackie! I hope your nails grow back quickly and strong! :)

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  7. Dang, I hate that Alexis! I miss you, hope you are doing well!

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  8. Thanks for commiserating Winnie. What's with this bad nails problem?! Boo hiss! :)

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  9. I like nubbins! They look especially good with dark, vampy colors.

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  10. I arrived at your blog from Chalkboard nails (i think) and I must say you are an impressive nail-artist!
    Plus, Im delighted to have read this entry: I had to super shorten my nails and I was feeling so sad, that I had to postpone all my christmas ideas but now, seeing your very cool candycane nailart, I must say I see my shorties in a new light. Thanks!!

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  11. I just posted Day 3 of this challenge, hope you'll like it. :) And this design looks amazing, short nails look good too. :)

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  12. Thanks Melissa! Short nails can be fine, I just like them a little bit longer than this. And CONGRATS on your WIN!!

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  13. Thanks Marcia! Embrace your nubbins! (that sounds kind of kinky, ha ha!)

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  14. Awesome stuff Dilay! I love the Christmas Wrapping and your poinsettia was so pretty.

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  15. Ugh, I have that nasty nail splitting problem too! What do you guys recommend to keep my nails long AND strong???

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