Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Grinch

Sorry it took so long to post another holiday mani! Seriously, the holiday season is way too stressful and demanding. It doesn't help that I am a procrastinator. I got all of the handmade presents for my family done yesterday and they are in the mail. I hope they arrive on time! Today's manicure is one of my favorite Christmas characters. I am feeling slightly Grinchy now, and who doesn't feel a bit that way during the hectic holiday season?? 

I used OPI Tasmanian Devil Made Me Do It as my base color. It is fairly orange leaning, but actually looks really great on my hands. Makes them look more warm than cold, the way they do with true reds or reds that lean towards the blue side. The Grinch on my thumb came out way better than Cindy Lou Who, so I covered her up for this photo. I am a cheater!!

Here is the base of Cindy Lou Who painted with black acrylic paint. I need to break out my new nail art brush. This one is getting scraggly. 

After Cindy Lou, I started the Grinch on my thumbnail. Again, the nail art in this manicure is done with acrylic paint. Please see my FAQ section to learn about which paints I use and which brushes I use. 

Here's the mani with both the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who featured. I am just not that happy with how she turned out. I will blame it on the brush, ha ha!

There are a few of us who are doing this 12 Days of Christmas Manis challenge. Some girls have finished already, and the rest of us are still working on it here and there. That's the nice part of this challenge, do it at your own pace, and skip what you want. :) Check out these blogs to see more xmas nail art:




This past Sunday I was featured on Jamie's blog, Nails Adored! She is highlighting different nail bloggers each week. Check out her blog to find out a bit more about me. Thanks Jamie!!

18 comments:

  1. This is amazing! When I saw the first pic, I thought that was a sticker until I read further!

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  2. Thanks so much Janelle! I love how my Grinch turned out, but the nail with Cindy is kind of a fail. Ha ha!

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  3. I love it.. I wish I was closer so you could do mine.. I love Cindy and the Grinch theme song is my ringtone..LOL!!

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  4. Ha ha, thanks Everythingsdiamond! That would be a fun ringtone. :)

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  5. You are amazing...so talented!!

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  6. @RobinMosesnailart is so right about you! The Grinch is absolutely the best I have ever seen that didn't come from Dr. Seuss' hand.

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  7. So sinister! I love it haha I used the EXACT same grinch you have on your thumb!!

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  8. Awww, Cindy Lou Who! This is too cute!

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  9. Thank you Hikeeba! I totally love Robin so much! She is my nail art mentor. I hope to one day be as cool as she is. :) Thank you for your kind compliments. I really love Dr. Seuss.

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  10. Ha ha ha Linda! I love that grinch pose. So funny and scary at the same time!

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  11. you are so freakin talented-its amazing!!!

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  12. Thank you Fingers! that is very sweet. :)

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