Monday, December 12, 2011

Nightmare Before Christmas

I was really looking forward to doing this challenge in the 12 Days of Christmas Manis challenge. I love this movie so much, and it is awesome that I get to do this theme twice a year (for Halloween AND Christmas)!

It's Jack Skellington in his Santa Claus (Claws) suit, with Oogie Boogie on my middle finger. Oogie has his own little holiday hat on. 

This is the image I used as the model for my manicure. I found this image online here

I started with a base of OPI Brand New Skates. This is three coats, and there is still visible nail line, but when I look at my nails in less harsh light (not directly under a lamp like these photos) the nail line is much less prominent. Brand New Skates was part of OPI's Holiday In Toyland line. It came out in 2008, but oddly enough, my local drugstore has it now. 

Here's Jack before I topcoated. I used acrylic paints to do the artwork on these nails. See my FAQ section to learn more about the tools I use for my nail art. 

Oogie Boogie was super fun to paint. I mixed yellow acrylic paint into my green paint to give him a little bit of a sickly glow. I thought about giving him a top coat of Ghoulish Glow glow in the dark polish, but that kind of mutes the nail art. 

On my right hand I painted some holly leaves and berries. It was a simple bit of nail art that ties the two hands together, and wasn't too difficult to do with my non-dominant hand. 

This is part of the 12 Days of Christmas Manis challenge. Feel free to join in if you'd like! The rules are very loose, you can do as little or as much as you'd like, and in any order you want. 

Here are some other nail bloggers who are doing this challenge. Check them out for great holiday nail art!

30 comments:

  1. I LOVE IT! Oogy Boogy looks incredible!

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  2. LOVE THIS!! you always do such an awesome job!!

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  3. This is super phenomenal! You continue to amaze me!

    btw, TAG you're it! http://polishartaddiction.blogspot.com/2011/12/nail-polish-tag.html

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  4. Thanks nailaholic! I love Oogie, he's so creepy.

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  5. Thanks Leslie! I will go check out your post. :)

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  6. AMAZING STUFF!

    I picked your for the Versatile Blogger Award!
    http://chromacraze.blogspot.com/2011/12/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  7. Wow...your talent seriously blows me away!

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  8. HOLY #@$% amazing! your are so goooood! im jealous!

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  9. Thank you ChromaCraze! That is very sweet of you!

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  10. Ha ha, thanks Kelly! I practice a lot. :)

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  11. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW Urgh to damn amazing! I love it!

    xoxox

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  12. Ha ha, thanks Alexis! This was so much fun to do.

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  13. OMG this is effing AWESOME!! <3 this mani!

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  14. Thanks so much Melissa! When I topcoat some of the details disappear, which is frustrating. That's why I try to always take pics before topcoat. :)

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  15. Wow! This is incredible... I just stumbled across your blog and just love it :)

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  16. Thank you Anutka! I'm so glad you found me!

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