On my thumb is Santa Claus, on my middle finger is Hermy the Misfit Elf, and on my ring finger is good ol Rudolph.
I started with a base of Zoya's Marina. It is a blue grey slate color, and it has the right kind of wintry feel for this manicure.
Here is a closer look at Santa.
My hubby used to work at a dental lab, and his boss always decorated with pictures of Hermy the Misfit Elf during the holidays. You will remember that Hermy did not want to make toys like the other elves, his real passion was dentistry. LOL
Polishes used in this manicure: Zoya Marina, Essie All In One Base Coat and Seche Vite topcoat.
This is my 60th post on Sonoma Nail Art, and it means I am making another $10 donation to Women's Recovery Services. Women's Recovery Services helps women who are transitioning out of chemical dependence get back on their feet. Part of the items they supply to women are beauty products and personal care items. We all know how much a nice manicure or some pretty make up can boost self esteem. Every 20 posts, I like to donate to this cause to help women feel better about themselves. I encourage you to find ways to make your blog do good in your community, too! Find out more about Women's Recovery Services online by clicking here.
This is part of the 12 Days of Christmas Manis challenge. Join in if you would like! And be sure to take a look at other girls who are participating as well:
Amber - http://amberdunson.blogspot.com/
Chilli - http://polishandpoise.blogspot.com/
Jamie - http://www.nailsadored.com
Pauline - http://omgnoodles.blogspot.com/
Wow, that is some good shading! I wish I had your abilities! Also, I love that you donate every 20 blog posts! It makes me want to encourage you to post more, which would benefit me and the community!ReplyDelete
Ha ha Nev! That is funny and sweet. I am not super satisfied with Hermy's cheek, I should have worked on that more. But it is really fun to do this kind of manicure with lots of shading. It really challenges me. You should totally find a cause that speaks to you and start donating! It is fun to reach each milestone. :)ReplyDelete
wow... they are sooo good they look like stickers.. awesome job!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Polish AMOR! I had fun painting them!ReplyDelete
This is awesome, omg. You are awesome!!ReplyDelete
Wow, that is really nice of you to say, Amanda! :)ReplyDelete
oh Sonoma i love you and hate you in equal measure ..... your nail art is AMAZING and much as i love it, it makes me feel like a toddler in compariosn lol. You are OUTRAGEOUSLY gifted and i love your blog with the passion it deserves xxxReplyDelete
Ha ha, Crumpet, I am laughing here and grinning like a fool. That is so nice of you to say. I am glad you love my blog and art work, and I hope you can get over hating me. LOL.ReplyDelete
This is AMAZING! I just can't comprehend how you do these things. You have serious talent!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Aly! I use acrylic paint for the artwork, and it is so much easier to use than nail polish. If you've never tried it out, I really recommend it! Look up nail art tutorials on YouTube by Robin Moses. I have learned so much by watching her tutorials!ReplyDelete
So awesome! The characters look like decals, but better with all the shading details. Jealous of your talent and for your patience and attention to detail to do such detailed designs on your nails.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Helen! It really relaxes me to do these designs, I have so much fun while doing them. Thanks for your kind comments!ReplyDelete
This is so awesome! Rudolph was always my favorite xmas movie!ReplyDelete
Your nail art never ceases to amaze me. Everytime I think it can't be any more perfect, you prove me wrong! This is flawless!ReplyDelete
Soooo cute! Rudolph is my favorite. I'm always so envious of your portrait type work, it's fantastic.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness! This is absolutely gorgeous! I wish I could paint like this!ReplyDelete
This is freakin awesome! I LOVE that show!!! Hermie rocks!ReplyDelete
So awesome that you're doing this!ReplyDelete
What do you paint with? and what kindda brush? Been playing with my nail polishes and brush, but I'm never really satisfied with my paint job...
When I grow up I want to draw like you...lol
Thanks Angie! I looked forward to this special every year, too!ReplyDelete
That is so nice of you to say Courtney! I am my own worst critic, so of course I see things I could improve, but it is really kind of you to give me such generous compliments.ReplyDelete
Thanks attackedastoria! I love doing portraits, it is such a challenge and I get so excited when one turns out well. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Rins! I just love your work too!ReplyDelete
Ha ha! Thanks Fingers! Hermy is darn cool.ReplyDelete
Thanks Winnie! I am not able to do them as quickly as I wanted, the holiday season is dragging me down a bit. I will have to do a post on my tools and paints, I am starting to get a lot of questions about it. I use acrylic paints for the art work, and a really small nail art brush that I picked up at Sally's Beauty Supply. I will definitely do a post on my supplies soon.ReplyDelete
Loooove this!! That's my favourite Christmas show! LOL I even have it on DVD!ReplyDelete
Thank you Kayleigh! It is one of my favorite Xmas shows, too!ReplyDelete
They are perfect!ReplyDelete
Thanks Melissa! I've been voting for your Kermit manicure.ReplyDelete
OMG! Wow! These are amazing! So perfect.....ReplyDelete
Cute!!! : )ReplyDelete
Thank you Deriniti. :)ReplyDelete
Wow!!!! Stunning!!! Excellent Artwork!!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much O' Natur Nail!ReplyDelete