Saturday, December 08, 2012

Christmas Nail Art - Elf Outfits

Hi everyone!

Before I show you today's nail art, I want to inform you all that I've finally joined Instagram! I've only posted a few photos so far but I'm quite enjoying it! So if you haven't already, follow me (username: kaylashevonne)!

Anyways, today's nail art is another Christmas design! I started with the idea of elf shoes because I thought they would look cute as a nail design, but the idea sort of evolved into this elf outfit mani instead. Even though it wasn't what I was originally going for, I think it's pretty cute, and I got a number of compliments on it when I was out Christmas shopping last night!

I first started with a coat of a white creme to create a good base for my design. I then used a striping brush and sectioned my nail down the middle. I filled one side in with China Glaze Def Defying and the other side with OPI Jade is the New Black.

I then used a small brush to create the elf's collar, once again with white polish to create a good base. I then filled that in with red (China Glaze Salsa). Finally, I added little bells to the collar using a medium sized dotting tool and OPI Goldeneye (review/swatches of the OPI Skyfall Collection coming soon).

One part of me kept thinking that I should add something extra such as buttons or a belt to the little elf outfits, but the other part of me kept saying that that would make everything a little too crowded. So, I left it as is. I think I made the right decision.

Did I ever mention how quickly OPI Jade is the New Black wears? Because I change my nail polish so often, I rarely get chips, just a little tip wear most times. But I've only been wearing this mani for one full day and already I have two chips - both on the sides of my nails that Jade is the New Black is on. It's a great colour, but I hate short-wearing polishes.

Anyways, I'm off to have one last day of Christmas shopping and then I'll be done! Have you finished your shopping yet?


  1. I love these! I have found jade is the new black to suffer wear fairly quickly too

  2. Really cute! I hate short-wearing polish too :(
    I still have to begin my Xmas shopping... D:

  3. These are so totally adorable! I love the colours together, and the design is so original and cute--like so many of yours, it's going in my "try this ASAP!" file. ^_^

  4. That is so sweet :-) Love both the colors and the finish :-)

  5. cute mani. My shopping has been done since the sunday after Thanksgiving. Just picking up random things here and there that I see for the kids stockings.

  6. Adorable! Loving all of the Christmas mani's!

  7. These are adorable!!! Love this!

  8. These are so cute!
    As far as Christmas shopping, I'm probably halfway done. I know what I'm buying people, just haven't yet got round to getting them yet.

  9. I love these, they are just to awesome! Unfortunately I haven't even began to shop yet >.<

  10. I got one look at these and I said, out loud, in my best Batman voice, "AweSOME!"

    Don't ask why Batman. It just came out that way.


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