Nail Polish Canada’s Holiday Nail Art Challenge is happening right now!! I did Snowbunny Nails for WEEK 1 and I got a lot of votes… so THANK YOU to everyone who voted for me!!!!! Although I didn’t secure 1st place I received a lot of sweet comments on my skiing bunnies, so it was still a WIN. 🙂
I just finished my second design for the holiday challenge since it’s week 2 right now. The theme for this week is DECORATIONS. Since I love DECORATING the underside of my nails- I went with a holiday UNDERSIDE MANI, as I like to call them! 🙂
Underside manis are easy to do as long as your nails have some length to them. Just use a polish that has a skinny or small brush so you don’t bump your skin too much. I like to wipe most of the paint off my brush so it doesn’t drip all over. A few thin coats underneath are better than thick ones. I painted it carefully and I didn’t need to do any cleanup at all. I used a gold foil polish called Golden-I by Sally Hansen. Then I placed some tiny blue rhinestones for extra appeal.
To keep in line with the DECORATIONS theme- I naturally wanted to add designs to the top of my nails too. I pulled inspiration from some traditional-type holiday decor; snow flakes, candy canes, a trimmed Christmas tree and a string of holiday lights. The snowflakes and candy cane designs were stamped using MoYou London Festive 03 stamping plate. Then I hand-painted the Christmas tree and lights.
Because it’s half stamped and half-hand painted it has a very mix-matched feel… but I think the studded undersides bring it all together! I hope you like them!
Here’s the URL if you’d like to vote for me or your other favorite nails: NAIL POLISH CANADA WEEK 2 DECORATIONS. Votes can be placed on the bottom of that page…just pick me (CRAFTYNAIL) from the list of bloggers. You have to enter your name and email to vote, but don’t worry- they will not spam you. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!