Wow, it's already 7 days into December! I don't know where the time has gone, but gone it is! We haven't gotten anymore snow in Southern Ontario since November! It really doesn't seem like Christmas is only 18 days away. I really have to get out and get my shopping my done. I don't really have to do much but I do need to pick up a few things so there is something under the tree. Speaking of trees, I have to get mine up! Have you decorated for the holidays yet? It just doesn't seem like it is almost Christmas to me, I need snow! Not to mention we have been fairly busy getting ready for Keagan's arrival! Due date is only 2 days away!
I had said last week that for the month of December I was going to hopefully do nail art for the whole month and I can safely say I am off to a great start! I saw this cute snowman nail art on Pinterest and decided that if there wasn't snow outside I would have some on my nails. The link is to the site that I took my inspiration from for my Snowman Nail Art for this week, she has some amazing nail art on her site.
For this weeks NoTW I used - China Glaze - December To Remember, Essie - Tart Deco, And several Morgan Taylor polishes - White Now, Little Black Dress and Pumps or Cowboy Boots?.
To do the Snowman nail art I first used my regular base coat (Formula X) and than used 2 coats of China Glaze - December To Remember.
Once the base was dried I used Morgan Taylor - White Now and a dotting tool to make the 'snowflakes'. I also freehand painted the oval for the snowmans head.
Next I put small amounts of Essie - Tart Deco, Morgan Taylor - Little Black Dress and Pumps or Cowboy Boots on a plastic lid and using a small dotting tool did the eyes and mouth. Next up was to use my fine nail art paint brush to make a smallish triangle with Essie - Tart Deco. Also using the fine brush I used Morgan Taylor - Pumps or Coeboy Boots and made 'sticks' for the arms.
I topped it off with Glisten & Glow H.K. Girl Top Coat. I will be using the Glisten & Glow top coat for the rest of the month as I try it out to see how it fares up against Seche Vite. So far it is a quick drying top coat, just as quick as the Seche Vite! I like it so far.
Last weeks NoTW lasted really well. I did have some very minor tip wear but because of the color you couldn't see it at all. So the CND Vinylux does an OK job of lasting a week on my nails but I can also get regular polishes to last a week using a combination of Sephora Formula X base coat and Seche Vite top coat. So for me, the extra cost of buying the CND Vinylux combination isn't really worth it for me. I have asked my sister to try it out to see how it works for her. Her polish doesn't last more than a couple of days normally so it will be interesting to see how the CND lasts for her.
So, are you ready for the holidays? Shopping, decorating, baking, etc? I am hoping to get my tree up and decorated by Wednesday and maybe even some baking done. The shopping will have to wait until the kids finally give me a wishlist!