19 Dec 2013

The 12 Days of Xmas Challenge day 10 - Santa

Hello everyone! Today's theme for the 12 Days of Xmas Challenge is Winter Characters. I haven't done anything Santa related for this challenge so far, so it was an easy choice for me :)

I went for simple little Santa hats (and immediately wished that I didn't have square nails so that I could make them look more hat-like!), so I started with two coats of Sinful Colors Glass Pink and then painted French tips using Barry M Gelly Blood Orange, topped with Jessica Bedazzled. Next I added the extra length on one side to create the "Santa" effect. I then used LA Colors French White with a dotting tool to add the white trim to the hats, and finished with Seche Vite.

Unfortunately the red glitter doesn't show up as much as I would have liked in the pictures, but that'll teach me to switch to a different red glitter to the one I would normally use, just for the sake of novelty!

Since I did these, I've adapted it for Scarlett and several of her friends as its fairly quick to do and therefore works with younger attention spans! Here's a quick pic:

There are only two more days of this challenge left and I must say that its been a blast! The theme for Day 11 is Christmas Trees - I'm thinking more glitter! ;)


  1. These are awesome, I love the idea of doing them as French tips =) Also love your little cute Santa face on Scarlett's nails! Fab!

    P.S. More glitter is always the right choice ;)

  2. Great job, I have never seen this style before. It's fun! Great polish choices too!

  3. This is so cute, and I love the Santa on Scarlett's nails. That glass pink is a great base! :)

  4. Great minds think alike! Although I like your version of the Santa hats much better than mine. And the Santa face on Scarlett's thumb is adorable.

  5. These are so nice! I used Blood Orange too.. it's a great red isn't it!
    Scarlett's nails - i love the thumb nail Brilliant job

  6. this is cute I love it :)

  7. Lovely santa hats! I agree that Glass Pink is the perfect base for it :)