Original name, I know :P But I simply had to!
I debated whether to do some Christmas nail art this year – I pretty much exhausted my supply of ideas last year. Then common sense snapped me out of it – where was my festive spirit??
Christmas creativity still somewhat eludes me, so I am going to try my hand at manis I like. This particular one seems popular on the net at the moment…and I can see why. Aren’t those reindeer just so darn cute?
For such a simple nail art, I actually had a failed first attempt. I’m still working out the kinks in my OPI’s Alpine Snow, figuring out the correct thickness of layers. As a result, I had some pretty impressive air bubbles the first time around. And then I tried using a brown polish which throws silver for the reindeer.
It really just didn’t work.
I quit while I was ahead and started again.
This time, using white paint as a base (less drying time, no air bubbles) and a solid chocolate lacquer for the reindeer. I used polish and a dotting tool for the noses and eyes, and a striping tool and paint for the antlers (which, I might point out, was playing up. The striping tool, I mean. Hence, deformed antlers).
Aren’t their eyes adorable? On my first thumb, I put the black in the centre of the white. The outcome: a very startled-looking reindeer. I rectified matters by placing the black dot to the bottom of the white, and voila! Cute reindeer.
I think the reflected light in their eyes and on their nose add just a touch of realism.
I accidentally did all ten of my nails brown before I realised a critical point: there are only nine reindeer!! I had to go for symmetry in the end, rather than a full set. Sigh.
Posted on December 15, 2013, in Animals, Festive, Paint, Simple, Striping tool and tagged antlers, Blitzen, christmas, Comet, Cupid, Dancer, Dasher, deer, Donner, festive, Mish's Nail Art, nail art, nail art blog, Oh Deer!, Prancer, reindeer, Rudolph, Santa, Vixen, Xmas. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.