Category Archives: Advent Calendar Nail Challenge 2012

Advent Calendar Challenge – Day 24: Re-create a Holiday Mani

Hello 🙂 Welcome to the last day of the Advent Calendar Challenge! I really enjoyed participating in my first challenge and I hope to do more in the future. The theme of today’s manicure is to re-create a holiday mani. I decided to go with the theme from day 9 (pine) and recreate it using this tutorial for a dotted Christmas Tree. My nails didn’t turn out exactly as I wanted them to, but I still like them. I followed the instructions given in the tutorial, so if you are interested in trying this design, check out the tutorial. I used two coats of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri – Mint Sprint for all my nails except for my ring fingers. I then used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Hard as Nails – Rockstar Pink for the glitter on the cuticle area of my nails. I used two coats of Sally Hansen Nail Growth Miracle – White Tip on my ring fingers. I then used green, red, and blue acrylic paint for the dots of the tree. I also used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri – Lickety-Split Lime and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Hard as Nails – Golden-I for the tree. I topped it with Sally Hansen Hard as Nails – Crystal Clear. That’s it from me today, I hope you all have a wonderful day. I also hope that you enjoyed the Advent Calendar Challenge.

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Advent Calendar Challenge – Day 23: Rudolph

Hello 🙂 Today is the second to last day of the Advent Calendar Challenge (also day 23), and today’s theme was Rudolph. I was actually excited to do these nails because I saw this tutorial. I thought that they looked simple enough for me to try and I was right. They may not be perfect, but that’s ok, I like how they turned out. I painted my thumb, pointer finger, middle finger, and pinky with a coat of Sally Hansen Magnetic – Red-y Response and two coats of Sally Hansen Gem Crush – Lady Luck. I painted my ring finger with Sally Hansen Nail Growth Miracle – White Tip. I used acrylic paint for the rest of Rudolph (except his nose, I used a coat of Sally Hansen Magnetic – Red-y Response and two coats of Sally Hansen Gem Crush – Lady Luck). For a detailed description of how I created Rudolph, check out this tutorial. That’s it from me, check out the others who are participating in the challenge, and check back tomorrow for the final day of the Advent Calendar Challenge.

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Advent Calendar Challenge – Day 22: Fruit Cake

Hello and welcome to day 22 of the Advent Calendar Challenge. Today’s theme is fruit cake. I found this difficult because (1) I don’t own brown polish and (2) I’ve never had fruitcake before (so I relied on a google image search to help me out). Any way, here is how I created today’s nails. I started with a coat of Sally Hansen Nail Growth Miracle – White Tip. I then used a fan brush and brown acrylic paint to create the brown part of the fruit cake. I then used a dotting tool and red, green, and black acrylic paint to create the fruit inside the cake. That’s really all I have for you today, check out the others who are participating in the challenge and don’t forget to check back in tomorrow for another post from me.

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Advent Calendar Challenge – Day 21: Water Marble

Hello 🙂 It’s day 21 of the advent calendar challenge, and today’s theme is water marble. I was really excited for today because I really like to water marble, I find it easy (even if all my nails don’t turn out the same way, but I think that that is part of the charm of water marble nails) and fun. Anyway, I think these nails turned out good. I started with two coats of Pure Ice – Superstar!. I then used Pure Ice – Siren, Pure Ice – Strapless, Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear – Golden I, and Wet N Wild Wild Shine – Caribbean Frost (in that order). The tutorial I use for water marbling can be found here. That’s it from me, only three days of the Advent Calendar Challenge left, don’t forget to check out the others who are participating in the challenge.

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Advent Calendar Challenge – Day 20: Sweets & Candy

Hello 🙂 Today is day twenty of the Advent Calendar Challenge and today’s theme is sweets & candy. I did a simple candy cane design. I started with Sally Hansen Nail Growth Miracle – White Tip. I then used a red acrylic paint (even though it looks red-orange in the pictures) and a striping brush to create the diagonal stripes on my nails. They’re not that exciting, but they fit the theme. That’s it for today’s nails, check out the others who are participating in the challenge and come back tomorrow for another design.

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Advent Calendar Challenge – Day 19: Ugly Sweater

It’s day eighteen of the Advent Calendar Challenge, today’s theme is ugly sweater. I didn’t really know what to do for these nails, but I came up with something (that kind of fits the theme a little bit). I started with a coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri – Mint Sprint. I then used a dotting tool and orange and light pink acrylic paint to create the dots (maybe they’re pom poms or something, not really sure, but in my mind they belong on an ugly sweater). That’s it from me, enjoy your day.

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Advent Calendar Challenge – Day 18: Something Classic

Hello 🙂 It’s day eighteen of the Advent Calendar Challenge, and today’s theme is something classic. I was having a really hard time deciding what to do for today’s nails. I couldn’t think of anything “classic” that wasn’t already on the challenge list. I ended up going with something that went with today’s theme as well as yesterday’s theme. I decided to go with a classic Christmas movie, “Miracle on 34th Street.” “Miracle on 34th Street” is a movie from 1947 about a man who works at Macy’s as a mall Santa, while also claiming to be the real deal. I figured that the movie has been around long enough to be considered classic. Because the movie is focused on a mall Santa at Macy’s I would recreate the red Macy’s star on my nails. I started with two coats of Sally Hansen Nail Growth Miracle – White Tip. While that was drying, I cut star shapes into painter’s tape with my star hole punch. I then placed a star stencil on each of my nails and used Pure Ice – Siren to color in the stars on my nails. That’s it form me today! Check back tomorrow for another post and don’t forget to check out the other participants in the challenge (listed in my side bar).

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