Monday, December 21, 2015

Digit-al Dozen Does Traditions; Day 5

I'm really late for Day 5 of Digit-al Dozen week; this mani is also doing double duty as the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas Christmas prompt.

 Today's nails represent a tradition in my home that I wish wasn't a tradition; the wrapping of Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve!  It doesn't matter how early we do our shopping, or how many or few gifts we have to wrap, they all get wrapped on Christmas Eve.  The hubs actually does the wrapping because he's a better wrapper then I am; I wrap gifts that look like a four year old did it!  I'm the helper; I do all the tags, putting them under the tree and do the stocking filling in between.  Some years, especially when the kids were little and wouldn't go to sleep, the wrapping of the gifts didn't get finished until 3 or 4 am.....when you are up bright and early with excited little ones, that isn't much sleep!  I think last year was the first year we were done relatively early; only because all the kids are older now; we only have a few gifts to wrap as the majority of their gifts are gift cards and cash.

Did an assortment of polish bases; Lacquistry Amazeballz You're So Extra Fine! on thumb and pinky, two coats of Girly Bits Little Red Toque on index, three coats Noodles Nail Polish Snow Coat Snow Boots Snow Problems, and three coats piCture pOlish LakoDom on ring; all have no top coat.  All these different finishes probably go against a lot of peoples mani rules but I love it!  

Added a coat of Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC before stamping.

Stamped using Chez Noel 003 (thumb), MoYou Festive Collection-06 (index), Sugar Bubbles Special 02 (middle), Infinity 35 (ring) and Chez Divers 009 (pinky).  Stamping polishes are all Girly Bits Stamping Polishes**; White Wedding, Fire Engine Red, Golden Ticket and Emerald.  

Decorated the tree by adding some garland using Girly Bits Fire Engine Red, also dotted ornaments using Golden Ticket.  Dotted thumb image using Girly Bits Emerald and White Wedding Stamping Polishes. Dotted index finger with Lacquistry Amazeballz, as well as added ornaments on the tree using it and wrapped the presents under the tree with it too!

Added a coat of Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC to finish.

I took this pix the next day in overcast skies.  There is so much glare with my lighting set up and the glitter and Amazeballz, I thought the stamping might be shown better in more natural light.  I love how the Amazeballz and the red stamping polish look together!  This will be another mani sometime soon!

Here's the other ladies Day 5 traditions manis!

Also, the other Christmas nails for 40 Great Nail Art Ideas!

Thanks for looking!

**Polishes provided for review.  Please see disclosure policy!


  1. I love everything, but your ring finger is my fave because of the layer look and my lemming Lakodom!

  2. I love this mani. I love the mix of finishes too. That glitter on your middle finger is such a pretty one. All of the nails are great but something about your pinky nail really grabs me and it's my favorite design.

  3. Gorgeous mani! I need those stamping plates!


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