Thursday, December 24, 2020

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town!

It's Christmas Eve!  This means that Santa Claus is busy at the North Pole today in preparation of trekking around the world later tonight!  He couldn't do this without the help of Mrs. Claus and the elves, not to mention Rudolph and the rest of the reindeer guiding his sleigh tonight!

Started with a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls with accents of KBShimmer Holly Back Girl

Applied stamper decals from images UberChic Christmas-01 (index), Wistonia The North Pole (pinky) and Delaney Noel 005, the did layered stamping on middle and ring finger using Clear Jelly Stampeer CJS C-34.  Used Konad red, Painted Polish Midnight Mischief, Painted Polish Blanc Slate, MdU 84, Mdu 88 and another with no label, as well as a few different regular polishes for the stamper decals that I didn't make mark down.

Delaney Noel 5

My thumb had a bad reaction to the topcoat and smear from one end of the nail to the other, so don't have any pictures of the mani with topcoat.  Except these four fingers. But what I noticed after putting on a water based topcoat that Santa's beard kinda turned yellow!  I think it was the face stamping coming through the white.  Regardless, Santa cannot have a yellow beard!

So I decided to add KBShimmer White Here, White Now on the beard and then on Santa and Mrs. Claus's fur lining and then restamped the holly and mistletoe again.  For the thumb, removed the smeared stamping and base polish, then put on OPI Envy The Adventure topped with Painted Polish Grinch Green (mainly as I happen to have them sitting on my nail station from doing other mani's) and then stamped it with an image from Beauty Big Bang XL-030 (mainly as I happen to have it sitting there on my mani station to use for another mani) using Painted Polish Blanc Slate.

While I was sad to see the stamping smear (and think the North Pole decal was more mani appropriate), I was glad I was able to save it and still follow the theme as it was late and I did not have time to make another stamper decal!

Beauty Big Bang XL-030

Topped everything off with a final coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.  Yes, I know the topcoat shouldn't go on the KB texture polish but I knew I'd be snagging my hair, clothes, bedding etc. until I took this mani off and it would drive me crazy.

Thanks for looking!  Enjoy these next few days regardless how you happen to be spending them.  While we would normally travel to see family, we are staying put this year and having a quiet Christmas as home with those members that live in home so as to follow COVID guidelines in place.  It will seem strange for sure not being with family but we hope all our staying at home this year will mean we will all be around to get together next year and the year after and so on and its a small sacrifice to make for the safety of all.  

All the best to you this holiday season!

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