Hey There Polished People!
I was trying to think of what movie to use as my inspiration and all I could come up with was Billy Madison. I had NO clue how I was going to execute that, although Cynthia said I could have done the penguin and reminded me of the bathtub scene with shampoo v conditioner, which ends with “Stop looking at me SWAN!!” so I suppose I could have done a swan but… no. Haha. So I asked my husband what I should do and he was like, “Do something Halloweeny… for the season.” And I was like, “Uh, Halloween is long gone.” So he further explained himself that he meant Nightmare Before Christmas (how he got there, I do not pretend to know!) I thought that sounded like just as good of an idea as anything else and remembered some cute nails I saw by Amanda at Mae’s Beauty Reports and also some that Mary did on Swatch and Learn so I thought hey! I’ll give it a go! So here they are.
Nightmare Before Christmas Nails
How To Get These Nails
- Base coat. I’ve been trying out OPI Natural Nail Base Coat, and it’s fine but I think I like my SH Hard As Nails way better. The OPI seems to leave my nails a lot softer than my SH.
- Paint your nails with Nina Ultra Pro French White.
- Apply a coat of Seche Vite and allow your nails to dry thoroughly.
- When your nails are dry, use striping tape to tape off the pin stripes on all fingers but your ring finger.
- Use FP Black Expressionism to paint over the tape on those nails and immediately remove the tape.
- Let the stripey nails dry while you make a Santa hat on your ring finger with a tiny brush and Essence Fame Fatal.
- Make a circle for the face of Jack underneath the hat with a black striper or black polish and a tiny brush. Add his eyes with a dotting tool and the same polish, and the smile with a striper brush and the black polish.
- Use a dotting tool and OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls to make the scalloped trim on the bottom of the hat, and the fuzzy pom-pom at the tip of the hat.
- Use the small brush and black polish you used earlier for the face to fill in all the white space around the face and hat with black. Remember to wrap the tip of that nail with the black polish.
- Allow your Jack Skellington accent nail to dry thoroughly.We don’t want to smear Jack’s little face!
- When your nails are totally dry, apply a final coat of Seche Vite and show your friends!! 😀
Since we are talking about movies and Christmas movies at that, what is your favorite? I love Elf and I used to really love The Santa Clause with Tim Allen. I HATED Bad Santa when I saw it a long time ago. I remember it was funny and all, but I just thought it was kind of disgusting. Anyway, share your favorite and least favorite movies in the comments below! 🙂 As always, thanks for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!! 😀