GLAM NAILS CHALLENGE DECEMBER— Santa Claus 🎅

Hello lovelies! Did everyone survive the weekend & any holiday shopping they may have had to do? I certainly survived a crazy Tax Free Weekend. I forgot how crazy Christmas shopping can get, hah. I went to go get a coffee from Starbucks, & the line up was OUT THE DOOR. It was a very busy weekend.

But it’s the first prompt of Glam Nails Challenge December, & I am super excited for another fun festive month of designs. The first prompt of the month? Santa Claus.

I know I have been stamping a lot more lately, but as soon as I saw the prompt I knew just the stamping plate I wanted to use for this design featuring some super cute Santa designs.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie Hard To Resist Glow & Shine 
  • Top Coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-chip Top Coat
  • Essie The A-List
  • Essie Sweet Souffle
  • Essie Glitter On Top
  • Starrily Vantablack
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Red It Twice
  • Sally Hansen MG Peach Please
  • Sally Hansen MG Ski Bunny
  • w7 Gold Dazzle
  • Nailstuff.ca clear stamper & scraper set
  • Discontinued Born Pretty Christmas plate
  • Small dotting tool (I always use mine from NailStuff.ca — Dotting Tool Trio)

How cute is this little Santa face? I definitely could never be able to freehand a cute little face like that on my own! I’m always envious of people with superior free handing skills. However, thankfully I went on a stamping plate hoarding spree a few years ago, & do I have so many Christmas ones to chose from… which really helps with challenges during this month!

Are you excited for a month of Christmas themed designs? You can follow along with Glam Nails Challenge December on Instagram. There are already so many cool, & fun nail art looks that I know this month is going to be a very exciting month.

Glam Nails Challenge March — Hearts 💚

Hello lovelies & happy Monday! It’s a brand new, fresh week. Hopefully this one will be warmer & more Spring-like (although, I’ll be honest… my hopes are not too high.)

But — I have a brand new look for Glam Nails Challenge March, & I’m excited. The prompt is hearts. Originally I had a completely different heart look done, but I’ll be honest: I was not feeling it. & it did not photograph well. So I did what any crazy person does… I completely redid the manicure at the very last second. & I absolutely adore how they turned out!

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure Hardener
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • Wrenn Polish I Know Guac is Extra
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Tutu the Ballet
  • Sally Hansen MG Crying Out Cloud
  • OPI Two Timing the Zones
  • L’Oréal Jardin Des Roses
  • L’Oréal Pistache Royale
  • NailStuff.ca 4mm Micro Detail Brush

I’m calling this look Spring Floral Heart, & it turned out exactly how I pictured in my head. This was originally what I thought about doing, but decided to go with a dry marble heart look, which was kind of ugly, so I’m glad I switched back to my original idea.

These were actually pretty easy to do. I started by freehanding my green heart, then added a few tiny flowers & finished off with some green leaf details. & it turned out so beautiful & Spring-y. This is definitely a look I will be attempting again because it’s just lovely!

I mean, how beautiful would this be as a wedding manicure?

What do you think of this floral heart look for my next Glam Nails Challenge March?