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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Santa Hat Mani

Hi All,

I have to say, that without my nails, it's been hard for me to be inspired. I finally cut them completely off to start from scratch.  I am however really tempted to get acrylics or something like that (even an overlay). Because, it was so difficult to keep my nails long, especially on both hands.  I just hate the idea of having to go get them done.  I'm really curious about that OPI product (clear overlay).  I just really feel like if I'm gonna go that realm that I might learn how to do it myself.  But, darn I miss my long nails. My main thing has always been to do nail art.  The longer the nails, the more options for drawing on them.  I really don't have a lot of judgments against fake nails, it just seems like a lot of bloggers try to do it the natural nail way.  But, I also agree that not everyone has the genetics for that.  I don't know, maybe I'm just hormonal lol.  Talk me down or tell me about your experiences with fake nails.  Help me out people.

Ok, deep breath.....Here is my new mani.  I used a type of double sided tape and pressed some nails on temporarily.  I did several different santa hats to hopefully help inspire you.  If you click on the pictures, they will get bigger so you can see more detail.


  1. this is adoreable!

    my nails grow out okay but i decided to keep them short for the winter. i haven't gotten acrylics in a long time. when i took them off there was a lot of damage. i probably won't get them again.

  2. Such a cute manicure! I love how you drew the hats ^_^
    I have never tried any sort of fake nails. My cousin had a very bad experience in the past that almost ruined her nails so I am always scared to try them. I will only wear them temporarily with self adhesive tabs. But I find it really annoying too when I put so much effort to grow my nails and they start chipping or breaking :(

  3. Hmmm. I know. I did get them for my wedding and I still have nightmares about the removal, but then that is also because the tech sucked. I am going to do a lot of research. The OPI one is a liquid brushed on and it's cured but it soaks off. So, it really shouldn't damage my nails. It would just be a coating over it. Decisions....decisions...

  4. Niiiice!! I like the thumb one better, since I have a Santa hat that looks that way!

    For the overlay, I used Real Life Brush-On Gel Nail Kit. It comes with tips, but you really don't have to use them. Super easy to apply, dries pretty quickly, and lasts about a week. It's easily removable with acetone based polish remover, and doesn't damage the nails underneath. Cheaper than a salon, and you can do it on your own time. It's about $10 for the kit, and you can do at least 3 manis with one kit. Hope this helps! ;)

  5. Thanks! I'm going to look for that for sure!

  6. very nice,i like it and sure i will try it myself in the next days ,now i have snow on my nails.

  7. this is such a cutie design (^_^) i really like it ! btw i added u also in my blog list.take care and thank you