Monday, December 30, 2013

Doctor Who- 11th Doctor Holiday Nails- Bow Ties!

On the evening of Christmas day, much of my family gathered around the television to watch the Christmas special of Doctor Who.  We did this last year as well and it seems that it might be a new tradition for us!
Once again I painted my nails to go with the Doctor Who episode!  Since it is the holidays and we were going to be watching Matt Smith's last episode, I painted red and green bow ties and a fez on my nails.  Bow ties are cool and a fezzes are too!

We like Matt Smith so we were all eager to watch the episode but also not so eager since we think he's awesome and didn't want to say good-bye.  For Christmas, I received a stuffed animal version of Matt Smith as the Doctor so he watched the episode with us.

I'm sad to say that the episode was far from our favorite and we were a bit disappointed.  We still had a great time watching it together though and I'm curious to see Peter Capaldi's episodes in the future. Matt Smith was great so he has big shoes (or a big fez) to fill! 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Tutorial- Christmas Tree Nail Art with Hidden Mickeys

Happy Holidays from Pixie Dust Nails!  I love painting Christmas trees onto my nails because it's pretty easy to do.  Here's a tutorial in case you want to do some Christmas nail art too!

What you'll need:
- Nail polish to paint the background of your nail art (I used white)
- Various colors of nail polish for your Christmas Tree
- Tape (I used Scotch tape)
- Bobby pin or dotting tool
- Toothpicks

Step 1.  Pick a color you want the background of your nail art to be.  I picked white so that my trees would stand out on it.  Paint your nails in that color.

Step 2.  After the polish is completely dry, get two pieces of masking tape and place them onto your nail so that it creates a stencil of your triangle for your Christmas tree.  Then paint the inside with the color you want your tree to be- I used lime green!  The tape will prevent excess paint from getting onto the rest of your nail.  Do this on as many nails as you want.  I painted trees onto my ring finger and my thumb.

Step 3.  After you paint in the shapes for the trees, let the paint dry and carefully remove the tape.

Step 4.  Now you have the shapes for your trees!  It's time for the fun part - decorating them! You can use a dotting tool or the end of a bobby pin to paint on dots for your ornaments.  You can use whatever colors you like.  Using a toothpick, I painted on ears to some of my ornaments to make hidden Mickeys.   I used another toothpick to paint a star on the top.

Step 5. For the nails you don't paint trees on, you can use your dotting tool or bobby pin to paint on garland.  In the end, you have some festive nails!

And that's how you can do some Christmas nail art for the holidays!  I hope everyone has a merry and magical time with family and loved ones!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Once Upon A Time- Evil Queen/Regina Inspired Nail Art

Surprise!  It's another Once Upon A Time inspired mani!  This one is inspired by one of my favorite characters on the show- the Evil Queen/Regina!   I used this photo of her from (Entertainment Weekly) as my main source of inspiration.

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