This post contains a whole lot of my family's Christmas nails, so be prepared for a pic-heavy post!
These nails were not strictly speaking inspired by a tutorial, but a great nail blog I found just recently: Rin's nail files. She had the theme "25 days of Christmas", with a daily mani idea, each with perfect how to's so you could almost consider them tutorials.
For the first time in this blog you see a photoshopped pic. Poor N's cuticles looked so frightening in a close-up, I had to edit them with one eye closed... But the reindeer really melts anyones heart! You can take a look at Rin's reindeers here!
All fingers except the accent nail had two to three coats of China Glaze Ruby Pumps. The base of the reindeer
fingers was two coats of Revlon Frankly Scarlet, The reindeer itself was painted with OPI
A-Taupe the Space Needle, antlers and details with A-taupe mixed with
white. Black and white polishes were both from Mavala. And the reindeer's nose is a big shiny blob of Ruby Pumps - what else!
These were really simple to make with a nail art pen. In small details like this I really prefer pens to brushes of any kind. Rin's landscape can be found in this link.
Base: OPI Russian Navy Suede, glitter near the cuticle OPI Last Friday
Night, some additional larger glitter from Milani Jewel FX Silver.
Details with Essence Nail Art Pen in Silver White
two coats of China Glaze Cha Cha Cha
a coat of Sinful Colors Treasure Island
a coat of NfuOh 39
stripes with Sally Hansen Gem Crush Lady Luck and Essence Colour&go Make It Golden