December 24 | Gift wrapped nails

Happy holidays everyone!

Here are my last nails for 24 days of Christmas by Hanninator. A few days late I know, but I got sick (stomach flue) the night before Christmas eve, so I’m just happy that I managed to post them on instagram in time.

I thought the best way to end this Christmas series was to do it with gift wrapped nails. They are perhaps not so wearable, but pretty fun and cute!

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For these nails I used Alpine snowLove is in my cardsDon’t mess with OPI and Love.Angel.Music.Baby. from OPI and striping tape from eBay.

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I really enjoyed making all these Christmas themed nails and I hope I’ll have the time for it next year as well!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas filled with love and joy.

❤ Hanna

December 22 | Textured snowflakes

Hello there, or good night (since it’s 11pm in Sweden right now). Today was my last day at work this year and it’s gonna be so nice to have a little vacation!

For day 22 of 24 days of Christmas by Hanninator I’m showing you these textured snowflake nails from last winter.

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Here I used Alpine snow and Kiss me at midnight from OPI and Snowflake stencils from Snail vinyls. I have to admit that after these photos were taken I instantly added top coat. I like the look of textured nails, but I hate the feel of textured nails. They stick to my tights (I almost always wear dresses) and clothes and I don’t like that. How do you feel about textured nails?

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December 21 | Gingerbread man

I think I mentioned a couple of days ago that one of my nails broke and is really really short now. I had to trim the other nails as well, but it looks really weird with the one super short nail. :/ I thought that I could just take photos of Cindy instead, but it turns out Cindy can’t pose at all, she just looks like a claw. So for these last few days until Christmas I decided to share some manis that I made last Christmas.

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For this mani I used Alpine snow, What’s your point-settia?, Christmas gone plaid and You don’t know Jaques! from OPI together with Straight vinyls and Gingerbread man stencils form Snail vinyls.

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December 20 | Silver stars

Hi there, today it’s only four days until Christmas eve! And today I got the last Christmas presents, good job Hanna.

For day 20 of 24 days of Christmas by Hanninator I made some simple silver stars. This mani kinda reminds me of the glitter in the Christmas tree.

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For this mani I used Dark Green BPR005 and Stamping plate Celebration BPX-L008 from Born Pretty and I drive a SuperNova from OPI.

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December 19 | Cute (ugly) Christmas sweater

Ho ho ho holo there! Today is Monday and that means that Christmas week is here! I went christmas shopping after work today, so now I only have a one or two gifts left to get. How is your Christmas shopping going?

For day 19 of 24 days of Christmas by Hanninator I’ve made some Christmas sweater inspired nails again, I just think they are so cute!

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For this mani I used holo berries from piCture pOlish and Alpine snow from OPI together with stamping plate Celebration BPX-L008 from Born Pretty. The pink is actually supposed to be white, it just changed color when I added the top coat. But I think they turned out pretty cute anyway.

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Don’t you just love this red holo!?

December 18 | Ornaments

Hi there! So yesterday something sad happened, I broke my middle finger nail. It has had a cut for almost two weeks now, and I have tried to fix it with the teabag method just so it could grow out a bit before I had to cut it. Unfortunately the nail wanted to break even more and there was not much to do but to cut it, so I’ve unwillingly joined the nub club. The good thing is that I have a couple of Christmas designs left to show, but I wish that I would have been able to get all 24 with my nails still long and pretty.

Today is day 18 of 24 days of Christmas by Hanninator and I’ve made some ornaments.

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For this mani I used The spy who loved me from OPI, Space race from H&M and stamping plate B003 Sweater Weather from What’s up nails.

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December 14 | Candy cane

Today is day 14 of 24 days of Christmas by Hanninator and that means that it’s been two weeks of Christmas manis and that it’s only 10 days left until Christmas! Have you started buying Christmas gifts yet? I have bough a few, but I still have some left to get.

Today I’ve made candy cane nails and they are look so shiny and tasty, I almost want to eat them.

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The base is my favorite white polish called Alpine snow and I paired it with Let your love shine from last years holiday collection from OPI. The candy canes are made with Candy cane stencils and Gift wrap stencils from Snail Vinyls.

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December 11 | Holly garland

For day 11 of 24 days of Christmas by Hanninator I made a holly garland french manicure. I made these last year too, and they are originally inspired by Nails by Cambria.

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Fore these nails I used a bunch of polishes from OPI; Nail Envy Bubble Bath, Alpine snow, Don’t mess with OPI, Stay off the lawn!! and Got the mean reds.

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December 8 | Reindeer

For day eight of 24 days of Christmas by Hanninator I tried a technique I never tried before, reverse stamping. I really like the result and I’m gonna try this technique again soon!

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The red polish is from OPI’s 2012 Skyfall holiday collection and it’s called The spy who loved me. It is so pretty and a real favorite for Christmas. For the Reindeer I used Alpine snow, Lady in black, Shh… It’s top secret!, Squeaker of the house, Stay off the lawn! (all from OPI) and new stamping plate Festive 46 from MoYou London.

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December 7 | Christmas sweater

What is Christmas without an ugly Christmas sweater? The last couple of years it has exploded, hasn’t it? I actually got myself my fist christmas sweater a few weeks ago and it’s a really cute one! How do you feel about these sweaters, yay or nay?

Well, the patterns we see on those sweaters make great nail art, so thats what I’m wearing on my nails today.

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The red polish I’m using here is called Cinnamon sweet and it is from OPI’s 2014 Gwen Stefani holiday collection. The white polish is as always Alpine snow. To create the sweater pattern I used Christmas sweater stencils from What’s up nails. The stencils are from last year but you can find some that are similar here.

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I felt like the nails needed to be mattified, so I used Matte top coat from OPI and here is the finished result.

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Which version do you prefer, matte or glossy? I like the matte version the most!