Tralalaa… this Christmas Manicure of Mine!

December 22, 2014

I’ve been counting down to the day I could pop into my nail salon and get a set of gel manicure done.  Just so I can stop worrying about chips or touching up my manicure every single evening (because that’s how rough I am with my nails!).  But having gel nails meant no more swatching of nail polishes for awhile, it just wouldn’t be accurate.  And also, what design should I create?  Of course I could go plain… but where’s the fun in that?  If it’s going to be something that stays on my nails for a good 2-3 weeks, it should be FUN!  Usually, I’d have something in mind, a design that I’ve been saving up for awhile… but this Christmas, nothing came to mind.  So, after prowling tonnes of designs, and just not feeling very inspired by the run-of-the-mill caricatures of Santa, Rudolph, Olaf the snowman (along with the entire cast of Frozen that is so popular this year), even the Grinch… I pulled out about 5 different sets of manicure design inspirations, picked my own color story, consulted my manicurist…. and voila!

Christmas 2014 manicure closeup

I’ve had these for about a week now before I had the time to sit down and compose a proper shot for today’s post… and it appears the nails have grown out quite a bit.  But i’m loving them!!!  They feel special, Christmassy without being too cutesy.  What do you think?

And what are you donning this festive season, nail-wise?

xo Linda