December 24, 2011

24 days of XMAS Challenge : Day 23

Here is the final theme, before recreating my favorite manicure (tomorrow), It's SANTA!
well... not exactly santa.... more like my favorite impostor, JACK SKELLINGTON dressing up as SANTA.
I drew my inspiration from an illustration by Tim Burton (my favorite!)
I liked the patterning in the outfit and the gangly body posture that is very much Jack and wanted to capture those aspects per nail. I call them my night before christmas EVE nails. :)

For the base color I used 3 coats of Sally Hansen - shell we dance? (#160)  and 1 coat of Sinful Colors - out of this world (#842).
Jack Skellington was done using Nail Star - white (#108), O.P.I. - designer... de better for shading on the face, Nail Star - red and black acrylic paint.
Finished it off with 1 coat of Seche VITE - quick dry top coat.  For some reason this read is not as vibrant in this picture when uploaded, disappointing.
From thumb to pinky the images go as such. thumb - bottom part of beard, index - hat, middle - head/top part of beard, ring - neck/body/shoulder, pinky - arm.

To see more SANTA themed nails check out these ladies blogs:


  1. I have now from reliable source gotten the confirmation, you ARE as of today officially on Santa's naughty list for good LOL
    I wish you a merry Christmas nevertheless ;)

  2. katie - thank you! :)

    Maria- hahaha!! merry christmas to you too! :)

    Kimberely - thank you! :)

  3. Those are awesome!

  4. great, GREAT ! I love it! Gosh, you are so talented :)

  5. i LOVE hoe you continued the beard on your thumb! its so clever!

  6. This is really great, I looooove the Nightmare Before Christmas!


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