HPB Presents: Christmas Nail Art!

Hi everyone!

You may remember this post from a couple of months ago where I participated in a Halloween linkup with the Hobby Polish Bloggers Facebook group. This month, we’re doing it again, with a Christmas/holiday/winter themed post. Hobby Polish Bloggers is a group for anyone who casually blogs, mostly about polish or nails. It is not a group for sharing pictures but rather for asking questions, getting support, and discussing all things nails and blogging. If you’re a blogger too, check it out!

Painted Fingertips | Christmas Stained Glass NailsI have decided to stick with my Christmas themed nails and this one was inspired by a stunning stained glass look done last year on 365 Days of Nail Art. I loved it at the time and when I saw it again on my Pinterest board of nail art I love, I decided to recreate it. Painted Fingertips | Christmas Stained Glass NailsI started with a base of NYX Matte Sky Blue, which is the light blue you see in the background. I then did all of the black lines with a small brush and acrylic paint. I filled in the spaces using acrylic paint plus Tip Top Gold Mine for the gold parts. I finished it off with a shiny top coat and that was it! Painted Fingertips | Christmas Stained Glass NailsI really loved the way this came out and I can honestly say this was one case where it looked better in real life – maybe the zoomed in pictures made some imperfect lines a little more obvious but I am still really proud of it. The only nail I wasn’t crazy about was my pinkie with the decorations. I can’t decide if I like the candle or the nativity scene more! What do you think?

Take a look at some nail art by other HPB members at the link:

  • http://glowstars.net Glowstars

    I really like the abstract feel.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks 🙂

  • Annette

    That is seriously awesome, you should be really proud of yourself. Well done!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! I really liked this one too 🙂

  • Cheyenne

    Very pretty!!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://heydarlingpolish.blogspot.com Marisa @ Hey, Darling Polish!

    You did an awesome job on these!! They look great!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://www.imperfectlypainted.com Steph ImperfectPaint

    I love this mani so much! I love the look of stained glass, and you captured that nicely on your nails!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! I was really happy with it 🙂

  • http://kelliegonzo.wordpress.com kelliegonzo

    Oh wow you really nailed the stained glass look!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://mamaheartspolish.blogspot.com Nadia

    Wow. This is very detailed work. I like the nativity scene the best.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://www.pointlesscafe.com/ Scottish Lass

    Awesome job!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you 🙂

  • http://pjsandpolish.blogspot.ca/ Debbie Spence

    You did a great job on these! They look like stained glass for sure.

  • http://behappyandbuypolish.com Jessica W.

    This is absolutely incredible. Gorgeous nails!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/Valesha Valesha Gracic (@Valesha)

    Don’t you hate when it looks better in person or photos and doesn’t translate the other way! Darn! But looks nice regardless.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      I still liked how it looked but I think a zoomed in picture often highlights the imperfections. I guess I just need more practice! 🙂

  • http://www.creativenails4fun.blogspot.com julia

    your nails look adorable 😉
    I loveee this manicure <3

    Xx Julia

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!!