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12 Days Of Christmas Challenge: Holiday Song – Jingle Bells

It’s Day 2 of the 12 Days Of Christmas Nail Art Challenge sponsored by Pink & Polished Nails and Over Polished. The theme for today is Holiday Songs.

Christmas Nail Art: Jingle Bells

My inspiration is Jingle Bells. I started with two coats of Essie Very Cranberry.

Christmas Nail Art: Jingle Bells

For the art, the first thing I did was the bow, drawn on with It’s So Easy Stripe Rite in green. Then I added the bells. I needed larger dots than what my dotting tools could make, so I used the blunt end of a wooden skewer. The polish is Orly Rage. When that was relatively dry, I added the little openings at the bottom of the bells with a Kiss Nail Artist Fine Art Pen in black. I finished with a coat of Poshe fast-dry top coat.

Christmas Nail Art: Jingle Bells

Christmas Nail Art: Jingle Bells

12 Days Of Christmas Nail Art Challenge

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Restock Radar: Week of Dec. 3

Here’s a look at some of the indie nail polish restocks scheduled for this week. Check back every Monday to see what’s coming up.

Tuesday, December 4
9pmET
NAILD’IT UNIQUE NAIL POLISH (On Etsy)
Notables: Rockin Around The Tree, Rudolph Knows, Peppermint Twist (scented), Santy Claws Soot, Its Grinchmas Time, Santa Dust/snow flake polish

Wednesday, December 5
sometime between 10amET and 1pmET
DOLLISH POLISH (On Big Cartel)
Notables: Launch of Purple Haze, restocks of I’m A Material Girl, Mythical Creatures set, Expecto Patronum and Space, The Final Frontier, plus a mystery bonus shade.

12pmET and 6pmET
GIRLY BITS (On Big Cartel)
NotablesEggnogoholicFathomlessLong Winter’s NapVisions of Sugar Plums and Heirloom

time not specified
RAINBOW HONEY (On RainbowHoney.com)
Notables: Launch of LOVE collection, including Spirit of WonderAnnual EmotionGlittering Rapture and Gilded Angel.

Friday, December 7
10pmET
ELEVATION POLISH (On Big Cartel)
Notables: Launch of Urban Elevation collection, including The Wit and Street Side, NYC, plus restocks on Morocco and Japan collections

Sunday, December 9
time not specified
CHAOS & CROCODILES (On Etsy)
Notables: Restock of winter collection, including Chocolate Toffee Crunch, Zero Gravity and Evening Flurries (Pre-order open until 9pmET tonight at the latest)

And Keep An Eye Out For …
Free shipping on orders over $50 all through December at NOSTALGIC LACQUER with code DECSHIP

BLACK CAT LACQUER is offer 25 percent off with code GRANDOPEN until Dec. 5 (code also good on Etsy)

SEA LORE is offering free polish with purchase through Dec. 16: Buy 4, get 1 free (all of same size), or buy 4 mixed sizes and get 1 mini free

If you know of any planned restocks coming in the future, please let me know at polishgroupie@gmail.com Thanks for stopping by!

12 Days Of Christmas Challenge: Christmas Trees

Today is the first day of the 12 Days Of Christmas Nail Art Challenge sponsored by Pink & Polished Nails and Over Polished. The theme for today is Christmas Trees.

\Christmas Nail Art: Christmas Trees

I started with three coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, a grayish white creme. I then used tape to create a triangle on my ring finger and then filled it in with dots in various sizes. The red is Ulta Steppin Out, the green is Sinful Colors Exotic Green and the gold is Essence  A Piece Of Forever from the Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 collection. I used a silver Kiss Nail Art striper to add some tinsel. I outlined the sides of the tree with a green It’s So Easy Stripe Right striper and added a star-shaped rhinestone at the top. Everything is topped off with Poshe fast-try top coat.

Christmas Nail Art: Christmas Trees

The dots on the other nails are Ulta Steppin Out and Sinful Colors Exotic Green.

Christmas Nail Art: Christmas Trees

12 Days Of Christmas Nail Art Challenge

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