Well friends, it's that time of year again. Snow is falling, trees are filled with glittering lights, and Nail Polish Canada is hosting their annual holiday nail art competition! Woot!!
It could be argued that I had too much fun with this year's mani, because it's a design that's close to my heart. I've been obsessed with A Christmas Story for as long as I can remember--you'll shoot your eye out, kid!--and I've paid tribute to the movie in a multitude of ways.
Like when I dressed as a leg lamp for Halloween a few years ago.
Or when I gave an actual leg lamp to my brother which we have
stolen borrowed while he stores some of his belongings at our house.
So naturally, it's only fair that I include a mani. And also a video, because my nerdiness can't be stopped. (Warning: I was unable to not laugh while filming and after trying many takes, I was near delirium. This is the best one. Haha! And, uh, just pretend you can't see my arm at the bottom. Video editing isn't even almost my bag. 🙈😂)
And here's proper pic! I frickin' LOVE how it turned out!!
Truth be told, this isn't the first leg lamp mani I've painted. Three years ago, I also used the leg lamp as inspiration and in the spirit of showing progress, here they are side-by-side.
Nail art has been one of the more unexpected sources of happiness in my life and to see these two designs together gives me the biggest smile because YAY FOR IMPROVING! I just love how nail art gets my creative juices flowing and when things turn out like I'd envisioned, it's a marvellous feeling. Plus, I almost always have cute nails now so it's a hobby that keeps on giving. Haha!
So if you got a giggle out of my video and pics, I'd really appreciate your vote! The prize is BANANAS this year--one could even say it's a major award 😂--and it'd be the best thing ever to win!
--> Click here to vote! <--
Thank you so much and Happy Holidays!!
For this mani, I used
OPI - Rollin' In Cashmere, You Are So Outta Lime, and Samoan Sand
FingerPaints - Black Expressionism, Paper Mâché, and Figure of Art
Julep - Valerie
ORLY - Luxe
China Glaze - Don't Be A Snow-Flake
Glisten and Glow - topcoat
So Nailicious brushes - warrior, needle, and slayer