Reindeer Nail Art

11:00:00 AM

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, had a very shiny nose!!! Who doesn't love Rudolph?  It was one of my favorite movies growing up, and still is.  Last year for Christmas I purchased my nephew a light up nose Build a Bear for his gift, and well I wish I got one for myself.  Something about the movie, and Rudolph himself just screams Christmas.

What is Christmas nail art without a reindeer post?  After seeing numerous reindeer nails on Pinterest, it was my turn to have a go at them.  Of course, my first attempt turned out awful, so I found a design by Top Coat It which I copied.  So without further adieu, here comes Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and the most famous reindeer of all.....(okay maybe it's just Rudolph).

I apologize for the messy-ish edges. The brown went into attack mode, and I hit the pointer finger with the q-tip while cleaning them and it of course took off the polish.






Colors Used:
  • Ulta - Chocolate Kiss (was going to use China Glaze Mahogany Madness but that was part of the disasticure so I opted for the darker brown)
  • Zoya - Avery
  • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White, Black on Black, and Sugar Sugar
Getting the look of these nails was very simple! I first started off with two coats of Chocolate Kiss.  This polish is such a nice brown!  It has a very nice shimmer so it doesn't look like, well, you know.  It's a perfect Fall color, so I'm happy it is part of my collection.  One thing I hate about Ulta polishes is the cap.  For those of you who haven't used any Ulta polishes, they have these circular bulky caps which are the size of the bottle.  For me, it's awkward to hold and control, therefore I flooded my cuticles and got polish all over the place.

When my base was dried, I drew on the antlers with Zoya Avery.  I decided to do the antlers first so I would have enough room for them.  I tried to do the eyes first and they ended up being too far up the nail and left no room for them.  When my antlers were painted on, I took my dotting tool and added the whites of the eyes, then the black pupils looking around in different directions.

The next step was the nose.  My original plan was to do black noses and one red nose on my ring finger for Rudolph.  Since Chocolate Kiss is such a dark brown polish, the black got lost and it didn't turn out well.  If I had a lighter brown, or stuck to my plan of using Mahogany Madness I would have been able to probably get the black noses to work.  I took my bottle of Sugar, Sugar and with my dotting tool added the noses.  I kind of wish I owned a lighter red or even a cream red because I think they would have shown up better.  Either way, they still were cute and shimmered!

Have you done any Rudolphs?  Do you think these are cute?  I'm so grateful that I found TopCoatIt's design!

Only a few more days until Christmas.  Are you all ready??  What am I going to do when I don't have Christmas nails to post anymore?! 



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10 comments

  1. So cute, I like how you can really see how shiny and sparkly the nose is even though it's quite dark!

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    1. They were super shiny nails. You can see my reflection in the thumb nail! haha I'm very happy they turned out too because they were rather dark!!! Thanks!

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  2. I've said it before. Your nail art is pretty amazing! Love this

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  3. They look great! I love how they're all looking around. Very cute!

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    1. Thank you!!! And thank you so much for the inspiration!!!!

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  4. They are suuuper cute! and the pictures - you took them outside? I'd freeze before I could do that now lol

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    1. Thank you! I was so happy to finally get outdoor pictures again! It was about 32 degrees F outside and sunny, how could I say no!? lol My hands were rather cold though after, ran inside and put them in front of a heater. I'm going to attempt for outdoor shots again today lol

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  5. These look amazing! I can't wait to give this nail art a try! :)

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    1. thank you!!! can't wait to see how yours come out!

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