Christmas Town

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Sing it with me, friends, you know all the words!  Ooooooohhhhhhh, it’s the MOST com-pet-i-tive tiiiiimmmmmme of the yeeeeaar!  There will be nail artists freaking and skill levels peaking and so many teeeeaaarrrrrs, it’s the MOST com-pet-i-tive TIME OF THE YEAR!

So I’m not sure what it is – something in the frozen-over water, I suppose – but nothing brings out the competitive spirit in a nail artist like the winter holidays.  T’was a time not that long ago that you could enter multiple nail art contests during every holiday of the year, from Halloween to Easter, but I only now see them pop up around Christmas.  Like we don’t have enough on our plates platters at this time of year!  Also, how very festive – “Hello, happy holidays, fellow nail artists!  BUT SERIOUSLY, I WILL BURY YOU WITH NOTHING BUT A CUTICLE PUSHER IF YOU DENY ME MY GLORY.”

I kid, of course. 🙂  These contests are always super fun and very inspiring – I love seeing what the far, far bigger guns than I bring to the festive table every year.  It also gives me an excuse to bust out my own big guns, like this incredibly detailed design I recently did featuring Sandy Claws’ Christmas Town from The Nightmare Before Christmas.  And holy cats, did this manicure take FOREVER!  So fussy.  Like, at one point I time traveled into the future just to make sure that it WAS eventually going to end, such was my incredulity at the (many) passing hours.

Anyhow, this manicure is my entry towards Nail Polish Canada’s fourth annual Holiday Nail Art Challenge! Should you like it (or maybe even love it) and should you like me (or maybe even love me – hi, Mom and Dad!) you can vote for my entry here.  As always, thank you for your kindness and support, dear friends – I appreciate it greatly.

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11 thoughts on “Christmas Town

  1. YES! So many contests! I miss the good ol’ days when Summer was the big contest season.

    Such a fantastic design! Your blog always makes me miss my supplies back home. ❤

    I left you a vote. I hope you win!

    • Thank you for the vote, that’s lovely!

      And oh my gosh, you were well to leave your polishes at home. Aside from the pain of having to move them halfway around the world (and then where do you store them “on the road”?) nail polish REALLY doesn’t travel very well. A couple of years ago I drove to PEI, four provinces and 18 hours away, and I took a small selection of polishes with me so I could keep up with my nail art. On the other side, I discovered that they had all sort of separated? Somehow there was both a watery bit and a goopy bit to every bottle. It went away after a couple of days sitting still, but how bizarre.

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