12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge: Wrapping Paper

Good morning! For today’s prompt of ‘wrapping paper’ for the 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge, I took some inspiration from a photo I saw on lipglossandcrayon’s instagram page.

Christmas wrapping paper nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started with 3 coats of Cult Nails Thrive on all the nails except the ring finger. I was kind of disappointed in the formula of Thrive, it was lumpy and hard to control. It is gorgeous though!

Christmas wrapping paper nail art macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On my middle finger, I used 2 coats of Darling Diva Polish The Alchemist, aka the most perfect red holo polish I’ve ever tried. For the dots, I used The Alchemist and Girly Bits Walk Like An Egyptian.

I can’t wait to see what everyone else did for the wrapping paper prompt!

Did anyone else’s parents recycle wrapping paper every year? I swear some years I received presents wrapped in last year’s paper!

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12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge: Ornaments

Press Sample buttonHi all! Back again for another prompt for the 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge and today it is ornaments!

Christmas ornament nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started with 2 coats of Madam Glam Perfectly Natural [press sample], then used Pahlish Sour Caramel Apple (green), Cotton Candy Creature (purple), Caramel Apple Orchard (red),  and Spectral Taffy (blue) to create the ornaments. I then used Bohemian Polish Lake Placid Gold [press sample] to create the gold strings that the ornaments were hanging from.

Of course, we have to see what everyone else created:

Do you have a special ornament you hang on your tree each year? The commemorative ornament with my mom’s picture is the first on our tree each year. 🙂

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12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge: Silver + Gold Glitter

Press Sample buttonGood morning all! Today is the third prompt for the 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art challenge hosted by Challenge Your Nail Art and it’s “silver & gold glitter”. Well, in my super tired state, I missed the glitter part of the prompt!

I could not get that Burl Ives song outta my damn head though, every time I read “silver & gold”, and seeing that dang snowman dance through my mind. You know the one:

And now it’s your head and I’m not suffering alone.

Christmas Plaid stripes nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

So I recreated the snowman’s outfit, sort of! I started with 2 polishes from Bohemian Polish’s Adirondack Winter: Boughs of Pine and Snowbound [press samples, both]. I used OPI Black Onyx to create the black plaid stripes, and OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby to create the gold stripes. On the accent nail, I also used an unnamed Zoya green, and Bohemian Polish A Cardinal in Winter [press sample].

So even though I went off-script (oops!), I still like how it ended up! Let’s see what everyone else did for today:

I’d love to know your thoughts about my manicure today, leave a comment below if you’d like!

12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge: Christmas Trees

Press Sample buttonHi everyone! Today’s prompt for the Challenge Your Nail Art group’s 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art challenge is Christmas trees and I’m afraid I have sort of a fail.

Pretty & Polished Docked in Biscay Bay | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started with Pretty & Polished Docked in Biscay Bay from the Dusty Cremes line. Seriously, I adore the Dusty Cremes. They are hardcore perfection. My photos show it a bit bluer than it is in person, it is a little more green tinged.

Pretty & Polished Docked in Biscay Bay macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 2 flawless coats plus top coat.

Snowy Christmas tree nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I then used Bohemian Polish Snowbound [press sample] and Lake Placid Gold [press sample] to create snow, the tree, and the star on top of the tree. I’m afraid that my tree just didn’t come out proper. I was trying to recreate this retro look and kind of missed the mark. But I tried!

Let’s see what other ladies did for today:


The next prompt (in 2 days) is silver & gold glitter – here’s hoping I come up with something good! What do you think of my silly little tree?

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12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge: Snow Day

Good morning everyone! I’m excited because today starts the 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge. Today’s prompt is snow day.

The first thing I thought of when I heard the phrase “snow day” is how I felt when we got a snow day here in Montana. It’s pretty rare that we get snow days from school here. I can’t even remember the last time a snow day was called!

kid sledding nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Anyway, what did I do when I got a snow day when I was in school? I went sledding! haha! I know these aren’t the best, man am I rusty with my nail art skills though. I used OPI Alpine Snow, Black Onyx, Keeping Suzi At Bay, and a few others.

This was also taken with my new camera (squee!!). I’m still getting used to the settings, but already I like it. Check out the rest of today’s manis:

Before you go checking the rest of the manis for today, let me know what you think of when you hear the phrase “snow day”!

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Upcoming Nail Art Challenge!

Good evening all! Just a quick announcement that Challenge Your Nail Art group, after a long hiatus, will be hosting the ’12 Days of Christmas’ nail art challenge again. Anyone, of any skill level, is welcome to join in the fun – whether you freehand your nail art or use nail art stamping, or a combination of both!

You can join our Facebook group to see everyone’s manicures, and if you blog or have an instagram account, link up with us. If you spread the word to your blog readers, please link back to this post so people can see the link-up graphic and inlinkz.

12 Days of Christmas nail art challenge 2015 | Be Happy And Buy Polish

The following links will take you to get the inlinkz code for each day. You will still have to upload your link to the link up when your blog post (or instagram photo) goes live. Each inlinkz will be open December 1 through December 26, in case you are running a day (or two) behind!

December 2: Snow Day http://goo.gl/pfb9eo
December 4: Christmas Trees http://goo.gl/qzBplA
December 6: Silver & Gold Glitter http://goo.gl/52k3fz
December 8: Ornaments http://goo.gl/gtYmjA
December 10: Inspired by Wrapping Paper http://goo.gl/TDH4gk
December 12: Ugly Sweaters http://goo.gl/i6QVAH
December 14: Candy Cane http://goo.gl/kaOO8K
December 16: Presents/Bows http://goo.gl/XhupC5
December 18: Penguins http://goo.gl/rL2Ctx
December 20: Christmas Cookies http://goo.gl/HpqvP3
December 22: Nightmare Before Christmas images http://goo.gl/28iklA
December 24: Freestyle or recreate someone else’s mani from this challenge http://goo.gl/EO6oTJ

I really hope you join us – even if you don’t have a blog, come join the Facebook group and share your manis with us! We are a really pleasant group. 🙂

Any questions? Leave them in the comments below. 🙂