Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Winter Challenge Day 4 - Christmas Traditions

Yay yay yay! I am so excited to have just completed my first REAL nail art in months! I have missed it sooo badly. I am joining the party with my fellow Nail Tarts a little bit late, but I'm super excited nonetheless. I'm starting in at day 4, which is Christmas Traditions. One tradition that has never ended for me is a certain movie. Every Christmas since I was a kid, I have watched A Muppet Christmas Carol. I have seen every rendition of A Christmas Carol and read the book numerous times, and I have to say that this is my favorite movie version. There is singing and Muppets and, of course, Charles Dickens. What is not to love?! Without further ado, here is my nail art for the challenge. 

Yay! My thumb pictures the Marley brothers. This particular version of the story has two Marleys instead of just one. :) They are awesome.

On my index finger, I drew the ghost of Christmas past. She is a sweet innocent little girl who almost looks like an angel. I like her, but she serves up some tough love to Mr. Scrooge. He needs it.

On my middle finger, I painted the ghost of Christmas present. He is my favorite! I love how happy and jolly he is, and how much he loves Christmas. And I also really like his hair.

On my ring finger, I painted the ghost of Christmas yet to come. He is terrifying. Like the grim reaper. When I was a kid, I watched this whole part through my fingers.

Last, is my pinkie. This is maybe my favorite because it is one of my most favorite parts of the movie. Kermit plays Bob Cratchit, and this is him walking down the street with Tiny Tim. They sing the cutest, happiest song - "Tis the season to be jolly and joyous (falala). With a burst of pleasure we feel it arrive! It's a season when the saints can employ us, (falala) to spread the news about peace and to keep love alive!" LOVE. Love, love, love. Oh the muppets are awesome!!!

In this manicure, I used a ton of polishes, so I will just list them out. If you have a question about a certain color, just comment below. :)

China Glaze: Call of the Wild & Kalahari Kiss
Essie: Meet Me at Sunset
Julep: Clara, Dendrie, Eva, Fiore, Francis, & Sienna
Nicole by O.P.I.: Sealed with a Kris
Nubar: White Polka Dot
Pure Ice: Black Rage, Femme Fatale, Kiss Me Here, Superstar! & Vintage Glam
Sinful Colors: Nirvana
Zoya: Arizona

Ok, so now you have seen one of my Christmas favorites. My family watches it every year and we know every line, and every song and sing along without shame. It's great. :) Creating this manicure made me so excited for Christmas to come. It is exactly what I needed to get in the holiday spirit. Thank you fellow Naill Tarts for letting me join in late!

Make sure you check out what everyone else did, and also don't forget to enter my giveaway. It ends tonight!


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