I love nativities. I have a beautiful olive wood one that I inherited from my grandparents that I love! I’ve got a big one in the front yard. I’ve got lots of little nativity ornaments on my Christmas tree. For me, these serve as a great reminder of the reason we celebrate Christmas: Christ’s birth. Because of this, I really like to take a break from the Santa/snowman/candy cane manis and replace them with some nail art that reflects the true meaning of Christmas.
I had a couple ideas rolling around in my head, so I decided to make my right and left hands each a little different. Here’s my left hand:
The black is craft paint. The rest is nail polish. The star glitter was fished out of a glitter polish from a Wet n Wild Fergie polish. I love these nails!
Here’s my right hand:
I don’t do a lot of these vertical type manis, but I thought this would be a good opportunity.
Here’s a close up of my Baby Jesus nail:
Except for the blue base color and the sparkly background “light”, this was done entirely with craft paint. It always creeps me out a little to see a picture of my nails this close up.
And here’s the reason you should keep practicing your nail art:
These are the nativity nails that I did last year. I have since had a TON of practice, learned a few tricks and techniques, and gotten a finer paint brush. Sometimes progress comes in such tiny steps that it’s sort of hard to see, so looking back a full year to see my improvement is really encouraging. I’ve still got lots of room for growth!
Thanks for reading!
Love! It’s nice to see the reason for the season.
Nails are a great place to express your thoughts and feelings, not just for “aesthetics!” As someone put it, “Little Canvas(es).”
Have a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas to you, too!
Lovely! These are so pretty! I bought a tiny little nativity scene for my mom about 20 years ago that was made out of, like, Fimo clay – the whole gang assembled, and SO, so cute. Then last year I take a real close look at it and see that after 20 years, it’s actually starting to rot, which seems extra sacrilegious, no? I’ll have to find a suitable replacement…
Oh, that’s so sad!
I love how the glitter makes the scene glow!