June 23, 2017

Hello lovelies!
Can you believe that Christmas is in 5 days? That’s so crazy to me considering that I haven’t even been home from school for a week, and I’ve only bought one Christmas present so far….so yeah! I wait to the last minute every year and you’d think I’d learn by now but uh, nope….
Anyways, onto the nails!
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Brownie points to whoever can guess what Christmas song these nails are inspired by!

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Here’s what I used:
Anybody guess right? If not, the song is “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” by Gayla Peevey! Today’s theme for The Nail Art Guild is Holiday songs and I had absolutely no idea what to do until this song randomly popped into my head. I also remembered that Jacki over at Adventures In Acetone has done a tutorial for hippo nail art so I used that for my inspiration!
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These nails started with three coats of Let It Go and a layer of HK Girl. Then using my larger detail brush I outlined the shapes of the hippo and filled the shape in with the brush from the polish bottle. I went back in and added the face details. The last detail was the little Christmas hats on each hippo. Everything was sealed with a later of HK Girl.

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These are holiday nails that I can deal with. Probably because the hippos are so cute! Mine don’t look exactly like Jacki’s but I still really like how they look. What do you think? Do you want a hippopotamus for Christmas now? (:
Thanks for reading guys!
-Marisa! (: