The Ornaments: Stamped Christmas Nail Art with Pahlish

Christmas nail art, ornament nail art, stamped nails, Pahlish Gingerbread Baker, UberChic Christmas 01, MoYou London Festive 17
A Christmas tree just isn’t complete without ornaments, right? So I have another #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) design for you today. I created this ornament nail art during the day on Christmas Eve 2015 and it was the design I wore for on Christmas Day. Let’s take a look…

I want to let you in on a little secret…I really dislike this nail shape!! Back when I was wearing it I thought it appeared to be more almond shaped. And then I tried stilettos briefly over the summer and gained a whole new perspective on a pointed tip nail. With this in mind, I’m pleased that there are only a few more designs like this that I’d consider sharing. Thank you for your patience! 😃

Christmas nail art, ornament nail art, stamped nails, Pahlish Gingerbread Baker, UberChic Christmas 01, MoYou London Festive 17

Design Details

First, I started with 2 coats of Pahlish Gingerbread Baker, half of their December 2015 Duo, on my index, ring and pinky finger. Next, I applied M Polish Carol, a multi-purpose stamping and nail polish, to my thumb and middle fingers. Then I gave each nail a healthy coat of Glisten & Glow HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat.

Christmas nail art, ornament nail art, stamped nails, Pahlish Gingerbread Baker, UberChic Christmas 01, MoYou London Festive 17

Next, I applied the glitter topper from the December 2015 Duo, Pahlish Gumdrop Rooftop, over Gingerbread Baker. It’s multi-colored flakies, holographic shimmer and iridescent glitters remind me of the sparkle and shimmer of a fully decorated Christmas tree.

Christmas nail art, ornament nail art, stamped nails, Pahlish Gingerbread Baker, UberChic Christmas 01, MoYou London Festive 17

I applied a string of ornaments vinyl from KBShimmer’s Holiday Themed Vinyl Sheet to my thumb and middle finger polished the nail with Gingerbread Baker and quickly removed the vinyls using care to maintain the design. Then each nail got another coat of HK Girl and some drying time before I began to stamp.

Christmas nail art, ornament nail art, stamped nails, Pahlish Gingerbread Baker, UberChic Christmas 01, MoYou London Festive 17

I opted to stamp the hard part first. You may recall that Clear Jelly Stampers did not yet exist in 2015, so centering ‘A Very Merry Christmas‘ from UberChic Christmas 01 took some time, skill and a touch of aggravation.

Christmas nail art, ornament nail art, stamped nails, Pahlish Gingerbread Baker, UberChic Christmas 01, MoYou London Festive 17

You’re going to laugh because I’m usually pretty organized but I didn’t take the best notes on the products I used for this design. I spent HOURS trying to figure out which plates I used on the Gumdrop Rooftop nails. I just discovered that I stamped with M Polish Bronze and MoYou London Festive 17 on my index and pinky and Festive 18 on my ring finger. Phew!!

Christmas nail art, ornament nail art, stamped nails, Pahlish Gingerbread Baker, UberChic Christmas 01, MoYou London Festive 17

 

Product Recap Photo

Product Recap

(with brand links)
M Polish Carol and Bronze (brand is currently on maternity leave)
Pahlish Gingerbread Baker and Gumdrop Rooftop
(not shown)
Glisten and Glow HK Girl Fast Drying Top Coat
MoYou London Festive 17 and Festive 18
UberChic Christmas 01

I love seeing purple holiday nail art! Maybe because it’s my favorite color or because it’s a nontraditional but welcome surprise. I’d love to hear your thoughts on my ornaments! Also, what do you think about using purple in holiday nails?
Thanks for reading! I’ll see you at the next post.
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  • cat

    Karolyn, this wine/purple is such a nice, rich color. I actually enjoy all the jewel tones not only all of autumn, but at the holidays as well. Sometimes too much red and green strikes me as trite and even juvenile, even though I do love those colors, too. But the nontraditional shades give a welcome sophistication that is enhanced with the addition of gold or silver. Love this design!! <3 <3 <3

    • Hey Cat! I’m totally with you! I love to see purples and rich pinks pop up at Christmas time! I am so glad you enjoyed this one! I hope you have something fun planned for New Year’s!! xoxo