Nail Art: Winter Gnomes

Since when did gnomes become associated with Christmas and the holidays?

I’m not sure, but I decided to do some super cute gnome nails this week!

The best thing about this week is that I was able to set up my new ring light and use it to aid in my design. Since I didn’t have the goose neck tripod on my desk, it opened up a lot of space and it was really nice!

I kept the ring at this height for the drilling and filing and building of my nails. But when I went to record the design, I dropped it about half a foot so that my phone was closer.

This design seemed like a simple one, but it definitely needed a lot of supplies:

All those pretty polishes!

Here is the inspiration for this week’s design

And here is the final product

Here is my video for it that you can find on my public nail art Instagram

If you watch the video or look at the pictures closely, you’ll notice that I didn’t put anything on my right thumb. I was doing some cuticle maintenance and getting rid of some of the product that had started to lift, and I damaged my nail bed. I’m not sure if I hit a soft spot with the corner of my nippers, or if it was just a soft spot that lifted off with the product, but a chunk of natural nail came off. It didn’t hurt and I cleaned it well and have been making sure to clean and sanitize it every day to keep away any infection. But I don’t feel comfortable putting any product over it at the moment. So I had a bandaid over it while drilling the product off the other nails and very carefully filled down and shortened that nail. When I was done all the other nails, I put top coat only on the artificial part of the nail because I had broken the seal on it. I’ll just let it grow out until the spot is gone or I feel comfortable putting stuff over it.

It’s just a small little hole, but I don’t want to take any chances with it.

I’m not sure what my next design will be yet, but I’m sure it will be a cute one!

10 thoughts on “Nail Art: Winter Gnomes

  1. Cute. I like gnomes too. Here’s what I found when I Googled it: “Well, as it turns out, gnomes actually came to us from Scandinavia, as so many home trends do. … Unlike the elves of other cultures, which reside at the North Pole, legend has it that gnomes pop out of their forests niches come Christmas Day, and walk through the front doors of homes to hand-deliver presents.” There you go. LOL

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  2. Love your gnome nails. Looking at the inspiration I decided it would be so much easier to paint the fake nails then glue them on my fingers, haha. At least, if I ever had fakies that’s what I would do 😉

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