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Holiday Memories – Vote for me!!

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This is my final entry for the 2013 Holiday Nail Art Challenge hosted by Nail Polish Canada. The nail art was inspired by the movie “A Charlie Brown Christmas” – a short movie that is played in Canada and the US pretty regularly around the holiday season, and is almost constantly referenced to as an all time favourite Christmas movie.

 

I think that the idea of looking past the commercialization of our holidays and trying to discover or, for some re-discover the meaning of Christmas to them is a meaningful message to pass on. For some people, Christmas may hold significant religious meaning, while for others, it is purely a holiday off from work and the daily grind. It is best to be respectful of others beliefs and this is a great time to re-connect with old friends and say hello by sending a card.

 

My holiday memories are always filled with happiness – I have fond memories of exchanging gifts with friends and family, getting excited about snow on Christmas Day and spending time with loved ones. Tell me about your holiday memories! I’d love to know what you hold special at this time of year.

 

For my manicure, I started with a base of white and then sponged on Wet n’ Wild I need a Refresh-Mint. Next, I drew Snoopy, Woodstock, the sad Christmas tree from the movie, Charlie Brown and a holly using a variety of nail polishes from Zoya, Butter London, OPI and Nicole by OPI. Finally, I topped some fingers off with my new Revlon Heavenly top coat, and other fingers got a layer of OPI SugarPlum Faries *this is not a good top coat for nail art, because the holographic glitter is suspended in a tinted base!*

 

Let me know what you think of my manicure, and vote for me (entry #4!) by clicking on this link.

這個指甲藝術設計是以從一個可愛的電影! 我記得常常會打開電視讓後看到 “A Charlie Brown Christmas” 在電視播放。 在美國和加拿大,這部電影之重要性是非常深刻和有意義的,因為它提醒我們聖誕節不只是購買和接受禮物。

 

zhè ge zhǐ jiǎ yì shù shè jì shì yǐ cóng yī gè kě ‘ài de diàn yǐng! wǒ jì de cháng cháng huì dǎ kāi diàn shì ràng hòu kàn dào “A Charlie Brown Christmas” zài diàn shì bò fàng. zài měi guó hé jiā ná dà, zhè bù diàn yǐng zhī zhòng yào xìng shì fēi cháng shēn kè hé yǒu yì yì de, yīn wèi tā tí xǐng wǒ men shèng dàn jié bù zhǐ shì gòu mǎi hé jiē shòu lǐ wù.

 

這部電影提醒大家要想想十二月二十五號對我們的意義:我們可以有宗教意義的聖誕節,或者只是享受以與朋友和家人共度的時間。

 

zhè bù diàn yǐng t íxǐng dà jiā yào xiǎng xiǎng shí’ èr yuè èr shí wǔ hào duì wǒmen de yì yì: wǒ men kě yǐ yǒu zōng jiào yì yì de shèng dàn jié, huò zhě zhǐ shì xiǎng shòu yǐ yǔ péng yǒu hé jiā rén gòng dù de shí jiān.

 

你可能已經注意到我做了這個指甲藝術為 Nail Polish Canada 的美甲設計比賽。 這是最後一個星期了!請上網為我投票…請選者第4號!!

 

nǐ kě néng yǐ jīng zhù yì dào wǒ zuò le zhè ge zhǐ jiǎ yì shù wèi Nail Polish Canada dì měi jiǎ shè jì bǐ sài. zhè shì zuì hòu yī gè xīng qí le! qǐng shàng wǎng wèi wǒ tóu piào…… qǐng xuǎn zhě dì 4 hào!

 

謝謝大家!


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Decorations… Holiday Lights

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I have had pictures of this manicure on my computer for about a week now, and never got around to posting my second entry for the Second Annual Holiday Nail Art Challenge hosted by Nail Polish Canada.The theme this week is “Decorations” and I thought it would be appropriate to spell out the word “Lights” for the Christmas/holiday lights that people often hang onto their trees (and houses) at this time of the year. I also included a tree and some presents stacked up on my pinkie. For this manicure, I used:Green: Zoya LoganWhite: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in White Out

Red: OPI Dear Santa

Gold base: Stellnor Nail Lacquer in “MA05”

Gold accents: Revlon Creme Brulee

Black: OPI My Private Jet

For the lights, I used a variety of Zoya polishes.

What do you think of my nail art design? What presents do you want to see under your tree?

Vote for my submission (entry #32!) by clicking on this link! Thank you 🙂

這個美甲藝術包括聖誕燈扭曲成“lights”的形狀,一棵聖誕樹,和一堆禮物。zhè ge měi jiǎ yì shù bāo kuò shèng dàn dēng niǔ qū chéng “lights” de xíng zhuàng, yī kē shèng dàn shù, hé yī duī lǐ wù.我使用的指甲油包括很多不一樣的品牌: Zoya, OPI, Sally Hansen, Revlon 和一個台灣找到的金色指甲油叫Stellnor(但是它的味道有點怪怪的!)wǒ shǐ yòng de zhǐ jiǎ yóu bāo kuò hěn duō bù yī yàng de pǐn pái: “Zoya, OPI, Sally Hansen, Revlon hé yī gè tái wān zhǎo dào de jīn sè zhǐ jiǎ yóu jiào Stellnor (dàn shì tā de wèi dào yǒu diǎn guài guài de!)

我要提出這個美甲設計到 Nail Polish Canada 的美甲設計比賽!這個禮拜的題目是聖誕節的裝飾 -你們可以到這個網站看看所有的美甲設計(請選者第32號吧!)。 我覺得這些美甲部落客是非常好的inspiration- 我建議你們去看一看!
 

wǒ yào tí chū zhè ge měi jiǎ shè jì dào Nail Polish Canada dì měi jiǎ shè jì bǐ sài! zhè ge lǐ bài de tí mù shì shèng dàn jié de zhuāng shì – nǐ men kě yǐ dào zhè ge wǎng zhàn kàn kàn suǒ yǒu dì měi jiǎ shèjì (qǐng xuǎn zhě dì 32 hào ba!). wǒ jué de zhè xiē měi jiǎ bù luò kè shì fēi cháng hǎo de inspiration – wǒ jiàn yì nǐ men qù kàn yī kàn!

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Here is a closer look at the Christmas light design!

step 1lightsThis shows what my nails looked like before I added the light bulbs and presents.