December 21, 2014

Sandy Claws

Nightmare Before Christmas Nail Art

One of the many things I love about The Nightmare Before works for Halloween and Christmas nails. :)  This is a darker Christmas look with the red and black, but the snowflakes help cheer it up a bit.

Mail Art
In addition to nail art, I also like to do mail art.  For those of you lucky enough to be on my Christmas card list, you might notice the Jack Skellington in this mani is the same one I drew on my envelopes last year.

My nails are shorter now because I just broke one a few days ago. :(  If I had longer nails, I could have painted more of Jack's beard, but I still like how this turned out on short nails.
Nail Polish
 Polish Used:
  • Wet n Wild - Red Red
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - White On
  • Wet n Wild - Black Crème
  • Bundle Monster Stamping Lacquer - Angelic White
  • Base and top coats
Other Supplies:
  • Nail art brush
  • Nail striping tape
  • Bundle Monster stamping plate - BM-H01 (snowflake)
  • Rubber stamper

For the striped nails, I used nail striping tape, but if you have a good striping brush and a steady hand, you can do that too.  I just like the uniform lines that can be created with tape.  To create this look:
  1. Apply the base colors - middle in white, the rest in red.
    Base Colors
  2. Using a fine detailing nail art brush, paint Jack's head and hat brim details in black polish on the middle finger. 
    Jack Skellington Outline
  3. Paint his Santa hat in red. 
    Santa Hat
  4. Add some black outlining and details to the hat.
    Santa Hat Details
  5. Working one nail at a time, apply striping tape to a red nail to create vertical lines.  The space between the tape should be as thick as the tape so the lines will be even.  Paint over the tape in black polish, then remove the tape.  Repeat this process on all the red nails.
    Striped Nails
  6. Use white stamping polish to stamp snowflakes (BM-H01) on all the striped nails.
    Sandy Claws Nails

This design also looks nice without the stamping if you don't have any available.
Jack Skellington Nail Art


  1. So awesome! It's a perfect Hallochristmasween nail art! EXCELLENT work on Jack's face, it got some wows in my house.

    1. Thank you so much!!! Hallochristmasween is the perfect name for it. I'm a little sad to take this mani off tomorrow, but there are only a couple more days to get those Christmas looks in.

  2. These are amazing! You are so creative!

    1. Thank you! I don't think you can ever go wrong with a Disney themed mani. I'm looking forward to our mani swap!

  3. your nails look adorable ;)
    I loveee this manicure <3

    Xx Julia

    1. Thank you so much! It is definitely one of my favorites.


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