And, for today, we have some Hanukkah (Chanukah? everyone seems to spell it differently) nails, since today marks the beginning of the celebration. Although I’m not Jewish myself, I do enjoy a good matzoh ball soup and can appreciate the lovely imagery of the holiday.
The base color is Misa Throw Me Something Purple Please (I LOVE this color) with a topcoat of China Glaze Golden Enchantment, a gold microglitter. I painted on a menorah, a dreidel, and a Star of David. I did some gold coins on the thumb, but I smudged them. Boo!
For seasonal nail art that’s only going to be worn a day or two, I recommend acrylic paints. They’re not the most durable, but they definitely provide the best ‘pop’ of color for maximum contrast. I painted all the items in white acrylic paint first, using a small brush, and then went over them with nail polish. For example, the candle flames show up pretty well, because they were painted in white and layered with yellow polish. But if I’d just used the yellow polish, they would have been much harder to see.
If you use acrylic paint, a good solid topcoat is a must. I used my trusty old Seche Vite. Some topcoats can turn a white shade to yellow, though, so do a little test first.
So, happy Hanukkah to everyone celebrating it!