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The holidays are here and I’ve been wanting to do something special with the girls. Just the three of us. I’ve been busy with work and other obligations and I don’t feel like I’ve been spending as much time with the kids as I’ve wanted to, so it was time to have a Piggy Paint home spa day! The kids were thrilled!
Piggy Paint is a non-toxic nail color that is perfect for my girls, so we headed out to Walgreens to pick up some colors. We found our Piggy Paint in the center aisle of the cosmetics and beauty section of the store, and of course, we bought every color! You’ve gotta have variety for a fun nail art day. I was excited when the Walgreens associate told me they had even more Piggy Paint colors and kits coming next month!
I did Lena’s nails first. She wanted some feathers.
It’s not my best work, but I painted each of her nails on one hand in a different color, then repeated the pattern on the other hand. I’ve always loved going to a salon to get a manicure, and I’ve always just painted my nails in a single color, but I’ve never done nail art. It was a first for me doing the painting and a first for the girls getting the nail art done! That’s huge for some mother/daughter bonding time.
The reason I explained that is because I had to do some practice work, and trial and error to get some of the techniques down. I wasn’t too impressed with my feather detail using Mer-maid in the Shade, which was the blue color Lena picked out. However, she loved her nails when they were done. She was extremely impressed and gave me a huge hug for it. That’s all that matters to me. The customer was happy.
If you’d like to attempt my method for this one, just use the sharp point of a toothpick dipped in a nail color of your choice to create the feather lines. I’ll master this one with practice.
Okay, fancy for me. I decided to do one nail on each hand with inverse colors. This one turned out great! She picked the Mer-maid in the Shade and Sometimes Sweet for her colors. I love this design because it can easily be done in any color combination you want. Perfect for the holidays!
First I painted all of her nails one color, except the ring finger. Then I painted the ring fingers in the other color.
I decided I wanted to create a winter scene on my nails.
Not too shabby for the first time ever doing my own nails. Though, I think I gave the snowman a duck bill on accident. My husband said I gave the snowman duck face. My usual nail artist told me I did a great job. That was a huge pat on the back for me! Thanks Abby!
If you’d like to have a fun holiday spa day like we did, or if you’d just like to grab some “natural as mud” Piggy Paint nail color for yourself or your kids, head over to Piggy Paint and enter the discount code piggypaint for a 15% discount off your purchase through December 23rd, 2014!
What is your favorite nail design for the holidays? Tell me in the comments.