CHRISTMAS NAIL ART: Cozy Pink & Grey Argyle Reindeer Nails

by - December 18, 2023

I can not even tell you how excited I was to get today's mani on my nails, I sincerely can't. As soon as I received the CjS-324 Stamping Plate, which was included in a Mystery Box, I was beyond excited to put together some version of this design. I initially planned on going with a more traditional red, green and white color story, but in the end I was in the mood for something a little more cozy. One of my favorite cozy color combos - not just for my nails - is pink and grey and I think it worked perfectly with this design. 

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When it came to choosing my base polish, I knew pretty much immediately once I'd decided on pink and grey for the color story that I wanted to grab for Seven Wonders Of OPI, which is a cool toned pinky mauve shade that is, in my opinion, the perfect grown up pink. In the end, I decided that I wanted my pinkie and thumb to be grey because I figured it would add something. I didn't have a shade of grey in my collection that felt like it would match in the way I wanted to with the grey stamping polishes I was using, so I decided to apply stamping polish as my base on those two nails. I generally don't like to use stamping polish as full cover polish, but sometimes the design calls for it.

I started by applying two coats of my base polish to all of my nails and letting that dry down. I also added a cool toned iridescent flakie topper to all of my nails just to add a little bit of twinkle. 

For the stamping, I ultimately decided that I wanted three distinctly different designs. On my outer nails, I kept it simple with a full cover scattered snowflake image, alternating the direction of placement just to keep each nail looking a bit unique. For my middle finger, I went with the layered argyle design using light grey, dark grey, and white stamping polishes. And finally, for my ring finger, I started with a full cover spotted snowflake image and then went in with the layered argyle reindeer image using the same polishes that I used for my middle finger.

Once I was happy with the design, I sealed everything in with a nail art top coat and then finished with a layer of glossy top coat for shine. And voila!

All Products Used
OPI - Seven Wonders of OPI
Sally Hansen - Glazed Top Coat
Hit The Bottle - Looking For Mr. Grey
Clear Jelly Stamper - 042 Slate Grey
Whats Up Nails - Blanc My Mind*
Apipila Smudge Free Top Coat
Vibrant Scents Fast & Hard Top Coat
Clear Jelly Stamper CJS-324 Stamping Plate
Clear Jelly Stamper Big Bling Stamper
Pueen Latex Tape Liquid Peel Off Cuticle Guard*

* = PR Sample

I literally can't even express to you how much I am in love with this design. Honestly, I think this is one of those plates that's going to end up coming out at other times of the year because, as Christmasy as it is, I can already think of ways to use these images that will work beautifully for both spring and fall - so keep an eye out!

Check back every weekday in December for new Holiday/Christmas themed nails and be sure to head over to @pblnails for video tutorials for every single one of the designs I post here. And who knows, maybe some bonus mani's as well!

Also, be sure to head over to Cosmetic Proof and See The World In PINK to check out more holiday themed #CBBxManiMonday nails! 

Thanks for reading!

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