NAILS | #ManiMonday with the Holiday Minions!

It is the second week of December and we are officially in the throes of the holiday season! My Christmas tree finally went up over the weekend (not decorated yet) and now I am feeling the crunch of the Christmas countdown both at my day job and with the pile of holiday reviews I have yet to do! Ever since the Essence Gel Nail Polish challenge of last month awakened my love for nail art, I have been on a nail art kick with wanting to tick off as many bucket list items as possible by the end of 2015. While there are certain limitations when it comes to holiday nail art, I have since discovered that you can pretty much transform ANYTHING into holiday nail art including minions. Trade those blue overalls for red and green, give these little guys some Santa hats and we’re ready for Christmas!

Holiday Minions

I started with two coats of a yellow base using OPI – Good Grief*. I first dotted on the eyes to spatially give me an idea of how much space on the nail I had to work with. Seeing as how it is the holidays, the minions got sparkly goggles with OPI – This Gown Needs a Crown* followed by white and black acrylic paint for the eyes.

Holiday Minions (2) 
From here, it was all red and green acrylic paint for the overalls. I hand-painted them with a fine nail art brush and then top coated them like crazy as acrylic paint tends to be a top coat guzzler. You can give your minions all sort of expressions, but I saved the toothy grin for my thumb since I had more room to work with.

Holiday Minions (3)

Holiday Minions (1)

Are you starting to feel the holiday crunch and who loves minions?!

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