Holiday nail art - Cardinal on a snow covered bough

Monday, December 9, 2013

Did you know if you aren't in the holiday spirit that creating some holiday nail art can help? That a little bit of festive polish and paint can prime you right into singing carols. It's a good thing no one can hear me right now! Fa la la la la la la la la.

I was visiting a friend and saw a wooden plaque hanging on her wall. The Cardinal practically jumped off its snowy perch and screamed at me to try and recreate him. So I did! Here's the wall hanging that gave me my inspiration.

And here's the attempt at recreating it.

Holiday nail art - Cardinal winter scene
Holiday nail art - Cardinal winter scene
I started off with a base coat of Zoya Natty. There is just something about that deep dusty blue that I just love.

Then I used Zoya Breezi and Blu in a gradient that faded out from the center. For the actual tree branches, snow and the Cardinal I used acrylic paint.

I love this mani. I haven't had much time to do nail art lately and it is something I simply love to do. 

These polishes were previously sent to me for review. All opinions are my own. Please note computer monitors may vary in color display. 


  1. I love this so so much. I have a special place in my heart for cardinals....they remind me of my dad. You did such a beautiful job here!

  2. Oh my gosh this is amazing!!!! Love, love, love!

  3. This is so beautiful! You are crazy talented girl!!

  4. This is completely lovely. I wish you had more time for nail art, I could look at beautiful works of art like this all day long!!

  5. So cute! And I love cardinals.

  6. The background looks fabulous! (It all does, but I really love the background.) :)

  7. Wow, this is truly art! So amazing!!


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