Saturday, December 12, 2009

Peppermint Swirl Nails!

I've been asked numerous times for some holiday designs and I am honestly stumped. First, I am not as enthusiastic about this holiday as I am most mainly because I have no family close by and my lovely boyfriend always works on holidays (which was okay when we worked together but now it's just sad). Second, I don't have loads of money which makes gift giving more of a balancing act than anything fun; and finally, it's cold. I know that may sounds silly or contrary to what most people would want, but since we moved into this new house it is just so cold! I can't very well leave the heat on 70 all winter either so instead I walk around in sweats and blankets and big fluffy slippers--I look insane. Back to my main point--I couldn't think of any nail designs! I've got favorites that I do like candy canes, snowflakes, ornaments, etc. but there is always another, more popular beauty "guru" getting the video up before me or I just plain and simple love their design so why tamper with it. Instead, I went back to my roots for this one.

I decided to do peppermint swirls. Growing up my grandparents  alway had a jar full of Starlight Mints (just the brand Brach's I think). These mints made up a big portion of my childhood and were a remedy for everything from a tummy ache to bad breathe. I figured the design was more appropriate for the holidays solely based on the color scheme but, as was pointed out to me it is appropriate for anytime.

I will full out admit this wasn't my best effort but now that I have a few suggestions via Youtube I should be able to get a few more designs together! Feel free to leave me some of yours in the comments section!

Without further ado:


  1. This is fantastic!! What a cute idea :)

  2. I love them! I was waiting for you to do a holiday look! I actually paused before painting mine the other day & thought, "what would audrey do?" lol it's true.

    I feel the same way about the holidays this year... minus the cold part. It's gonna be in the 80s here this weekend! Which may sound nice to you, but I hate it. It doesn't feel like the holidays at all :(

  3. I love the nails! it's a very creative idea!
    perfect for christmas!

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