Nail Art: Penguins and Snowflakes

Everyone is probably super busy right now, preparing for the celebration of Christmas Day! Here in the Philippines, we are now excited for noche buena, the night of Christmas eve. Family and friends gather together for a feast when the clock strikes midnight on the 25th to celebrate Christ's birthday.

It's the 24th here and I want to share my last Christmas nail design for the year before the lazy bug of the holidays bite me. I decided to wear a nail art that would remind me of the north pole. It was a choice between polar bears and penguins. The latter won.

Penguins and Snowflakes Nail Art Design
Penguins and Snowflakes Nail Art Design by Simply Rins


This is a freehand nail design of penguins and snowflakes. I painted 4 penguins with scarves, 2 on each hand. I would have wanted to paint 10 penguins, but I was pressed for time. On the other nails, I painted snowflakes.

Penguins and Snowflakes Nail Art Design


Base color for the penguins is Sally Hansen Black Out in 2 coats. This is my ultimate favorite black so far and my bottle is almost out. Have to buy a new one soon. For the snowflakes background, I used 2 coats of China Glaze Blue Sparrow. It's one of my favorite bright blues that I think is perfect for the holidays.

All designs were painted using acrylic paints, a detailing and striping nail art brush.

Penguins and Snowflakes Nail Art Design


I painted the scarves for the penguins as nail tips of alternating red and green, to keep it simple. I also added pink blush on the cheeks for cuteness and I figured their cheeks are naturally rosy because of the cold weather from where they live.

Penguins and Snowflakes Nail Art Design


And so yes, I'm wearing penguins and snowflakes for Christmas. It's a wonder I am not wearing something red, my ultimate favorite color and consequently, the color of the season. I guess I needed something different.

I'd like to end this post by greeting all of you, whom I consider my friends, a Blessed Christmas. :)





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18 comments:

  1. Have a nice Christmas. I'm going to be with blue nail polish too and I think I'm going to use your tutorials and I will pain a reindeer and Santa.

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  2. Aww!! The Penguins are sooooo cute :-) Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  3. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! So cute and so do-able! Merry Christmas!

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  4. So cute!
    I loved it.
    Merry Christmas
    Kisses

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  5. Such cozy wee penguins, cute! Merry Christmas, have a safe and wonderful holiday!

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  6. looooove your penguin ! merry Xmas !

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  7. merry christmas for you and your family..............angie

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  8. This is stupidly awesome!! I love the snowflakes and the penguins are adorable!!!

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  9. The penguins are so cute!! And the snowflakes are perfect, mine were a little mess because I drew them with polish :S I have to buy some acrylics ;D

    I hope your noche buena was like mine (so peacefull and with all I love most) and you have wonderful hollidays!!

    Merry Christmas!!

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  10. nice work rins... :)
    merry christmas to u :D

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  11. Thanks, everyone!

    Glad you liked the penguins and the snowflakes!

    Merry Christmas! :)

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  12. There are not enough ways to thank you for the inspiration you give to us. I recently found your blog (actually the day of "snowmen parade)and I had to get my old brushes & acrylics out your design was a hit.Thank you for your tutorials they are simple enough for mere mortals to understand haha!!Could it be possible to make a little demo of your trade tools? Please, please, pretty please ....
    Happy Holidays to all of you guys.
    Oh, did you know that Noche Buena is a latin tradition?How you guys celebrate it? Is it new Phillipines? That is great as they say the more the merrier hahaha

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  13. awww the penguins r sooo nice!

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  14. Hi, Anonymous!
    I hope you left a name so I could address you properly. Thank you for that warm comment you left here. I am overwhelmed whenever I read messages like that. I feel I‘m doing something right when my nail designs inspire people. :)

    I really don‘t have trade tools but I‘ll be happy to post the things that I use for nail painting. Thank you for the suggestion. :)

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  15. I love the penguins and the their scarves! Absolute cuteness!! The snowflakes are very well done too! :D

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  16. I really appreciate it! Cute!

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  17. OMG so cute!!!! I like this nails!!!! I'm from Holland I don't know or I'm write this good?? But this pinguin nails are good very very very good!!! I can't make that My right hand is good for nail art but left is very bad I can't make nail art with my right than is it very bad en I remove it...

    I hope you understand my ??

    xxx Bye Lisa from Holland

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