Hi everyone and Merry (almost) Christmas!
I’m feeling extra festive today because this blog post is all about Christmas cookies… You might remember last year that I did a Christmas cookie mani swap with a bunch of other nail bloggers, and this year I was a part of it again!
If you want to read more about my nail design and cookies, as well as hear more about the magazine, then just keep reading! (Fair warning: this is a photo heavy post… I had too many fun ones to choose from)
Since I did my favorite Christmas cookie (gingerbread) for last year’s collab, I decided to do a newer cookie that my family and I have been making the past few years. We first saw this swirl cookie idea on Pinterest and decided to recreate them with my great-grandmother’s sugar cookie recipe. I just love the look of them and thought they would make a perfect nail design.
For my nails, I used nail vinyls (from Snail Vinyls, which is unfortunately now closed) to create the swirl pattern, then used a dotting tool and a rainbow assortment of polishes to add little dots for nonpareils on the edges of my nail. I love how colorful and festive the result is!
My family always do both red and green cookies for Christmas so I did some red and some green nails for my manicure. But this would definitely work with any colors and for any holiday!
And another up-close shot of the nail art….
Told ya I had a lot of photos.
I have been so excited to share this with you. I love doing collaborations with fellow bloggers and the talented ladies in this bunch have such wonderful content! Please take the time to open up the magazine and take a look at page 12 where you can find a list of all the contributors.
And here is a surprise appearance from my elusive thumb!! Lol. I never really show my thumb in nail art photos but I did make sure I painted all of my nails for this design.