Monday, December 10, 2012


Today I wanted to show you my first Hanukkah manicure this year. I showed a sneak peek of it on my Facebook page a few days ago, so you might have seen it if you follow me there. I "lit" the candles one at a time, but of course I'm not patient enough to wear this for eight days, so they all got done on the same day. There is a little animation treat when you get down to the bottom of the post...

For the manicure I started out with OPI Into the Night, a beautiful soft silvery blue shimmer. How perfect is that OPI name of it for a Hanukkah manicure? All I can think of is Adam Sandler's Hanukkah song, "...we have eight crazy nights..."

The menorah was drawn by hand with a striping and detail brush using Pure Ice Silver Mercedes. For the stamping, I also used Silver Mercedes and the stars from Shany plate SH08. It was when I did my witch manicure for Halloween that I noticed the little stars around the moon are six pointed and knew they would be perfect for Hanukkah. They even tend to stamp with the center hollowed out which makes it even better for me....

For the flames I used a dotting tool and KleanColor metallic orange and yellow. Looking at it know, I realize that I'm actually missing the candles. I think I ended up with torches instead. I like it regardless so I hope you do too...

Here is that animation of each candle getting lit up one at a time... wouldn't it be great if I could keep my hands still for it? I actually painted the lights mid air, in front of the camera, hoping the hand position wouldn't change. As you can see, that didn't work out so well, so just watch the little flame and not my wiggly fingers ;) ...

A few other notes before I end this post...

Have you entered the Fashion Inspired contest yet? Don't wait until it is too late... last day to submit entries is this Friday!! I want to see all your beautiful manicures :)

Also, I entered the Holiday Nail Art challenge, so I would love it if you could take a moment to check out the entries and vote for your favorite! If that happens to be my manicure I would be ever so grateful :D

Let me know what you think of this!

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)

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  1. Fantastic! :-) I like the animation you made! :-)

  2. This is great :-) I adore that animation!

  3. Very neat idea, the animation didn't work for me, but just that you did it is so cool!!

  4. I love that you did a Hannukah mani! I don't really see any of those!

  5. Thank you so much everyone! I'm so glad you like my Hanukkah manicure and the animation. I don't see to many of them either and it makes me a bit sad...

    @Nicole, I'm sorry the animation didn't work for you. Not sure why :(

  6. Never seen a Hannukah mani!! love the idea, thanks! I think I will wear it when Hannukah comes this year, yey! :) Please you and the girls, come visit my blog, I'm new at nailart making and blogging, need sharing and advice!

  7. Thank you. I'm glad you like it.

  8. Menorahs originally used oil not candles, so they probably did look like torches back in the day. You can always say this is an "old fashioned" menorah mani. :)

  9. That is such a good point! We can pretend I intended for it to be torches. heheh! :D


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