Miser Brothers Christmas Nail Art

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Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays from the Miser Brothers! This mani is inspired by the iconic characters from the Christmas classic "The Year Without a Santa Claus" Find out how I created this look below!


Miser Brothers Christmas Nail Art

Hello lovelies! With Christmas just a short 4 days away, I thought I would share the nail art I have been doing for the holidays!

When I was a kid, my siblings and I were obsessed with the movie "The Year Without A Santa Claus" and of course my favorite characters were the bickering Miser brothers Snow Miser and Heat Miser.

If you need a little reminder....


Products Used
I absolutely LOVE how these nails came out, and I think they look exactly like brothers. I used a lot of polishes, most mixed together to create a bunch of colors, but I have listed them all below.

Snow Miser:

  • Blue Metallic base: Essie - Blue Rhapsody
  • Dark Navy: Zoya - Ryan
  • Dark Blue: OPI - Keeping Suzi At Bay
  • Medium Blue: Essie - Avenue Maintain
  • Light Blue: KL Polish - St. Clair
  • White: Zoya - Snow White

Heat Miser:

  • Gold base: Zoya - Astrid
  • Deep Red: Zoya - Sam
  • Red: China Glaze - With Love
  • Orange: OPI - Summer Lovin' Having a Blast
  • Yellow: China Glaze - Werk It Honey!
  • Beige: Zoya - Leigh
+ black and white acrylic paint for detailing.


A Brief How-To

I won't bother trying to detail all the intricacies of doing this mani -- I wish I had taken photos of my process! (Something I'm trying to do in 2019...)

Related image I started out with my base shades for each side -- on the Snow Miser side, I started out with Essie Blue Rhapsody aka a blue metallic polish. This was the perfect base for his icy character. On the Heat Miser side, I started out with Zoya Astrid, a really pretty gold shade from their latest collection. 

I topped each nail with a glossy top coat, so that if I made any mistakes in sketching out the characters, I could scratch off the acrylic paint.  

**If you didn't know you could do this, using a glossy top coat to seal the polish off creates a surface that allows you to scratch off acrylic paint without damaging the base coat!** 

I then used black acrylic paint to sketch out both of the Miser brothers. I used this illustration for inspiration. After creating a rough outline, I filled in each bother with white acrylic paint so that all the colors I would use to fill them in would pop. 








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