🎄 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 🎄 Nail Art – Day 3


Hi Everyone

Today i am doing the Christmas Penguin


These are the colours i used:

♥ Licorice
♥ Blanc
♥ Sunshine State of Mind
♥ Pret-A-Surfer
♥ A List


  • STEP 1   Paint a long oval Black for the penguin body with Essie – Licorice leaving an oval gap at the bottom for the belly and a gap around the body for the blue sky and the white belly
  • STEP 2   Paint the belly of the penguin White with Essie – Blanc
  • STEP 3   Paint the eyes White then Black with a dotting tool using Essie – Blanc and Essie – Licorice
  • STEP 4   Paint the beak and feet of the penguin with Essie – Sunshine State of Mind with a small paint brush
  • STEP 5   Paint the blue sky around the penguin with Essie – Pret-A-Surfer
  • STEP 6   Take a cotton bud, dip it in Nail Polish remover, remove a area on top of the penguin’s head for the Santa Hat
  • STEP 7   On top of the Penguin’s head paint a White cotton-like line for the base of the Santa Hat
  • STEP 8   Paint a Red triangle on top of the White vertical line for the Santa Hat
  • STEP 9   Finish with a top coat of your choice – I used the Essie Gel Setter



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Welcome to Popcorn and Pearls…. My name is Melissa. I’m a 30-something year old Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger. I originally come from Durban, living in Cape Town with my 3 furbabies (cats), Peanut (my little panda) and my Twins, Lycan and Luna, for 15 years now and loving this City with all it has to offer. I have a love for everything Beautiful – from Makeup, to Fragrances, Clothing, Shoes and even Food. Popcorn and Pearls is my home away from home, the place i dive into to get away from the busy yet mundane life of the ebb and flow of work and sleep. I love sharing my finds with you all, whether it be a beautiful yet inexpensive dupe makeup item, a piece of jewelry, books or a little undiscovered restaurant. I love sharing my views on makeup, fragrance, body products and more with every one of you. I know you get great products in the USA or UK but i love finding dupe affordable products for all my readers in our very own South Africa When i am not working on my blog then i am a Full Time Travel agent. I also am addicted to TV series as well as reading. Thanks for reading my blog and being such great supporters. Please feel free to contact me anything on: mel_east_7@live.com

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