Hey everyone! Happy Hanukkah! This is my first time doing a Hanukkah mani, but I couldn’t resist showing off Rogue Lacquer’s 8 Crazy Nights Trio*, specially designed to help us celebrate! This mani includes two of the three shades.
*This mani contains items received in PR
- For this manicure, I started by applying a peel off base coat (UNT Ready for Takeoff)
- For my bases I used two shades from the 8 Crazy Nights Trio, a white crelly with white, gold and blue flakes, and a flakie bomb with purple, gold, silver and blue flakes (Spin Me Right Round* and Festival of Lights*), and a blue foil (Zoya Alessia*).
- For all of the designs I used the Maniology M263 Winter Occasions: Happy Hanukkah Stamping Plate with gold and black stamping polishes (Hit the Bottle Calypso Gold and Maniology Straight Up Black).
- For the star design I used the gold stamping polish and the Whats Up Nails Jumbo Stamper to pick up the design, and filled in some of the stars with Rogue Festival of Lights and Zoya Alessia with a dotting tool.
- For the menorah I picked up the design with the black stamping polish and filled it in with a sparkly gold polish (Cirque Colors 24K Affair).
- For the dreidels I picked them up with a black stamping polish and filled them in with the above-mentioned gold.
- To help transfer I applied a sticky base coat to all of my nails and let them dry for a couple of minutes.
- Once the designs were dry I transferred them onto each nail.
- Finally, I stamped “Happy Hanukkah” in gold on the ring finger between the dreidels.
- I finished off the mani by applying the Apipila Cosmeticos Smudge Free Nail Art Top Coat, followed by a glossy top coat, Vibrant Vinyls Fast & Hard Quick Dry Glossy Top Coat. Something that I have been doing lately to give nails with reverse stamping that extra smooth finish is apply multiple coats of a smoothing top coat (Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber) after applying the smudge free, and before the QDTC. This is an optional step for sure, as I mostly do it to help my pictures look better. This is something I don’t show in videos as it is redundant.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this glam Hanukkah mani! Hanukkah isn’t something I see celebrated a lot in the nail community so I am happy to be a part of increasing that representation for all those that celebrate.