Monday, December 11, 2023

Abstract Hanukkah Swirls Nail Art

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Like my plaid look, I like to do a few non-literal festive looks. I do these for most holidays. Sometimes I like a color scheme rather than intricate art. Last year, I did a simple Halloween manicure with orange swirls and I loved it so much, I decided to do it in Hanukkah colors!

I have to give a huge shout out to Stella Chroma for making Tangled Tinsel. I love this flake top coat and I love that it still has not tarnishes years later. I use it all the time. It's easy to put on and removal is a breeze. It makes any manicure prettier in two seconds!


Whenever I am using a sheer base, I like to use a ridge filling or more opaque base coat. This is why I love Stella Chroma Super Food as it is a little more opaque. Then I added a coat of Tangled Tinsel to only about half my nail since I knew I was covering up the other half with the blue cremes. 


Here are the colors I used. I wanted only creme polishes for the blues and I love it.

  • Base coat: Stella Chroma Super Food for Nails
  • Base color: Morgan Taylor Barely Buff, 2 coats
  • Silver flake topcoat: Stella Chroma Tangled Tinsel
  • Dark blue: Zoya Walker
  • Medium blue: Morgan Taylor Blue-Eyed Beauty
  • Light blue: Zoya Blu


So are these too abstract to call them Hanukkah nails? It is not as obvious as dreidels but it is still a fun and festive look! I only dabbed on Tangled Tinsel over the blue because I did not want to cover it up.

So which do you like better: matte or shiny? I wore it shiny but the last day, I added the matte and loved it so much more!

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  1. I really like this mani. Great colors used. I love the topper. I'm usually on team glossy but I really like the matte look. But I would probably do both. Start out matte then make it shiny. Not too abstract at all. Thanks for sharing 💜

    1. Thanks, Tami. This is one of my favorite toppers. I actually always do shiny first! But then I always like matte more and feel silly I did not do it first lol


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