Guest Blogger: Yvette Price of YvyVernis – Nativity Scene Nail Art

Wassup!!! It feels like it’s been forever since I’ve posted but the reality is, it’s only been 4 days. I promise you that I have over here working hard on swatches for upcoming collections and releases and I’ll have a full lineup starting next week. I’ve also been working hard on some upcoming updates and changes for the Queendom going live in 2018. So no need to fret, sometimes silence is a good thing….lol

Until then, I have a new friend I’d like to welcome to the Queendom, Yvette Price of YvyVernis. Yvette so graciously accepted the call to be a guest blogger for me today and in the spirit of the Christmas holiday, she has prepared an amazing tutorial for a timeless scene known and loved around to the world.

So stay seated and prepare to be blown away!


Hello Krystal’s Friends! My name is Yvette Price, also known as in the nail community as @YvyVernis, I’ve been following Krystal and her Queendom for a while now and love the sense of community she brings and how she makes everyone feel like they’ve know her their whole lives. When she announced she was looking for guest bloggers I immediately jumped at the chance. I want to take the time to thank Krystal for her hospitality and letting my brand of crazy on her blog!

Since it is the Christmas season I have been working on weekly Christmas nail blogs this month and I thought it would be fun to bring you in on my latest excursion in nail art for my fourth week of Christmas Manis. This week I was inspired to tackle the Nativity Scene and I used some new colors from Tonic Polish I wanted to play with.

Here is everything I used:

  • Tonic Polish 
    • Lemons & Cream
    • Spectre
    • Event Horizon
    • QDTC (Quick Dry Top Coat)
  • Born Pretty – Black Stamping Polish
  • Serendipity Polish – #Goaldigger
  • Makeup Sponge
  • Bundle Monster – plate BM-XL204
  • Shani – plate SH-214
  • Seche Vive Non-UV Gel topcoat
  • Stripping Brush
  • Clear Marshmallow Stamper

I started by applying 2 coats of Spectre and a coat of Tonic QDTC.

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While I let this dry, I tore off two pieces of the sponge in order to get a rough edge on the pieces I will use on the design. I started with the manger nail since it will be the one I freehand on the most.

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Using Lemons & Cream I sponged on a few layers in the center of the nail to display the light emanating from the miracle within, I also sponged on some of Event Horizon to darken the sky above.

Then, using the black stamping polish I drew in the manger structure, the bodies of Mary and Joseph and the cradle. Using a dotting tool, I made the heads of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. I also outline the bottom of the nail for the floor.

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For the remaining nails, I sponged on Event Horizon as an outline for the terrain and sky in random places. Using the Bundle Monster plate, I stamped on a horse to represent the three wise men. With my stripping brush, I drew a palm tree to tie things up.Yvette 45

Finally, using #goaldigger I stamped on stars from the Shani plate with the largest star (the north star) over the manger. I covered everything with a thick coat of Seche Vive Non-UV Gel topcoat.

The result has me staring at my nails and kicking myself for not using a peel off base coat to save these, but they will forever live in pictures! I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial as much as I enjoyed making it.

Wishing you all a Happy Holiday and Prosperous New Year!
Thanks for Reading!

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