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Candy Cane Nail Tutorial

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‘Tis the season for candy cane nails!  Here’s a candy cane nail tutorial that is so easy that even I can do it (which is saying A LOT).
Candy Cane Nail Tutorial

I used a glittery red polish on most of my nails and only did the candy cane design on my ring fingers because I don’t have that kind of time (plus it’s still not as neat as I’d like if it were on ALL of my nails ifyouknowwhatImean).

Candy Cane Striped Nail Tutorial by Kandee Johnson

Finding out that washi tape is perfect for nail striping is life-changing for me because I’ve never successfully done my own nail stripes before.  Can’t wait to see what other designs I can come up with now!

Merry Christmas!

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HMK Gift Guide #HMK1910

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Thank you to HMK for sponsoring this post and inviting me to experience your swanky new store!

Earlier this week, I introduced you to Hallmark’s fancy new store concept, HMK.  HMK is all about helping you co-create, personalized, unique gifts and make gift giving as effortless as possible.  If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet (and happen to live near Southlake, Denver, or Kansas City) you’re in luck!

FYI: If you have your eye on something personalized, you may want to call ahead to find out how fast the turnaround is (everything is done in-store and normally can be made in less than a day but may take longer during the holidays).

Here are HMK-curated gift ideas that’ll delight anyone on your list.

HMK Gift Guide #HMK1910

Personalized stockings. Gorgeous cards–at HMK, they even have a computer where you can digitally insert photos + customize cards.  The ornaments that Hallmark is also known for (they are a family tradition for me).

HMK Gift Guide #HMK1910

Gifts for the men in your life–luxurious grooming kits, tablet cases, bags, flasks, etc.  Gifts for your favorite cook or foodie…even mixes for yummy treats that Santa might enjoy ;)

HMK Gift Guide #HMK1910

Gifts for the ladies in your life…

HMK Gift Guide #HMK1910

Purses and accessories…

HMK Gift Guide #HMK1910

  Customizable storybooks for the kids that will be made to match the child’s likeness with their name as the main character.  Along with the monogrammed capes from my last post, there are also capes that your child can color themselves.HMK Gift Guide #HMK1910 Cell phone cases that can be customized with initials, a short phrase, or silhouette (the peacock one is on my phone at the moment). HMK Gift Guide #HMK1910

And one of my favorite things about HMK is all of the unique local offerings from apparel, to wall art, totes, and candles.

Go finish up your shopping and have a warm cookie while you’re at it!

This post is sponsored by HMK, all opinions are my own.

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