Christmas Challenge 2013 Day 6: Christmas food
Christmas food was another tough challenge for me in the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts Christmas Winter Challenge.
I didn’t really know what to do, and spent ages trawling through images of Christmas fayre for some inspiration. Ultimately, I couldn’t come up with anything original to do, so I went with the standard candy canes French tip manicure. I think I may have done my lines a bit too close together, so it looks a bit more red than white, but in my defence, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a real candy cane.
I used NYC Pinstripe White for the tips. It’s usually a great French tip white as it’s ivory rather than bright white, but in this case, I think a brighter white would have been better. I added a coat of Barry M Nude over the whole nail before adding in the diagonal stripes using red acrylic paint. I have bought a wonderful new tool, a nail art pen, that made it so easy to draw on the lines. It’s fantastic and I cannot wait to use it for more intricate things; I’m sure it will improve my nail art no end.
Finally, I added in the silver edging using a silver Nailene Stripe FX striper. I’m not wildly excited by this manicure. You can see my stained nails through the base colour for a start.
There are just two more challenge manicures to go. I’ve already done my Winter Characters – I did it some time ago before I even knew about this challenge. And then there’s the New Year’s manicure, which I expect will be blingy.
Here’s the other manicures from today’s prompt:
- French manicure colours: NYC Pinstripe White and Barry M Nude
- Candy cane stripes: red acrylic paint
- Silver stripe: Nailene Stripe FX striper in silver
- Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl
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