Hope everyone's getting into the Christmas spirit by now. I'm certainly lagging behind on Christmas cheer, but then I'll be honest; it's never been my favorite holiday. This nail art challenge is certainly helping me to think Christmas, but I've never been a home decorating type, and I can't remember the last time I had a Christmas tree in the house. Call me a Scrooge if you will. It's not that I dislike the holiday, more that I just don't get into it the way most people do. The dog certainly doesn't seem to care, anyway. :)
So I've decided not to type out "Crumpet's Nail Tarts Christmas Winter Challenge" twice a week for the next month in my post titles, so when you see "CNTCWC" - that's what it means. Today's theme is Winter Nature. I had a plan for this look that involved having a lot more time to work than I wound up with. Unfortunately, the morning I was going to work on this mani, I woke with a start and ended up flapping my hand on poor Isis' head, cracking a nail in the process. Crisis! Luckily I had put down base coat, base color, and a matte topcoat the night before, so the nail didn't fly off. It is definitely damaged but I was able to do some surgery with a teabag and nail glue to save the nail. Losing this length would've been a calamity for my plans for the rest of this winter nail art challenge!
In the end, I would up with this:
Thankfully this design was able to completely cover any trace of the break in the fluffy snowy tips. I started with a base color of Rimmel Too Cool To Tango and added some iridescent blue glitters for a snowfall effect. I then matted the entire nail with OPI Matte Top Coat.
BTW: that middle nail isn't mis-shaped; that's just some excess flocking powder that stuck around on the tip of the nail. I didn't notice it until the paint was set.
Rimmel Too Cool To Tango
Sally Hansen White On
OPI Matte Top Coat
Kiss white striper
white flocking powder
This look could definitely have used a bit more time and work, but at the end of the day it still captured what I wanted: the view out a window on the morning of fresh snowfall. I love all the textured details!
Also, make sure to check out all the other great Winter Nature manis today: