Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, whether you celebrate the day or not! Today is called Boxing Day in the UK (and assorted Commonwealth countries), where tradesmen and people in service positions traditionally receive a box of gifts or money from their bosses. I still like to think it's called Boxing Day because that's when you clean up all the boxes and wrapping paper from Christmas presents, though. It's kind of weird having the day after Christmas be a holiday, whereas in the States we celebrate Christmas Eve instead, but I guess either way it's two days for Christmas. Today we've come to the penultimate challenge of the CNTCWC today, and our theme is Winter Characters.
I wanted to do a non-traditional take on the theme (I can hear you gasping in shock already) so I played around with ideas for a while and something about the thought of Santa's view of his reindeer as they were returning to the North Pole after Christmas struck me as cute, so today, you get REINDEER BUTTS!
This was definitely a fun mani to do, and didn't take long at all. I started with a base of OPI My Vampire Is Buff on all nails. Then on my thumb, index, and pinky, I added two coats of elf Fairy Dust to give a snow-fall effect.
This came out pretty similar to the idea in my head, so I feel like I might be making some progress with my freehand work. Though it's not perfect, I still think it reads as intended, so I call it a success for now.
Please do remember to check out the other work for today's theme, and hope you're all enjoying your week.