So yesterday I went to my first British dental appointment. I have to say that the Brits get a bad rap when it comes to dentistry in general. Although it's been many years since I'd seen a dentist in the States because I've not had dental coverage for a long while, I have to say that the experience was not at all different from any other dental appointment I've had. Got a couple of fillings and the colors match and they're just as good as any work I've had done before. The only noticeable difference was that she didn't have nitrous oxide (which I usually prefer, as it helps keeps me from having anxiety problems in the chair) - but overall I was able to breathe through my nerves and was only there for an hour. I'm very pleased and not at all as nervous as I had been about the series of appointments to come, as I've got a few issues to address (like I said, I've not had coverage for a while).
Anyway... so today starts a new challenge I've taken up, which I mentioned in yesterday's post, hosted by Crumpet's Nail Tarts on Facebook. I'll be posting new nail art twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays. Today's theme is White Christmas.
Personally, I've never seen a White Christmas, since I hail from Central Texas and we only see snow once every few years. Even the winters I spent in Chicago and England last year didn't see snow on Christmas day, so I can only imagine and look at pictures for inspiration. Also, the movie White Christmas was oddly uninspiring, although I do love hearing Bing sing and Vera-Ellen dance, and Danny Kaye cracks me up.
So here's what I did:
I started with my usual base coat (still using Seche Rebuild for the time being, but will be switching once this bottle is empty), and then laid down China Glaze Temptation Carnation, which I picked up at Sally's on my trip back to Texas. It's a sheer pink polish with a faint shimmer that reads beautifully iridescent on the nail. From there, I layered in "snow" on my tips using OPI Solitaire, a white Liquid Sand sprinkled with silver glitter. I used this over my entire middle finger to create an accent nail.
On my accent nail, I randomly placed more of the white rhinestones, and dotted in the Gold Foil to add some extra sparkle and shine.
China Glaze Temptation Carnation
Barry M Gold Foil
Have you ever seen a White Christmas? Did it feel magical? Did it make you sing the song?
Please make sure to visit all the other White Christmas looks from the ladies of Crumpet's Nail Tarts.