Thursday, December 13, 2012

12 Days of Nail Art Challenge: Day #7 - Candy Canes

I'm back again!

I bring you today, my entry for Plump and Polished's 12 Days of Nail Art Challenge Day #7.  The prompt today was candy canes, which is always a fun!

Now, for candy canes, the options are endless, especially when its strictly an inspiration rather than a literal prompt.

I of course considered the traditional stripes, which are always gorgeous, or the classic image of the candy cane itself, also lots of fun.

But then as it does, inspiration struck again!

Now, my experience with candy canes involves a very odd way of eating them...crushing them!  Something about the little pieces tastes better to me (I know I'm weird, but I equate it to the people who let their Peeps go stale before eating them lol).

Anyway, this idea gave me my idea for my candy cane manicure...or should I say CRUSHED candy cane manicure!

To complete this manicure I had a base of Orly Decades of Dysfunction, a very pale greyish-white pink.  Once that was dry I used a coat of Finger Paints Red Crackle.  Then, because I love sparkle for holiday manicures, I put a coat of Warpaint Beauty White Noise, a holo glitter top coat. 

Here's the close up:

You'll have to forgive the lighting, it's an outcast day outside so I had to take pics under the lamp of my mom's AeroGarden (yay fake sunlight!!).

Anyway, what do you guys think?  Looking anything like crushed candy canes?

Feel free to leave your comments, questions, suggestions, and requests!!

Hugs & Kisses & Great Polishes!

~ Cat