It's time for another manicure for the 12 Days of Nail Art!!
Once again, we had another fun prompt today, Favorite Holiday Book/Character!
Now, of course there's always some all time classics, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Christmas Carol, etc. But for me, my favorite Christmas book/story has always been O Henry's Gift of the Magi.
The story of selfless love and sacrifice in The Gift of the Magi has always given a great image to what Christmas really means...or at least what it should mean.
So I wanted to pay tribute to this lovely story with my nails!
The being said, I have to say this was one manicure idea that looked better in my head than on my nails. but I got the basic effect I wanted...I think.
The idea behid this manicure is a bit abstract. I wanted to capture some interpretations of the gifts in the story, a golden watch chain, and a set of hair combs. I used a bit of gold chain to make an almost french tip, and then I used OPI Goldeneye to stamp a pattern that reminded me of a hair comb from the Konad plate, m78. All of this was done over a base of China Glaze Velvet Bow.
Here's the close up:
Now, I'm not saying they're terrible, I really like them actually. There was just a different idea of finished product in my mind. That happen to you?
Let me know what you all think!
Hugs & Kisses & Great Polishes!