Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Peppermint Gifts

I know, it's not Tuesday...but I was going to try to get a better picture of these before posting. Doesn't look like that's going to happen (the better picture) - just no time, so I'll just post them as is.

I had grandiose ideas for swirly peppermint red on white designs, with the clay cane peppermints on top. Things have been a little crazy around here lately though, so I had to go for "quick and easy" instead. They still turned out pretty well, I think...

The base is China Glaze "Ruby Pumps" - one of the most popular polishes ever, and also one I just got finally after months of watching other people wear it! It's very sparkly, a bright blue-toned red that is perfect for Christmas. The white stripes are just Sinful "Snow Me White" using a striper brush, and of course the peppermints are from a clay cane that I sliced. I'm very proud of myself for slicing them super-thin this time...they barely stick up off the nail at all (less than a decal/sticker would). Woohoo! I'm getting better...

Next week, full-on Christmas nails for the holiday.

3 comments:

Sara said...

That is so pretty! Did you see my candy cane design? :)

Jamie said...

Thanks Sara!

And I did see your candy canes...and all the other absolutely stunning designs...love your blog!! I just didn't know if I should comment over there - do you mind comments in English over there?

I have to admit, I have fun going through your posts and picking out words I recognize, figuring out what some of them mean. If I read it long enough, I might even learn Swedish someday... :-)

Brooke said...

These look great. I love the red and white together! That's what I ended up doing my lights outside in this year! Great work.