But I guess, now that there's a child in our home, Christmas is festive and bright again, something to look forward to. And you know I'm excited about something when I dress my nails for it.
Ta-dah! My first Christmas mani!
It doesn't look so nice and Christmas-y in the picture and it's just so frustrating being unable to capture its Christmassyness. It looks like a kindergartner drew red and green vertical stripes across my nails. But in person, I swear to Santa Claus, it looks like Christmas wrapping paper.
I started by applying 24K Winter Sky as the base; it just doesn't show. I should have done three coats, methinks.
The green polish looks more teal-ish here.
And finally, 24K flakies that flash green and gold, which I could never capture. I tried but they just wouldn't appear on camera.
This is just the first Christmas mani. There will be more, especially since Christmas vacay is just two weeks away! You have been warned! haha :))
(I do admit this first Christmas mani kinda sucks. haha :)) Oh well. :)
(Edit: my students and a colleague told me they actually liked my nails. That's surprising considering I thought my first attempt at doing a Christmas mani sucked. Yay for trying!)