Sunday, 11 December 2011

Christmas Challenge Day 11 - Wrapping!!


Day 11 – Christmas Wrapping

Hi Goddesses

Christmas Wrapping is one of my favourite parts of Christmas.  It’s the name of a great song by The Waitresses, which is one of my yuletide faves AND the actual wrapping of pressies is hard to beat for sheer excitement.

In the UK, I usually do it on the last Saturday before Christmas, which is the day I put my tree up, and when the final of the X Factor is usually on (this year it’s 1 week early for some reason) and I *always* have alcohol within easy reach.  Now alcohol raises my body temperature, so there have been years when I have finished wrapping the pressies in just my bra and pants.  Too much information ?  Ah, who cares.

The WORST Christmas wrapping I ever bought looked sooooo gorgeous – burgundy, with raised burgundy velvet.  Hmmmm, have you ever tried sellotaping velvet?  You can, but then the minute you turn your back on it, it PINGS open again.  Majorly frustrating times.

So, you’re not going to believe this, but this turned out *exactly* as I wanted it to, AND it’s nail art I am happy to put my name to – yay!

I did different styles of wrapping paper.  Goddesses, we have …

Thumb – a base of CG Velvet Bow, a perfect ruby red (thanks Bee), adorned with the word Ho! As in ho, ho, ho, not “yo ho get my drugs” lol.  Silver and gold polish – the silver in all the manis is CG Cheers to You and the gold is from CC Foiled.

Index – CC Foiled and then … it’s been hard to capture, but we have dotted Christmas trees in various shades of green – CG Glittering Garland, CC Foiled and the surprising fail – CG Laser Lime.  The holo just disappeared against the foil, so I ended up going over it with CC Foiled.  I then dabbed some gold baubles on.

Middle – green CC Foiled with CG Glittering Garland holly and Studio M Slammin Red berries

Ring – an unexpected win for me, loving the perfect coupling of colours on this nail.  OPI Ogre The Top Blue and CG Cheers to You silver

Pinkie – hard to see but this is CG Cheers to You with CG Velvet Bow crackers, dotted with a bit more silver.

Ta – dah !

Chalkboard Nails, eat your heart out!  Lol, I sooooo wish.  I am nowhere near the majesty of some the nail art goddesses out there, but I am definitely over the moon with this one.  A step in the right direction and yes, (hangs head and adopts teenager style mumble) I searched Google images and worked from pictures … bloody preparation.

Enjoy xx J xx


Top Tip – if you’re ever unsure what a nail colour looks like, go to Google images, which will give you plenty of contrasts and compares.

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