Friday, December 7, 2012

TDOF challenge #3

Today's challenge ended up being surprisingly emotional for me. I'm not a fan of peppermint, and as a result I'm generally anti-candy cane. So I got to thinking of different ways I could do a candy cane inspired mani while avoiding the red with white stripes or white with red stripes. Then I got to thinking of my childhood. My great grandma always made sure she had candy canes for me that were not peppermint. Sometimes cherry flavored, sometimes simply called "fruit" flavored. I tried repeatedly over the last 24 hours to do mani that was inspired by those red, yellow, blue and green stripes. But alas, no matter what I tried, no matter what size my brushes were it just looked like an incomplete rainbow. So I walked away from my little nook in the kitchen that I do all my polish related things at and started thinking. Then I went to the store with my kids and I saw blueberry flavored candy canes! Not really anything special, just blue and white instead of red and white. But it satisfied my need to avoid red for this challenge. : )
The blue is China Glaze's "Frostbite" the accent finger is Orly's "Angel Eyes". Stripes were done with wet n' wild white creme and white stripe rite paint.