Day 5 of the Challenge Your Nail Art 12 Days of Christmas nail art challenge! I said on Day 4 that I was going to let myself have another go at Rise of the Guardians for this prompt, and I followed through on that. The thing is, I didn’t go into this nail art with as much enthusiasm today and so skimped on details when there kind of should have been details. I’m not saying today’s mani is bad, I’m just saying that I personally don’t like it as much as my elves.
Anyway, here are the colors used: Kleancolor Pastel Blue, Model’s Own Blueberry Muffin, FingerPaints Paper Mache, Kleancolor Concrete Gray, Essie Luxeffects Pure Pearlfection, Essie Avenue Maintain, OPI OPI…Eurso Euro, OPI A-Piers to Be Tan, Barry M Lychee, Essie Limo-scene, No7 Beanie
Okay, so a little explanation about what I was going for here…for anyone who has seen the movie, I hope it at least comes across that these were inspired by Jack Frost. The index didn’t show up well in the photos, but it’s supposed to be Jack’s staff creating ice on a pond. The middle finger shows Jack with his staff and the ring finger was my first attempt at creating a snow flurry. That monstrosity on my pinky is supposed to be that ice/black sand sculpture that Jack and Pitch create while fighting in the arctic(?).
So…it’s pretty clear by now that I am not happy with this mani. The pinky is the worst, but nothing else really turned out right either. And I know I’m being hard on myself here, but it is my personal opinion that this one just doesn’t look good enough to wear in public, so I’m counting it as a failure. It was a nice try though. Still got in done in time for Day 5, which is all that counts! And I will admit that Jack doesn’t look so bad if you ignore his slightly round head.
Of course, this is in no way discouraging me from trying out unique or difficult designs. Actually…Is it weird that I’m excited that this is my first ‘failed’ mani for this challenge? It’s been a while since I did nail art that I outright disliked, so it’s about time it happened again! But, uh, crossing my fingers that tomorrow’s turns out a little better. 😛