And so starts another CYNA challenge! This month it is centered around Christmas and just like the Halloween challenge back in October, I am meant to be posting a mani every other day leading up to Christmas.
The first prompt of the month is ‘Silver and Gold’. Nothing could compare to the Yukon Cornelius nails I did for the prompt last year, so I kept it simple this year. I chose to do a blobbicure with Celestial Cosmetics Incendiary and NailNation 3000 Light Up the Night.
(And here’s one with more direct lighting, which shows a bit more contrast between the colors)
This blobbicure actually worked out really well, which was a nice surprise. Normally the technique doesn’t work quite right for me and so I get really thick nails, but the worst I had this time around was a little bit of merging of blobs. Does anyone else see the resulting smiley clown face on my middle finger? 😀
Ugh, silver. I don’t generally like silver polishes–at least on me–unless I’m really in the mood for them. So I was a little disappointed to see that this prompt appeared on the OMD3 list, especially so early in the challenge. And since I’m still a little scarred by my clean-up experience on Day 1, glitter was out for today. This left me with maybe 5 polishes to choose from. I picked a-england Excalibur, simply because I hadn’t yet tried it and because the name itself gave me something to work with in terms of nail art.
So, Excalibur nail art. Sword in the stone. Almost did a Lady of the Lake nail too, but decided not to bother.
Not too shabby, right? I’m actually really okay with this, considering I had some color issues while painting. I’m more happy about the stone turning out well than anything else. But I have to say Excalibur was not the polish to choose if I wanted an easy clean-up. It got everywhere. It was worth it though, because it is a pretty nice silver polish. I think it’s the flecks of gold that give it a little extra oomph.