Wednesday, 7 December 2011

PCF - Christmas Challenge Day 7 "Candy Cane Nails"

Hey lovelies!

This manicure is my second contribution to the Purple Crumpet Fairy Group (Facebook) Christmas Challenge, Day 7 theme CANDY CANE.

For this look I achieved it by using my existing manicure for the Snowglobe theme (please see previous post). Basically two coats of OPI's "Alpine Snow" with two coats of China Glaze's "Snowglobe" over the top which gives a glittery effect. To do the candy cane stripes I used OPI's "Color So Hot It Berns" which is a lovely bright opaque red. I started to do the stripes on one nail with tape which was a disaster and too much of an effort and so I found it much easier to do freehand stripes! Although they are not perfect I am pleased with the overall look as I think my nails look good enough to eat like candy canes! If I were to do it again I would change one thing and that would be to just use a pure white base with no glitter.

What do you think of this festive mani?


  1. Ahh I love the candycane manis.. they really sure super cute and festive! Love this :)

  2. oh i love that your white has glitter in it!

  3. I love the glitter as well! Very nice!

  4. Thanks ladies! Upon reflection perhaps the glitter added something a bit different! Thanks for your comments x