29 December 2012

This year's Christmas nails

I'm a bit late getting around to this post, but here are this year's Christmas nails, which I had done on the Wednesday before Christmas.

I've followed the same theme of alternating textured green and smooth red as I did in the previous 2 years. Two years ago, I went with a single colour on each nail. Last year, I added gold tips, but after a few days found that I felt that the tips emphasised the length of the nails in a way that made them look disproportionate.

This year I decided to go back to a single colour on each nail, but to change the shades. I was so happy with the green that I used for my Halloween Tinkerbell costume that I decided to use it for the Christmas green. The red this time is the one that I used when I went to the Lindy Charm School.

Unfortunately, on the day before my nail appointment, I tore one of my nails off part way down the nail bed. It's the first time that I've torn a nail off this badly since I've had acrylic on them ~ they usually snap across the tip past the nail bed. In fact, I can't remember ever tearing a nail this badly, but that could just my memory getting worse in my old age. :P

The result was that I had 9 nails done on the Wednesday, leaving the damaged one to heal for a few days then going back to get it done on the Saturday. That meant that I had them all done in time for a family gathering on the Sunday, and for the rest of the Christmas celebrations.