Friday, December 7, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Challenge: Candy Canes

It's December 7th, which  means today's nail art prompt is Candy Canes! This is easily the prompt that I was most excited about, and I knew right off the bat what I was going to do!

I didn't want to go with the traditional red and white candy canes, so I softened up it with pastel pink and green with white! This is only my second attempt at watermarbling, and while my first attempt wasn't stellar, it wasn't half bad! I thought that watermarbling would create the perfect candy cane swirl look, so I gave it a go.

I started off with bases of Sinful Colors Pink Forever (thumb, middle, pinkie), Sinful Colors Exotic Green (index) and Sinful Colors Snow Me White (ring- and I don't know why I picked this white polish- I hate it!) I painted a coat of Merry Christmas, Baby from my own Holiday collection over all nails. Then . . . the dreaded watermarble! I used Revlon Minted (middle and pinkie) and Wet N Wild Tickled Pink (remaining fingers) swirled in the water with Gelous. Why Gelous? Because, somehow, I don't own a single clear polish that is NOT fast drying! As watermarbling already requires a certain amount of speed, there's no way Seche Vite or Out the Door would stay pliable long enough for me to swirl it in the water. But I'm happy to report that, in a pinch, Gelous watermarbles just fine.

And there's my thumb! The light pink doesn't show up great over the only slightly darker pink, but I think my thumb is my favorite! Or my middle finger, I like that one too :)

So what do you think? Peppermint-y, even though it's not classic candy cane? Be sure to check out all the other challengers' links below!


  1. nice water marble, lovely colors :D

  2. Never thought to use clear polish for a water marble over a base other than white. These are lovely! See you day 4

  3. Very soft and pretty! I really like it!

  4. Thanks, everyone! I loved this one so much I wore it for three days :)