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Peppermint Candy

20 Dec

Mmm… I love peppermint.  Come Christmas time, Bob’s Sweet Stripes soft mints are the bane of my existence.  I never buy them myself, but my mom and sister do and I simply cannot help eat them by the tons.  I was at my sister’s house a few weeks ago.  She had a big container of them and I literally filled my pockets before I left.  So pathetic.  I you like peppermint candies and haven’t tried these, you need to track some down.  Sooo yummy.PeppermintCandySwirl (7) WLcopyI did some peppermint nails last year and loved them.  I water marbled them.  It took me a few tries before I got it right and they were so simple that I could have easily done it by hand.  I actually wasted a lot of polish insisting that they were water marbled.  At least they looked cool.  I had seen many peppermint swirl nails going around this year and wanted to take another crack at them.
PeppermintCandySwirl (10) WLcopyI took a shot at them a day or two ago and failed miserably. I didn’t even finish completely and took them off. Then I was out of time and couldn’t try again. This time, I drew them out first to practice my technique. Much easier and much more successful this time around. PeppermintCandySwirl (12) WLcopyThis year they are completely freehanded, but I still feel like I cheated because I used acrylics for the red and green. I don’t know why I see that as cheating. For some designs acrylics are simply the smarter way to go. The clean up is easier, they don’t dry out as quickly or get all stringy and they’re more opaque.

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What’s your take?  Is it cheating to use acrylic paints for nail art?  Does it bother you at all?  I honestly don’t think I’m bothered when others do it, but for some reason I feel like I’m doing something sneaky when I use acrylics.

25 Dec

Merry Christmas to all!

See you in a day or two.

On the 5th Day of Christmas…Peppermint

17 Dec

My true love gave to me some sweet peppermint candies, four Christmas trees, three snowflakes, two snowmen and a house all lit up with bright lights. Did you read it to the tune of the song? I wrote it that way. 🙂

This is my take on a peppermint candy.  I water marbled this and it took a lot of trial and error to figure out how to do it.  I’m thrilled with the result though!  I’m in love with how my middle finger came out.If you look closely at the tip of my middle finger and on my pinkie, you can see a bit of swirl action.  I actually did a full swirl on my thumb and it looked bad, so I didn’t even take a picture.

I can almost taste peppermint in my mouth looking at these pictures.  Nevermind the fact that I just ate a peppermint candy.  What do you think?

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