I jump in the 24 Day Challenge with Holly theme. I sent this one over at Pastelliunelmia. for a nail art competition (Finnish only). Wish me luck :) I would've loved to do day 8 with candy canes but will have to come back to that later. Here's how I pictured the theme: french with a twist, Emerald Sparkle by China Glaze and red bright rhinestones.
Please don't freak out my white-appearing fingers, not frozen - just the indoor lighting.
I painted classic french tip with Black Passion by GOSH and made a side swipe with Emerald Sparkle across it. Black Passion seemed like a good pair for it doesn't steal too much attention but neither dulls it down for it has it's own charismatic shimmer (see it plain here). With black nail art liner I sketched the edge like pointy leaf. Rhinestones are glued with long lasting clear polish by Rimmel.
Usually I´m a bit shy pairing up say rhinestones and sport jacket... But this time the combo didn´t bother me at all. French tip with some bare nail is somehow so classic it doesn't argue with normal wear. Though I know some may not agree. I remember a time when I felt too dressed up when I was going to sauna with red nails. Now I feel too naked if I don't have some paint on :D
Have a happy week. Don't stress too much over Christmas :)