I hope everyone’s holiday season is going well. I’ve got the holiday blues and a sense of disorientation, with the weather outside being like July. I don’t want to dwell too much about the recent school shooting, but it took place in Mr. NTMG’s hometown and I had spent quite a bit of time there myself. I felt almost guilty putting up my little Charlie Brown tree, somehow. We don’t know anyone involved but of course our hearts go out to everyone affected.
I have been keeping busy with nail painting, though, and trying to enjoy an equatorial Christmas. I really like the idea of the new 18K and 24K gold topcoats and got a couple, but I’m going to experiment with frankening my own very soon! I ordered some genuine gold and silver leaf and I’m going to try to make my own version of the topcoat. I’ve been wanting a silver one and I don’t know of any on the market, at least not here in Asia.
Here’s three of my recent favorites: gold leaf and snowflakes, some penguins on top of a sponged base, and a peacock set of nails. I’m not sure how exactly the peacock nails fit in, but I have a kinship with them since I appreciate flashy dressing with lots of embellishment.
I hope everyone is having a peaceful and safe holiday season!
Oh- and my work was featured in the Los Angeles Times Gift Guide! A set of Poe nails for Christmas might be a bit dark, but hey- it’s unique!