12 Days of Christmas: Any line from the ’12 Days’ song

Hi everyone!

I’m sure most of you know the ’12 Days of Christmas’ song.

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
A partridge in a pear tree.

The song goes on for 12 days of Christmas with 12 different gifts (e.g. 2 turtle doves, 5 golden rings, 12 drummers drumming). The idea of today’s prompt was to take one of the gifts from the song and translate it into nail art. I decided to ‘cheat’ by instead using the line ‘On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me’. For our first Christmas together, my true love gave me a beautiful summer dress with a leaf print pattern. I decided to do matching nails:Painted Fingertips | Leaf print nails (inspired by a dress)I wasn’t sure how well this would translate to nail art but I remembered seeing various leaf print nail designs done by Wondrously Polished so I decided to just give it a go. I’m really glad I did! I loved how these turned out and they matched the dress perfectly! Painted Fingertips | Leaf print nails (inspired by a dress)I realised I might not be able to reproduce the exact look of the leaves on the dress so I decided to just go with the same colour scheme and randomly paint leafy fronds. I think it worked perfectly because it maintained the feel of the dress really well. Painted Fingertips | Leaf print nails (inspired by a dress)I started with a base of Essie In The Cab-ana then did all of the leaves with acrylic paint. I finished it off with a matte top coat. Painted Fingertips | Leaf print nails (inspired by a dress)These might not be the most Christmassy Christmas nails ever, but they do technically fit the theme and I love them! They are almost floral even though they don’t have any actual flowers on them.

Because you have made it this far you are rewarded with the ONLY picture I could find of me in the dress:Painted Fingertips | Leaf print dress with matching nailsLousy quality but lovely dress! What do you think?12_days_of_christmasTake a look at some more ’12 Days of Christmas’ nails at the link:

  • Annette

    Wow that’s really clever. Well done!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://behappyandbuypolish.com Jessica W.

    haha! I love that you cheated, well done! That is such a cute dress and your nail art is so on point!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Haha, I didn’t have any good ideas for the other lines! I was glad this one worked out so well 🙂

  • http://MomMrsAndMe.blogspot.com Shawna

    Love these – they are gorgeous!!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://roselynn787.wordpress.com roselynn787

    I love your interpretation for today’s prompt. The dress is so cute and the nails match perfectly. You did much better than the first time I tried to do some leaves lol Great job.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! I was expecting a disaster so I was so glad they turned out pretty 🙂

  • http://nailsthefinalfrontier.wordpress.com Rachel C.

    Ooh very creative! And pretty!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! I’m glad you liked it 🙂

  • http://talesofcoffeelacquerandbeauty.blogspot.in/ Sumeet

    The tropical print is such a nice change this time of year! The dress and your nails are both so beautiful!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      It’s actually summer here, so the tropical print made perfect sense 🙂 Thank you!

  • http://vmoller.wordpress.com vonimoller

    But you look great in the dress! 😀
    I also love the nails

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Hehe thank you! It’s just the lovely dress doing all the hard work 🙂