**I've entered my Christmas meme nail art in Week 2 of Nail Polish Canada's Holiday Nail Art Challenge. Don't forget to vote here! Voting ends Wednesday, December 5th.**
Time for another Castle Mani Monday! This week's episode is called "Secret Santa" and is the first Castle Christmas episode ever, so needless to say I'm super excited! :)
I got the idea for this mani from one of the episode stills that was released; see Castle's shirt?
I used my first DS OPI polish for the first time, DS Mystery. It's a stunning deep brown-ish purple with gold micro-flakies, and an amazing almost-one-coat formula. LOVE! Artsy sideways photo, anyone?
I stamped an image from BM-321 with Essie Good As Gold (probably my favourite stamping polish) and topped with one coat of Seche Vite. The stamp doesn't really match his shirt as well as the paisley BM pattern would have, but I wanted to try an image that I hadn't used yet and I really liked this one.
Yesterday I spent a good deal of time trying to figure out how to use Photoshop Elements to do my colour-correcting, and I think I'm starting to get the hang of it. Though I still need to find the exact skin tone that's as white as I am without making me look like a ghost!
Unfortunately there's not going to be another Castle Mani Monday post for 5 weeks due to the show's winter hiatus, so look for a new one in January! What do you think of today's installment? Will you be watching Castle and Beckett's first Christmas tonight too? :)