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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The 12 Mani's of X-mas Day 2: Snow/Winter


      Hello again my fellow polish lovers!  It's day 2 of the 12 Mani's of X-mas Challenge and today's theme is... snow/winter.


     I had a hard time coming up with an idea for this since I didn't want to do the typical stamped snowflake manicure. While looking at the prompt picture for today inspiration struck. Who doesn't love the look of fresh fallen snow on the tree branches? It really is a magical sight, especially when it's the first one of the season.


     For this manicure I started with a gradient of China Glaze Sci-Fly-By and Milani White on the Spot. For the trees I used my black striper and Rimmel Rags to Riches for the pine tree. Then I went in with my white striper to add the fallen snow. Finally a sponged on some Essie Shine of the Times to the tips for a glistening snow effect.

     This manicure actually turned out pretty close to what I had pictured in my head and I'm pretty proud of that. I don't do a lot of free hand nail art so this was a bit of a challenge for me. How do you think it turned out?

     Make sure to check out the other entries for day 2 of the challenge and stop back in a few days to see what I came up with for day 3. Happy Polishing!


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    1. Thanks Tina =) Im really happy with how this turned out.

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  2. This looks great! Makes me feel cold just by looking at it :)

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I had fun doing this manicure.

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  3. That's awesome! Someday we have to have a nail painting party!

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    1. Thanks Amy. Id love to have a nail painting party. Nails, wine, good friends sounds fantastic.

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  4. Definitely captures the wintry vibe - brrrrr! <3 it :) xx

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    1. Thanks Sam. We should be getting our first real snow fall of the season tonight, so I might get to see a scene like this when I wake up. Not looking forward to the colder temps though. =)

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  5. This is great! love the snowy tree too well done xxxx

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    1. Thanks Dawn. I can't do nail art like you.....yet but one day I'll get there.

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  6. First - your trees came out so much better than mine. LOL. You could barely see mine. Second - I saw you were looking for feedback (from the Will Paint Nails for Food post). My only suggestion is to put the follow buttons at the very top or close to it so people don't have to go searching for them. I do like that your search bar is right up top - perfect!

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    1. Thank you. And thanks for the feedback about my sidebar. I have tomorrow off from work so Im going to play around with it a bit and see if I cant make it flow better.

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  7. This is just gorgeous! They're the perfect wintery trees, makes me want to go play in the snow now !

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    1. Lol Thanks. We managed to get a little snow here overnight and My boys had a mini snowball fight with me at the bus stop. Thanks to this challenge Im more in the holiday spirit than Ive been in years! Normally working retail and starting the Christmas stuff in Sept sort of burns you out by the time the holiday actually comes around.

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  8. I love the idea of having the fresh snow look, but I think it is really accentuated with that lovely, subtle gradient you have in the background. Good ideas :) So happy to have you in the first ever Best Of: Nail Art link up party! xo

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    1. Thank you =) Ive had a problem with gradients since forever but I think Im finally getting the hang of them. And thanks for doing the Best Of link up. I really appreciate the opportunity to gain extra exposure for my blog as well as finding new blogs to follow.

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    2. What? No way, you are ROCKING the gradients now! And I'm so glad you are enjoying the Best Of. Exposure + finding new bloggers were my goals, so I'm happy thats what is happening (and it's only the first week!).

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    3. Yeah Ive posted some pretty bad ones on my fb page over the last year. Tried to make them better with glitter and ended up with a mess. lol Maybe not everything is better with glitter... wait did I just really say that?!?! But thats what my whole blog and page are about, my journey with polish!

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