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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge Day 5: Ice Blue and White Colors

     I'm back with the 5th day of the 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge. Today's theme is Ice Blue and White colors. There's a lot a freedom with a prompt like this, but I knew exactly what I wanted to do as soon as I saw it.
     As many of you know Frozen was the big winter movie last year. Let's be honest it was more than a big hit, it went viral times 3. My daughter still sings the songs on a daily basis, some days my boys even join in. What you might not know is that Cuttin' Edge polish released a polish trio based on the movie. I snatched them up and then never used them... That got me thinking, what better polish to use for this theme than one inspired by the ice princess herself! And with a little stretch of the imagination, my waterfall technique turns into icicles.
     My base color is called Let it Go and is a beautiful medium blue linear holographic polish that has sat unloved for too long in my collection. 2 easy coats was all I needed for full coverage. True color is slightly lighter than shown here. With a much appreciated steady hand, I painted the icicles with 2 KISS stripers in White and Silver glitter. Let's hope that steady hand sticks around for the rest of the challenge.
     I really like the way this turned out. Especially on the ring finger. The waterfall technique is one I've wanted to try for a while, and now I can scratch it off my manicure to-do list! What would you have done with this prompt? Let's see what the other ladies have come up with below. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!


34 comments :

  1. I love the waterfall technique - it's one of those that it's hard to make it look bad if you're tidy. These are beautiful!

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  2. I love this! I've never been able to master the waterfall technique, I wish I could get mine to come out as good as this!

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  3. This feels so icy and frosty with the colors you used.

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  4. I still need to try this technique! Yours came out great :).

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  5. Love that nail polish!! Great nail art!

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  6. Fabulous colour combo - nice and icy!

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  7. Thank you. I need to do this technique a but more often I think. I like the look of every one I see.

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  8. Awe thanks! I've started steadying my hand by placing my pinky on the finger I'm painting and it has made a huge difference in my brush control.

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  9. Thanks. It was easier to do than I thought it would be!

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  10. Thanks. I love the sparkle that the glitter brings.

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  11. Great waterfall! It is a lot harder than it looks I think!

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  12. So beautiful! Love that you added glitter

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  13. Thank you. This was actually easier to do than I thought it would be.

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  14. Thank you. I figured an icy manicure had to have some sparkle!

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  15. So pretty! I did a waterfall mani too! The icicles were such a perfect inspiration for this prompt!

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  16. I agree. This prompt screamed icicles to me.

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  17. Pretty waterfall! I must say, I'm so tired of hearing the words 'let it go' and I haven't even seen the movie!

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  18. Fantastic! I love the color combination!

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  19. I love this!! Let It Go is such a pretty polish!

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  20. I've watched the movie with my kids at least a dozen times. There are days I feel like singing along and others where I tune it out completely.

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  21. It really is. I need to try the other polishes from the trio too.

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  22. I love this color combination! The glitter piece is my favorite!

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