I've had another busy weekend with getting ready for Christmas this last weekend but I did manage to squeeze in a few winter manicures. In fact I've got 3 to share with you today. As I was editing my photos I realized that all 3 looks are very similar and I've got a thing for snowflake manicures. Let's take a look.
The first look I created I'm calling Winter Wonderland. You might recognize the base color here from a previous review. I just knew that I wanted to do a frozen nail art look when I wore Daily Lacquers Narwahl.
For the snowflakes I used Sally Hansen Silver Sweep and Bundle Monster plate BM-14. I stamped over that with Konad White and Bundle Monster plate BM-407 to create the trees. Simple but still the look I was going for.
Keeping with the snowy, winter theme my next manicure was done with a beautiful polish I was gifted during a recent blogger meet up. This is a small batch sample and just perfect for winter. Northern Star Polish Blizzard is a white with grey undertones polish with micro holographic glitters. And with a name like Blizzard I had to add a few snowflakes on top.
I used a new plate that I ordered from Winstonia and have been having so much fun with it lately! The plate is called Have a Meery X'mas! (no that's not a typo merry is spelled wrong on the plate.) This plate has so many festive images on it that I know I will be reaching for it often during the holiday season.
I again reached for my Konad White and Sally Hansen Silver Sweep to stamp with. Partly because they work so well and partly because I hadn't put them away from the previous manicure. Seriously my nail art station looks like my helmer exploded some days! But I have a feeling I'm not alone in that though.
|Photo taken in natural light|
The last look I have for you features one of my very first Fair Maiden polishes. Starry Night from the newly released Winter at Dusk Collection. Now with a name like Starry Night you'd expect me to stamp a few stars right? Well I went a little outside the box and did more of a Christmas theme with this one.
Ta da! Ive got some delicate Christmas bulbs as an accent. I just couldn't cover up all that gorgeous holo in Starry Night. I also realized that I don't own very many gold polishes that work well for stamping. Most of mine are all glitter.
Using the same Winstonia plate as my Blizzard manicure and Orly Luxe I created this simplistic holiday look.
So those are my 3 quick and easy Winter nail art looks for this year. Id love to hear which one is your favorite. I'll be back later this week with a few Christmas themed looks just in time for the holiday itself. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!