Friday, December 16, 2016

Frozen Snowflakes

     Well, the temperature has dropped to below zero here on quite a few occasions lately. It was -14 when I woke up yesterday morning. Which means winter is in full effect, my nails and skin are suffering from the extreme cold and Christmas is just around the corner. That means it's time to break out some seasonally inspired manicures! I thought with the severe cold and snow predicted to hit my area over the weekend it was only fitting to share with you the frozen snowflakes manicure I wore this week.


     With there still being 10 days left until Christmas I wanted to steer away from the traditional colors, and go with something wintery instead. And I honestly thought this might be an original idea with the blue snowflakes stamped on a blue base but they are all over Pinterest right now. I'm not sure if I saw one and didn't completely remember it, or if I've finally been on trend with my manicure!

     I started with a base of Lollipop Posse Slipping out of time, a Catalina blue nail polish with holographic flakes. Then I mattified it because let's be honest I don't use my matte top coat as often as I should. And maybe because I thought the holographic flakes would look really cool that way.

     For my snowflakes, I pulled out every image plate I own with a snowflake image and went to town! Now I don't remember which plate had which image on it but if you see one you just need to know about let me know in the comments and I can look through my plates and let you know. I can tell you the ones that I used are UR Beautiful 16, Konad M59, Bundle Monster BM-319 and BM-323 and Winstonia Meery X'Mas. (Yes it's spelled meery that's not a type-o on my part)

          For stamping polishes, I used Snowed In and Blue-tiful from Hit the Bottle and really like how it turned out. The blue wasn't quite as easy to see as it looks here which was kind of a bummer at first but as the week went on I really liked the subtleness. Well, that's all I've got for you today. I hope you enjoy your weekend and for those of you in the colder climates, I hope you stay warm. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!

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