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Paper Snowflakes

14 Jan

I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I can cut a pretty mean paper snowflake.  I learned how when I was nine or ten, so I’ve had years of practice.  I was looking at the ones I’d cut to hang in my front window one day and thought I’d try to duplicate them on my nails.Snowflakes (2) WLcopyI pulled three of my favorites off the window and hung them in front of me while I was working.  I only did three because I wasn’t ambitious enough to try five different designs. 🙂  So my pinkie and thumb just got a little doilie-ish design.

Snowflakes (5) WLcopyI used CND Asphalt as my base color and white acrylics for the snowflakes.  These were super intricate designs and I flubbed them up a couple times.  I was glad I was using acrylics so I could wipe it away and start over without ruining the polish underneath.  I think my index finger if my favorite translated on my nail.

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Here are the actual snowflakes in the same order they are on my nails.  Which is your favorite?

Twinsie Tuesday: Canadian’s Choice

6 Nov

This week we’re having a little fun.  We have two Canadian Twinsie Tuesday members and this week we let them call the shots.  We split the group up in to two and each of our Canadian sisters was in charge of telling us what kind of mani we were to do for today.  I was on Ashley’s team and she decided we were all to do a winter themed mani.  I’m not much for cold weather myself.  Well, really it’s the ice I hate.  I don’t mind the cold temperatures or even the snow, but I really hate the ice.  It scares me to drive in slick conditions.  My car is all-wheel drive, but I still crawl when there is snow on the roads.

Anyway, I didn’t get super creative.  I decided to do some snow falling at night.  I love watching big, fat, fluffy flakes falling.  🙂  Was that enough “f’s” for you?  I didn’t plan it, it just came out that way.

I did a snowflake mani last year, but they were big snowflakes, so this time I tried to be uber delicate and make tiny ones.  I didn’t photograph my thumb, but it’s sporting some pretty tiny snowflakes.  My night sky polish is NYX Jungle with NYX Girls White for my snowflakes.

Be sure the check out all the other manis today:

Amanda of Amandalandish
Anna of Going to the Showing
Anne of Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley of Art Evolve
Brandi of The Collegiate Nail
Chelsea of Nailed Blog
ChiChi of I’m Just Me…ChiChi
Cordia of Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth of Did My Nails
Jenn of All That is Gorgeous
Jenna of I’m Still Thinking
Katherine of Haul of Fame
Maribeth of Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite!
Marisa of Polish Obsession
Meredith of Polish and Charms
Nory of Fierce Make Up and Nails
Sarah of See Sarah Swatch
Tara of Polishy of Truth

On the 3rd Day of Christmas…Snowflake

15 Dec

My true love gave to me three French hens.  Have you ever noticed that half of that song is about birds?  Partridges, turtle doves and geese a laying.  Are birds really that Christmasy?

I tried a snowflake manicure that was with non-traditional colors and it looked funny.  I didn’t like it, so I started over.  This second attempt is much better.

I used some “mood” color changing polish I picked up at Icing.  I’m a little disappointed in this polish.  On the bottle it shows the color change goes from a light blue to a bright purple.  I thought, if that works it’s going to be the easiest gradient I’ve ever done.  It was too good to be true, however, it is a pretty color with a satin finish.

The above picture shows a bit of the color change.  Notice it’s brighter near my cuticle and darker at the tip of my nail.  Below is what it looked like cold.  I ran my hand under cold water for a minute and the polish turned dark blue.  I never saw any purple.

This picture is mostly warm and below we’ve got a gradient effect.  I wish it looked like this all the time.  I love this faded look.  It’s very appropriate for a snowy manicure.  I finished off my snowflake with a big, fat dot of silver holo glitter right in the middle.

What’s your Christmas manicure today?

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