Snowflake Glitter Gradient
Today I have some more icy snow inspired nail to share with you!
For this I used
- Filthy Gorgeous – Prism
- Chit Chat – Silver Glitter
- OPI – I Snow you Love Me
- Illamasqua – Propaganda
- Konad – SP Black
- Stamping Plate HD05
- Seche Vite Fast Dry Topcoat
Snowflake Glitter Gradient
I began with two coats of Chit Chat Silver Glitter over my usual base coat, then a couple of coats of Prism. Prism from Filthy Gorgeous has a clear base with scattered fine holographic glitter.
After that had dried I started fishing for glitter in the I snow you love me… I love the glitter in this polish, The suspension base, not so much, the texture really reminds me of uncooked egg white (shudders).
All this took such a long time to dry but when it eventually did, I added the Propaganda with a makeup sponge for the gradient.
The snowflakes are from stamping plate HD05. Then I finished it of with a thick coat of Seche Vite!
Blue silver and holographic Glitter gradient
I really like how this looks, it’s so sparkly in sunlight! 😀
I got a bit carried away with the filing and now I have rather stubby nails! But I have to say it is great to be able to type, use my phone properly and do everything else! 😀
For the Background colour I used a gradient of Sally Hansen – Dive Deeper, Nina Ultra Pro – French White and Revlon – Calla lily.
For the winter trees I used Revlon – Black Magic and a thin nail art brush.
I used Revlon Matte Suede – Emerald City For the Christmas tree with a little bit of the french white for the snow, the little ornaments I used Barry M – Red Glitter and China Glaze – Glitter Goblin, along with my smallest dotting tool.
The snowflakes are a small dotting tool and some more french white.
For the reindeer I used stamping plate HD05 and Konad SP In Black, with a tiny bit of red glitter for his nose, I finished it off with a coat of Seche Vite.
Christmas Tree Close up
I don’t do much free hand nail art, I should probably practice a bit 🙂
I’m not feeling very festive at the moment so I decided that trying a candy cane mani might be a good way to get into the Christmas spirit!
First I tried the traditional red and white candy cane but it looked dreadful I think it’s to do with my skin tone or maybe the white polish had chosen gah!
The Red Glitter polish from Barry M is a fantastic varnish, but it’s a monster to remove. Even with the foil method! But not to be disheartened, even after chasing the glitter around my fingers for what seemed like hours. I started again.
This time with the Black Magic from Revlon as the base colour. To cover the textured-ness of the red glitter I used a thick coat of Seche Vite.
It’s really quite vampy but still a tiny bit festive! Or maybe a bit Dennis the Menace Lol!