Thursday, December 1, 2011

Snowflakes

I am starting a new nail art challenge today with a few of my polish buddies. Feel free to join us if you would like! The thought of creating 24 different xmas manis on top of everything else I am trying to get done this holiday season was a bit too daunting, so we are doing the 12 Days of Christmas Manis! And I may not do them in order or even get them done in 12 days, but that is totally allowed with this challenge. :-)

I do not use stamps a lot, because I really enjoy doing freehand art. But this is on my right hand (meaning I did it with my non-dominant left hand) so I thought it might be prettier to use stamps. 

This is a combination of two different in expensive polishes, and it kind of reminds me of OPI's Swimsuit... Nailed It! This combo has large and small blue glitter, which is really fun. :)

I started by stamping with a light blue polish. This is a snowflake image from the Bundle Monster BM14 plate. I tried to place it in different spots on each nail. 

Next I used a silver polish with the same stamp. Finally I topped it with white snowflakes. I went through a LOT of Q-Tips with this mani, LOL. 

Here are the two polishes I used for the base color: Love and Beauty Blue Glitter and Sinful Colors Ciao Bella. I really like the combination of these two polishes!

I topped the blue glittery base with snowflakes stamped using OPI No Room For The Blues, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri White Out, and a tiny silver polish from Bon Bons. 

Here are the different themes we will be trying during the 12 Days of Christmas Manis! Check out the other awesome nail bloggers who are joining in the fun:



If you want to join in this challenge, please link your manicure in the comments and I will add your blog to the list of participating bloggers! Merry Christmas!

19 comments:

  1. Very gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you come up with for the rest of the challenge, I love your nail art!!!

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  2. So pretty! I am a new follower, I would love if you would follow my blog aswell:

    http://myprettynailz.blogspot.com

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  3. How fun! This looks awesome, perfect start to the month of December. I can't wait to see all of your holiday manicures! Would love to join, but I'm not the greatest nail art person. I'll just have to enjoy everyone elses =)

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  4. That is so pretty, I LOVE that blue and your snowflakes. I need to start working on mine, I've been a nail slacker the last few days but I have a cute idea for my snowflake mani.

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  5. Thanks Nory! I thought this turned out really nice. I can't wait to do some of these challenges, like the Christmas Story one, that will be so funny!

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  6. Wow Deriniti! Your stamping skills are so good! I like your blog, thanks for checking mine out!

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  7. Ha ha Jacqui! No worries, I am sure that there will be lots of fun manis created by the girls listed here. Thanks for your kind words!

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  8. Thanks Amber! Yeah, I really liked this combo of blues too, I will have to try to remember it. I can't wait to see your snowflakes!

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  9. Your snowflakes came out lovely! I did a snowflake mani after I saw your challenge :D Can't wait to see the rest!

    http://omgnoodles.blogspot.com/2011/12/opi-designer-de-better-w-snowflakes.html

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  10. I love the gold over the blue base color. So elegant to look at. :)

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  11. Since the rules are so free and extended, I hope you guys will let me do 2-3 topics at once. I am a student and don't have that much time and if you let me, I would also love to publish them on my blog. By the way, these snowflakes look gorgeous. :)

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  13. I love your snowflake mani, Pauline! Thanks for joining our challenge! I will link you up!

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  14. I'd love it if you join us Dilay! Feel free to participate however you'd like. I will link your blog up with ours too!

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  15. LOVE! These turned out great girl! Maybe I will do my nails like this tonight for my husband's work Christmas party!

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  16. Ooo, good idea Amy! This was a pretty easy mani to do, just lots of q-tip usage to clean the plate over and over again. Have fun at the Christmas party!

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