Snow-inspired sparkly tips!
What I Used:
Blue shimmer: Sally Hansen Blue It
Blue/teal duochromatic glitter: Confetti Ice Ice Baby
Silver stamping polish: Rimmel Lasting Finish Pure Silver
Holographic microglitter: Sally Hansen Silver Slightblade
Stamping plate: BM- 213 using the design encircled below (the one directly above the bats).
How I Did It:
***I actually remembered to take photos while doing this design so we'll skip the how-to drawings in favor of actual nail swatches.
1.) After prepping your nails and applying your favorite base coat, apply two (or more) coats of your chosen base color. For this design, we're using a blue shimmer. Make sure you get full coverage and the polish is dry before proceeding to the next steps.
2.) Apply a layer of the blue/teal duochromatic glitter. If you don't have any glitter that fits the bill, any regular silver glitter or multi-colored glitter will work, too.
3.) Place some of your silver glitter or holographic glitter at the tip of the nails. I was thinking this would make it look like the snow is falling on it but once you see the completed design, the holographic glitter didn't really show up that clearly. Feel free to skip this step.
4.) Stamp the design using your silver polish.
5.) Top it all with a layer of holographic microglitter and top coat to seal in the design. All done!
Easy peasy, right? I know the pattern doesn't quite look exactly like snowflakes..more like snow balls or something. But hey, I was happy to sport these and they looked perfectly fine from afar. ;) My camera had such a hard time taking photos of this. I guess the glitter overload was a little too much for it to handle.
I love the bits of rainbow all over!
Close up of the nail.
With one of my favorite scarves.
One last look!
What's your take on snow: are you a fan or would you rather skip it? When did you stop making snowmen? What's your favorite winter activity?