Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Less Rain & More Snow Please!

Now that the excitement from opening up my new birchbox has passed, I have some nail art to share today. Zoya Kristen still was looking really good so I decided to do my first stamping experiment. I purchased a set of SHANY Cosmetic plates on and then 3 special Konad polishes (also from Amazon).

So, currently my husband and I are living in VA and so far we haven't had any snow. We got some last year, but no luck so far this year. It's still bouncing around in the 50s and 60s during the day. I LOVE snow especially because I love to watch our 2 siberian huskies play in it. Well, the past few days it has been raining and raining. So, I wish there was more snow and less rain!! I decided to do some snowflake stamps. Take a gander...

indoor lighting
natural (overcast) lighting

I used the following colors in this look:
   • ZOYA Kristen
   • FINGER PAINTS Papier Mâché
   • KONAD Special Nail Polish in Sky Pearl

To achieve this look, I started with my base color, Kristen. It already had Seche Vite on it from when I applied it a few days ago. I sponged on Papier Mâché with a wedge makeup sponge then chose Shany plate SH17 for the snowflake. After stamping the Sky Pearl, I used a small dotting tool and added some random specs of blue then I went over them with the white. To finish the look, I topped everything with my Seche that is now much more cooperative since I added ORLY Nail Lacquer Thinner to it.

My snowflakes are definitely not perfect, but it was my first time stamping and I am pleased with the results. I hope you like it too! Enjoy the rest of your hump day! I get to go pick up my clean, fluffy puppies from the groomers in a bit.


  1. So fun Christina! p.s. "Art", whether on your nails or canvas, isn't meant to be perfect! They're great!


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