Saturday, December 1, 2012

Let It Snow #1: Snowflakes

It's time for another seasonal challenge brought to you by...


Obviously, this season is winter for us! Here's our schedule <3

And today marks Day 1 =D SNOWFLAKES. I'm warning you now my camera doesn't like blue, so this isn't the most colour accurate post. Also if you'll recall, I did snowflakes for Nail Polish Canada's first week of the Holiday Challenge but with stamping. This one's alllll freehand baby.

I started with two coats of Julep Claire.

 It was a little gloopy and baldy but it didn't matter too much since I was going to cover it up. Here's where my camera fails for a bit. I sponged on a gradient using Essence You Belong To Me, while not the most opaque polish, wasn't quite this invisible in real life.


It's lighter at the tips, really!!

Anyway, the next step was Rainbow Honey Celestia, which over blue just makes everything looked iced. The original swatch post for this was much better than the pictures I actually got here.






YOU CAN SEE THE GRADIENT!!
You can actually kind of see the gradient in that last photo! Lighter at the tips! That's not a lighting trick!

Guh. Moving on...

On some VERY sound advice from some very awesome ladies in the NCC (Kayono, Sue, Becky), I bought some acrylic paint! Holy mother is this stuff so much easier to work with. And a whole bottle was $1.49. What the hell was I worried about?

 
Pre-cleanup:, then some clean up:



UNF, look at that thumb!
Left hand turned out alright too!


I loooove it =D What do you think?

Did you hear Windows is doing a polish bar for their advertising? And of course I got suckered in for free polish, but I already had my nails painted and took a picture with them =D


Click here to vote for me!

And then check out everyone else's fantabulous nails! Snowflakes really do all come out unique ^_^