Sunday, January 18, 2015

Winter Nail Art!


Good morning polished world!  Happy Sunday!  Again, I ask of you, where did the weekend go!?  I felt like the work week dragged on, then the weekend came and now it's almost over.  It just isn't fair.  Oh well, what can you do!?

Winter is here and not going anywhere for the time being.  Our high today is in the 30s which is a lot better than the 8 degrees earlier in the week.  Sure, it's awful, but when it snows it's rather pretty, especially when it's that cold out.  The snow sticks to all the branches of the trees, and then when the sun actually does show itself, it looks like there are millions of little diamonds on the ground.  I wish that I could see that on an 80 degree day, but alas that won't ever happen.

Since it's been so cold, I decided it would be a good idea to do a little winter scene on my nails.  I did one last year that I loved so much, so I took inspiration from that.  Instead of doing the little weird cats like last year, I went with cardinals.  At work, there is a little bird feeder outside of one of the windows and the cardinals jump around it all day long.

Let's take a look!




Colors Used:
  • Orly - Boho Bonnet
  • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
  • INM - Northern Lights
  • Acrylics
I started off with a base coat of Orly Boho Bonnet.  This is a soft grey blue shade which I think screams winter.  I then took a make up sponge and created a gradient using Boho Bonnet and Snow Me White.  This created the winter snow effect.

Last year, I didn't add a top coat of INM Northern Lights, so this year I decided to do so.  To be honest, it really didn't make much of a difference.  It did add some sparkle to the snow tips, but it wasn't anything that I thought was essential for the manicure.



With my nail art brush, I created the trees.  When the trees were dry, I used a dotting tool and added all the little snow flakes and cardinals.  Yes, the cardinals were done using a dotting tool!  I think the little guys look amazing!  They were the perfect addition to add some color to the winter scene.  Just like they do in real life!

What do you think?  Loving this look?  Fan of the cardinals?

I hope you all have a great Sunday!

Until next time, <3.