Monday, November 30, 2015

Snowflakes with Madam Glam and FingerPaints


Good morning polished world and Happy Monday.  Now you might be surprised to see that I'm posting on a Monday when usually I have Twinsie Tuesday on Tuesday.  Well for the month of December, the Twinsie's are taking a little break.  So that means I'll be back to posting every 2 to 3 days.

I honestly cannot believe that tomorrow is December, and we have yet to see any real accumulation of snowfall.  It was in the 60s here on Friday and the meteorologists said that it has been one of the warmest Novembers in a long time.  I never thought I would say this, but I'm kind of missing the snow.  I really love when the Christmas lights are on the bushes and they're shining through the snow.  It just makes the season feel complete.

I've been seeing some snowflake manicures appear on Instagram.  Most recently I saw this one by 25 Sweet Pea.  I loved the black snowflakes over the fun pink base.  While I didn't have that speckled polish, I do own an awesome one from Madam Glam which was PERFECT for this manicure.

Let's take a look!




Colors Used:

  • Madam Glam - BFF
  • FingerPaints- Patent Black
  • FingerPaints - Glitz and Glam
  • FingerPaints - Sterling Sculpture

Okay, so be patient with me.  Below are two bottle shot photos,  Each kind of looks a little different color wise and I think it's because of the bottle that is being held.  Which makes absolutely no sense in my mind but maybe because one bottle is silver and one is blue??  I have no idea, I need to get my OttLite out so this doesn't happen again.  I'm may have a Masters degree, but it's not in photography for sure.


First up is Madam Glam BFF.  This is such a pretty pale blue polish with multi-hexed black glitters mixed throughout.  First coat was super sheer, so I wasn't having much hope that it was going to be full coverage in two coats.  On my pinkie it was, but on my pointer it wasn't, so I went for three on each nail just to even it all out.  I love the dimensions this polish has because of the sheer base and the black glitters.  It's a jelly sandwich in a bottle.  Putting the black snowflakes over the top of it too really brought out the dimensions in my opinion.  It was gorgeous on it's own though and I almost didn't want to put the snowflakes on top.


I feel like this picture shows Madam Glam's BFF more true to color.  It's so mind boggling to me that the actual bottle shot of that polish doesn't seem true.  I mean both kind of are true because when I wasn't in my lightbox the Madam Glam did look like the photo above.  Meh whatever.

This bottle that I'm holding is one of my favorite FingerPaints glitters, Sterling Sculpture.  It was first released last year, and now it has been re-released as part of the holiday collection.  I absolutely love the multi hexed silver glitter in a clear base.  I used one coat over Glitz and Glam, a metallic silver polish.  It has such perfect distribution of glitter with just one coat and you do not need to place or dab at all.  If you're a fan of silver, this is a must have for your polish arsenal.

What do you think?  Fan of these polishes?  Do you have issues with photography like I do?

Photo issues or not, I love this manicure and I love the polishes used to create it.  It only lasted two days because I was busy at work putting Christmas decorations and lights up so I ended up breaking some nails and chipping ones that survived the breaks.  That's what happens when you're climbing a ladder, over the top of bushes, to hang icicle lights off a brick building.  I cannot wait to use BFF again, and you know for sure you're going to be seeing a lot of Sterling Sculpture here on this blog.  Especially now that I have two bottles. :)

Hopefully these nails bring some snow!

Until next time, <3.