The One With the Pink Snowflake Manicure - Take Two

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Good morning Polished World!  How are you all doing on this fine Tuesday?  It's the dreaded Valentine's week where I am going to attempt to be festive, but will fail miserably at it.  Honestly,  I don't think I'm going to do any pink heart nails this year.  Sorry to disappoint, but I'm truly not feeling it.  If you've been reading this blog for awhile, you know that I'm not a fan of Valentine's Day, so this shouldn't come as a huge shock.  Maybe next year, or randomly in the middle of the summer when I'm feeling like doing heart nails for no reason whatsoever.

Today's design is one I created about a year ago now.  It's probably the most festive you'll get out of me for Valentine's as it has the perfect pink gradient.  And you guessed it, it's a snowflake design.  I don't remember where I got the inspiration from for this design, but it's one of my all time favorite snowflake manicures.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Jessica Cosmetics - Mojave Desert
  • Jessica Cosmetics - Festival Fuchsia
  • Serendipity Polish - Holoday Lights
  • Sally Hansen - Blacky-O
Isn't this manicure perfect?  I kind of want to re-create it with a blue gradient.  Although I'm burning out on the whole snowflake thing, and I'm sure you all are tired of seeing them as well!  Maybe next year.  Anyways, these two pink polishes work wonderfully to create a gradient. I started off with a base coat of Mojave Desert, the most perfect baby pink polish ever.  Two coats and you have complete coverage.  When it was dried, I took a make up sponge and dabbed on the Festival Fuchsia.

When the gradient was dry, I went through and added the snowflake with acrylics.  Yes, I cheated a bit but when creating a snowflake, I'm a tad OCD and want the art to look as perfect as possible.  As you can guess, this flake took about 5 tries to get it how it is here, and I'm still finding issues with it.

What do you think? Fan of this look?

Okay, I think I'll move on from snowflakes. Maybe I'll enter a flower phase again.

Until next time, <3.

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