I'm so behind on this challenge! I underestimated how much studying I would be doing for my finals this past week, and I went to a holiday party yesterday. So I didn't have time to do my Snowman nails until today! And, of course, all the other days got pushed back because of that. But I'm trying to get caught up! I might post two tomorrow so that I'll be all caught up and ready to do my Christmas tree nails. Pretty excited about that one! Hahaha
Well, onto the nails!
I wanted to go with a freshly fallen snow kind of background, with snow swirls still floating about. Now, I haven't ever experienced a snow day, so I had to use my imagination for how that would actually look. And out in the snow is my snowman!
To create these nails, I started with 1 coat of Sinful Colors Rain Storm, and then layered 2 coats of Sinful Colors Cinderella over that. This created a pretty blue-gray with a pink shimmer that I hoped would give it more dimension. It's gorgeous! Anyway, after I had my base laid down, I sponged on the snow layer at the tips, using Circus by Andrea's Choice in Reverso. As I said, I was going for swirly snow effect, so I didn't make it perfect and left some patchiness in the snow to try and show some swirling snow, lol. After that, I created my snowman using dotting tools and more CbAC in Reverso. Gave him a face and added some arms using Wet N Wild Mega Last Nail Color in Blackmail. Finished off by adding random falling snow dots and 1 coat of Seche Vite. Overall, I am quite pleased with how it came out! I wore it out to the mall and was complimented by several cashiers, haha.
I think my snowman looks a little like Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas. What do you think? xD
Stay tuned for the next set of challenge nails: lights/ornaments, hopefully coming up tomorrow!
XOXO Alexis Leigh
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