Monday, 1 December 2014
12 Days of Christmas Nail Art: Frozen Snowflake Flurries
Tags: Essie, Glitter, Gradient, Holiday Mani, Konad, Linkups, Nail Art, Sinful Colors, Stamping, Zoya
December brings with it a bunch of exciting things! The first is that I get to start opening my Ciaté Mini Mani Manor Advent Calendar, and the second is that the 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge kicks off! I haven't decided how to share the first item with you, but for the second you get to look forward to new nail art every other day until Christmas! Hooray! I'm really excited about some of the fills I have prepared/planned for this challenge.
The theme for December 1st is Snowflakes. (Those of you who follow me on instagram got a preview of this one the other day!) Let's take a better look at the gorgeous flurry of snowflakes that I created on my nails for this one. :)
This look started off with my first-ever attempt at a circle gradient. I used three shades to create my base: Zoya Sailor, Essie Avenue Maintain and Sinful Colors Snow Me White. I gave it a quick coat of OPI Pirouette My Whistle to add some basic snow and then stamped on my full flakes with Konad White Stamping Polish and plate QA19 from Born Pretty Store. Seal the whole thing with a layer of top coat and we're ready to go play in the snow!
And just for fun here's a macro look at this art. You can really see the semi-transparent white glitter from OPI Pirouette My Whistle in this one!
Here's a look at the great fills from the other lovelies at Challenge Your Nail Art for today's theme:
And here's a look at the other themes we have coming up:
Let me know what you think! (If you want you can even compare this to my snowflake fill from last years' challenge!)
Thanks for visiting!