February 10, 2010

Nail of the Day: Snow Day Edition

Here in beautiful Connecticut, we have a raging snowstorm, nicknamed "Snowmageddon" by some TV reporters. So no one went to work today and I'm sitting at home doing my nails (what else do you do on a snow day?). I decided to try my hand at a halfmoon mani, using the snow-inspired colors China Glaze Frostbite and OPI Alpine Snow.

For this look, I started with two coats of OPI Alpine Snow. Then, I cut a round sticker (you can use any small round stickers or even those hole reinforcing stickers) in half and stuck it onto the bottom part of my nail. I am very impatient, so I did not wait enough time before applying these stickers. Definitely wait until your base color is COMPLETELY dry before applying the stickers to your nails.

Next, I added two coats of China Glaze Frostbite. I painted right over the edge of the sticker to make sure I covered all of the nail not protected by the sticker. When these two coats were completely dry, I slowly removed the stickers.

Two coats China Glaze Frostbite over two coats Alpine Snow, with flash

You can see that my half moons are a bit messy- that is because I didn't wait long enough for Alpine Snow to dry.

Now this might be enough for some people, but I wanted to add something extra. Namely, a coat of China Glaze Nova to make this mani look like a Snow Globe!!

one coat China Glaze Nova over two coats China Glaze Frostbite over two coats OPI Alpine Snow, no flash

I am really feeling this look today. I think it would look cool with silver as the base color as well!

one coat China Glaze Nova over two coats China Glaze Frostbite over two coats Alpine Snow, with flash

China Glaze Frostbite and Nova can be purchased online at 8ty8 Beauty.

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5 comments:

gildedangel said...

That is a gorgeous mani, it reminds me of a snowglobe!

Never Enough Nails said...

Thanks gildedangel! My pictures are actually named "snowglobe" on my computer LOL, so I guess great minds think alike!

Lily nail said...

i love !!!

Teresa said...

Oh, so cute! I'd love to see it in silver, too. :)

Never Enough Nails said...

Thanks ladies!
Thanks for reading Lily Nail!

I just might try it with silver also Teresa!