Sunday, 20 January 2013

Snowflake Sunday

So while the Los Angeleans are complaining about their 'Arctic' 12°C temperatures, we are actually having a properly cold snap here in London with snow descending on Friday (to the extent that we got sent home from school early, SNOW DAY!) and a steady fall today since 8am - now we just need it to carry on for the rest of the night so we're told not to come in again tomorrow. After all, what's the point of snow unless you get a snow day?

I took inspiration from Elanor's red snowflake nails and decided to do my own version whilst I've been working today. So this is what I came up with... I used Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine in Blackberry (gnp2) as the base. I hadn't tried the Gellys from Barry M before this one - it's a really thick polish, supposed to give the same sort of effect as Shellac, but about 7 times cheaper (and probably lasts 7 times less time) - it does give great opacity from just one coat (as seen below) but you have to be really careful when it's drying as it takes longer than most polishes due to its consistency. It is smooth to paint on, though, which is always a bonus.

On top I used the pen end of Model's Own Nail Art Pen in white to do the snow dots and the snowflake as an accent nail. I gave it all a top coat of Butter London PD Quick which is my standard go-to now, bit worried how low my bottle is getting!





Thanks for stopping by! Have you ever tried snowflake-inspired nails? What do you think of Barry M's Gelly range? I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else posts for Glitter and Gloss's Mani Monday this week...




6 comments:

  1. Can't decide if I like the snow flakes or the spots most! Fingers crossed for snow day tomorrow! X

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    1. Haha thanks! Sadly no snow day tomorrow :( xx

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  2. Oooh, those are lovely! Far neater than mine!

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    1. Ahh no! Yours were the inspiration!

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  3. This mani is so gorgeous! You are amazing at freehand nail art! Love the holiday snowflake theme! :)

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    1. Ahh thanks... my hands are a bit shaky at the moment which I'm finding frustrating, hopefully they'll stop soon so I can do some more like these!

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