SNOW!!!! ……finally

I couldn’t wait to get snow again…. like REAL snow…. so-I-can’t-drive-to-work snow; need snowplows and boots snow; may have to leave work early snow!!!

And even though they aren’t forecasting a blizzard or a very large accumulation…. I’m still crossing my freshly manicured fingers – well, nails – in the hopes of the forecast just being WRONG, and flakes blanketing this place into halting.

Snow is so calming to me.  And at the same time, excites me.  I might even like it more than sunny days…. but that race is definitely neck & neck.

There was obviously no question about what theme would cover my nails…. it was more a query of how the interpretation would play out….

I went with the typical, and with shimmery silver….. but I tried my first “gradient” and “sponging” manicure.  There. will. be. repeats.  TRUST. ME.

It turned out to be much easier than I expected and I love the look.

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Then sponged on:

Color Club “Sheer Disguise”
OPI “What’s With The Cattitude”
Essie “Coat Azure”
China Glaze “Sky High-Top”
Sinful Colors “Midnight Blue”

I used a white nail art striper (and a silver glitter one to add to one snowflake on my ring fingernail) to create my snowflakes.  White polish with a tiny dotting tool for random dots of snow falling, and  Sinful Colors “Queen of Beauty” for some shimmer over the snowflakes.

Sounds like a lot, and I definitely didn’t need to use that many blues…but it was still faster than some of my “regular” manicures!!

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Happy New Year!!!!

Glitter! Sparkles! Frosts! Champagne – Sliver – Gold!!!

If there was any holiday more appropriate for this, I don’t know what it is.

However, I’ve opted for the beautifully muted Color Club “Sheer Disguise blue. 
Top Coat of Essie Luxe Effects “Shine of The Times”  (THANK YOU Liza! I am in LOVE with this top coat!! it’s like an iridescent flake-filled jelly = fun!)

My nails reflect the kind of celebrating I plan on doing this evening to bring in this new year:  Calmly chilling with a nice sparkle. Winking smile

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

All the best to you and yours! Be safe out there!