CYNA 12 Days of Christmas, Day 2 – Snowflakes

Hello all!

Today brings the second prompt for the 12 Days of Christmas challenge, which is ‘snowflakes’.  This is another where I couldn’t even hope to top a past design—my Doctor Who snowflake nails are still kind of awesome in my opinion—so I stuck to stamping for this one.  I did decide to challenge myself a bit more by doing a pond mani though.  I unfortunately didn’t have a plain blue jelly that was a light enough color to use, so I had to improvise.

I ended up using Pretty Jelly Curiouser and Curiouser, Sassy Pants Polish Saber the Moment, and a white stamping polish for the snowflakes accent nail and used Saber the Moment and the white for the pond technique on the other snow nails.

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It actually turned out pretty well.  I like it.  I was worried that the shimmer of Saber the Moment wouldn’t really work well for a pond mani but it actually made it look more shiny like snow, as I had hoped.  The pictures don’t look quite as nice as it did in person, but you can still see the layers pretty easily.

OMD3 Day 6-Polka dots

Dots!  Anyone who’s ever glanced at this blog probably knows I love dotticures, so of course I was happy to see this prompt!  Plus, not too long ago I saw this awesome pond mani by Manicured and Marvelous, and I’ve been wanting to try it out.  So layers of white dots and jelly polish (Essie Meet Me at Sunset, in my case).

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Doesn’t it look awesome?  Not as good as the mani that inspired it, but still pretty.  Why have I never tried out this technique before?  It’s a little time consuming, but is also incredibly easy.  And hard to mess up. 😛