Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Mani #5: Frozen Finger Tips!

Good Afternoon Lovelies!

WOW!  We got snow coming out our ears!!!
My oven at home doesn't work (SUPER long story, the stove top does, just not the oven), so we had planned to go to my father-in-laws, about 15 to 20 minutes away, on Saturday so I could make eleventy-billion cookies for our co-workers!  Well, we decided we were gonna make the trek regardless of the snow!
Sign number 1 we shoulda stayed home....I had to put trash bags over each leg and tie them just under my butt just to walk to the car in the driveway!  the snow was over my knees!
Sign number 2...The following is a public service announcement...if you are driving in the snow, and you find an orange caution barrel in the middle of the road, yeah, it's probably there for a reason!

We always take back roads from our house to Dad's. Not a good idea in this much snow.  After we passed the above mentioned barrel, we turned on the next road on our journey.  The wipers were packing up with snow, so rob got out to wipe them off so he could see.  He discovered that the snow was so deep that it was over the bumper of our 4runner and we were in fact plowing our own way!  We were trucking right on through(going 10 miles an hour, tops) so we forged on!  What we forgot was that the first half mile of this road is nothing but fields on either side, with no fences or power poles to delineate the road.  We are moving slowly but steadily when suddenly...the passenger side drops!  yeah, we were in the ditch!  and spinning tires!  I started praying like crazy, while trying to keep from hyperventilating, when finally Rob, a.k.a My Knight in Shining Armour, got us out(with a little Divine nudge)!
What normally takes 20 minutes tops, took us over an hour to navigate!
I hope our co-workers appreciate their cookies!
By the time we left, the snow was practically to my waist!  Totals for where Dad lives...45 inches!
I will have some fun pics and maybe even a video of Macy playing in the snow tomorrow!

Ok, the mani I am going to show you today is actually way simpler than I first intended!

I started with Sinful Colors "Midnight Blue"
Goodness Gracious is this color GORGEOUS!  It just glows!

My plan was to then add China Glaze "Nova" just at the cuticles and drag it down just a bit, to the bottom 1/4 of the nail.  Then add Konad snowflakes with Millennium.  

BUT, as I was applying Nova, I noticed I was dragging in out a bit too much, but really liked it!  So I scrapped the snowflake idea, and went for the glitter!

The result reminded me of ice crystals creeping up my nails!
(sorry for the scarred up nails, I didn't get to take pics 'til 3 days later)


It's a shame that the glitter doesn't sparkle in the pics like it does in real life!

Well, that's all for today!

Hope you have a wonderful day!



L said...

Wow! And here I was wishing we could have the snow. Nevermind LOL
I really like this one. Ive had glitter on for most of the month so I decided to give it a break LOL. You inspired my next mani and if my internet holds up Ill post it. Still I love this mani. Kinda looks like a snowfall at night. :)

Paige said...

That is such a cute mani! I am glad that you made it to and from your Dad's alright in the end; be careful in all of that snow!

Unknown said...

It beautiful and here shortly, when I get my post need to go peek! we are nearly mani twins! lol

Brooke said...

Love it!

KONADomania said...

love the colour combo, it looks amazing! as would snow fall down:)

nihrida said...

Oh my...I got scared reading your ''snow driving'' story. Glad you're both OK.
This blue color is made for you. It's gorgeous!

MightyLambchop said...

Love how this turned out!

You be careful in the snow! I'm glad you made it there and back but don't do that again! We would be lost without you!

ainos2 said...

Beautiful mani!
I can't wait for all this snow to melt!

Nicole said...

Ahaha, this is SOO pretty and as it's a layering, I could do it! Lovely.
Had the same problem with our stove in our new place, and to top it all off the stove was eight million years old and had never been cleaned - oh, it was horrible. So we bought a new one (to us, anyway) on Craigslist. Isn't it rough being without an oven? I hated it. Haha! PITA for sure.