Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Snow & Ice!

Good Morning Lovelies!

Today I have a frigid mani to show you!

I actually did this mani last week as we were getting snowed on!

I started with 1 coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Whirlwind White.

Then I added I coat of China Glaze "Frosty".

Then I grabbed China Glaze "Nova" and starting at my cuticle, packed a bunch of glitter there and then lightly dragged it down toward the free edge.  I kept this heavier at the sides of the nail.  I then went back over the cuticle edge to make sure that the glitter was really dense!

This really reminds me of snow and ice!!!

Please exscuse the messed up middle finger!  This was day 3 of this mani, so it had taken a beating!

On a side note, I am finally happy with the length of my left hand!  YAY! all the nails are the same length, or close to it and all the damage is now past the nail bed line!
So of course it should be no surprise that last night as I was getting the laptop out to edit this picture for you that it started sliding off my lap...I lunged to grab it and immediately knew  "there goes a nail!"
I looked and of course my index finger has a split on one side!  My nail bed curves so much that if the split continues it will go WAY into the nailbed!  GRRRR
So I'll be sporting a fake nail on my Index finger until the damage grows out enough for me to get rid of it without causing bloodshed!

That's it for today my dears!  I hope to have another mani or two for you in the next 2 days, but I'm not sure my schedule will allow it!  But I'm gonna try!



Brittany said...

This is so gorgeous! I think I might try this for Christmas... maybe it will bring some snowfall to Washington DC Christmas morning! :)

Happy Holidays

L said...

Ohhhh this is pretty. Im wearing acrylics until after Christmas. Sorry about your break sweetie.

Krissy said...

oh no i know exactly the feeling of something sliding out of your hands as youre trying to grab it and your nail snaps off :| worst!

love the mani though, it is very cute! :)

Phyrra said...

This is so awesome!

nikole said...

it really does remind me of snow and ice! good job!

Mary Ann said...

Nice job ! sucks that your nail broke , have you tried to use IBD brush on nail glue , it is usefulll to repair broken natural nails.

Shayla said...

I <3 glitter gradient manis, and this is a great wintry example of one!

Lucy said...

Love this pretty and icy manicure. It's amazing the length you've gotten since taking off the acrylics. Your bound to have broken nails once in awhile. Take care sweetie. Merry Christmas to you and your family. (((HUGS)))

o said...

I do like this mani! It does reminds me of winter and snow!

Unknown said...

Oh, I like this one. I'm going to try it out in light blue. I like the crack, it reminds me of cracked ice..LOL!