Because I absolutely suck at drawing free-hand, I cheated and used a stamping plate from Born Pretty Store that was sent to me (purchase here for USD$0.99).
This is the first manicure I created.
I made a boo-boo and applied a top coat a tat too early on my pointer, resulting in a smudgy snowflake near the tip of my nail. I actually really like how this mani turned out. If you're wondering what I used to achieve this mani, read on!
For the base, I used SHE Nail Varnish in Galaxy. It's a black polish with silver shimmer. I then applied a coat of Out the Door Northern Lights top coat over the top to enhance the shimmery finish. I then used the Konad polish in white, and the other white polish (which was also sent to me from Born Pretty Store - purchase here for USD$2.05) to stamp the snowflakes (picture of the stamping plate further down). The Konad one created really crisp-paper-white snowflakes, and the Born Pretty Store white stamping polish created more of a silvery-off-white snowflakes. I think the two polishes gave my mani a more dimensional look.
I then used the Butter London Matte Finish topcoat to create the matte look.
I wondered what this polish would look like with a shiny finish instead of a matte one, so I applied a coat of Seche Vite over the top.
I can't decide which I like better. What do you think?
For my second mani, instead of using a black polish, I decided to experiment with a blue and white ombre background. Here is what I came up with...
Please excuse the mess around my cuticles! I also stamped a reindeer on my ring finger for something different, and used a dotting pen (sent to me by Born Pretty Store - purchase here for USD$3.96).
I'm going to insert another picture of my mani here, because I'm random like that.
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Some of these products were kindly provided for my consideration. All opinions expressed are my own.