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Snowflake nails

My previous manicure has lasted really well, but I was getting a bit bored with it, so decided to jazz it up with some stamping.

On Facebook, I’m a member of the group, Adventures in Stamping. There’s a weekly challenge manicure where everyone has to stamp according to a theme. This week’s theme is “over a blue base”, and while it’s a bit early, I couldn’t resist using my current blue manicure to stamp over for the challenge.

I’ve used Barry M Foil Effects Silver and Bundle Monster plates BM-14 and BM-323. I then dotted on some extra “snow” and added two coats of George Jackpot, which is a very sparse silver glitter.

The glitter coat has taken away the vibrancy of the blue. It’s not so much an electric, cobalt blue now. And it also no longer has its duochrome effect, although bizarrely the purple tinge is now slightly evident in the photos, where it wasn’t yesterday. Strange how a polish can do that. However, it makes it look like I have a completely new blue polish on today!

It’s not really the right day to do this, as it’s a lovely bright autumn day where I am in the UK. So I hope I’ve not jinxed the weather. My son is desperate for some snow, but I’m really not keen.

Snowflake nails stamping
Snowflake nails stamping
For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base: two coats of China Glaze Tempest
  • Sparkle coat: Nailene Artist FX Sparkle
  • Top coat: Seche Vite
  • Stamping polish: Barry M Foil Effects Silver
  • Stamping plates: Bundle Monster BM-14 and BM323
  • Glitter coat: George Jackpot