Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas NOTD: Snowflakes!

Hi!

With snow a very real prospect for Ireland this year (which I'm not entirely delighted about), I decided to kick off my Christmas nail ideas with some snowflakes. I was going to do the traditional white/blue colours but where's the fun in that, eh? Instead, let's go all Sam Sparro on it.


I used two polishes for this  - Barry M Black and Barry M Gold Foil Effects.



First, give your nails a couple of coats of the black. Any black, but I like this one. Then to do the snowflakes, get a cocktail stick or skewer, and draw one line down. Next, add diagonal lines. Then, add little arrows to the top of each line. If you have space, add more arrows. There is no right or wrong to drawing a snowflake - it's said that every single snowflake is unique, so let that be the same for you - here's a quick diagram to show you where to start. Where would I be without MS Paint, eh?


I added a little red rhinestone in the centre, but a blob of glittery red polish would be ideal too (think China Glaze Ruby Pumps, Barry M Red Glitter or Kleancolor Bite Me). 


Whack on a topcoat and you're done. I really like this colour combination - I think I'm definitely going to try and steer clear of very bright reds/greens for my Christmas nails this year. This would also work really well on an accent nail if you want a bit of Christmas on your digits without going overboard. 


I'm putting my decorations up tomorrow just in time for the Late Late Toy Show, so I'll be wearing this mani until then (the rhinestones probably won't make it, picker's paradise).






25 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I have a self imposed Christmas nail art ban till 1st Dec, but I'm starting to crack...

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    1. I had one too Kat but I'm getting over-excited so I'm slipping into Christmas mode early :)x

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  2. Looks like a great mani for Christmas Eve party!! Love the snowflakes :D The rhinestone is such a great touch!

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    1. Thank you! It would be really fun for a party x

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  3. Love it.. definatley gonna attempt this soon :)

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    1. Do! I hope you like it as much as I do, haven't picked at it or anything - a personal record haha :D x

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  4. Wow these are beautiful! As cute as a button!

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  5. So pretty, definitely going to give this a go. I can't draw to save my life but your How To diagram is so helpful! x

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    1. Thank you! Ah I'm glad it helped, I didn't know where to start either, I always need some kind of diagram! xx

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  6. Another gorgeous manicure! You are on a roll altogether with these.

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    1. We'll see how long it lasts! :) Thanks miss xxx

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  7. That is amazing Sharon! I so love them...well done :) you are really, really great at nail art... I have no patiance for that kind of thing! x Marina

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  8. Super pretty, Sharon - you got skillz! xo

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  9. Wow those are amazing. might have to give it a try myself xxx

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  10. Love your fun snow flakes!! It looks really cool!

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  11. How cute are these nails!?!?! Love them! I don't think I'm patient enough to paint mine myself. My hands are too shaky as well haha. Followed you xx

    www.polkadotsnw.blogspot.com

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  12. Beautiful! Love how you went black and gold for the snowflake theme, most people seem to go blue and white! x

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  13. These are amazing! So simple & festive, I love the colour combo x

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  14. So cute! You've inspired me, I must do some snowflake nails myself this year

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  15. Simply perfect! and so different from the usual blue/white snowflake. These are party ready snowflake which would jazz up any boring lbd x
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

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  16. I like this.. super cool :) I shall try to free hand some snowflakes too hehe :p

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