16 November 2016

Winter wonderland in white

Hi everyone!


If you haven't guessed from the title, this is my entry for the W :)
Another word I could have added was 'wedding' as I can totally see a winter bride wearing this manicure but
1) I'm already hitched and
2) our wedding day was in the midst of summer (and it rained... ;)

When I tried to think of a theme for the W, all I could come up with was 'watermarble' and I really didn't want to do that with bleary eyes and a pounding head. Only when I asked my husband for some english words that started with a W and he came up with 'weather', something inside that brain of mine clicked and a light bulb labeled 'winter' popped on, immediately followed by white (snow) and the early beginnings of a design were born :)

So what exactly is this W-manicure I'm talking about? This:
indoors, no flash

I started by painting my thumb, index and pinky with two coats of OPI Alpine Snow, my trusty stark white that will need a replacement soon as it's about to become the first bottle I'll actually finish, and my middle and ring finger with three thin coats of OPI Funny Bunny, a white jelly that needed three coats to become opaque enough for me to be tolerable ;)

A thin coat of Seche Vite to help it dry (and a painkiller to suppress the fume induced increase in my still present headache) and after that I chose several snowflakes from MoYou Festive 02 to stamp on Funny Bunny using Hit the Bottle Snowed In. A last coat of Seche Vite after the stamping had thoroughly dried so it wouldn't smudge and tadaa... winter on my nails!

The three whites that I used:

OPI Funny Bunny, OPI Alpine Snow, Hit the Bottle Snowed In

As simple as these are, I absolutely love them! The clean look of white nails has always been a favorite with me but the contrast of the cream and the jelly and the stamping makes this a look I'm head over heels in love with and that I will definitely repeat (pale pink version in Spring... count on it!). Do you like my snowy nails too? I really hope so :)


These are the other entries for the W:




And last but not least entry 23 for the SBB Challenge gets crossed off. If this manicure isn't inspired by winter, I don't know what manicure is ;)




Hit the Bottle Snowed In was bought from Hypnotic Polish.

10 comments:

  1. I love how delicate and gorgeous this is!!

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    1. Thank you, Maria.
      Delicate is the word I was looking for while typing this post but couldn't come up with ;)

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  2. I thought funny bunny was a nude!! But I love this. Seriously!

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    1. Nope, FB is white... but of course it more or less looks nude on the nail as it's sheer and skin is poking through ;)

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    1. Thank you! I noticed we had the same idea... yours is gorgeous as well, especially with the pink shimmer :)

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  4. The combination of those two whites made the snowflakes look so amazingly 3D. I am so jealous. :)

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  5. I absolutely adore this! It is so subtle but it just highlights how delicate and intricate snowflakes are so it is so fitting! Such a beautiful manicure :)

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    1. Thanks Ithi :) I'm very happy it came out the way it did... even better than I imagined!

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