Thursday, 8 December 2011

Snowflakes Take 2


Day 8 - Snowflakes

Hi Goddesses

So, after the Delphinium mare-inium, here I am with my 2nd attempt at snowflakes, and I do like this better, though still not as much as some other bloggers!  It’s sad but true – although all snowflakes are unique and have different patterns, the best manis are the ones that do the same pattern on every nail.  Hmmmmmm.

The more obvious choice of base colour is now CG Sea Spray, a really beautiful shade of pale blue.   White striper pen, and a few white dots.  And then a top coat of Don’t You Wish by Pure Ice to try and give it some frosty sparkle.

For something sooooo simple, I seem to have found snowflakes REALLY hard.  I am of course my own worst enemy, for several reasons –
·         I am not artistic in a “oooh you can draw” way.  I can do cartoony things and patterns, but I am not very good at things that are supposed to resemble things
·         I hate to practice or plan.  I think and I do.  My better manis recently have been ones where I have put more thought in – dammit, I’m gonna have to knuckle down and be adult about this
·         I prefer dotting tools to brushes.  Even with nail art pens I am not getting thin enough lines, so today I have thinned some of my brushes!
·         Its really not helping that I am right handed and I am doing all this with my left hand, cos I can’t take polish off my left hand too often because of the silk wrap.  I think *this* is actually the best excuse of all, and the most logical and persuasive.  How would YOUR nail art look if you were doing it with the wrong hand ?

Lol.  So, snowflake malarkey done, but I am not satisfied.  Maybe I’m just bored with those colours.  Seriously, I don’t think I can use Sea Spray again for months!

Oooooh I wonder what purple neon snowflakes would look like …….

Oh sorry – forgot you were still here ….. was truffling through purples ……  ooh, look at that one ….. sorry, sorry, rude! Rude!  Byeeeeee

Enjoy J xx


Top Tip – if you’re ever unsure what a nail colour looks like, go to Google images, which will give you plenty of contrasts and compares.

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