31 Day challenge – Day 5: Blue Nails

Hey guys!

Well, here it seems like spring has sprung. It’s a beautiful, sunny day. But just last week, all the surrounding mountains were covered in snow! So for today’s blue nails, here is a nice snowy mani to say goodbye to winter!
snow4On my ring finger I used 2 coats of Sally Hansen Lustre Shine in Scarab. It was fairly opaque in one coat, but needed a second to cover some bald spots. I then did 3 coats of Essence nail art Special Effect! topper in Cool Breeze. I was hoping the effect would be a little more pronounced, which is why I ended up with 3 coats, but it gave a really beautiful, opalescent effect. It had an extremely strange consistency though, it was very thick and gel-like. It would have been a problem for a normal colour, but since it was a subtle glitter topper it was okay. I stamped the snowman using plate BM-318.

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For the rest of my fingers, I used one coat of Catrice Mint Me Up just to make sure there was no naked nail showing through the glitter. Over that I used 3 coats of Sally Hansen Gem Crush – Blingtastic. 2 coats would probably have been fine, but I wanted it to really sparkle. I stamped the snowflakes with BM-323 and I used Essence stampy polish in Stamp me! White for all stamping.   snow1 Since I am still new to stamping, I was really proud of how my stamping came out on this one. It’s definitely my favourite for the challenge so far! Come back tomorrow for some violet nails 🙂

31DC2013And don’t forget to take a look at what the other ladies have done!