Snowdrop

Snowdrop 01

I must confess, I am a little jealous of those in the Northern Hemisphere. They have a White Christmas, and most simply take such beauty for granted. Candlelight glistening on the snow out the window, the joy of the first snowfall of the season… Sigh.

In my whimsical mood, I chose a snow-oriented theme for my Christmas nail art.

Snowdrop 02

OPI’s Heart & Tarts gives my nails a gentle pink tint, perfect for a contrasting white. I typically use this pink for French tips. The frosting is sponged on with Revlon’s White on White – a useless polish, useful only for sponging, I have found.

I lacked any decent brushes, so I resorted to using a small dotting tool to handpaint the snowflakes onto my nails with acrylic paint. The process was painstaking, but most definitely rewarding. My snowflakes are by no means perfect, but they still fill me with a sense of accomplishment – and delight.

Snowdrop 03

Silver rhinestones, placed in the centre of the snowflakes on my thumb and ring finger, complete the look. It gives the snowflakes a little extra shimmer. I debated whether or not to add some glitter to make the frosted snow shine, but decided against it.

The manicure looks perfect in its deceptive simplicity.

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About Mishka Rae

I'm just a gal with a passion for Nail Art. I like to try designs I've seen, as well as unique and original ideas. You should give it a go! xx

Posted on December 8, 2012, in Festive, French, Paint, Rhinestones and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Beautiful! I wish I were better at freehand nail art.

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