Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Before & After: 'S' is for Sona, (make a ) Spectacle, and Snow!


This week we're up to the letter 'S' in the Llama Nails alphabet challenge. We're coming up on that part of the alphabet that carries quite a few challenging letters, and I can't wait to see the amazing things people come up with. But for today, I'll enjoy the easy-to-do 'S', and use two 'S' polishes to make you a manicure with an 'S' stamp.

First, I started with a base coat of A'dor Beauty Supplies' Sona, a pretty ice-blue polish with gorgeous blue microglitter and gold hexes. This is another beauty by A'dor--if you missed my review of some of her polishes, you can see it by clicking here. Just like with her other polishes, this went on beautifully and is sooo pretty:

A'dor Beauty Supplies Sona

Blurred a little so you can see the sparkle

A'dor Beauty Supplies in direct light

On top of this, I put a light layer of China Glaze Make A Spectacle, a glitter polish with small iridescent glitters, to give some extra bling, since I was going for a snow look. Then, I stamped over the polish using China Glaze Joy and Konad plate m69:

Father away

Closer up...

And in direct light. :)

I love how the two glitters look together. Make A Spectacle complements Sona in a subtle way in this manicure, although I don't think I would wear them together if I wasn't stamping over it. And I love the way the purple looks with the blue.

So there you go! Sona, and (make a) Spectacle, and Snow! Three Ses for the price of one. :)

Thanks for stopping by, and please take a look at the other S manicures linked below. :)



  1. Its so pretty. And I loved that you used a different kind of snowflakes than the ones we see all the time. m69 has a pretty snowflake, but you don't see it very often.

    1. it is, it's kinda like 1920s art deco style, which I love, lol :)

    2. Oh the style! I am a huge 1920's fan. The dresses, the music, The Fitzgerald parties ...

    3. Yes yes yes yes yes. Can't wait til we get to that era on the new Llama nails challenge...:)


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