Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Before & After: Candy Cane Snowscape

(Polish originally sent for review)

Hello!

So you know how I'm always telling you in my how-to-use posts that you can use all sorts of strange stuff in your collage-style plates? Like borders and things? Well today I'm gonna put my polish where my mouth is.

Today's theme in the Challenge Your Nail Art 12 Days Of Christmas nail art challenge is glitter, and I couldn't resist using Quaint Paints High Fructose Victory, a dreamy pink-jelly glitter polish from the Atomic Refreshment collection (click here for my review of the collection):


Quaint Paints High Fructose Victory
Quaint Paints High Fructose Victory

Next, I stamped with MoYou London Festive plate 01 (my plate says 'Christmas collection', before they changed it to festive):





I used the portion circled below, and put the candy cane border on my tips for a French-tip look. I stamped with Konad White, and I didn't even have to do anything tricky to get what I wanted; I just painted my polish upward from the stars/snowflakes and scraped in the direction of the candy cane border.



Candy Cane Snowstorm
Candy Cane Snowstorm


Candy Cane Snowstorm

Now seriously, how cute is that! Because the candy cane portion is not solid, it's very forgiving as a French tip; you don't have to get a perfect stamp like you would with a solid stamp. And I love to do at least one holiday manicure each year that uses non-traditional colors, so here you go for this year. :)

If this isn't quite your thing, or even if it is, check out the manicures done by the other CYNA ladies. :)

Hugs!

M.



14 comments:

  1. How cute! Those snowflakes look awesome.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much! I love snowflakes, for sure. :)

      Delete
  2. This look is adorable! That is such an awesome idea to use the stamp like that!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I think that's the challenge with these plates, you have to think outside of the box way more than you normally do, lol. :)

      Delete
  3. These are so freaking cute! I wish I had that stamping plate lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much! I'm pretty sure it's still available, if not it will be soon. :)

      Delete
  4. I love this polish on you, and the stamping is perfection!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ahhhhdorable! I love it that it's not a full French mani (which I think is pretty boring, really, when done "traditionally"), but still wants to be one.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree. I like that it hints at a French mani, and it's very forgiving with respect to unevenness and other mistakes...>.>

      Delete
  6. This is so cool. I love how you turned the pink to a festive-mani. :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Gotta think outside of the box. :)

      Delete

Make my day--leave me a comment!