This nail design was very easy to do and required little nail-art experience. To make these, I could have easily stamped the snowflakes; instead, I tried water tattoo's for the first time. They were simple and fun. I hope you'll decide to follow along and find out how these cute nails were made and which of my favorite holiday movies these brought to life by them.
White was the base color I used for these nails to give everything that frosty, snowy feeling. Then I put a thick coat of the Sinful Color's Cinderella over the whole nail. This polish has a light blue tinted jelly base with tiny pink glass flecks that gives that fresh-fallen, COLD snowy feel. (A very special thanks to my reader who gifted Cinderella to me!)
Then, to make the half-moons, I sponged Zoya's Rocky using a torn piece of sponge and tweezers (to hold onto it). My moons almost were moon-like (I think technically they should be uniform and more rounded). Because I wasn't going for a smooth gradient here, I didn't sponge any of the other colors.
Each snowflake is a water tattoo - and I wanted them to be seen landing down on the nails haphazardly like real snow would do. These were simple to use. I followed all of the instructions on the packaging - no issues!
|"Look, Ma' - no thumbs!"|
So what movie did these nails make me think of? Why, one of the best Christmas movies of all time (in my opinion): Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas; the original animated one from 1966. Particularly, the early scenes when the snowflakes are falling against the bright blue sky as the Who's in Whoville are singing...."Fah who for-aze! Fah who for-aze! Dah who dor-aze! Dah who dor-aze!"
|Photo showing me holding my VHS tape of the Grinch (yes, but I also own a digital copy too).|
|Polishes (L to R): Sally Hansen - White On, Sinful Colors - Cinderella, Zoya - Rocky|
|PUEEN Water Tattoo Stickers - this isn't the exact package I used, but you can get the idea.|
This design came to mind quickly, which likely means I've seen nail designs like this one in the past, but at the moment I don't know who to give credit to.
And, the "31 Design Challenge" (more info in my previous post here)
|courtesy of Chalkboard Nails|
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Galaxies are up next. Where shall we go? Do you have a favorite galaxy?
Till next time,