Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blizzard of 2011 Manicure

February 1:

As some of you may or may not know, the Midwest is being pounded by a crazy snow storm of...well...East Coast proportions. Having grown up on the EC I don't think it will be too bad, but everyone else thinks it is. In the hopes that my college would cancel class on Wednesday (they closed school twice in the past 30 years for snow), I decided to do a winter mani. Kind of like a rain dance but better. And the good news is that my snow day blizzard mani worked. Our college canceled classes for tomorrow already!!!

To do this manicure I started off with three coats of Sally Hansen's "White On". Since I was painting my nails while doing homework I actually allowed the coats of polish to dry. After I finished with the white I topped it with one coat of Orly's "Winter Wonderland" for a snowy effect. This is probably one of the best combinations that I have ever done on my nails. I even considered just leaving this as my manicure but I had planned on doing snowflake stamps so I kept with that idea. WW is such a unique and fun polish. I don't think it would be too good on its own since it is sheer but layered over white it turns into wintery snowy goodness!!!

The snowflake stamps were from the bundle monster plates and I used OPI's "OPI Ink" and "Russian Navy" for the stamping polish. I found it very funny that both OPIs did not look like the bottle color when they stamped, but the color combo is gorgeous. I was even able to take a picture of my nails with the snowflakes on my scarf!

My sister loves this manicure so much that she wants me to paint it on her nails too. Tomorrow, my wonderful snow day, will be full of pajamas, movie watching, knitting and nail painting! If you live in the Midwest stay inside with some tea and layers of blankets!

Until next time,
Happy Painting!

The Nailventuress


  1. @Sylvia: Thanks so much! It's one of my all time favorites :D

  2. @Uni Ruxi a Paris: Thank you :) I'm loving it too!

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  4. Beautiful blog. I follow you!
    Greetings from Barcelona ;-)

  5. @Une Ruxi a Paris: Thanks so much!!! So exciting to receive an award :D And thanks for always commenting on my posts! I look forward to hearing what you have to say :)

    @Angeles: Thanks and thanks!!! So awesome to have followers from all over the world (this applies to you Une Ruxi a Paris too!) I am following yours too :)

  6. This manicure is beautiful, I love the snowflakes!

  7. @Nikki's Nail Files: Thanks so much! I love them too :)