hello! :) Here is my ICICLES themed nail design! I did these nails when i was still up at 3am because i love this challenge, and unfortunately i have been busy bus busy so i've been waiting to post all day! SO, FINALLY here it is... I got my inspiration from ice caves particularly THIS IMAGE. I love the way the icicles look layered with all the different shades of blue! I however avoided the blue palette because I used blue as my primary nail color for yesterdays challenge.
Starting after the base coat: 3 layers of Sinful - out of this world (#842) for the base and distant icicles (you can only really see it where it's that light grey under the whiter icicles. Next was actually a happy mistake, i kind of made a franken finger! It happened by first putting down a layer of O.P.I. - austin-tacious turquoise, only to decide it really was TOO turquoisey for what i wanted, so I put a layer of O.P.I. - lucern- tainly look marverlous on top. For some reason the turquoise pigment overpowered the steel grey glitter and created this deep grey-green. WEIRD! This was to make the back shadowy part of the cave. Next I needed to make MORE ICICLES, but not completely cover up the silver section by using Kiss - white striper. At this point I used my Seche VITE - quick dry top coat because I needed to do some finishing touches that top coat would only cover up.
If you have been following me thus far you have probably realized that i REALLY like using rhinestones, glitter and such, and luckily i have the PERFECT thing for the holidays (which in order to not wear out i shall try to use sparingly... maybe?!) white powdery snow-like glitter!
I used a light sprinkling on the tip (its kind of hard to see because i don't have a nice camera), and topped off the design with a silver rhinestone on my ring finger and thumb. If you check out the little oval nail swatch you can see the glitter better!
I FORGOT TO MENTION! I also used individual pieces of silver bar glitter to seperate the silver (sinful colors) and the grey/green, because its nearly impossible to see in these pics!
Be sure to check out more ICEY nail designs at
Nails and Stuff, obsessed with glitter, Paint that nail, Red hair and black nail polish, Ruby's Nails, Polish, Oh My! finger painted, My Polish Stash and starting a bit later in the challenge wickless and polished!
thanx for stopping by :)