December 17, 2015

Let It Snow: Winter Nail Art with KBShimmer

Who is ready for some Winter nail art??? I am happy to tell you that I am. Finally. Everyone is so busy this time of year that I am going to try for less words and more photos. Here we go!

KBShimmer Carpe Denim, KBShimmer Fleece Navidad, KBShimmer Oh Holo Night, Swarovski Edelweiss Fancy Stone Crystal
I mentioned in a previous post that I joined a Facebook group that was doing a "12 Days of Christmas" challenge. They started on December 2nd with a "Snow Day" prompt and I am just now posting my design. It's all good though. Per my norm, I purchased more holiday polishes, stamping plates and embellishments than I could possibly use in a single season and the prompts really helped me to focus my ideas and plan my designs to use all of my favorites.

KBShimmer Carpe Denim, KBShimmer Fleece Navidad
I began with 2 coats of KBShimmer Carpe Denim over my base on my index, middle and pinky fingers. My thumb and ring finger received 2 coats of KBShimmer Fleece Navidad which has a subtle blue shimmer that enhanced this pairing. I finished with a coat of INM Out The Door Fast Drying Topcoat

KBShimmer Carpe Denim, KBShimmer Fleece Navidad, KBShimmer Oh Holo Night, Swarovski Edelweiss Fancy Stone Crystal
Next I created a glitter gradient on my thumb and ring fingers using KBShimmer Oh Holo Night followed by more Out The Door. This topper contained such copious amounts of glitter that it was actually difficult to keep this gradient subtle. But I can think of worse problems to have!

KBShimmer Carpe Denim, KBShimmer Fleece Navidad, KBShimmer Oh Holo Night, Swarovski Edelweiss Fancy Stone Crystal
Once the polish had dried it was time to start embellishing. I used several pieces from a packet of Mixed Ultra Thin Metal Silver Snowflakes and some Silver Caviar Beads from WiiNo Shop to decorate my index and pinky fingers and sealed them in with more topcoat.

KBShimmer Carpe Denim, KBShimmer Fleece Navidad, KBShimmer Oh Holo Night, Swarovski Edelweiss Fancy Stone Crystal
I couldn't wait to apply the 14mm Swarovski Edelweiss Fancy Stone Crystal from Artbeads to my middle finger! I accidentally ordered a pointed back instead of a flatback which made it a little tricky to apply but I think it gave this crystal amazing depth.

KBShimmer Carpe Denim, KBShimmer Fleece Navidad, KBShimmer Oh Holo Night, Swarovski Edelweiss Fancy Stone Crystal
 Loving all of the blingy holo happiness in direct sun!

Macro photo: KBShimmer Carpe Denim, KBShimmer Fleece Navidad, KBShimmer Oh Holo Night, Swarovski Edelweiss Fancy Stone Crystal
And I'll wrap it up for you with a close up. That star and hex glitter blend is just so pretty!

Product Recap photo
Product Recap:
Basecoat and Topcoat: Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter A-Peel and INM Out The Door (not shown)
Base polishes: KBShimmer Carpe Denim and Fleece Navidad
Accent polish: KBShimmer Oh Holo Night 
Embellishments: Silver Snowflake Mixed Ultra Thin Metal Decorations, Silver Caviar Beads and a 14mm Swarovski Edelweiss Fancy Stone Crystal

Since I won't be doing all 12 prompts I opted to leave the challenge name off my post, but please take a minute to scroll down to see the awesome nail art from other members of the group.

I hope you've enjoyed my 1st design of the season! Do you love wearing blue polishes during the winter as much as I do? Do you have a favorite? I am planning to have a few more designs posted for you soon so stay tuned!

Thanks for reading! I'll see you at the next post.





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