December 14, 2016

First Snow: Winter Nail Art with Different Dimension

It's not officially winter in my opinion until the 1st snowflake design gets posted. And I am lucky enough to be sharing this "1st Snow" design before it snows again here in the desert. We don't get much and it doesn't last the day, but it sure is pretty to look at when no shovels are involved! Let's take a look...

Different Dimension Jack, Different Dimension Ready Set Snow, Different Dimension Boy Blue, Mundo de Unas Blue Grey, UberChic Christmas 02 stamping plate, Clou Japanese Nail Art Sticker in Silver Eternal Snow, Daily Charme Premium Sticker Decal Snowy Lace, Clear Jelly Stamper Big Bling

Would you believe this is the first time I've had Different Dimension on the blog?? I have been collecting a few bottles a year since 2014 with the best intentions to use them in a design. So I made them a priority this year and I need to apologize if any of the colors I've used are no longer available.

Different Dimension Jack, Different Dimension Ready Set Snow, Different Dimension Boy Blue
I chose to pair 3 Different Dimension colors for this design. I used Jack on my thumb and middle finger, Ready, Set, Snow on my index and pinky and Boy Blue on my ring finger to tie everything together. I applied 3 coats to all nails and finished with a coat of HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat.

Different Dimension Jack, Different Dimension Ready Set Snow, Different Dimension Boy Blue, Mundo de Unas Blue Grey, UberChic Christmas 02 stamping plate, Clou Japanese Nail Art Sticker in Silver Eternal Snow, Daily Charme Premium Sticker Decal Snowy Lace, Clear Jelly Stamper Big Bling
I began the design by applying Daily Charme's Premium Sticker Decal in Snowy Lace (shown below) over Jack on my thumb and middle fingers. These 'sticker decals' are like nothing I've ever used before. They are so super thin that they are attached to the plastic film top sheet instead of the paper base. You cut out the section you wish to use, separate the plastic film, position the design over your nail and rub them on with your fingers or a rubber cuticle pusher. It takes some practice on a curvy nail but it's worth the effort! 

Daily Charme Premium Sticker Decal Snowy Lace
Photo courtesy of Daily Charme

Different Dimension Jack, Different Dimension Ready Set Snow, Different Dimension Boy Blue, Mundo de Unas Blue Grey, UberChic Christmas 02 stamping plate, Clou Japanese Nail Art Sticker in Silver Eternal Snow, Daily Charme Premium Sticker Decal Snowy Lace, Clear Jelly Stamper Big Bling
Next I stamped 'Let It Snow' with Mundo de Unas Blue Grey from UberChic Christmas 02 stamping plate using my Big Bling Clear Jelly Stamper. OMG does this stamper make centering a cinch!!!

Different Dimension Jack, Different Dimension Ready Set Snow, Different Dimension Boy Blue, Mundo de Unas Blue Grey, UberChic Christmas 02 stamping plate, Clou Japanese Nail Art Sticker in Silver Eternal Snow, Daily Charme Premium Sticker Decal Snowy Lace, Clear Jelly Stamper Big Bling
Then I started placing Silver 'Eternal Snow' Clou Japanese Stickers from Daily Charme. These stickers are also super thin and the snowflakes are cut out perfectly to avoid any telltale sticker lines. I added another coat of HK Girl over the four nails with stickers.

Different Dimension Jack, Different Dimension Ready Set Snow, Different Dimension Boy Blue, Mundo de Unas Blue Grey, UberChic Christmas 02 stamping plate, Clou Japanese Nail Art Sticker in Silver Eternal Snow, Daily Charme Premium Sticker Decal Snowy Lace, Clear Jelly Stamper Big Bling
I finished the design by attaching a Snowflake from Daily Charme to my ring finger with a dab of Akzentz Bling On.

Product Recap Photo
 Photo Recap:
(clockwise from 6pm with brand links)
UberChic Christmas 02 stamping plate
Different Dimension Ready, Set, Snow
Different Dimension Boy Blue
Mundo de Unas Blue Grey (35) stamping polish
Clou Japanese Nail Art Sticker in Silver 'Eternal Snow' from Daily Charme
(Not Shown)
Akzentz Bling On from The Nail Hub
Daily Charme Premium Sticker Decal in Snowy Lace
Glisten & Glow HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat

I loved this design and I think that it looked a bit better in person than in photos. Ready, Set, Snow has lots of small silver flakies that the camera just didn't capture so well but if you look closely you may see them. 

Have you tried using stickers like these in your nail art? Did you like them? I enjoy mixing media like this with or without stamping to try something new.

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