Thursday, 29 November 2012

First winter mani!

Nothing says "winter is here", better than snow. I love walking in gently falling snow, I love the clear days right after a huge snowfall, and I love watching it snow while sitting inside, drinking hot chocolate...but if only snow could come without the cold!

I felt like doing something seasonal, so I painted this birch tree, bird, snowy pattern that I found on Shutterstock. It reminds me of something you might find on one of those blank Christmas cards that come in sets of fifty.
  Polishes:
Left to right: China Glaze "For Audrey", "Snow Globe", Sally Hansen "Kook-A-Mango", Kleancolor "Mango"
I painted two base coats of For Audrey, and one coat of Snow Globe. You can't tell in these pictures because of the lighting, but the glitter in Snow Globe gives the effect of pretty, twinkly snow. I used white acrylic paint to paint the tree trunks, and went back with For Audrey to paint the tree markings. Then I painted the branches. Last, I  mixed some Kook-A-Mango with Mango for the birdies.
I'd also like to let you dear readers know that I will be holding a GIVEAWAY very soon! Partly to celebrate *almost* reaching 100 subscribers, but mostly just to spread some Christmas and holiday cheer :) Please look forward to that!

16 comments:

  1. Oh this is so gorgeous!! :D I totally see what you mean about how this pattern could be on Christmas Cards (like those expensive ones you can get from Chapters!). Absolutely lovely!! :D

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    1. Hahaha, exactly! Chapters has some really pretty and cute things, but it normally quite expensive :/ Thank you!!

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  2. Awwww love love love them! Soo cute and christmasy :)

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    1. Thank you, it definitely gets me in the mood for Christmas! :D

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  3. So cute! Especially the birdies!

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  4. Super duper adorable! I can imagine the birds tweeting away and shaking off snow that has fallen on them (well that's imagination, i honestly have no idea if the birds do do that or not =P) Oh, China Glaze Snow Globe gave it such a beautiful touch - a beautiful finish! So so pretty :D

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    1. Hehe, thank you for that very cute imagery - sounds like something out of a Disney movie :D Thank you very much!

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  5. this is SO pretty! i love your take on the trees, and the pop of orange is just perfect :D

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    1. THANK YOU so much! I think the colours were what really attracted me to the pattern in the first place!

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  6. OMG what a great design! I really love this so much <3(I just recently bought wall decals which remind me very much of your design haha :D)

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    1. Oooh I love wall decals with birds, I can just picture them! Thank you so much!

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  7. Very cute mani!! I love the design!

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