Hello! I thought I’d have a dabble at another nail art challenge this month, and I’ve returned to my favourite run by @clairestelle8 on Instagram. I’m hoping I’ll be able to stamp them all this time, I really don’t like freehand!
The first prompt is snow and ice. I’ve done a few snowflake manis in the run up to Christmas, so I wanted to do something a bit different. I recently bought the Bundle Monster Fuzzy & Ferocious stamping plates (by the way, awesome service, I ordered on 10th Dec expecting them to arrive sometime mid Jan, but they dropped on my doormat on Christmas Eve, all the way from Hawaii I believe!) and one of the images is a cute little penguin. Sorted!
CMHandmadeUK Baloo (blue scattered holo crelly)
The Polish Bar Diamonds And Pearls (white and silver glitter)
MoYou London White Knight (white stamping polish)
INM Out The Door (topcoat)
I started out with two coats of Baloo, which is an icy blue perfect for a winter backdrop. I then added a coat of Diamonds And Pearls for some snowflakes.
I used two different plates for the images – the penguin is Bundle Monster BM-S156, and the snowflakes are Pueen PUEEN36. I did have a little trouble with the Pueen plate until I changed the angle I was scraping at. Sometimes the smallest things make a difference! Finally I used White Knight to add snowdrifts to the tips of my nails.
A good start to the year! If you’d like to see more nails from the challenge, or take part, pop onto Instagram and search for #clairestelle8jan.
See you soon!