#clairestelle8jan – Snow and Ice

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!

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Polishes used:

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.

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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.

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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!
Love,
Jo x

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