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A Winter Wonderland

Published December 5, 2014 by clairestelle8

If I’m totally honest I’m not keen on snow. Oh yes I love it on Christmas cards and in Christmas movies. But in real life? Every single year England totally forgets what you do with the white stuff that falls from the sky. We act as though a force from some other planet has taken over the earth and we must stockpile baked beans and tinned ham in case we are never able to venture outside our front door ever again. Trains stop running because it’s “the wrong kind of snow” and the nation becomes addicted to the half hourly weather forecasts as we wait in joyful hope for the Thaw!

But!! It is very pretty and romantic and on the nails I can cope with it just fine! 😂 So I was very excited to recreate a winter wonderland scene in a safe context that wouldn’t involve me showing the world I will never master the art of skating! For the base I created a gradient with Models Own Sound Factory, Cornflower Gleam and Blueberry Muffin. I really love the MO polishes for gradients. They blend so well but I will warn you now that Sound Factory is a bit of a stainer….my cuticles have taken on a “frozen” look! 😳 Once that was dry I stamped with Nails Inc Silver Foil using images from Moyou Festive Plate 8 and then sponged on a little silver polish for a snowy effect. I just love the stag image. What do you think?

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And the beauty of all this is that the trains are still running and I’m not in danger of falling on my bum every time I move and having to eat baked beans for breakfast lunch and dinner!

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Forget Me Not and Snowflakes

Published December 4, 2014 by clairestelle8

So I did warn you snowflakes would be a regular feature this month and today they take centre stage! I started with a base of Picture Polish Forget Me Not. This is a collaboration shade with Kate the fabulous nail blogger otherwise known as Lacquertude. Read more about her inspiration for the shade here: http://lacquertude.com/2014/08/23/forget-me-not-by-picture-polish-x-lacquertude/

Forget Me Not is the most glorious electric blue with a subtle scatter holo and a fine silver shimmer. The formula was perfect. Opaque for me in two generous coats with top coat.

Well, as it is the Christmas season I couldn’t resist adding some snowflake decals. I felt they set the stunning colour off beautifully. What do you think?

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What do you think of Picture Polish? I am quickly becoming an addict! There really is something quite special about each one! If you have enjoyed reading this please do comment and come and find me on IG at http://instagram.com/clairestelle8

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