Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Winter Nail Art

I love Barry M Nail Paints and so I had to pick up the Limited Edition Blue Foil they released exclusively at Superdrug this year. I created this nail art around this polish, I think it's a lovely, wintery look without being tacky or specifically Christmassy - perfect if you don't celebrate Christmas or you just want something a little more toned down than full-on reindeers and Santas on your nails.
I started with two coats of the blue foil on my ring fingers, and three coats of Barry M's 'Blue Moon' on my other nails. I love 'Blue Moon' and it's a perfect creamy, icy blue but it is very sheer so three coats is the bear minimum really.
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Then, using a pot of blue glitter (mine is from Poundland and came in a set of four!), I painted a wavy line of clear nail polish on the tip of the Blue Moon nails, before dipping into the glitter and finishing off with a coat or two of top coat. I found it best to do this step one nail at a time so as not to end up with glitter quite everywhere - it can get quite messy though! It's also a good idea to do this on a sheet of paper so that once you're done, you can fold it in half and use it to pour all the excess back into the pot for next time.
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What do you think?  You could equally use white or silver glitter, or swap it for a loose pigment such as Barry M's Dazzle Dusts. Have you been doing any Christmassy or Wintery nail art?

xo

12 comments:

  1. Looks good. Very frosty and icy and cold looking lol!

    I've liked the Barry M limited editions, but never wanted to buy anything to get them free!

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    1. Thanks! Ah I bought this one, they're only £3.99, but I was Christmas shopping today so I actually got the multi-coloured glittery one for free :D haha xo

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  2. Your nails look so pretty - perfect for this wintery, icy time of year! :-) And I agree with your last comment - this look would definitely be great in white/silver too!

    Em
    x

    http://emberdrake.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. your nails are very cute reminds me of icicles =) I love barry m . I'll be happy if you check out my blog too=)

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    1. Thank you! Agreed about Barry M. xo

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  4. They look so cute, very wintery :)

    www.agoldenbow.blogspot.com

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  5. Woooow ammazing i have to get my hands on these soooo beautiful!!
    http://jeaniexox.blogspot.ie/

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  6. These look incredible, they're such a good idea for toned down christmas nails :) Blue nail polish is my favourite at the moment!
    Love Holly x

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    1. I don't seem to wear blue on my nails very often, I don't know why though because I always love it! xo

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