The Nail Challenge Collaborative Does Winter: Snowflakes

Wednesday, 4 January 2017


I mentioned in my New Years Resolution post that I was going to be adding in some more nail art posts to my blog this year, and one of those ways was to join in with some more challenges.  Well I was on Facebook and I stumbled across a new group (I should point out that I am not sure if this group is new but it's new to me) and thought why not join in?  It's a new theme each month, with no real commitment of having to post on set days.  Just post a minimum of two manis per month.  Sounds really simple and I think it will give me a good balance between the other challenges I am planning on doing plus allows time for the non nail art posts as well.  Does that makes sense?  It makes sense in my planner at least.


For the month of January the theme for The Nail Challenge Collaborative is Winter.  Now as you may be aware, I live in Australia and we are currently in Summer now Winter (so prepare for some sort of neon mani at some point lol).  Currently I am wearing Ugg boots because Melbourne has flicked on the Winter switch again. Poor Melbourne is very confused at the moment.  We go from temperatures of 18 degrees Celsius to 38 degrees Celsius.  Truly mental, and really makes the difference in temperatures feel extreme.  

Getting completely side tracked there.  Sorry.  For my first winter mani I did a gradient using OPI Ogre-The-Top Blue, No Room For The Blues and I Believe In Manicures.  For my accent nail I used OPI's It's Frosty Outside.  Stamping polish is Powder Perfect's Silver Stamping Polish and stamping design is from Lina Nail Art Supplies 4 Seasons - Winter 01 plate.




I don't really know who is participating in this challenge but I am excited to see who and what they come up with for this theme.  Are you joining in?


14 comments:

  1. That is absolutely gorgeous! Flawless gradient! It's almost making me like winter, haha!

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    1. Thanks Serene. I'm not sure I would like how cold your winter gets so I'll just stick to snowflakes on my nails lol

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  2. I love winter and this gorgeous!! Your shape is so beautiful. Are they your natural nails?

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    1. Thanks Christy. Yep 100% my natural nails. I did have acrylic nails many moons ago simply because I had always wanted fake nails (I felt like I was missing out). They didn't last for long and then I went back to painting my own nails, started posting on IG....and well you know the rest of that story. So every nail pic you have seen of mine is on my natural nails :)

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  3. I love snow flake manis and this is stunning. It's so pretty & your background gradient is gorgeous!
    Vicky xx
    @thepolishlist

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    1. Thanks Vicky. I love snowflake manis too <3

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  4. I need to find a silver stamping polish! I love this look - so wintry!

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    1. Thanks Kristi. I'm a big fan of Powder Perfect's Silver stamping polish but polishes like CG I'd Melt For You and Essie No Place Like Chrome stamp perfectly as well :)

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  5. You totally nailed the winter vibe in this look despite enjoying summer atm! I wouldn't mind 18-38 as opposed to the Swedish +5 - -5 range :P

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    1. Thanks Zara. I'm not sure which I would prefer to be honest. I don't mind colder weather. A 10 degree difference doesn't seem as bad as 20 degree difference. Normally 18 isn't cold at all but after going from 38 to 18 it seems freezing lol. Hopefully you get some warmer weather soon

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