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Ice Ice Baby

Hello Hello!

This manicure has got to be the sparkliest bit of nail art I've ever done!! Literally every single nail polish had shimmer and/or glitter involved, ha ha!! It's going to be rather a challenge to come up with something even more sparkly for New Year's Eve :)

I started off with a couple of lovely coats of OPI 'I Have A Herring Problem'. It's such a beautiful blue-grey colour and the golden shimmer is just so unexpected!

I outlined some abstract icicles and diamond shaped 'drips' on each nail with Essie 'Blanc' and my striper brush, before carefully  filling it in with the nail polish brush. Then I went over 'Blanc' with Barry M 'Lady' which is absolutely perfect for this frosty look! I ended up doing two coats as even with the white under layer, 'I Have A Herring Problem' still showed through in patches.

I added in some detail to the icicle tips and some diamonds with Zoya Pixie Dust 'Nyx' and a small flat brush. Then I outlined the icicles and diamonds in China Glaze 'Glistening Snow', using my striping brush. And then because there wasn't enough sparkle (HA!!) I also added a few dabs of Essie 'Stroke Of Brilliance' here and there. Finally I added a very thin layer of topcoat to protect them but not so much that it ruined the texture!

I love the effect of the raised icicles against the smooth base polish, it's so cool!! I would have liked them to be neater and crisper but that's pretty difficult with textured polishes!

Thanks for reading :)




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