Thursday, November 29, 2012

Winter Snowmen

Hello, nail polish lovers! You wouldn't believe what I had to go through to get this post up today. Apparently Blogger's got this cap on the amount of pictures that can be stored in your account, and I'd met the limit. Either I pay for more space (and I really don't have the money for that, so it was out of the questions) or stop adding pictures. I spent a while googling it and discovered that as long as the shortest side of each picture is 800 pixels or less, it's not included in the data limit. So hooray! After that it was a matter of re-sizing all of the pictures. But it all worked out in the end, even though today's a bit late, so here's this week's tutorial.

Since it's past Thanksgiving, it's time to start the holiday manicures. And since there are so many ideas to try out, I figured I'd better start as early in the season as possible! So I present to you: Snowman nails!


You will need:
- base coat
- white polish
- blue polish
- black striper
- white striper
- orange striper
- top coat
*Note: All of the stripers can be replaced with the same color of polish and a toothpick.*

Start off with a base coat, and then paint all but your thumb and ring finger white. Sorry for the ugliness that is my ring finger- it's torn halfway across the nail but I can't stand to cut it, so as of now I'm holding it together with a tea bag patch.

Sally Hansen - Hard to Get

Then add the blue polish to the thumb and ring finger.

China Glaze - Blue Sparrow

The snowman is my tutorial part for this, and so for the rest of the nails, I followed a tutorial by Cutepolish, using the blue that was used on the accent nails as the gradient color. I have pictures of the steps below, but all credit for the idea goes to Cutepolish, of course!



Now comes my part. Start off with a semi-circle at the base of the nail in white, and add a circle on top of it for the head. You can use either a striper, dotting tool, or toothpick for this- whatever works best for you. I used a striper on my left hand but since my left hand isn't as steady of a painter, I used a dotting tool to paint the right hand.

Art Deco - White

Using the black striper, paint on two black eyes.

Art Deco - Black

Now add the nose in orange. I suggest placing a dot with the striper/toothpick/etc. and then dragging the orange across the nail a bit instead of trying to paint a tiny triangle. And just to have some fun, I used a white striper to add some snowflakes above the snowman. All they are are eight white lines crossing each other to form a little star-like thing.

Sally Hansen - Sun Kissed

Don't forget to add a top coat at the end!


And that's it! This winter-themed manicure is easy, quick, and oh-so-cute. Show your love of the season with these cheerful snowmen on your nails!
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Thanks for reading!
- Muffin

4 comments:

  1. Allie, I love you! Lol!
    I have tagged you for the Liebster Award!
    http://ericasnailsandmore.blogspot.ca/2012/11/liebster-award-20.html

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    1. Aww, thanks Erica! :) I'll have the post up by the weekend!

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  2. This is so adorable! Thank you for the tutorial :)

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    1. Thanks, Kelli! I'm glad you liked it. :)

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