I’ve had these on my nails for three days and I’m only now photographing and posting them. Ah, I’ve gotten so lazy. That’s a lie. Yesterday I rearranged a bunch of things in my workroom because that’s what my heart wanted to do most. I’m really liking the changes. I’m going to try and polish off some of the bulkier projects I’ve got lying around in 2018 and just sheer get rid of some other things. It’s so hard trying to pry shinnies out of my cold, dead hands though. Speaking of cold, this is where the polar bear came in. I figured if I were doing blue winter nails I should throw in some freehand. Polar bears freehand really easily. At least their heads do. So then I decided to be quirky and throw some silver reindeer antlers on top. You can’t accuse me of Christmas because it’s a polar bear and there’s no red and green!
You can’t see me so you also can’t accuse me of being shifty-eyed either. No proof! 😉
#NailCraziesUnite – Blue/Silver/White
#NailChallengeCollaborative – Winter/Christmas
- Base Polishes:
Colores de Carol’s “Snow Boots” and Sinful Colors’ “Flake Out”
- Freehanded polar bear and white snow with acrylic paints and Essie’s “No Place Like Chrome” for the antlers
So, yeah, freehanding this ended up being really simple. Something I tell myself whenever I buy more stamping plates. This works very little at getting me to buy fewer stamping plates so I can’t recommend it as a strategy for anyone else. I got to use some of my Colores de Carol (feels like forever since I touched her polishes) and I decided to destash Sinful Colors’ “Flake Out”. Glitter toppers, especially ones with shimmer in them that dull the holo, just don’t get used enough by me. I can’t justify the bottle space and I’m annoyed with how much digging it took to get out three freaking snowflakes. Which are too big to lie flat on my nails anyway. I can just buy snowflake sequins if I ever miss this polish because that’s really the only cool part about it. It shouldn’t be a surprise that I bought zero of Sinful Colors Christmas collection this year. From what I can see it’s mostly glitter toppers and it doesn’t matter how pretty they are, I just… don’t…
I’m not trying to hate on Sinful Colors though. They are still my most numerous polish brand and I recommend their polishes highly as long as you check the review for how good they are. Considering I’d say the same about Essie, Zoya, OPI and every other brand out there, that’s still not a diss. I was thrilled when I ran across their new collection for 2018 because they hard a dark desaturated orange-ish color called “Rorange” and I am loving desaturated oranges right now. It sits quite nicely between OPI’s “It’s a Piazza Cake” and Essie’s “Playing Koi” but with a little bit more of a rose-y blush to it. It made up for never receiving two of Born Pretty’s pumpkin collection polishes. I spent two months just hoping it would be the day and when I finally gave up the ebay seller kept trying to put off refunding me. When someone waits ten days after you asked them to wait another week and then instead of immediately refunding like you said you would you try to get them to wait more…first world problems. And I’m putting said seller on my never buy from again list, which unfortunately doesn’t seem to have a formal system on ebay.
So thanks for making up for that minor sorrow, Sinful Colors. Maybe I’ll try buying those pumpkin polishes again next year when pumpkin season is eminent again. 🙂
And oh, yeah, there’s an inLinkz where you can see the nail art of all the timely people who don’t want to rearrange their junk more than they want to sit down and take photos and such. Heh?
And here are more winter/Christmas manis from the Collaborative: