Snowman Wonderland - Hermit Werds - blue thermal snowflake crelly with snowmen stamping decals on top, including a skating snowman
Snowman Wonderland

Snowman Wonderland

This design was certainly a trial. I started the month with the illusion that I’d be following the #GlamNailsChallenge prompts. Nope!

Okay…I thought I could combine the first two prompts of Snowman and Mittens and then follow the rest normally. I had two snowmen stamping images wearing mittens. Nope! My heart wanted three snowmen.

Okay, but we don’t have more…My brain drew up the design with two snowmen, painted on a crelly base polish, and pointed at the deadline. My heart initiated emergency procrastination procedures. Nope! We’re drawing now. Draaaw.

Okay… My brain surrendered and found another snowman and a mitten stamp that would fit over his little branch-y hand. Painting happened.

Brain: 0
Heart: 1

Snowman Wonderland - Hermit Werds - blue thermal snowflake crelly with snowmen stamping decals on top, including a skating snowman
Snowman Wonderland

In case you were wondering, the snowman on my middle finger is the one that I added a mitten to. I…think that was a coincidence? Heart: 2? 😱

Snowman Wonderland - Hermit Werds - blue thermal snowflake crelly with snowmen stamping decals on top, including a skating snowman
Snowman Wonderland

Products Used

I feel like celebrating. I finally used up Sinful Colors’ “Whiteboard“. My policy is that if it’s ruining your nail art to keep using something, chuck it if you can’t reasonably fix it. What’s left in the bottle isn’t worth saving. So good-bye to a terrible matte white polish formula. I’m glad I found a use for you.

Base Polish:
Shinespark Polish’s Flake On!
Stamping Polishes:
Mundo de Unas’ “Dark Grey” and “White
Advanced Stamping Polishes:
Pretty Serious’ “Overcast“; Pure Ice’s Platinum Magic; Revlon’s Parfumerie “Orange Blossom”; and Sinful Colors’ “Resilient” and “Whiteboard
Stamping Plates:
Born Pretty Christmas-L004 (skating snowman) and Celebration BPX-L013 (mitten); Nicole Diary Nature World ND-003 (index & pinkie); QJ-L43 (antlered snowman); and YZW-Z08 (waving snowman)

Shinespark Polish’s Flake On! was not the most opaque polish as you can see below. Its shift from warm to cold is fairly subtle. It’s still enough to enjoy throughout the day, but it would have been harder to capture so I’m glad I don’t have to take serious swatch photos (this is not a polish you can get anymore). Still, the little snowflake glitters are super cute and it amused me that the color would turn rather purple-y when my hands were really cold. Also, it didn’t chip! I had this on for nearly a week, through a major cleaning effort, and with a peel off base coat. I was the one that finally took it off. Amazing.

Shinespark Polish's "Flake On!" - Hermit Werds - swatch of a blue thermal snowflake crelly
Shinespark Polish’s “Flake On!”

Hmmm. I kinda wish I’d used a light pink to stamp the decorative snowflake half moons, but overall I’m happy with this totally original snowy design…

Snowman Wonderland - Hermit Werds - blue thermal snowflake crelly with snowmen stamping decals on top, including a skating snowman
Snowman Wonderland

Wait.

Twinsies!

Yeah, so apparently I like combining light blue with snowflakes and then possibly red accents. I do like to combine blue and red because they make each other pop (esp this design), but I hadn’t quite realized I was this bad until today. I looked at my photos and thought, “this feels all too familiar…” So I started looking at my posts during the winter and you see my seasonal design habit before you.

Santa's Coming to Town - Hermit Werds - Santa cradling a snow globe with a snowy home scene in mitten-ed hands
Santa’s Coming to Town
Skating Snowman - Beauty BigBang Review - Hermit Werds - snowman skating across a snowy background
Skating Snowman – Beauty BigBang Review
Family Manis - Snowflakes - Hermit Werds
Family Manis – Snowflakes
Family Manis - Snowmen - Hermit Werds
Family Manis – Snowmen

I am not predictable. No… 🤫

Until next time, friends!

Share it if you love it!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.