Winter Time Icicles

Happy Monday everyone! How is everyone doing? I hope you all had wonderful weekends. Mine was really good. I had dinner with friends, saw a Broadway show, and went to a blogger meet up. It was a super fun weekend!!

The blogger meetup had a mani theme of snow & ice. If you follow me on Instagram you saw a sneak peek of these in the group shot. It took me way too long to do these stupid nails and after I was done it occurred to me that there was an easier way to get the base, but whats done was done.  

I started off with a base of Color Club In De-Nile. This was a gift from the lovely Frosso. It's the perfect pale baby blue creme. I'm wearing two easy coats for full coverage. 




I then went in with Charme Whitehall for a snowy effect. (It occurred to me later that I could have used KBShimmer Snow Way for a similar look minus a step.) Ah well. One coat of Whitehall with some minor placing gave me this look!




I then used acrylic paints and a cut down striping brush to paint on some icicles following this tutorial.  The girls at the meetup told me depending on how you view them they could be icicles or snowy pine trees. Either works for me. :-) 




I feel like I'm getting better at free handing designs, but I really need to keep practicing. It's hard to paint things that little. :-/

What do you think...icicles or snowy pine trees?

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
*all products were either a gift or self purchased

  1. This is so pretty and soft! Personally, I like them best as snowy trees :-)

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    1. Lol! I think they go either way, but everyone seems to be split on whether icicles or trees.

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    1. Your vote has been tallied. ;-)

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  3. These are gorgeous! I did something like this during my holiday challenge only I had the icicles drop from my tips, rather than the cuticles! How was your meetup? I'm planning one possibly next weekend! Exciting! I really need to start working with acrylics when doing nail art, it always comes out so much better for everyone it seems when they use acrylics!

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    1. The meetup was really great. Its nice to hang with people who have the same interest.

      Nail art has gotten so much easier since I started using acrylic paint.

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  4. beautifulllllllllll shades........... love your nailart

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  5. Definitely icicles! I also really loved this before you added the icicles. I need a white glitter topper in my life.

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    1. I love white glitter toppers. They just add that something special.

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  6. I love the baby blue! and the icicles are so cute!!

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  7. I love the "snow" glitter over the color club and the icicles are the icing on the xake!

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    1. Thanks!! They were really fun to wear too!

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  8. love the blue polish...and the snow glitter polish too...ur art just matches perfectly :)

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    1. Thanks...I'm glad you feel they all fit. Confirms I'm not a crazy. ;-)

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  9. These are stunning, I love them! I tried to do icicles last month and completely failed.

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    1. I thought it was going to turn out horrible and was pleasantly surprised.

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  10. Icicles, but I can see the latter too! Good job working on your freehanding, that is something I just feel like I'll never accomplish, lol. TGFS!! (thank goodness for stamping!) ;-)

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    1. Stamping is still my go to. It's so easy and looks so awesome.

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  11. I think you did a great job!!! Love them!

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  12. I love your icicles! They look perfect for January!

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  13. Stunning! I love the baby blue and glitter and icicles... ok, I love everything about this mani!!

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    1. Lol! Me too! Glad we are on the same page.

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  14. Color Club In De-Nile stole my heart. Icicles for me.

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  15. Beautiful! I love the soft blue of that Color Club. :)

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    1. Thanks, it's my new fave baby blue.

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