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I know I haven't posted nail art in a while. I haven't had a lot of time. This was frustrating, but a lot of fun. There's a good reason that I don't have snowflakes on every nail. And the one on my right hand looks so bad.

ANYWAY.

Materials used:
Basecoat: "Bonder" by ORLY
Blue: "Snowcone" by ORLY
Sparkles: "Fairly Dust" by China Glaze
White: the white one from Stripe Rite
Rhinestone nonsense: rhinestone packet, picker-upper and rhinestone topcoat/basecoat all from Sally Beauty Supply
Topcoat: "Polishield" by ORLY

The first couple of times I tried this, I used "No Room for the Blues" from OPI. Either the formula is bad or mine was just old, but it sucked. With the ORLY blue, I only needed ONE coat for it to be totally even! That's really rare. I wanted dense sparkles, so I did two coats of that and then the topcoat.
For the snowflake, obviously I put no sparkles on it. The Stripe Rite brand is a nail art brand that I found at Sally's that's better quality than Art Deco (from the Dollar Tree). Art Deco brushes can be a little funky, but this one was perfect. Tapered to a flawless point without any awkwardly long strands. You need a steady hand to do it, or a friend, because snowflakes are so delicate looking. You want the thinnest lines possible. For the rhinestone, just put a dot of the rhinestone polish and use the picker-upper (or a toothpick) to press the rhinestone into the polish. Wait until it's really dry to put a topcoat of the rhinestone polish, and then one layer of normal topcoat.
If you're going to use rhinestones, you NEED to get the rhinestone clear coat polish. A regular top or basecoat won't cut it, trust me. I've tried. And I thought my old one was really thick.

What I think:
"Fairy Dust" is a little thicker than I'd like a sparkles polish to be.
Loving the "Bonder" basecoat from ORLY. This is my first try with the "Polishield" topcoat, so I'll let you know later. And the blue is WONDERFUL. I never thought I'd find a light blue that covers the nail so evenly in one try.
As I probably made clear from my comments above, I'm really impressed by the Stripe Rite brand.
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pofinluvr14 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So pretty! :heart:
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yellow-tulips Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
thanks!!!!
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