Monday, January 21, 2013

NCC Week 8 - Icicles

Three posts in a day?  Yep!  The theme for week 8 of the Nail Challenge Collaborative Let It Snow Challenge is Icicles.  Here it is!

 Simple....straight forward.  Let's start with the base.

Without Topcoat
With Topcoat
This is Girly Bits Stormy Skies.  I love this color sooo much, but it was work to get it here.  It is very thin, but buildable.  This is 4 coats.  The top pic is without topcoat and shows how rough it is on it's own.  I personally like polish that have texture, but if you don't, not to worry.  Only one coat of Sech Vite turned this from a matte, somewhat gritty, polish into a smooth sparkling oasis of blue.  Next time I use this, I intend to use undies so as not to waste this gorgeous beauty on four coats.  Might just try it over some blurple to see what happens :)

Next I stamped with BM-319, first with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Silver Sweep, and then again with Orly Dazzle.  Finished with top coat and done!  Not my most creative mani, but I have been wanting to use this particular stamp for awhile, and it just seemed to fit this theme so well.  Check out all the other frosty tips!


  1. It is very pretty! I like the subtlty of it. I had that stamp out as one of my possibilities too. :)

  2. gorgeous, so simple but really awesome, love it :D

  3. Another winner. I love it.