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Daisy

Penguins and Gold Snowflakes

I just received these adorable Born Pretty Snowflake decals just in time for some cute winter nail art. These were delicate but sturdy decals, and I handled them mainly with a pair of tweezers. I did have to press them down a bit against my nail with an orange stick and sealed them with a nice layer of top coat.

Penguins and Gold Snowflakes Petite Peinture Nail Art

I thought the gold would look nice against a soft almost white gray so I decided to go with this gorgeous piCture pOlish Lakodom, packed with a ton of subtle micro-glitter. It took me 3 coats to reach full opacity, the formula was easy to work with and did not clump up at all. Yet another excellent polish from the ladies at piCture pOlish

On my middle two fingers I used piCture pOlish Bette to create a gradient for the background of my penguins. I free-handed the penguins using Julep Daria, Julep Winter, China Glaze Liquid Leather, and China Glaze Snow.

Penguins and Gold Snowflakes Petite Peinture Nail Art

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Daisy

Multicolor Rhinestones & Stripes

The wonderful Allison of Born Pretty sent us a few nail art items for review and we will be sharing them in a few separate posts. The first item up for review are the rhinestones (Item #15228). If you use the offer code DGG10, you’ll get 10% off at the born pretty store! How awesome is that? ;)

These are super cute multi color rhinestones, at about 1-2mm in diameter. In different angles, the rhinestones change from a bright green and yellow to a lovely pink and bronze. I loved the small size as well as the shift in the color. I thought that these were a perfect addition to my accent nails and my nails still looked classy and practical. I personally like to keep the amount of 3D decorations on my nail minimal. Just a little here and there can make a huge difference, no need to go overboard.

I have a few more ideas in mind for how I would like to use these. Here is one look using grays and small pops of color to balance out the colors in the rhinestones.

MultiColor Rhinetones and Stripes Petite Peinture Nail Art Born Pretty

Placing the rhinestones: I applied a layer of top coat, then used tweezers to place them. You might want to apply a 2nd layer of top coat after placing the rhinestones to seal them in.

MultiColor Rhinetones and Stripes Petite Peinture Nail Art Born Pretty
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Daisy

Game of Thrones: House Stark

I am continuing the Game of Thrones House Sigils challenge. This one features House Stark of Winterfell. I tried to capture the cold snow from Winterfell with a gray-dark gray gradient and sponged some medium-small sized glitter for the snow. On my accent nail, I painted the direwolf in black and topped it with some subtle hex glitters to mimic the snow effect.
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