Hey all! Amy here (aka McPolish) with a little nail art for Mely. I chose to do some snow inspired nails using a ton of different nail art techniques!
First off, I started out with a two color gradient using grayed out shades of blue. The darker color is "Bam-Blue-Zled" by Ulta and the light shade is "Boho Bonnet" by Orly. I used a makeup sponge to make the colors fade into each other. Next, I stamped a small snowflake like design onto all the nails using MoYou London Artist 04 plate and "White Opaque" from Mentality Polish. I first started out trying to free hand all those little snowflakes but they ended up looking more like stars. So this stamp was the next best thing.
Next, I wanted to create snow. Or at least something that looked like real snow. I saw MadamLuck on Instagram use a textured white polish to create an amazing effect of falling snow on your nails. I knew I wanted to try it as soon as I saw it! I took Sally Hansen "Sugar Fix" and dropped a drop into water and let it spread out. The white base spread out the little textured peices nicely. I dipped my nail into the water and got that "falling snow" look. I then used a an eye shadow applicator to lightly sponge on the "Sugar Fix"to the tips of my nails. I did not add a top coat to this mani because I waned to see all that texture.
Now let's take a closer look at that falling snow texture with a little macro shot. Macro all the things!