Saturday, December 24, 2011

Fresh Snowfall

Hello again, how's everyone's week? It's Saturday, which is awesome because it's the day before Christmas (for those of us that celebrate)! Today I have some wintry nails inspired by snow - which, coincidentally, I despise. Yes, yes, I'm fully aware, I live in New England and I shouldn't complain and blah blah blah but I cannot help where my parents decided to raise me!

I digress... so I started off with Orly Snow Cone (yes, I am such a cheeseball that I even picked a polish with "snow" in the name). This is a lovely periwinkle-ish light blue that covered beautifully in one coat, but I did two for good measure. Here she is alone (and ignore the fact that blogger, again, has tilted the photo beyond my control).

Then I added what I affectionately call Mini Snow Globe, which is The Icing Crystal Heat (I have no idea where they got this name, absolutely none!). It's small, iridescent glitter:

Behold, a close up showing all the prettiness:

I really liked this mani BUT it came off in sheets and was chipping within 24 hours. I don't know if I should blame my base coat, the Orly, or the glitter... actually, scratch that. I refuse to blame the glitter. So this mani lasted about half a work day and one night before I had to peel it completely off because I looked like a moron.

Oh, and just for good measure, here's the two bottles together. Grown up Snow Globe on the left and baby Snow Globe on the right: 

Snow Globe looks so much iridescent-ier than it's baby, but they both are really gorgeous and I can't really complain about it either way. As you can see, I'm very attached to both *tucks them into bed*. Also interesting that they essentially have the same bottle, but different brands. Wonder whose bottle shape came first!



Fashion Footing said...

Love it.

And I was totally thinking that The Icing was selling China Glaze when I first saw these bottles. They have to be from the same huge conglomeration corporation or something. Have to be!

Merry Christmas, Amanda!

Nicole said...

This is so pretty! I like those mini glitters, it's really a mini Snow Globe!

Jennafroggy said...

I like Snow Globe's baby. Very pretty combo.

Susan said...

I love Snow Globe! And its mini version looks just as gorgeous!

MariJo Nails said...

This is a pretty combo!! I hate snow too and I live in NYC, so you're not alone.

Amanda, Nail Polish Enthusiast said...

My brother moved out to Cali, he says the rumors are false - you don't miss it once you're gone LOL

Amanda, Nail Polish Enthusiast said...

Thank you, they're two of my favorite glitters! Should have scooped up more of The Icing one though :(

Amanda, Nail Polish Enthusiast said...

Thanks! I like them both too, baby blue seems to go hand in hand with snow, in my mind.

Amanda, Nail Polish Enthusiast said...

It doesn't look it in the pictures of the bottle, but it really is! I should wear them together, but I think my brain would explode

Amanda, Nail Polish Enthusiast said...

Maybe, or maybe the vendor that makes the bottles sells to both companies? It's a conspiracy close to my heart because I love anything that you put in that shape bottle, regardless of brand haha Both brands are awesome!