Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New31DC: Day 23 - Inspired by Nature

Hi guys!  So today we have some Inspired by Nature nails!!  Now that Mr. Sparkles and I are living in this frozen tundra we call Stockholm, I get to see this really beautiful thing happen.  Sometimes, when I wake up in the morning, I look outside my window to see all the bare trees encased in a sparkling, white frost.  It is a very amazing sight, and I enjoy it so.  I knew I had to try to replicate this effect onto my nails.

Isn't is so ethereal?

For the base of this mani I used two coats of H&M Peppermint Fusion, which is a very pretty periwinkle blue with a subtle electric blue shimmer.  I came across swatches of this color recently and onto the wishlist it went!  Good thing H&M polishes are relatively inexpensive and easy to find here in Stockholm.

This polish was hard to photograph correctly... I actually think it is a touch dustier looking in real life.  I would actually compare it to China Glaze Electric Beat, with an added shimmer of course.  The color seems very similar, though I haven't done a comparison swatch yet.

So, on to the nail art!  I freehand painted the trees with a short striping brush.  I first painted them on each nail with OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys, and then went back over each with H&M Snow White for the frost.  I like how the thumb nail turned out the most, but overall I'm quite happy with these.  I think I managed to capture the essence of my inspiration photo.  What do you think?

What part of nature inspires you?


  1. So pretty!!! your freehand is so good!!!! I LOVE it!!!

  2. OMG! I looove it...
    hmmm... What part of nature inspires me... I think that trees and flowers! :)

  3. This is so gorgeous! I just love that H&M polish!

  4. This mani is stunning and those trees are absolutely stunning too! Holy cow!

  5. gorgeous! that h&m polish is beautiful, as is that tree!! wow!


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