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.
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?