Saturday, 19 January 2013

Penguins and snowflakes!

Ahhhhh what a day - so snowy and pretty:) I hope you've all had fun, bf and I have been shopping for holiday clothes; as we'll be climbing Machu Pichu on our holidays I needed some sensible walking shoes (bluergh - I'm not known for my love of sensible shoes) and a waterproof. This meant a trip into town; we decided to walk and the snow looked so magical. Until we got to central Birmingham, then it was just grey slush. Still. Nice while it lasted.

So in honour of the snow, I decided in needed some appropriate nails. Penguins! Penguins are one of my fave animals (it's their waddle; watching a penguin wander around can take me out of the foulest mood) so I was very keen to pop some on my nails. And this mani finally gave me the chance to use my only flakie, Snowflakes from Models Own, in an attempt to recreate that soft shimmer of new snow.

Et voila!

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The base was the stunning Barry M Blue Moon. This is a polish I'd overlooked for quite a while, but it caught my eye the other day and ended up in my collection. I'm so glad - it's a gorgeous pale blue, with a lovely shimmer, and unlike a few pale blues I have, it suits my skin tone  It is blooming sheer though - you can see this below, and this is with 3 coats! Patience is required peeps:)

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Have a good Saturday night peeps, I'm off to my big glass of wine:) 

8 comments:

  1. Blue Moon is what I wore Snowflakes over too :D . The penguin is adorable!

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    1. Great minds think alike:) Thanks, I love the penguins too - going to hard to take off!

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    1. Thanks:) I keep staring at my nails thinking 'aaaaaaw':)

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  3. Ooooh, so pretty! Absolutely love it, and very weather appropriate :)

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    1. Thank you, think at the rate the weather is going I'll get another chance to use my flakie again asap:)

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  4. I love the combination of that Barry M blue with the flakey top coat - stunning. And very approriate for the weather. And the penguin is super cute - my son just looked over my shoulder and is now demanding I do a penguin manicure next!

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  5. Thank you:) The penguins are really easy to do, go for it! Can't wait to see your take on them:)

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