Monday, January 10, 2011

Fair Isle Mani

Brrr! It's been so cold here, I think tomorrow's high is 10 degrees. No thank you :(. I really like the fair isle and nordic prints that are done tastefully, not the big honkin obnoxious red sweaters, but the sweet prints that say cozy winter wear. I wanted to recreate the fair isle print with reindeer and snowflakes for this mani. I started with a BC and two coats of Color Club's Wild Orchid. This is a gray creme with silver shimmer. It is almost like a warm gray. I then used special black and white konad polish and the images from my eBay plates. The jumping reindeer barely fit on my skinny nails.


I have to confess I used a poo topcoat that made the image bleed a bit, especially on my pointer finger. No worries I ran out and got some China Glaze Fast Forward so that doesn't happen again. These images are pretty large so I couldn't use more than one on each nail. Hope you like and it makes you think warm thoughts ~

14 comments :

  1. 10 degrees!! Omg! I can never complain being in Florida. Lol! Your mani is just beautiful :D

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  2. i love this! the reindeer is ubercute, and yes, it's cold here too, pfff time for spring ohhhhhh yeaaaaaahhh ;)

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  3. This would be perfect for a ski vacation!

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  4. Thanks ladies!

    RMC ~ You better not ;) Thank you!

    Iris ~ I wish they were a little smaller so they'd fit on my nails, I definitely need more warm weather

    Karen~ You're so right!

    Thank You April!

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  5. ah, this is love! I'm obsessed with fair isle things...so cute!

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  6. Thanks Kathleen, I really am too~

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  7. how am I just seeing this?? this is SO AMAZING!! fantastic. You and I have such similar tastes! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  8. this is so amazing =) I love the images from this plate, how crisp are they! <3

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  9. I have been trying to find plates with reindeer for EVER! Where did you get them?

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