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The Story of the Snowman Nails

Hey everyone!

Today I am going to share with you, what I think, are my most adorable winter nails to date. Yeah. Bold statement, I know.

I scoped THIS PHOTO and absolutely loved the snowmen on her nails.. so I figured.. why not have an accent nail with a cute snowman and the rest of my nails as melted snowmen.. oh, and one more accent nail with just dots.. because.. dots are rad.


I started with a base of Formula X for Sephora Infatuated, then I used some China Glaze White on White for my index nail (dots) and as the base for my snowman and for the dots on that ring finger as well; the other nails received a good dabbed helping of Ninja Polish Melted Snowman, and for the details on the snowman I used Quo by Orly Instant Artist Black (hate the brush, but the polish is good), and Lime Crime Peaches (heart) Cream.

Can we just note how freaking adorable this snowman is?!

That is all for today.. I am about to embark on a serious cleaning frenzy, so my nails will need to be done again tonight..

If anyone is still with me up to this point - red or neutrals? It will help me decide what to do next. I am sort of leaning towards the neutrals.. but red is just so.. red and wonderful. HELP ME!!!

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