It’s December! That means that you and everybody you know are completely broke because we have all once again fallen prey to the ruthless capitalist machine that is the holiday shopping season. Whoo.
But it doesn’t have to be all sad! At least my nails are adorable.
… Probably not the best consolation, but you’ve gotta take what you can get!
Because it’s the most wonderful time of the year, I thought it was appropriate to slap on a winter-themed manicure!
This is a three-parter! Part one would be one thick coat of China Glaze White On White. Or two thin coats, whatever strikes your fancy!
Second comes Maybelline Color Show Crystal Disguise, a shimmer topper that I’ve used before.
Third is a glitter topper that I’m in love with! It’s got iridescent mylar flakes in a clear base. Depending on the angle and what they’re layered over, they either look pink or blue. This is H&M Glitter Nail Polish 3D Glitter. Or, at least I think “3D Glitter” is the name of it. It doesn’t matter! I adore it so.
The final result is a fun but elegant wintery mani. It reminds me a lot of snow! My family used to have a tiny model Christmas village that you could throw fake snow over—I’m pretty sure that cottony mixture had mylar flakes just like this thrown in it, now that I think about it! I wore this glitter topper in another manicure recently. It looks a lot different if it’s worn over darker colors, so I wanted to include it in here so you guys could see all that 3D Glitter has to offer.
This time, it’s layered over Color Club Naughtycal Navy, which is a near-black navy blue. Even under normal circumstances, it’s hard to tell that this is, in fact, blue and not black. My camera isn’t the best, so I don’t think it captured that slight bit of navy at all. 😦
Either way, I adore this topper. I almost never use glitter toppers, but this is an exception I’m happy to make!