Jun 26, 2013

Ice Ice You Dirty Ice

It's been pretty cold and miserable here the last few days.  I've been feeling the cold and the wet weather has made my daily walks challenging.  So I wanted to do some icy nails.  I didn't want to use the more typical white and silver snowy Winter colour scheme though.  We don't get any snow here, just frost and ice on the cars, dirty ice on dirty cars (No ice yet though, it's got to get colder first). 
I used some good Aussie polishes to get my icy look with a matte top coat.  I've been having fun trying this matte top coat on everything and I love the frosty look it gives and the way it flattens glitter :)
I started with two coats of Picture Polish Tiffany for an ice blue then sponged over a gradient of Picture Polish Jade and Tiffany.  I wish I'd taken a photo at that stage but it was raining outside so I kept going.
I added a coat of Ulta3 Outasight for my dirt and finished with a coat of Picture Polish G'day Matte for a frosted matte finish.  Well at least it looks frosty to me.
I love the shimmer in Jade but it was lost under the matte top coat.  Using Tiffany as the base made Jade seem neonish though and the smooth matte finish is so soft to the touch.
Still no sun so I had to use flash indoors.  I thought these colours were a nice match for my green ring :)
Jade, Tiffany and G'day Matte are available from piCture pOlish or internationally from the piCture pOlish Network members and I picked up Ulta3 Outasight from a local Terry White Chemist.

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely effect! Those colours look so good together :)


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