As the rich darks of autumn and the festive brights of Christmas faded and being still in the depth of winter, I longed for a fresh snowy manicure, reflecting the crystalline beauty of my native land. With a twist. Alaska in the winter is frosty shades of icy blue and grey but I needed a warmer cheeriness and I pictured a nude pink snowy manicure. I loved this manicure!!! Loved it the most since...the last manicure I loved. I also found the lightness of the nude pink to be a great palette cleanser after Christmas.
I began with Sation Freeze Frame, pictured at the left. It is a light cool sheer pink with tonal shimmer. I don't think anyone does this kind of embedded shimmer like Sation. It's not frosty and it's not creme. It's much more interesting than either of those formulas, in my opinion, and gives more life to the look of the polish.
Being slightly cooler pink than I had in mind, I next put a layer of Zoya Bailey on top of the Sation. Bailey is a light sheer nude pink with pink and icy shimmers. The two polishes combined to give the nude pink I had in my mind.
For my snowy effect, I applied a layer of Lynnderella Snow Angel. It is a complex white glitter that has micro circular pieces and small squares and circles. It applies with a light sheen that was sheer perfection for the manicure I wanted. I didn't use an additional top coat because of the look I was longing for. I had a cluster of squares on one finger that were uneven and one caught on something and pulled off. Without a top coat, this was the perfect idea I had in mind.
I can't tell you how much I loved this manicure. It just pleased me to no end. Loved, loved, loved it!!
Additionally, I have some news from Sation regarding a new collection coming out called Candylandia. It's inspired from the Habro board game Candyland!!
From the press release:
"Embark on a magical, manicured journey filled with fun characters and luscious lacquers. Sweeten up your new year when Candylandia hits the shelves this January.
Polish players, take your places at the Sation starting line!
AbbacaDazzle: Ta-da! You’ll go bonkers for this yummy sunflower yellow
Cast a Spill on You: A bewitching cornflower blue with a pearl sheen will hypnotize you
Chocolate Chip Resistant: A creamy cookie dough with a sugary glaze
I’m so Ogre it: Reach for this sleek steely gray for those moody mani days
Lollipop! Goes the Princess: Pucker up for this pale, pretty periwinkle
Paint Some Sugar on Me: This sparkly blue-raspberry shade will give you a sugar rush
Peppermint Pedi: Your nails will be in mint condition with this refreshing vermilion
Plenty of Frogs: A toad-ally awesome grassy green with a kiss of shimmer
Queenie in a Bottle: Blink blink blink for this royally rich pink!
Super Nail-tural Powers: A potent indigo-grape will keep your players spellbound
Unicorns are Teal: No one can clip your wings when wearing this mystical turquoise
You’re My Lacquer Charm: Cross your fingers and flash this pop-rock pink for good luck!"
Mmmmmm, sounds yummy and fun...just like the game!! I'm looking forward to seeing it.
And just because I loved this manicure so much, I'm leaving you with a couple last pictures.
I'm wanting to ask you if you felt the need for a palette cleansing manicure after the holidays like I did?