Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Deconstructed Snowflakes

Nothing to Disclose

Hello lovelies! Just a quick post tonight, as I'm off babysitting with my friend Andrew and we literally just took the toilet apart because one of the kids threw a toy train down it earlier in the day and it was irredeemably clogged. Ah, children. Little bundles of joy and unrestrained havoc.

Anybody who follows me on Instagram or Facebook saw something sort of vaguely like this that I did yesterday. Well, that started chipping almost immediately (blasted Marc Jacobs polish!!), so I decided to redo it in more seasonal colours.

All of this vertical-line-ness started with my seeing this manicure by the inimitable Spifster. She's an amazing nail artist and you should be following her. At any rate, I could do various iterations of this design over and over again forever.

I started with three coats of Dream, and the white is Tempest, all done with my striping brush and a dotting tool. With these seasonal colours, I thought I'd do something that looked, well, seasonal. When I finished, I thought it looked like Picasso's take on snowflakes, hence the title of this post.

Polishes used:
Zoya - Dream
butter LONDON - Nail Foundation (base coat)
striping brush
dotting tool

Like I said, expect more of this kind of thing from me in future! But I will go a bit more detailed in my next nail art for you, my lovely readers, because you're here for the Good Stuff. ;)




  1. I love Dream and Payton! This looks great!

  2. Really like the originality of this one! :D
    And Spifster is indeed quite an artist! Thanks for sharing! *

  3. this is really fantastic - kind of a sophisticated take on a holiday snowflake!

  4. Aw, that is so sweet of you to say, thank you so much darling!

  5. I know, right?! They're so gorgeous! And thanks! :)

  6. Thank you Mina, as always. :*

  7. Thank you sweet pea! xx