Winter Watercolor

I’ve really been loving the watercolor technique (here is a great tutorial of a similar effect – I just layered more than one color).  It’s actually really easy once you get the hang of it, and it looks amazing.  Usually, I do them on a white or off-white base, but I thought I’d give it a try with some of my favorite dark colors.  I absolutely love the way these turned out!

winter watercolor

I think most – if not all – of the polishes I used are from OPI’s fall collection.  I think they look really great together.  This is my first time using shimmer in a watercolor, and I think the effect is really cool.

winter watercolor

This is the last of the posts that has been hanging out in my drafts folder while I’ve been tied up with school and work, so I’m hoping to get some holiday nail art up soon!


Advent Calendar Day 13 – Snow

I as originally going to do some stamped snowflakes for today, but then this idea popped into my head and I had to give it a go.  I really love how these turned out!  They’re not quite as good as they were in my head, but I think they’re pretty good for me.

Even though today is actually really cold, for Southern California, it’s at least 25 degrees above snowing.  Since I’ve spent the past two winters in Boston, I think I’m really going to miss snow this year – it’s just so pretty!

snow scene

I started with a few coats of OPI My Pointe Exactly, a super sheer gray jelly.  The snow is mostly OPI Alpine Snow, with a bit of Orly Mirror Mirror mixed in in a few parts.  The trees are Sonia Kashuk Emerald City, with black mixed in for shading.

snow scene

I can’t believe how fast Christmas is creeping up this year!  I’ve bought most of my gifts and the house is decorated, but it still doesn’t feel like Christmas yet.