Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Winter Wonderland, Day 3: Abstract Blizzard

Good afternoon, readers! It's Day 3 of Winter Wonderland Week with The Digit-al Dozen and I've gone very wintery with this manicure. I'm calling it Abstract Blizzard because of the swirls and mixing of white and blues. Thankfully, I have never been in a blizzard, but I'm sure some of you have! Nicole from Nail Polish Wars posted a similar design yesterday and I just had to try it in wintery colors for this challenge once I saw it!

I followed Nicole's instructions in the post linked above.
  • First, I painted 3 coats of OPI What's With The Cattitude? as my base and topped that with one coat of HKGirl top coat to help it dry.
  • Once it was completely dry, I dabbed random blobs of OPIs Alpine Snow, Road House Blues, and What's With The Cattitude? over my nail.
  • While the polish blobs were still wet, I pressed a ziplock back onto the nail and smushed/twisted a bit to get the colors to blend. 
  • Once I cleaned up the skin with acetone, I topped with one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.


What do you think? I will be trying this technique a zillion times with different colors in the future for sure! Thanks so much for reading. Come back tomorrow for Day 4 of Winter Wonderland.

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  1. Your blizzard mani is timely as they are calling for a load of snow in my area tonight! Now I know who to blame lol!

  2. awwwww yeah! I love love love the colors, and I love the abstract swirls. So pretty!

  3. I love doing this technique! It's such an easy and fun way to add great visual interest. Love the colors you chose so much, too :)

  4. I really like the colours you chose and the swirls are amazing!

  5. This is really great, the colors and technique blended perfectly together!

  6. Wow! Looks amazing! I need to try that technique soon! I hope it'll turn out as pretty as yours

  7. This reminds me of the inside of ice caves. It's such a pretty look!

  8. Fantastic! It kind of reminds me of the banner!