Thursday, December 13, 2012

Frosted Window Panes

Hi! How have you been? Today I wrote my physics exam, which means that I'm done with physics forever! I have two more exams to go with my last one on Monday and then I'm on winter break :D

I've been listening to a lot of Christmas music lately and one of my favourite holiday tunes is Christmas Waltz (a really lovely version by Mindy Gledhill!). The song opens with the lyric 'frosted window panes...' which was the inspiration for this winter manicure. I attempted a frosty, snowy backdrop with snowflake accents pressed upon a window. 

I had a lot of trouble with this manicure and I had to restart my ring finger from scratch three times. Also  this marks my first attempt at using striping tape. The end result is crisp and appealing but I didn't like the process very much at all. I'm way too impatient!

I started with a base of American Apparel T-Shirt. Then I used the watercolour technique with American Apparel Factory Grey, American Apparel The Valley, and American Apparel L'Esprit. For the snowflakes I used striping tape, a white striping polish and a tutorial by Simple Nail Art Designs. Finally I used a silver glitter polish and a dotting tool for the finishing touches.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend!



  1. Congratulations, Brittney, and good luck with the rest of 'em!! This is such a soft, sweet design--perfect for looking forward to winter break! ;)

  2. this is so soft and pretty <3 and oh man, i remember how relieved i was when i finished up my physics series too! WOO CONGRATS ^^

  3. Yay for being done with Physics! hehe. Good luck with your last exam :D
    Your mani is so pretty!!

  4. Yun, The Polish Hideout17 December 2012 at 20:34

    So pretty and festive! Good luck with the rest of your exams! :-)

    ~ Yun