December 14 – Snowy Night

KBShimmer Candy Cane Crush over OPI Incognito In Sausalito

Der Schnee lässt nach wie vor auf sich warten und deshalb lasse ich es heute noch einmal auf meinen Nägeln schneien 😉 Für diese Maniküre habe ich wieder meinen geliebten Glitterlack KBShimmer Candy Cane Crush verwendet – er ist einfach perfekt für diese Jahreszeit! (siehe meine bisherigen Maniküren mit Candy Cane Crush hier, hier und hier)

Snow still keeps me waiting and that’s why I will let it snow on my nails again 😉 For this manicure I used once more my beloved KBShimmer Candy Cane Crush – it’s just perfect for this time of year! (see my previous manicures with Candy Cane Crush here, here and here)

KBShimmer Candy Cane Crush over OPI Incognito In Sausalito

Ich trage 2 Schichten des schwarzblauen Lackes OPI Incognito in Sausalito, darüber 1 Schicht KBShimmer Candy Cane Crush und schließlich 1 Schicht Essie As Gold As It Gets, ein klarer Überlack mit goldenen Flakies. As Gold As It Gets habe ich mir erst kürzlich gekauft und ich finde ihn total praktisch! Die goldenen Flakies wirken sehr dezent und darum ist der Lack vielseitig und eigentlich über jedem Untergrund verwendbar.

You’re looking at 2 coats of the dark blue polish OPI Incognito In Sausalito, 1 coat of KBShimmer Candy Cane Crush and 1 final coat of Essie As Gold As It Gets, a clear base with flakes of gold glitter. I got As Gold As It Gets only recently and I love it! I found it to be amazingly versatile because the gold flakies are very subtle and don’t affect the appearance of the background.

KBShimmer Candy Cane Crush over OPI Incognito In Sausalito

KBShimmer Candy Cane Crush over OPI Incognito In Sausalito

Hope you’re spending a relaxing weekend!
xoxo Elektra

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  1. Two questions: how do you get such lovely edging on your cuticles? 😀
    And: how on earth do you get your glitter/flakes/snow stuff off your nails?? I have such difficulty…

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      • Hey guys! After I have finished painting my nails I take a small angled brush and clean around my cuticles with polish remover – take a look at this great tutorial from The Polished Perfectionist: http://the-polished-perfectionist.blogspot.co.at/2011/03/how-to-clean-up-after-polishing-your.html
        It might sound like a lot of effort but I actually like doing it because now I can totally mess up while painting and it still looks pretty in the end 🙂
        I also have a terrible time taking glitter off. However, there is a good method to ease the pain and a lot of nail bloggers swear by it: it’s called the foil method. Basically you soak a piece of cotton with polish remover, place it on your nail, then wrap a piece of tin foil around the tip of your finger with the cotton on it. Do all 5 on one hand, leavened for about 3-4 minutes, then the glitter should come off easily as you remove the foil and wipe the nail plate with the cotton. But honestly I rarely do it because I once had a bad experience with a China Glaze glitter in combination with the polish remover ‘bath’: it totally stained my nails 😦

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        • Hello gorgeous!
          I have tried this method now but it doesn’t work for me because I slip all the time… I need to work on that!
          Thanks for explaning the magic and providing the link to the polished perfectionist. Much appreciated! xo

          About glitter polish – I’ve only once had a problem with a glitter polish, but usually I can remove glitter easily.
          I just soak a cotton pad with polish remover and press it onto the nail for 20 seconds (30 secs tops for the presistent ones). 99% of the time I can then remove all kinds of glitter with gentle pressure and within seconds.
          I guess you do the same if you don’t use the foil method?

          Merry Christmas, darling!
          And I am so glad you blog here! xo

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          • It makes me really happy that you like and follow my blog!! 🙂 Yes, when I’m not using the foil method I’m also removing the glitter polish like you do – but unfortunately I usually need a lot of pressure 😦 maybe because I have a lot of glitter on my nails most of the time … ?

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