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December 12, 2013

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Let It Snow

Today was the first snowy day here in Israel (well, I didn't see much snow from where I live, but there are some colder cities like Jerusalem which were covered in white), and I think it's the perfect timing to share with you my snowy nail art!


For this design I decided to stamp white snowflakes over a textured base. I chose Zoya Nyx as the base for this nail art and stamped the snowflakes with Konad's White stamping polish. The plates I used are Bundle Monster BM-323 and Gals GA41. To preserve the textured effect I did not apply a top coat over this design.



I found that Zoya Nyx was a quite sheer for me, even with two coats, so I decided to layer it over a light blue base. Lucky for me the color on the nails turned out to be pretty close to the color in the bottle, so I was pretty happy with it eventually.


I really like this textured effect combined with the snowflakes stamping, it sparkles nicely and really makes me think of snow covered places. I love how this macro shot shows the texture of this polish and even of the stamped design that has a bit of texture too. I don't know if you can see the glitter in the polish on the nail, but it was very sparkly in the sun, which unfortunately didn't really translate to the photos.


Zoay Nyx is a pale dusty blue with a textured effect. It has a jelly like base with fine square silver glitter, and once dries it has a sand/sugar texture. This polish was one of the first colors that Zoya released under the Pixie Dust line, their textured effect. 
I wasn't sure if I loved this color at first, and when I saw it was relatively sheer I was a bit disappointed, but when I tried it with a similar color underneath I instantly loved it!
Although it might not be my most original design, I really loved the final look and I think this polish gives a nice touch to my snowy manicure.



48 comments :

  1. It's a gorgeous nail art, Natalie :)

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  2. This is gorgeous! Your stamping is so flawless too :)

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  3. Such a lovely manicure! Perfect for winter!

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  4. Wow.. These snowflakes look so pretty on Zoya Nyx..I didn't have a chance to try Zoya's textured polishes yet, but I love them all and this one is one of the best for me :D

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    1. Thanks! I hope you will get to try them, they're really pretty!

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  5. This is such a beautiful nail art!
    The Ice Crystals look just perfect :)
    I've also made a winter nail art like this a couple of days ago but this one looks also great!

    Xx julia

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  6. What light blue color did you use under Nyx for your base coat?

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    1. I actually didn't have a perfect match for it, so I used the closest I had in my collection, it was Holographic Sky Blue. It's an odd combo, but it worked for me :) I think any creamy light blue will be a nice base for this color.

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  7. I thought that it would be hard to stamp over a textured polish, but this looks lovely! I also did snowflake nails when the snow arrived to me in Sweden:)

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    1. Thanks! It's actually very easy and no different than stamping on regular polish. Did you know you can also stamp over velvet/flocking finish? ;)

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  8. Beautiful stamping and Zoya Nyx is really a perfect base for your snowflakes! :-)

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  9. I just bought Nyx and now I know how I'm gonna use it! Absolutely gorgeous!!

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  10. Such beauty! Zoya shared your post and directed me here. LOVE it!

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    1. Thanks Lizzy! Super excited about this, I'm honored :)

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  11. wow, this is so beautiful, natalie ♥

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  12. This is outstanding! Everything about this is so perfect, your photographs are so inspiring. I'm lacking in Zoya's, not by choice but this is one that's headed for my wishlist. Also.. While browsing my facebook newsfeed I saw Zoya's post and I knew it was your nails right away! Well done Natalie :)

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    1. Thank you so much dear!
      I'm so flattered <3 And also excited about being featured at their page :)

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  13. на песках стемпинг очень оригинально смотрится!!

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  14. This is such a beautiful design, and so well executed! I love it :)

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  15. IM IN LOVE!!!!!! thanks for showing <3

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  16. This is so pretty! Awesome work. I'm hoping to give stamping another try sometime. I love how you also photographed these. I definitely hope to get a better camera that can take better quality photos. Again, lovely work here, so beautiful!

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  17. המניקור הזה הורס!!!
    אני לא מפסיק להתפעל ממנו! כל כך מיוחד
    אין כמוך נטלי !

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  18. Wow, this is just stunning! Everytime you showcase a polish, I feel like I NEED it, haha! My wallet hates you ;)

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  19. Natalie this is probably the prettiest Christmas mani I've seen in the blogosphere this season so far! I had to go buy a bunch of BM snowflake plates so I can recreate this! Gorgeous!

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  20. Thanks for the inspiration! I have this polish collecting dust on my drawer, I haven't worn it in ages...time to shine again :)

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  21. so beautiful! nice swatch and nailart =D may I know what macro lens do you use to shot the nails that close and that detailed? so cool! =D specially in the last picture, brush and the bottle =D

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  22. Can I just stop and stare for a minute or so? Woah!

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