It's been quite awhile since I've done a Manicure Monday! Since I've been wearing so many dark vampy colors for fall (if you caught my Autumn Nail Polish post, then you definitely know!) I was feeling inspired to switch into a pretty winter-y look. My favorite candle from Bath & Body Work's winter collection this year - Vanilla Snowflake is what did the inspiring.
I don't know what it is about that candle but I've been crazy about it recently. Last year I was all about 'Tis the Season, but this year I can't get enough of the crisp, clean vanilla smell that has the tiniest hint of mint and coconut in it. Vanilla Snowflake is so delicate and sweet, that's exactly what I wanted my nails to look like. I started with Essie's Ballet Slippers - a soft sheer pinkish white and topped that off with a pearly top coat to give subtle sparkle and sheen. Then I used a simple silver glitter from Forever 21 to create a "falling snow" effect. I concentrated the glitter on my ring finger and working in light layers made it gradually fade out along my other fingers.
|Essie Ballet Slippers, Glitters out of Forever 21 Sheer Opulence Set|
Let me know in the comments if you have a favorite winter candle or what you're wearing on your nails!