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Jan 22 2012

Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Perfect for an Ice Mani!

A friend had asked me if I have done or would do an ice mani. I “Googled” it and found a number of very cool nail art designs. Since I saw a number of different manicures labled as ice mani’s, I just decided to do what seemed to best fit the description for me!

On Saturday, this is what my back yard looked like:

And this is the slushy street outside my house:

I decided Saturday was a good day for me to try out my ice mani vision!

It’s very simple. I used Seche Rebuild as my base coat. I used two coats of Nicole by OPI It’s All About the Glam. I used a coat of Qtica Extending Top Coat over it. Then I did a gradient with the Color Club glitter Jingle Jangle, going over each nail three times, concentrating the most glitter near the tips of the nails. I finished with a coat of Seche Vite. Here’s swatches!

I thought it turned out very pretty. I always picture blue and white when I picture ice and snow, even though technically there is no blue in the equation!

It’s All About the Glam is actually a thick formula. I wouldn’t wear this on its own, because it looked streaky after two coats. I originally swatched it with three coats and I can tell you that this kind of polish doesn’t get better with more coats, it gets goopier and streakier. Here’s one of my swatch photos from when I first received the Kardashian collection (review to come sometime soon on all of them):

I tried to make it not so streaky but you can definitely see the goopy and streaky.

Jingle Jangle was great to work with, no application issues there.

So what do you think of this ice mani? Have you tried one? What’s your method?

Disclaimer: Nicole by OPI It’s All About the Glam and Qtica Extending Top Coat were provided to me for review by the PR Firms/Manufacturers. The bottle of Seche Rebuild I am now using was a gift from the PR Firm/Manufacturer at a trade show. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • http://www.polishgalore.com Krystal S.

    Aww Judy, I love it!

    • http://beautyjudy.com BeautyJudy

      Thanks! Xo

  • Lucy

    Good luck tomorrow. You’ll be in my prayers. Love the manicure! Really turned pretty. I’ve never done this. Maybe one day.

    • http://beautyjudy.com BeautyJudy

      Thanks xo

  • http://talonista.blogspot.com/2012/01/twelfth-night-carey-in-loreleis-tiara.html Kitty M

    I did one (see website), but yours is nicer. <3

    • http://beautyjudy.com BeautyJudy

      Aw thanks. Yours is pretty too!

  • http://doliviajewelry.blogspot.com/ Diane

    Your mani looks so pretty. I’m sure if I tried that, it wouldn’t come out so well. My car looks like your backyard, so I’ll have to clean it off today before I allow myself to do a new mani! :-)

    • http://beautyjudy.com BeautyJudy

      Ah, I cleaned my car off pre mani too! I’m sure it would look great if you did an ice mani!