Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Wintery Orcas ft. MoYou London Animal and Enchanted

Hello Readers!

After last week's tropical mani, I was ready to come in from paradise and create something a little more winter-themed, to pay respects to all those caught up in snowstorms right now. We have no snow on the ground here- and likely won't, considering it's in the 50s-60s, so I put a little bit of snow on my nails instead!

Also, Orcas. Because all of the animal images make me smile. 

For this mani, I started off with a peel-off base coat because I sure don't want to bother trying to remove a heavily glittery polish with acetone. It's been a while since I have used Wintermint, and I'd forgotten how sheer it is! It's super thin though, so while I lost count of how many coats I put on my nails at about 4-5, it doesn't seem heavy on my fingers. It's a good thing it's pretty! Also, now my nails smell minty-fresh.

The heart and soul of this design comes from this MoYou London Enchanted plate, featuring all kinds of cute wintry animals. I used this for the orca on my ring finger, as well as the snowflake and ice design on my pointer and pinky. I also used this plate a week or so ago for a different wintry mani, featuring that cute wolf peeking through the pine needles.

The Orca image on my middle finger comes from this plate from the new Animal collection. I love how the Orcas in this image appear to be playing in the water- it gives them so much personality!


  1. Yay! You used your Wintermint! I wish I'd thought to put peel-off base coat on my nails when I did them. This looks amazing. So fresh and clean and wintery. :D

    1. Thank you! Ha ha, yeah I'm much more willing to put glitter on my nails now that I've discovered peel-offs. They sure are a pain, even though they're pretty!

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    1. Thanks! I thought it looked like icy waters. I always seem to have trouble breaking my glitters out, but when I do it makes me want to do it more often.

  3. Beeeautiful manicure, I love the Orca's and all the colours you used, fabulous!