Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Ice Princess KOTW and More!

Hi everyone!

Thought I'd post my Konadicure of the week! I've named it Ice Princess, since that seems an adequate name given the fact that winter finally arrived these last days - lots of snow and really cold, brrrr... ;) It's so beautiful outside now (pictures enclosed!), and I really love the fact that we are going to have a white Christmas this year. Back when I was a kid, there were always white Christmases, nowadays we're lucky if we get any snow in December at all.
This autumn has been the warmest ever up here - some days when returning home after I've left my little one at daycare, I could hear the birds singing in the trees, and although that's nice, something is really wrong when that happens in late November... Climate has indeed changed, and I think it's really scary...

Well, on to something a little more entertaining - todays' pics!
All images are clickable ;)


 
The product stash...

 
Coastal Scents glitter "Sterling .004" (1 tsp=$1.00!)...

 
Glitter and rhinestones (rhinestones bought off eBay)...

 

 

 



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I started out with 3 coats of Essie "Ballet Slippers", which is a beautiful pale pink creme that applies very well, I might add. Then, just after applying my Seche Vite topcoat, I sprinkled on the glitter starting at the base of the nails, working upwards - pretty randomly as you can probably tell ;) I thereafter picked up one rhinestone at the time, dipping the base of it in Seche Vite, and applied to the nails. I finished by applying one coat of NailTek Intensive Therapy II as a protective top coat. That's it - done!

I quite enjoy this Konadicure, and I'd love to hear what you gals think :)

I also want to show you some pics of the beautiful scenery outside my windows - the trees in particular are spectacular looking sprinkled with snow! Beware of the pic spam :)



 
 
Sunset view...


Trees surrounding our garden...



 

 
Our closest neighbors' houses, and Zingo - one of our Golden Retrievers...

 
 Our house from the main road...

 
 Another little glimpse of our home...

 


Finally, since I know I'll be very busy the upcoming days, and probably won't have time to post - I'd like to wish you all a


VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

- may all of your holiday wishes come true!

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9 comments:

contests and such said...

Beautiful! Love the mani and the snowy pictures are beautiful!
Have a great holiday!

Vanessa said...

Hello miss Nessa :)
Thank You - you have a good one too!

Tuli said...

I loveeeeeeee this mani ! And this is what you see from your window ??? this is so gorgeous !
Merry Christmas my dear, have a wonderful holiday :-)))

Vanessa said...

Hi Tuli!
Thank you so much, I appreciate it! Yes, that's the scenery just outside my windows; it really is beautiful, but it's been so darn cold these last couple of days so one hasn't really been able to be outside for more than 15 minutes...
You have a great holiday too, friend :)) Hugs!

Krista said...

Love the way you did the polish..so pretty and princessy....It looks like you live in the middle of nowhere....So beautiful...Wow!!!!!!

Vanessa said...

Hi Krista - long time ;)
In the middle of nowhere, LOL!!! Pretty much the truth, though - we live about 10 minutes drive from the city, on the countryside, and we are surrounded mainly by acres and forest. It's pretty weird; one minute you're in town, surrounded by people, cars, and loud noises and 10 minutes later it's just peace, quiet and calm - just the birds twittering and the wind sweeping through the trees... Food for the soul ;)

Nea/ Fashioned in Finland said...

Wow! Ice princess really describes this well :)

Vanessa said...

Hi Nea!
Sorry for late reply, I obviously missed your comment ;)
Thank You!!

Robyn said...

Your nails are stunning! I love this ice princess look. You did a great job. And thank you for including the photos of the snowcovered trees. They are truly nature's works of art.