winter crystals

four weeks until christmas! we’re well and truly in the holiday spirit here at pb, and so for the next month i’ll be dedicating tuesday talons to fun and festive styles to celebrate the season. winter crystals, andrea fulerton, nail boutique, andrea fulerton crystal gemstones, crystal manicure, stick on crystal manicure, essie no place like chrome, christmas manicure, silver manicure, peanut buttered blog

we’ll ease our way into holiday hands with something not overly jolly. this subtle look is more a tribute to the ice cold of winter, and is one for those among us who aren’t into everything red and glittery (if that’s you, turn away over the next couple of weeks. and p.s… boo, grinch!) winter crystals, andrea fulerton, nail boutique, andrea fulerton crystal gemstones, crystal manicure, stick on crystal manicure, essie no place like chrome, christmas manicure, silver manicure, peanut buttered blog

to create my ‘winter crystal’ mani, i used essie ‘no place like chrome‘ and andrea fulerton’s crystal gemstones.

starting with a good clear base coat, i then painted on two thin coats of the chrome polish.winter crystals, andrea fulerton, nail boutique, andrea fulerton crystal gemstones, crystal manicure, stick on crystal manicure, essie no place like chrome, christmas manicure, silver manicure, peanut buttered blogwinter crystals, andrea fulerton, nail boutique, andrea fulerton crystal gemstones, crystal manicure, stick on crystal manicure, essie no place like chrome, christmas manicure, silver manicure, peanut buttered blog

the andrea fulerton kit comes with a little rubber picker upper stick, but after repeatedly dropping the crystals into the living room rug where they forever shall remain, i resorted to using my tweezers. use whichever works for you.

i also found it easier to allow my chrome polish to dry, and then brush a teeny amount of clear polish onto the back of each crystal before applying – this meant i could take my time in placing them, rather than rushing to apply them before the polish dried. it also meant there was less chance of smudging the chrome.winter crystals, andrea fulerton, nail boutique, andrea fulerton crystal gemstones, crystal manicure, stick on crystal manicure, essie no place like chrome, christmas manicure, silver manicure, peanut buttered blog

i dotted three crystals on each finger, and four on my thumb nail. after applying with the tweezers, gently push down with your finger to ensure they’re firmly in place.

ét voila: a subtle winter chill mani, with just enough glam to get you through the festive season. ice ice baby.winter crystals, andrea fulerton, nail boutique, andrea fulerton crystal gemstones, crystal manicure, stick on crystal manicure, essie no place like chrome, christmas manicure, silver manicure, peanut buttered blog

next week, we’ll be wading further into jolly town with some sparkle. stay tuned!

are there any christmas manicures you would like to see on pb? let me know! leave a comment below, tweet us at @peanut_buttered or @andreamagrath or you tell us on facebook herewinter crystals, andrea fulerton, nail boutique, andrea fulerton crystal gemstones, crystal manicure, stick on crystal manicure, essie no place like chrome, christmas manicure, silver manicure, peanut buttered blog

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