NOTD - Festive Nails - Golden Snowflake!

Hello lovely readers! We made it through Monday! *high five!* How are we all? Took a break from city life this weekend & chilled at home with the fam, productively managed to get most of the Xmas shopping done, but in typical Aysh fashion forget to pick up Xmas cards *side eye*…but I DID pick up a big, hairy, fluffy soft mohair Xmas jumper, that makes me look like an extra from Sesame Street but I bloomin loves it!  I then popped off to sing lovely carols with my bestie, at a get together that is held every year in the local church for her charity Crossroads, which was put in place to help aid young carers in our community & is something that I am SO proud of her for. There was a wonderful Salvation Army band present performing some of our fav carols which, alongside the organs sounded stunning & there was also a real live DONKEY for the nativity scene! Haha! It was all very cute & festive…until he decided to take a pretty immense dump in front of us all (including the priest!)…hmm not AS cute after that…though rather amusing I can’t deny ;) 

So I have my first festive mani to share with ya lovelies today! Finally managed to grab some spare moments & get in to the festive spirit with some Xmassy nails :) I have so many merry designs I want to try out but it’s just a matter of finding the time, especially in this most hectic of months! But will do my best, for today we have…SNOWFLAKES!

Do ya like? I tweeted a pic of the mani for Grazia magazine festive #manicuremonday & it made it to the website again which chuffed me no end! :D I don’t know what made me go for snowflakes for my first Xmas mani, but then random is me ;) To get my snowflake nails I started off with a base of Models Own Champagne, a most beautiful pale champagne gold foil that applied great & is a one coater! Yay! It really is a stunner of a polish. 

I then went in with my Models Own Nail Art pen in White to draw the snowflake design by simply placing a dot on one corner of the tip, then drawing three white lines outward, finishing with the smaller lines on the edge of those. 

You know I love my sparkle so I added a blue stone on to the central dot at the tips, going over with a couple of coats of topcoat to seal in place. For the accent nail I applied a pale gold from No7 called Sultry Sands then went over that with a few coats of my favourite Milani Gold Jewel FX, lots of lovely hexagonal gold glitters perfect for achieving a blingy accent nails! :D

Thanks for reading, hope you liked my first festive mani dolls! Have you gone all Xmassy on your nails? I’d love to know!

Lotsa love to ya!


  1. so pretty and festive!
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

  2. These are beautiful nails! So festive and sparkly! X


    1. Awww thanks Jo, so glad ya like em! You know I love my sparkles ;) xoxo

  3. oh my g!! I LOOOOVE it!!! Gold, bling and snowflakes! Such a fun and elegant combo! I've been wanting that Milani polish for ages, I wish we could get it here! :-(

    1. Haha! Thanks doll! Aww I know! But you can get Milani polishes from the Cherry Culture website for quite a reasonable price? They have other coloured glitters that I seriously want ;) xoxo


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