This manicure was made entirely with Essence polishes. I started with two coats of Essence Goofy-Blue from the Snow Jam collection of Winter 2012. It's the perfect winter blue with a touch of shimmer in it. On top of that, I created a glitter gradient using Icy Fairy, which is one of the new Effect nail polishes from Essence.
I bought this glitter because I was surprised by what I saw in the bottle. It's not one of those silver glitters you see everywhere. The larger glitter pieces have sort of a holo effect to them and there is tiny purple shimmer in the base. This shimmer didn't photograph too well but you can see it better in this direct light shot.
If this doesn't remind you of snow and ice, I don't know what will. I really hope you enjoyed these nails! Make sure you check out the rest of the Monday Blues of this month by clicking the links below.
Have a great week and happy holidays!