As a Rocky Mountain-raised girl there’s a part of me — a very small, infrequently charged part — that sees all of the winter snowstorm reports flying around and misses a really good blizzard. Especially at night. There was something so beautifully quiet as a kid, laying in bed with the window shades drawn up to watch fat white flakes drift past. It made the world sparkle and felt a little magical, and while I don’t miss a lot of the grown up stuff about snow (shoveling, heating bills, wrecking shoes and asses) I’m crazy nostalgic right now for a silent snowy night.
So I made my own, dangit! The base on this is OPI Ski Teal We Drop (seemed appropriate), one of those deeply rich colors that can almost be a one coater but is best used in two. Once that completely dried I went in for something like four rounds of really light sponging using Kleancolor White, added a few dots for exaggerated snowflakes and then stippled with the brush at the tip to make solid snowy drifts/forms (truly, you know you’re in a mountain range when you open your front door and the wind has whipped a 10′ wall into the rectangle that used to be your entryway). It’s pretty simple stuff and gets noticed out and about — try it on!