The set came with two polishes, a dark blue shade and a light blue shade (no names on them), and it also came with two little pots. One pot was filled with loose glitter and the other contained small rhinestones.
|photo courtesy of aeropostale.com|
I started with two coats of the light blue polish and then sponged on the dark blue to create a gradient. The gradient ended up being a bit more subtle than I had expected, but that was due to the light blue polish drying a lot darker than it looked in the bottle. I still like the way it came out though. Then using Bundle Monster plate BM-323 and Konad Special Polish in white, I stamped on the snowflakes. To apply the glitter and rhinestones, I worked on one nail at a time. I applied one coat of clear polish and dipped a fan brush in the glitter and lightly sprinkled the glitter over the clear polish. I dabbed on a dot of clear polish in the middle of the two largest snowflakes and, using an orange stick, applied two rhinestones. Then repeated the process on each nail. The glitter was a little rough, so I applied one coat of Gelous before applying Seche Vite.
I had originally planned to stamp the pattern in the opposite direction but didn't realize until after my entire left hand was done that I had reversed it. So I decided to turn it around for my right hand. I honestly couldn't decide which way I liked it better though.
The Aeropostale polish, by the way, was pretty good. It applied really well and only took a couple coats to be opaque. This manicure lasted a full week. I was pleasantly surprised.