Digital Dozen does Winter Wonderland – Bare Trees

Bare Trees nail art - The Digital Dozen does Winter Wonderland | The Dalai Lama's Nails

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I love trees. I love nature art. Something I love about trees is how they indicate the seasons – and the stark, bare trees against a bright sky really tells me it’s winter (and, you know, the freezing temperatures help, too!). I really love the leaves in the fall, but there’s something so crisp about bare trees in the winter. Crisp and starkly pretty.
Bare Trees nail art - The Digital Dozen does Winter Wonderland | The Dalai Lama's Nails

For this nail art, I started with two coats of Sally Hansen White On. I need to get some new white polish – my bottles have all become thick and almost unworkable. I think at this point I’ve just thinned them out one time too many! After that dried, I used a nail art brush and Jessica NY State of Mind to create the branches for a silhouetted look. I applied a coat of Seche Vite, and then a coat of OPI Matte Top Coat. I feel like the matte doesn’t chip as easily when I apply a layer of regular top coat, first. Bare Trees nail art - The Digital Dozen does Winter Wonderland | The Dalai Lama's Nails

What are the things that really remind you of winter? Snow? Bare trees? Or is it sunny where you live? Tell me about it in the comments!The Digital Dozen does Winter Wonderland | The Dalai Lama's Nails
And as always, don’t forget to visit the lovely ladies of the Digital Dozen to see what’s going on their winter wonderlands!

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  • http://thepolishplayground.blogspot.ca/ Lisa N.

    Your trees look good. Totally reminds me of the bare trees outside right now too. Great job.

    • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      thanks, Lisa! That’s what it looks like here!

  • http://heydarlingpolish.blogspot.com/ Hey, Darling Polish!

    This is such a great look!

    • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      thank you!

  • http://wondrouslypolished.blogspot.com/ Lindsey ~ Wondrouslypolished

    I love this! I really like that it is abstract but still very much tree branches They are lovely.

    • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      thanks! I’m so glad you liked it – I was feeling a little uninspired.

  • http://behappyandbuypolish.com/ Jessica W

    I love when it’s been a super chilly night – or snowy – and you wake up and all the trees and every branch is sparkly with snow. There’s something magical about that. Gorgeous nail art, friend!

    • http://behappyandbuypolish.com/ Jessica W

      Oh, have you tried Jessica Sharktooth? It’s one of my absolute favorite white polishes.

      • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

        no, I haven’t! I should grab some.

    • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      and everything is still, and crisp, and quiet. It is magical.

  • http://glowstars.net Vic

    These are kind of spooky – makes me feel like I’ve been abandoned in a snowy forest in the middle of nowhere.

    • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      ooooOOOOooo!

  • Peace, Love & Polish

    This is winter in a nutshell. The trees look so depressed, but beautiful – especially when covered in snow. I think you did a great job!

    • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      Thank you! That’s what winter looks like around here, for sure!

  • http://lacquerologist.blogspot.com/ Emily Lacquerologist

    Trees are one of my favorite things to do in nail art! These are gorgeous!

    • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      thank you!

  • Victoria Oen

    Look kind of scary because I’ve never seen trees like them (I live in a tropical country). But somehow they look stunning! Scary yet stunning!

    • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      Oh, that’s so interesting! That’s what it looks like around here – bare trees against the sky.

  • http://geekyowl.blogspot.com/ Kirsten (Geeky Owl)

    Hauntingly beautiful!

    • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      Thank you Kirsten!!

  • Bee Justice

    You did a great job on this! Trees hate me! lol

  • http://www.nailtalk.nl/ NailTalk

    I love it! It had something abstract, pretty!

  • A Girl and Her Polish

    These winter trees are perfect!