This mani is inspired by the name of this green OPI polish from the fall/ winter 2014 Nordic Collection: My Dogsled is a Hybrid.
I think it's the best nail polish name ever!!! :-) A hybrid sled would be nice if the dogs were tired. But how can it work? Do you turn it around and it drags the dogs? Or do you put the dogs in the sled and drive it with a gasoline motor? A battery would not last very long in the cold... Or as my boyfriend suggested, the driver would have to drag the dogs and the sled...
This is what I was wearing on Christmas Day. This manicure kind of evolved, so I'll show you the pictures in chronological order.
Step 1. Paint nails with OPI: My Dogsled is a Hybrid
When I noticed that the sun was actually shining, I ran outside to take some photos.
Step 2. Stamp the trees, dogs and birds on.
Then I hurried out before the sun went down, and I went for a long walk, as is our family tradition on Christmas Day.
... and a few years later...
...our neighbours came with us. Our parents probably wanted to walk fast, so I was allowed to be in the pulk with the other children. We lay there, all four of us, in a pulk made for 1 or 2 kids, but we talked and laughed and had fun. It's one of the happiest moments from my childhood...
...I took a course in dog sled driving. We only used 3 dogs, and it's a long time ago, so sadly I don't remember enough to do it today, but it gave me enough reasons to buy this bottle because of it's name, even though I had just bought the "little NORTHIES mini nail lacquers" set, and I think I alredy have some similar green polishes... You might remember them from my Summer Vacation haul post.
Here my skin looks pink because of the cold. I couldn't wear gloves, because they would have made my nails look hairy... LOL
|Yes, I know it's upside down|
Step 3. Add "snow".
Sadly, I didn't look at the pictures until I came home. So it was then I added the snow on "the ground". I just used the brush from OPI: My Boyfriend Scales Walls.
Step 4. Add glitter.
It was so cold outside that it looked like someone had sprinkled tiny diamonds everywhere. That's why I felt that the mani needed some glitter.
OPI: My Dogsled is a Hybrid - green creme
OPI: My Boyfriend Scales Walls - white creme
OPI: My Voice is a Little Norse - silver holographic glitter
Dashica Beauty Shop: Infinity Nails 75 - trees
MoYou London: Explorer Collection 23 - birds
MoYou London: Princess Collection 03 - dogs
Konad SN White
Konad SN Black
As you see, exept for the stamping, I only used OPI. I don't have a sled image plate. LOL! So I had to leave the actual dog sled outside the design. Any suggestions?
Here's one photo taken in daylight, where you can see that it's shiny:
What do you think? Does this nail polish name give you good memories too? Any dog sled drivers among you?