Winter Sunset Nail Art + Pictures of Wintry Joensuu

Today's post is going to be a bit different! I just recently did some simple winter nail art and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share some pictures of wintry Joensuu as well, since they went pretty well together with my manicure. I will first share the mani with you, but be sure to check out the end of this post for more beautiful wintry pictures!

This is actually the mani that I did with the 90's looking gradient as my base color. The nail art completely turned the mani around and it didn't really remind me of the 90's anymore, so I wanted to keep this completed nail art apart from that 90's post. 

As you might remember from the previous post, I did the gradient with two new China Glaze spring collection polishes: Dashboard Dreamer and Wanderlust. When I was coming back home from spending Christmas with my family, it was quite cold and the sun was just setting and it painted the clear blue sky just slightly pink around the horizon. The scenery was just so gorgeous with the beautiful sky and the snowy trees. I don't have a picture from that day unfortunately, but that was the inspiration for my nail art.

So I painted some trees on top of the gradient with a small nail art brush and some polishes. I actually used first black (Essie Licorice), after that I used two different greens (Essie Mojito Madness and OPI Jade Is the New Black) and then finally I added the snow using OPI Angel With a Leadfoot.


Products used
Base coat: Sally Hansen Nail Rehab
Polishes: China Glaze Dashboard Dreamer and Wanderlust, Essie Licorice and Mojito Madness, OPI Jade Is the New Black and Angel With a Leadfoot
Top coat: Mereneid Top It All
 
Eventhough I don't have pictures of the actual inspiration for my nail art, I do have some stunning pics of wintry Joensuu to share with you! In January there were some really cold days here, which meant that the trees became beautifully frosted. Then we also got some sunny days, so I just had to go out and take some pictures even if my fingers did almost freeze while I was taking these as it was sooooo cold.
 
Did you notice, I even managed to snatch some pictures of this cool little halo phenomenon!


Nature can be truly wonderful! I hope you guys enjoyed these pictures as much as I enjoyed sharing them with you!

24 comments

  1. I really wish I were there too, despite the cold temperatures I'm in love with your landscapes..... I can feel such a snowy silence.... <3
    Your gradient as a base is perfect to convey the atmosphere, just like in the pictures.

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    1. It has been truly gorgeous here lately! Eventhough it was also freezing cold I didn't really mind as it was so pretty. <3

      Thank you so much, I'm really happy to hear you liked the mani as well! :)

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  2. Olipas nyt niin kauniit kynnet ja kuvat! Tykkään kynsissä erityisesti siitä, että talviset puut on vaaleanpunaisen-sinisellä taustalla, se rikkoo vähän sitä perinteistä kaavaa :)

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    1. Kiitos! :) Jep, luonnosta saa kyllä hienot inspiraation aiheet, onneksi näköpiirissä on jo haasteen tiimoilta myös luontoinspiraatiota. ;)

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  3. Oh my, soooo beautiful mani and gorgeous winter pictures. :-)

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    1. Thank you so much Ann-Sofie, glad you like them both! :)

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  4. wow, your mani is just spectacular!!!

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    1. That's so sweet, thank you so much! :)

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  5. Kauniit kynnet ja upeita kuvia! ^_^

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    1. Kiitos paljon, kiva kuulla, että tykkäsit molemmista! :)

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  6. Tosi upeasti olet saanut talvisen maiseman värimaailman vangittua kynsillesi. :)

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    1. Kiitos paljon! Mukava, että se välittyi kynsistä. :)

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  7. Beautiful pictures! I live in South of Sweden and we finally got some snow here as well that I've been out taking photos of. Love your manicure as well.

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    1. Thank you Helena! :) We've been getting quite a lot of snow, but also unfortunately also some really warm weather in between, so the snow keeps coming and melting and coming and melting, which isn't really so nice...
      I'm happy to hear you liked the mani too! :)

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  8. Beautiful pics indeed! Love that mani. Love the colors you have used and the design is simply amazing as well.

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    1. Thank you so much, glad you liked them both! :)

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  9. Voi miten hienot kynnet! Liukuväri sopii puiden taustaksi tosi hyvin. Pidän kyllä talvisista maisemista ja varsinki lumiset/jäätyneet puut on tosi kauniita (vaikka kylmästä en tykkäkkään yhtään) :)

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    1. Oi että, kiitos hirmuisesti! :) En minäkään ihan hirmuisesti kylmästä välitä (ainakaan kovin pitkää aikaa), mutta kyllä se pakkanen vaan upeita maisemia luo! :)

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  10. Ugh, I hate winter :) (it's just too cold & wet!), but love the pictures and your nail art is gorgeous!

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    1. Oh no, glad you like the pictures and my nail art though! :)

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  11. Oi, nää on mielettömän upeat! Ja ihania nuo kuvatki lumisista maisemista.

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    1. Kiitos paljon! :) Kiva, että tykkäsit kuvista myös!

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