My true love gave to me three French hens.  Have you ever noticed that half of that song is about birds?  Partridges, turtle doves and geese a laying.  Are birds really that Christmasy?

I tried a snowflake manicure that was with non-traditional colors and it looked funny.  I didn't like it, so I started over.  This second attempt is much better.

I used some "mood" color changing polish I picked up at Icing.  I'm a little disappointed in this polish.  On the bottle it shows the color change goes from a light blue to a bright purple.  I thought, if that works it's going to be the easiest gradient I've ever done.  It was too good to be true, however, it is a pretty color with a satin finish.

The above picture shows a bit of the color change.  Notice it's brighter near my cuticle and darker at the tip of my nail.  Below is what it looked like cold.  I ran my hand under cold water for a minute and the polish turned dark blue.  I never saw any purple.

This picture is mostly warm and below we've got a gradient effect.  I wish it looked like this all the time.  I love this faded look.  It's very appropriate for a snowy manicure.  I finished off my snowflake with a big, fat dot of silver holo glitter right in the middle.

What's your Christmas manicure today?