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 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.