3-D Snowflake Manicure

Snowflake 2

Howdy everyone!

Today I bring you an adorable manicure involving some falling snow and snowflakes. My favorite type of winter manicures are blue snowflake ones. I absolutely adore snow and there is just something about a snowy manicure that makes me smile. This is a pretty easy one, so I hope you enjoy!

First thing is to pick your base colors. I used Sally Hansen’s Triple Shine nail color in “Wavy Blue” on my ring and index finger, and then used Essie’s “On a Silver Platter” for the rest. “On a Silver Platter” is from Essie’s holiday collection this year, and I am obsessed with it. It is a clear base packed with silver chromatic glitter that actually makes the nail look gold in some lighting. There is also larger holographic blue glitter mixed in as well, and the effect this color gives the  nails is just beautiful. I used 4 coats to get the opacity that I wanted. The formula could be better on this, as it chipped within 3 days, but it is still a stunner.

Plain

Some other colors that would work great for this manicure are China Glaze’s “Frostbite” or “So Blue  Without You“. The next step is to dab on some white glitter near the nail bed on your blue fingers. This will act like snow falling towards the nail tip.  The polish that I used was Essie’s “Peak of Chic”, which is also from their holiday collection, and it was perfect for this, as you can see below.

Snow 2

Last thing you want  to do is add the snowflakes! Now you can either use a toothpick and draw some in by hand, or, what I did is I placed a couple 3-D snowflakes on the tips of the nails. I got mine from Sally Beauty a few years ago in a holiday nail art kit, but I know you can find them on Amazon as well. I applied a top coat and then quickly pressed a snowflake onto the tip of each of my blue nails. You want to make sure you apply a generous amount of top coat if you are using the 3-D snowflakes, that way they won’t fall off as easy. Once the top coat dries, you are good to go! Like I said, a pretty simple manicure, but really beautiful and perfect for this season.

Snowflake

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed. More seasonal tutorials are on their way so check back soon!

xo Becky

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