Snowflake | Nail Art Tutorial
Now lets show you how we created this snowflake nail art!
First of all it is important to make sure your nails are clean and ready to be painted before we start, so we need to do a little bit of preparation. If you have nail polish on already, you will need to take it off with some nail polish remover. After this is done, I usually wash my hands just to ensure my nails are completely clean.
Then it’s time to tidy your nails up a little and to shape them to how you want, using with your file. Also, if you want make your nails appear longer – you can push back your cuticles. If you place your hand in some warm water for a few minutes, it will help soften your skin making it easier for you to do this.
Once you are ready, you should apply a base coat to your nail as this will protect your nails from being stained but also will make applying your nail polish much smoother. We used the Vitamin Base Coat (1) to do this.
Once your base coat is dry (this shouldn’t take too long), we can start moving on to the more exciting parts – deciding what colour you want your nails to be! For this look, we decided to go with this gorgeous dark blue colour. We applied 2 coats of the nail polish in the colour Danny Boy, Blue (2) as this made sure the nail was covered well.
We recommend you apply two thin coats rather than one thick one as the thicker the coat, the longer it will take to dry!
Once the blue nail polish is dry, the real fun begins – time to start creating this nail look, adding the snowflakes! To do this, we used the dotting tool* (5) with the nail polish in the colour Your Majesty (4). Firstly, we painted on a ‘+’ shape in the places we wanted to have the snowflakes. Then we painted on lines in between the ‘+’, like an ‘X’ shape – and this is how we created the snowflakes!
* If you feel more comfortable, you can use a pointed drawing brush instead of a dotting tool.
Once you have finished adding the snowflakes, it’s time to add a little bit extra to this look! We decided to add some white dots to add that extra touch. To do this, we used both ends of the dotting tool (6) to add some small and slightly bigger dots over the nail with the white (4) nail polish.
After you have finished with the white dots, it’s time to add some small silver ones to complete the look. To do this, we used the dotting tool (5) with the nail polish in the colour Your Majesty (4).
When you are happy – apply a top coat to finish the look off.
And that’s it! How cute is this look?! Perfect for everyday wear during the winter, but also if you are getting into that Christmassy mood – why not have fun and paint this look on your nails to show everyone!