Snowman | Nail Art Tutorial

snowman nail art tutorial

Want to know how to create a snowman nail look thats perfect for Christmas?

Find out here and follow our 9 step tutorial to easily paint this nail art on your nails!

The products we used to create this look:
Nail polish and nail art tools
1. Vitamin Base Coat – Natural Collection
2. 7 Day Wear Nail Polish – Collection – Baby Blue
3. French Manicure Long Lasting – Collection – French White
4. Lasting Gel Nail Colour – Collection – Blackjack
5. Color Show 60 Seconds – Maybelline – Lux Lobster
6. Quick Dry Nail Colour – Natural Collection – Mulled Wine
7. Pointed Drawing Brush (Small)
8. Dotting Tool
9. Dotting Tool

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If you can’t find this design with our other false nail sets in our shop, please contact me and I will happily sort it out for you!

Now lets show you how we created this snowman nail art!

christmas nail art

step 1

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.

christmas nail designs

step 2

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 a  really light blue colour. We applied 2 coats of the nail polish in the colour Baby 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!

christmas nails

step 3

Once the blue nail polish is dry, the real fun begins – time to start creating this nail look! We decided on using the ring finger as the main focus of this look, and will have the snowman on there. We first painted on a thin line at the bottom of the nail using the pointed drawing brush (7) with the nail polish in the colour French White (3). This gives a little snowy platform for your snowman to stand on!

snowman christmas nails

step 4

Now it’s time to start creating the snowman! We used the thicker dotting tool (8) with the nail polish in the colour French White (3) to create 3 different sized circles – starting with painting the largest one at the bottom, a slightly smaller one for the body and then a smaller one for the head.

snowflake nails

step 5

Now to let the snowman dry before we add some detail. This is the perfect time to start painting on the snowflakes on the other nails! We did this by first of all painting on a ‘+’ shape in the places we wanted to have the snowflakes. We used the thin dotting tool* (9) with the nail polish in the colour French White (3). Then we painted on lines in between the ‘+’, like an ‘X’ shape – this is how to create the snowflake!

After we were finished with painting on the snowflakes, we used the thinner side of the dotting tool (8) with the nail polish in the colour French White (3) to add some small dots over the nail just to add that final touch.

* If you feel more comfortable, you can use a pointed drawing brush instead of a dotting tool.

snowflake nail art

step 6

After we finished with my thumb, it was time to paint the snowflakes on all the other nails using the same techniques as in step 5!

snowman nail designs

step 7

Now all the other nails are done, we can go back to adding some details to the snowman! We used the thin dotting tool (9) with the nail polish in the colour Blackjack (4) to paint on some eyes on the snowman’s head and add some buttons on his body.

Don’t forget his nose! We used the thin dotting tool (9) with the nail polish in the colour Lux Lobster (5) to add a cute little orange nose to his face!

snowman nail art

step 8

Now we had to give him a cute scarf too! So we used the pointed drawing brush* (7) with the nail polish in the colour Mulled Wine (6) to paint on a scarf around his neck.

* You can use a thin dotting tool instead if you don’t feel comfortable using the pointed drawing brush.

snowman nails

step 9

And now it’s time to just add the final touches – a snowman wouldn’t be happy without his hat! We used the thin dotting tool (9) with the nail polish in the colour Blackjack (4) to paint on his hat. Afterwards, we used the thinner side of the dotting tool (8) with the nail polish in the colour French White (3) to add some small dots around the snowman to make it look like it’s snowing – just to finish the look!

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 Christmasy mood – why not have fun and paint this look on your nails to show everyone!

Now it’s your turn! Have you created this look? We’d love to see it – tag us on Twitter and Instagram!

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