Snowman | Nail Art Tutorial

Want to know how to create this snowman nail look? Follow our 19 step nail art tutorial below!

 

The products we used to create this look:

Nail varnish and nail art tools

1. Vitamin Base Coat – Natural Collection
2. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Pillow Talk
3. 7 Day Wear Nail Polish – Collection – White Out
4. Gelly Hi Shine – Barry M – Black Forest
5. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Double Decker Red
6. Glitter Nail Polish – PS… – Sequin Dream
7.60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Peachella
8. Glitter Nail Polish – PS… – Dazzling
9. Dotting Tool
10. Pointed Drawing Brush
11. Pointed Drawing Brush

 

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

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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.

 

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STEP 2

Once your base coat is dry, 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 paint our nails with the nail polish in the colour Pillow Talk (2). We applied 2 coats of the nail polish as this makes sure the nails are 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.

 

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STEP 3

Once the nail polish is dry, it’s time to start creating this snowman nail art! The first thing we did is paint 2 dots on the ring finger nail using the dotting tool (9) with the nail polish in the colour White Out (3). We painted one a little bit above the tip of the nail – this one is to mark out how high the body part of the snowman will be. We then painted another one about halfway up the nail – this one is to mark out where the top of the snowman’s head.

 

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STEP 4

After you have painted on the markers, it’s time to paint on the outlines! We started by painting on half a circle that reaches the first marker. To do this, we used the pointing drawing brush (10) with the nail polish in the colour White Out (3).

 

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STEP 5

Next we painted on the snowman’s head! To do this, we painted on a circle using the pointing drawing brush (10) with the nail polish in the colour White Out (3).

 

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STEP 6

Now you need to fill in the outlines using the nail polish in the colour White Out (3).

 

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STEP 7

To allow some time for the snowman to dry, we decided to paint on the snowman’s hat next! To begin with, we painted on a line at the top of the snowman’s head. To do this, we used the pointing drawing brush (10) with the nail polish in the colour Black Forest (4).

 

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STEP 8

Next we painted on a square to finish creating the hat on the snowman! To do this, we used the pointing drawing brush (10) with the nail polish in the colour Black Forest (4).

 

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STEP 9

After you have finished creating the hat, the snowman should be nice and dry so it’s time to start adding the details! We started by painting on the snowman’s scarf just underneath his head – to do this, we used the pointing drawing brush (11) with the nail polish in the colour Double Decker Red (5).

 

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STEP 10

Now we need to finish creating the scarf! To do this, we painted on the part of the scarf that hangs down using the pointing drawing brush (11) with the nail polish in the colour Double Decker Red (5).

 

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STEP 11

We decided to add a bit of sparkle on the scarf! To do this, we used the pointing drawing brush (11) with the glitter (5) nail polish and painted over the red nail polish.

 

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STEP 12

After you have finished creating the scarf for the snowman, we need to add some more important details – the eyes and the buttons! To do this, we used the dotting tool (9) with the nail polish in the colour Black Forest (4).

 

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STEP 13

Don’t forget to paint on the snowman’s nose! To do this, we used the dotting tool (9) with the nail polish in the colour Peachella (7).

 

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STEP 14

And that’s the snowman done – how cute does it look?! To add some more to this nail look, we decided to paint some snowflakes on the the rest of the nails. To paint on the snowflakes, we began by painting on an ‘X’ shape using the pointed drawing brush (10) with the nail polish in the colour White Out (3).

* You could leave the nail look here if you wanted to, it looks gorgeous like this with just the snowman!

 

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STEP 15

Next you want to paint a vertical line that goes directly down the middle of the X. To do this, we used the pointed drawing brush (10) with the nail polish in the colour White Out (3).

 

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STEP 16

In order to finish creating the snowflake, you need to paint a horizontal line that goes across the middle of the X. To do this, we used the pointed drawing brush (10) with the nail polish in the colour White Out (3).

 

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STEP 17

And that is how easy it is it paint on these snowflakes! Make sure you paint on a few more of these snowflakes across the nail.

 

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STEP 18

After we finished painting on the snowflakes, we decided to paint on some small dots over the nail to add that final touch! To do this, we used the dotting tool (9) with the nail polish in the colour White Out (3).

 

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STEP 19

Now it’s time to add the final touches to this snowman nail art! We painted on the snowflakes and dots across the rest of the nails, and also painted on small dots around the snowman using the dotting tool (9) with the nail polish in the colour White Out (3). In addition, we painted on the glitter nail polish in the colour Dazzling (8) to add a bit of sparkle to this look. It has such a beautiful colour to it – the photos don’t do this nail polish justice!

When you are happy – apply a top coat to finish the look off!

 

And that’s how we created this snowman nail look! It’s a gorgeous nail look for your nails at Christmas!

 

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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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20 Comments

  • Annie 23rd December 2018 at 9:34 am

    Ahh, this is so cute! I’m so sad that it doesn’t snow where I live. It’s my dream to experience a White Christmas one day! The snowman is amazing and the snowflakes create a really nice effect as well! Great tutorial!

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    • Creative Nails 24th December 2018 at 10:18 am

      Thank you! Aww, it’s pretty rare for it to snow for us. We did have snow on Christmas one time though, it must have been like 9-10 years ago now though. It was amazing the amount of snow we had! I remember we had like a blizzard at some point, it was crazy. Thank you so much 🙂

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  • Aaliyah 23rd December 2018 at 9:36 am

    These nails are just the cutest! Love that you also have the snowflakes on the other fingers as well, need to try this before Christmas xx

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    • Creative Nails 24th December 2018 at 10:40 am

      Thank you! I thought the snowflakes added something cute and extra to this look 🙂 I’d love to see a picture if you do paint this on your nails at some point!

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  • Taiwo 23rd December 2018 at 9:43 am

    This is so beautiful. Your art is amazing I love how detailed it is. It must have taken a long time!

    Taiwo | https://www.alifestylenerd.wordpress.com

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    • Creative Nails 24th December 2018 at 10:42 am

      Aww, thank you so much! It can take a bit of time, but it’s so worth it when you see the pretty looks afterwards 😀

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  • Jess 23rd December 2018 at 11:18 am

    Your nail art always blows me away I wish I was even half as good as you!! Another amazing festive creation well done!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

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    • Creative Nails 24th December 2018 at 10:47 am

      Aww, thank you so much! I’m sure you could recreate these looks too 🙂

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  • Nancy 23rd December 2018 at 5:58 pm

    I am so in love with your snowman nail art~ It is so festive and the vibes are on point. I really like how you did your snowflakes as well. Makes me one to try it out!! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    • Creative Nails 24th December 2018 at 10:53 am

      Aww, thank you so much! Creating the snowflakes like that is quite an easy and simple way to do it, but they look so pretty too – it’s very effective! Hope you have a lovely Christmas 🙂

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  • Bexa 23rd December 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Oh my, your designs just keep getting cuter and cuter! The little snowman is adorable and so detailed! The blue shade is so pretty and wow, those snowflakes! Your festive nails have been absolutely fantastic, great work! Thank you for sharing and hope you both have a wonderful Christmas! ❤ xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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    • Creative Nails 24th December 2019 at 10:58 am

      Aww, thank you so much for your lovely comment! That blue shade is gorgeous, isn’t it?! It’s definitely a favourite of mine 🙂 I’m so glad you have enjoyed seeing our Christmas nail looks! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too 🙂

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  • Grace 23rd December 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Omgosh you have no idea… I’m totally obsessed with nail art … Love love love this post you make it super easy

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    • Creative Nails 24th December 2018 at 11:01 am

      Thank you! I’m so glad you think this tutorial makes it look super easy, I try to make the tutorials nice and easy to follow so everyone can try recreate these looks if they would like to ❤

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  • sharnah 23rd December 2018 at 8:33 pm

    Love that blue colour! These nails are super cute and Christmassy! You are amazing! xx

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    • Creative Nails 24th December 2018 at 11:02 am

      It’s such a gorgeous colour, isn’t it?! Aww thank you so much ❤

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  • Sophie Wentworth 24th December 2018 at 12:00 am

    Your snowman looks so perfect?! The level of detail is incredible. I think this one might be my favourite of your Christmas looks so far. You nail it every time x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    • Creative Nails 24th December 2018 at 11:05 am

      Thank you so much! ❤ I love adding all the little details and the finishing touches to all the looks. Haha, did you mean to do that?! I’m so glad you have been enjoying our Christmas looks 😀

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  • friv 13th March 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Your snowman is perfect! The blue color you choose looks so good on your fingers!
    friv
    http://friv.party/

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    • Creative Nails 16th March 2019 at 5:21 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s such a pretty colour the blue, isn’t it?! Pastel and light colours are one of my favourites to use 🙂

      Reply

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