Snowman & Snowflakes | Nail Art Tutorial

snowman and snowflakes nail art tutorial

Want to know how to create this cute snowman and snowflakes nail look?

Find out here and follow our 19 step tutorial to easily paint this nail art on your nails!



The products we used to create this look:
Nail polish, 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

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

xmas nails

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.


christmas nail designs

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.

easy nail art

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).

easy christmas nail art

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).

christmas nail art designs

Step 6

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

christmas nail art

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).

christmas nail art snowman

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).

snowman nail art design

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).

frosty the snowman nail art

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).

snowman christmas nails

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.

snowman nail designs

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).

snowman nails

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).

snowflake christmas nails

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!

easy snowflake nail art

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).

snowflake nail art designs

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).

snowflake nails

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.

christmas nails with snowflakes

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).

glitter snowflake nails

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!

snowman nail art, snowflake nail art

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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