If you want to try snowflake nail art but don’t know where to start, stick with where you are. Because Christmas is just around the corner, there’s no time like the gift to enjoy a fun and festive design at your fingertips.
No festive beauty look is complete without Christmas nail designs, and snowflake nail art is a stylish take on the usual sparkly holiday manicure. “A snowflake manicure is a perfect way to achieve a festive look without going through the OTT,” confirms nail artist Sophie Louise Martin. “You can go as classic or abstract as you like, from the delicate hand-painted flakes to the speckled dots that reflect the falling snow.”
For those of you who already know how to paint your nails like a pro, why not step up your at-home manicure with a snowy scene? Or, if you prefer to have your nails done in the hands of professionals, take a screenshot of your favorite snowflake nail art design and take it with you to your next nail appointment.
After all, what better way to complete your Christmas makeup and Christmas hairstyles than with a fabulously festive snowy design? Put on your prettiest Christmas party dress, maybe some Christmas hair accessories and you will be golden. Everyone knows more is more at this time of year.
Snowflake Nail Art Designs and Ideas
1. French snowflake nail art
Elevate a classic French manicure for winter with carefully drawn snowflakes. To save time (and reserves of patience) limit snowflakes to one or two nails.
2.Black and white snowflake nail art
For a sophisticated touch to the classic snowflake design, try painting white snowflakes on a dark berry or navy blue base. Cranky winter polish contrast will help pop those snowflakes.
3. Subtle snowflake nail art
Intricate snowflakes painted on a neutral base are delicate and chic. Well-groomed nails are a must for this look, so get into a good nail care routine and then top things off with the luxe accents.
4.Double French nail art and snowflake
Double French manicure and snowflake nail art are a perfect match. Take inspiration from nail artist lolo.nailedit who used CND polish in high waisted jeans and white buttons.
5. Metallic snowflake nail art
Activate the full party mode with snowflakes painted on mixed metals topped with a sprinkle of glitter. It would be as fabulous in a cozy pub as it would be around the Christmas table.
6. Gold glitter snowflake nail art
Sequins are a must have for the holiday season. If you are not a fan of shimmering eyeshadows, apply glitter to your nails instead. Gold works especially well with white snowflakes.
7. Glitter snowflake nail art
If you’re looking for a less literal approach to snowflake nail art, try applying silver glitter over a dark base to recreate a snowy midnight scene. This is one of the easiest looks to achieve at home, and it always looks utterly fabulous.
8. Striped snowflake nail art
Subtly festive, this is snowflake nail art for people who think they don’t like nail art. The neutral base and the dark green stripe adorned with snowflakes look really cool and will go with your best Christmas sweater.
9. Gray snowflake nail art
Gray is a great color choice for nails all year round if bright, colorful hues aren’t really your thing. To make it wintery, try adding some glitter and delicate white snowflakes.
10. Snow and silver speckled nail art
Create a sparkling scene by using a very fine brush to paint silver speckled snow dots and intricate snowflakes on pink jelly nails. For full party brands, why not add silver tips as well?
11. Simple snowflakes
For clean nail art, go for white snowflakes on a neutral pink base and finish with a shiny top coat. Better yet, try using snowflake nail stickers instead of hand painting them.
12. Gold foil snowflake nail art
Embrace the Midas touch and be inspired by these beautiful golden snowflakes. You will need acrylic nails to achieve this super long vampire shape. We therefore advise you to keep this look for professionals.
13. Green snowflake nail art
Dark forest green is the perfect color choice for a Scandi-Christmas winter forest feel. Top it off with white snowflakes and a touch of highlights to add a little extra pizzazz.
14. Pink snowflake nail art
Not a fan of traditional festive colors? Instead, opt for bright colors or a pop of pink instead – this will bring a funky, modern touch to festive nails and help you stand out in the crowd.
What is a snowflake manicure?
“A snowflake manicure is exactly what it looks and surprisingly isn’t as complicated as it looks,” advises Sophie. It consists of intricate little snowflakes painted on a neutral or deep base. The finished look can vary from delicate flakes with a flurry of snow, through white or silver dots, to an accent snowflake painted on one or two nails.
There are different ways to achieve a snowflake manicure. While professionals often lean towards dotting tools and fine brushes, many brands have created nail art stickers that you can just press on. Whichever method you choose, there is a technique to suit every skill set.
How to put snowflakes on your nails?
Step by step follow Sophie’s snowflake nail art:
- Prepare your nails: “First of all, you will need to make sure that your nails are perfectly prepared and that the cuticles are pushed back.
- Remove the oil: Wipe your nails with acetone to remove the oils.
- Choose your base: Then choose the base color you want. You can go for a classic nude or, if you want to be more adventurous, forest green and ice blue are very popular this season.
- Draw on points: Dab your dotting tool in white varnish and place a dot in the center of the nail. Then place two small dots directly above the center point, below the center point, and to the left and right of the center point. Then, in the four spaces between your points (the diagonals), place a singular point.
- Draw on lines: Take a thin brush, dip it in the white varnish and draw thin lines through the dots and voila, you have a snowflake.
Still not sure? Watch and learn how to do snowflake nail art:
wife and house thank you Sophie Louise Martin for his time and expertise.