Sunday, January 3, 2016

Snow Globe Nail Art

Good morning polished world!  How are you all today?  It's funny, the day right after Christmas, winter hit my town.  That's right, cold weather, sleet, ice rain, and now today some snow!  I'm kind of bummed that this didn't happen before Christmas because I love seeing snow on the bushes with the Christmas lights.  Unfortunately I took the lights down yesterday so I won't be seeing that today when the snow hits.

Today I am sharing with you a perfect winter manicure which is completely fitting for the weather we are supposed to get!  I created this snow globe manicure after seeing a few similar ones on Pinterest.  Most of them were Christmas themed, but I decided to take out the Christmas and make it look like what you would see in a snow globe.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • FingerPaints - Sparkle With Me
  • Zoya - Hunter
  • Orly - White Tips
  • Acrylic Paints
Doesn't this design remind you of a snow globe scene??  I started off with a plain clear base coat.  When that was dried, I added a coat of FingerPaints Sparkle With Me on my naked nail.  This matte white glitter with holo pieces is the perfect polish to resemble snow.  I debated on using dots, but I'm happy I decided to use this glitter.  One coat and I had complete coverage.  No need to place any of the hexes!

The glitter dried super fast so I was able to add the next part right away.  I went through with Orly White Tips and added an uneven french tip to my nails.  I debated on making my french tips perfect, but I decided against it since I wanted my nails to look like a snowy landscape.

I then went through with Zoya Hunter and added the trees to my nails.  For this step, I ended up using a toothpick.  I know some nail artists find it easier to use nail art brushes, but I find I have more control when using a toothpick.  While the green was drying, I created the snowman using dotting tools and toothpicks.  It was kind of a pain to get such a tiny snowman on my nails but totally worth it!  The last step was to add the white snow on the trees.

What do you think?  Something you see yourself doing??

I love how this manicure turned out.  I feel like it's been awhile since I've done "intense" nail art like this.  It took me a little longer that most manicures but it was really worth it.  I was sad when one of the nails chipped and I had to take them off.

Until next time, <3.