I have no idea why I’ve been so into the idea of snow recently, but it seems to be showing up everywhere in my nail art. Must be subliminal messages from all the Christmas songs I’ve heard around. Oddly enough, I haven’t heard Wham!’s “Last Christmas” yet. It’s a Japanese favorite and is usually in heavy rotation during the holidays, but this year, it seems to have disappeared. (I’m OK with this!)
So, without further ado, here’s some snowglobe nails.
These are really easy and fun to do, but I recommend doing them on artificial nails because the cleanup can get a little tricky.
Here’s the steps:
1. Apply a couple coats of a silver glitter all over the nails.
2. Paint an upside down French tip in white on the bottom of the nail. This is the snow-covered ground.
3. Take a dotting tool and add a few random dots on each nail.
4. I used tiny 3-D clay snowmen and snowflakes for these nails, but you can also use decals.
It’s not too hard to paint a snowflake and tiny snowman. A painted snowman is just three white dots, black coal smile, 2 coal eyes, 3 coal buttons down the front. You can add a hat and scarf to keep him warm(er) if you like!
5. Finish the whole thing off with a good topcoat. I used Seche Vite on these. This look doesn’t last forever, but it’s a lot of fun for a party or event. If you’re doing it on natural nails, paint a French tip on the top so it looks like snow is falling from the “sky.”