Saturday, November 30, 2013

Snowmen Nail Pictorial!

So I did these nails about a week ago and have been putting off posting them because they aren't as awesome as I wanted them to be. But here is a tutorial anyway! They were pretty easy to do as far as nail art goes, and you only need a couple of tools to accomplish these.

You will need:
Large dotting tool
A brush suitable for tiny details on your snowman & snowflakes
A small dotting tool or toothpick for little snowflakes
Makeup sponge
Whatever colors you want to use

Start by painting your nails a light blue color. I used Cinderella by Sinful Colors. I had to do like 4 coats because this is a pretty transparent color, but it was my only light blue.

Next I decided to add an gradient with purple just to make them a little bit prettier. This is actually really really easy to do, and all you need is a triangle makeup sponge!! I used Sally Hansen's Purple Pizazz which is a purple Jelly color with lots of shimmer. Paint on the two colors you are using on the sponge like THIS:
Then you gently apply it to your semi dry nails starting at the side and over and over until you get the brightness you are trying to achieve. Here's what my looked like when they were completed:
The next step is to apply your snowman. Start by placing a large dot on your nails like this:
Then add the bottom of the snowman near the tip of your nail. It doesn't have to be perfectly round.
Next, add the top snowball part of the snowman like this:
Next paint on your snowman's buttons, face, hat, nose, arms, and even a scarf if you want! I thought mine was pretty cute with a red scarf. :)
Almost done!!! Next, I decided to add some snowflakes and glitter, just to make them a little bit more "wintery". :) You don't have to do this though. After you're done with that, add a topcoat and that's all there is to it!!! I used Julep's Portia for the glitter.
I think my snowflakes look horrible, sorry. LOL But that's okay :) There you have it! Super easy snowman nails for your holiday season!

What holiday nails should I do next??? I was thinking maybe Santa nails or something... I'm running out of ideas already! :D

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Xx Ashley C.