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Blue Snowflakes – Easy Holiday Nail Art

Blue Snowflake Holiday Nail Art

With Christmas less than two weeks away I thought I’d get myself into the holiday spirit a little by giving myself a festive mani. I popped out my barely used stamping set and set out to find the perfect plates. This blue snowflake holiday inspired look is what I came up with.

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Stamping Plates, Konad DupeBefore I get into the actual steps of this manicure, I want to mention that I did not use the Konad stamping set, I used a set by Salon Designs set, found on Amazon. This set cost me $12.95 and I received 30 stamping plates. All plates are duplicates of the Konad plates, but at a fraction of the cost. Konad plates run anywhere from $4-$8 a piece. If you want to get into nail stamping, but don’t want to invest in expensive plates, I highly suggest checking this set out.

Onto the manicure. I started out with my base coat and applied Julep Lacey as my main color, but any dark blue will do. After letting my base color dry completely, I applied my first set of snowflakes in Sally Hansen’s Gray by Gray. I chose this color because I wanted my background snowflakes to be subtle, however you can go with any shade of blue, as long as it is lighter than your base color. I chose two different snowflakes for this design and alternated my snowflake designs and placement on each nail to get a true falling snow look.

After the light blue snowflakes dried, I moved on to the white. I applied the white snowflakes in the same alternating pattern and overlapping the light blue snowflakes. On some of my larger nails I added two, or put pieces of snowflakes in the corners of my nails. Any excess polish that may have gotten on my skin I cleaned off with a nail art brush dipped in acetone.

I applied Essie Pure Pearlfection over my dried manicure to add shimmer to my falling snowflakes. Remember, it is important to completely dry your manicure before putting a top coat of any kind. If your nail art is not completely dry, you run the risk of streaking it by putting a top coat on too early. I’ve done this before and its extremely frustrating :( . As always, I finished up my design with Seche Vite Top Coat.

Easy Holiday Blue Snowflake Nail Art

Have you tried nail stamping? What do you think of my design? I love reading your answers, let me know in the comments down below!


 

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  • http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/ Charlotte (@makupbcandlelit)

    Gorgeous look – lovely and crisp! Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk

    • http://whimsicalallure.com Lindsey D

      Thank you!

  • http://kimsbeautydrawer.com kimbolee88

    Wow! I didn’t even know such plates existed! Love them! Great post xx

    • http://whimsicalallure.com Lindsey D

      I found them in my never ending quest to “get a deal.” Lol.

  • http://cosmoslyn.blogspot.com.au ailynk

    I wish I can do it, I have no patience, and a 1 year old not sleeping enough for me to try this!

    • http://whimsicalallure.com Lindsey D

      The great thing about stamping is, you don’t need much patience. Its way easier than doing intricate painting, although I do that too sometimes. This is definitely less time consuming and you can’t mess up your design!

  • http://www.lilting-grace.blogspot.com Miss Louise

    love it! I really want to start using nail stamps!

    • http://whimsicalallure.com Lindsey D

      Thanks! They’re super fun and easy!

  • http://stylelifelovely.blogspot.com Ivy

    I’ve never tried nail stamping, although I don’t know why because I can’t do any kind of design free hand! Your nails turned out so pretty! I love that you did light blue snowflakes and white :)

    Ivy xx
    stylelifelovely.blogspot.com

    • http://whimsicalallure.com Lindsey D

      Thank you! Nail stamping is definitely a great way to get fuss free designs :)

  • http://pinkelephantbloggin.com/ pinkelephantbloggin.com

    That looks incredible!!

    http://pinkelephantbloggin.com/

    • http://whimsicalallure.com Lindsey D

      Thank you :)

  • http://twitter.com/lulug1975 Lulu G (@lulug1975)

    Very pretty!

  • Mandy

    That stamping set is a great deal!!! I’ve really been wanting to try stamping, but am too cheap to shell out the big bucks for the name brand sets. Thanks!

  • http://www.atelierzozo.com/ zozo

    Nice job! It looks almost holographic with the different layers and colors
    atelier zozo

    • http://whimsicalallure.com Lindsey D

      Oh yea, it does! Thanks. I want to try some more layering manicures.

  • daniella

    great nail color! beautiful blog!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

    • http://whimsicalallure.com Lindsey D

      Thank you :)

  • http://www.ruzinscloset.com Ruzin

    Wow beautiful nails. I wish I could do this myself!! xox

    http://www.ruzinscloset.com

    • http://whimsicalallure.com Lindsey D

      Thank you! And you can, stamping doesn’t require much skill. I could never get these snowflakes free hand ;)

  • http://piinkbeautyprincess.blogspot.nl/ PiinkBeautyPrincess

    Cute! I follow your blog on bloglovin =D

  • http://strikeapo.se/ Rose

    Hey, can you use any nail varnish for nail stamping or can you just use special polishes? Love the designs :) xoxo

    • http://whimsicalallure.com Lindsey D

      Thanks! You can use any nail polish you like. I try to use polishes that have a thicker formula because they stamp easier. If you do use a polish with a thinner formula just let it dry for a few seconds on the plate before transferring it. I find that a few seconds of dry time helps it thicken up a bit.

  • http://littleblondeobsession.blogspot.be/ Melissa Grootjans

    Love it!!

  • http://gravatar.com/inspiredbylifee inspiredbylifee
  • http://fromparistojakarta.com/ Lucie

    Hi Lindsey! The color of the Sally Hansen polish is so lovely! Very nice nail art, very festive :)

  • http://www.hobovogue.com/ hobovogue

    umm, AMAZING. i loveeee this winter nail theme goin on. definitely not craftsy enough to do this though…

    xoxo hobovogue.com .

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