Snowman Nail Art

Hi readers!

We had a snow storm yesterday, it started around noon and did not stop all day/night. I was supposed to have an appointment after work, but I rescheduled it because there was no way I was leaving the house. This gave me time to do some nail art, and since it snowed I figured I’d do one last winter-themed manicure for this season

It’s official, I suck at freehand designs, lol! Don’t get me wrong I love my snowman, I find it cute. But it’s not as clean as I had envisioned in my head. I wanted to add a hat too, but I was afraid I would just ruin it all so I left it as-is. This was actually my second attempt at the snowman, I royally failed my first try so I had to do it again. I first tried doing the snowman’s body with dotting tools, but they did not dot big enough and it was just a big blobby mess.

I also redid my pinky because I was unhappy with the snow at first (it was too thick), and since I was redoing my ring finger, may as well do that one too.

To create these nails I used the following colours:

  • Revlon Dreamer (3 coats) as the base;
  • OPI Alpine Snow for the snow and snowman body (I used a sponge for the snow and a brush for the snowman body);
  • Sinful Colors Black on Black for the eyes and the buttons (with a tiny brush);
  • OPI San Tan-Tonio for the arms (same tiny brush);
  • NYC Times Square Tangerine Creme for the nose (same tiny brush).

I put OPI Nail Envy as my base coat and I added a coat of Nubar Diamont on the base colour before I started with the design, and then another coat at the end to seal it all in.

I’m really liking the snow effect and will need to do this again next winter. I used a makeup sponge for the snow. After you put the polish on the sponge, dab it on something (paper towel) to get rid of the excess polish before dabbing onto your nail, otherwise you’ll end up with a snow bank on your nail. You should see my right hand, the snow looks like the plow just went by, LOL!

What do you think?

– Chantal 🙂

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.

  • I just used a sponge too and it's totally way easier than it seems like it would be. Great tip, by the way – I found that dabbing the excess was also a good thing to do before starting.

    I think your snowman looks cute! The thing with photographing nails is EVERY DETAIL SHOWS. I don't think anyone will notice if it's "clean" or not in person. They'll just see some cute nail art! Shame that the dotting tools didn't work out because I was thinking about trying for the same thing (painting with dotting tools rather than using a brush) but I guess we'll see!

    • Thanks Melissa! 😀
      Yes you're right, every detail shows in pictures cause they're so up close and zoomed in. You notice details that you don't see in real life.
      Let me know how the dotting tools work for you. I haven't really used my set yet. I will this spring though for some spring-themed nail art that I have in mind… probably in April. 🙂