12 NAILS OF CHRISTMAS: Navy Snowflakes & Sweater Nail Art

by - December 12, 2018

Hey guys! If there are two designs that I'm really loving at the moment for my 12 Nails Of Christmas, it's definitely snowflakes and sweater nails. Honestly, I feel like that's sort of right where my personal style of nail art sits. When I sat down to do this mani, I actually had a different plan for the navy shimmer and silver holo bases that I picked, but ultimately nothing worked until I chose these images. Once they were on the nails, I knew that they were exactly what I was looking for. I think sometimes, even when you're initially shooting for something different, what you genuinely like will rise to the surface anyway.

Keep reading for more!

I really, really wanted to use OPI's Yoga-Ta Get This Blue, which is a really deep navy with a beautiful sheen to it, for a holiday mani. I feel like it can be easy to lean towards your traditional red and green bases, but this year I've been much more drawn to icy shades of blue and silver and this one manages to feel festive without necessarily being traditional. After applying a coat of Unt Ready For Take Off Peel Off Base Coat, I applied two coats of OPI - Yoga-Ta Get This Blue to my first, middle, and pinkie fingers. For my accent nail, I applied a coat of TiVoli Silver Metallic Polish followed by two coats of Nails Inc Holler-Graphic Polish in Rocket Fuel.

For the snowflake stamping on my first and pinkie finger, I used BornPrettyStore White Stamping Polish and TiVoli Silver Metallic Polish along with the XY-Merry Christmas 02 Stamping Plate. I chose two snowflake images that were very similar in design in two different sizes to pair together for cohesiveness and applied them one by one until I had filled up the nail in a way that I liked. On my accent nail, I went in with the same two images but only applied each of them once on the tip, and decided to use OPI Yoga-Ta Get This Blue for the smaller of the two images to add a good punch there. For my middle finger, I decided to go with one of my favorite sweater images from the XY-Merry Christmas 05 Stamping Plate along with the same white stamping polish. I finished the mani with a generous coat of Essence The Gel Polish Top Coat.

All Products Used
Unt Ready For Take Off Peel Off Base Coat
OPI Nail Polish in Yoga-Ta Get This Blue
NailsInc Holler-Graphic Rocket Fuel
BornPrettyStore - White Stamping Polish
TiVoli - Silver Metallic Polish
Essence - The Gel Polish Top Coat
XY-Merry Christmas 02 Stamping Plate (Aliexpress)
XY-Merry Christmas 05 Stamping Plate (Aliexpress)

I've gotta be honest, this mani alone convinced me that next year I want to change the theme of my Christmas tree from burgundy and bronze to navy and silver because it's really impactful and I feel like the cold tones really work beautifully at this time of year in contrast to so many warm tones everywhere.

Don't forget to keep checking back here every couple of days for the continuation of my 12 Nails Of Christmas, with new holiday nail art here on the blog every couple of days leading up until Christmas Eve!

Thanks for reading!

You May Also Like