12 NAILS OF CHRISTMAS: Soft & Cozy Pastel Snowflake Nails

by - December 18, 2019

I feel like as much as I love traditional Christmas nail art - and I really, really do - there's something about turning convention on its head and trying out something a little different that really appeals to me. Today's mani was very much about that. I went into this year's #12NailsOfChristmas with every intention of doing at least one pastel mani - and OPI came through with a polish from their OPI x Hello Kitty Holiday Collection* that was just dreamy for this look.

So without further ado, keep reading to check out this look!

As I said, I wanted to keep everything about this look really soft and distinctly wintery without being too on to the nose Christmasy. I started with two coats of OPI - A Hush Of Blush, which is a soft pink shade with a really subtle shimmer through it. The tone of this polish is super wintery, I think, and makes a phenomenal base for nail art.

For the stamping, I started by doing a marbled look using Born Pretty Store Stamping Polishes in Pink and Light Blue along with this cable knit image from the Nicole Diary L13 Stamping Plate. Essentially I just kind of randomly put blobs of each polish on the image so that it would get this sort of watercolour marbled look when stamped - and it ended up bringing a bit of a purple tone to the look, which I really like. On this base, it ended up pretty subtle, but that's what I was doing for.

Next, I added my favorite 2019 snowflakes image from the Born Pretty Store BP-Christmas-L006 Stamping Plate with Born Pretty Store White Stamping Polish. I used the full image on my middle two fingers and then just added a couple of random snowflakes to my other fingers.

To finish, I added a generous coat of Seche Vive Quick Dry Top Coat and voila!

All Products Used
OPI - A Hush Of Blush*
Born Pretty Store Stamping Polish - Pink
Born Pretty Store Stamping Polish - Light Blue
Born Pretty Store Stamping Polish - White
Seche Vive Quick Dry Top Coat
Nicole Diary L13 Stamping Plate
Born Pretty Store - BP-Christmas-L006 Stamping Plate
Born Pretty Store Clear Stamper
NailStuff.ca Angled Clean Up Brush*

Like I said, as much as I love pretty on the nose designs for the holidays, I also like to throw in some wintery looks that aren't quite so Christmas specific. This one, I think, is a nail art look that would be great all winter long and is really, really easy to do and somehow manages to be subtle but also pack some punch. I hope you guys like it as much as I do!

We're in the final stretch of #12NailsOfChristmas, so keep an eye out for four days straight leading up to the final nail art look starting on Friday!

Thanks for reading!

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