CHRISTMAS NAIL ART: Frosty Blue Layered Snowflake Nails

by - December 24, 2020

This might seem a little bit weird, but I'd say it's a pretty solid look into how my brain works: I got the idea for this mani while I was lying in the bathtub and I immediately got out of the tub, got dressed, and went to put it on my nails. It actually came to me like a lightbulb and I knew exactly what products I was going to use and exactly how it was going to look in the end and I really didn't change anything from the original idea when I put it on my nails. I love snowflake nail art for the holidays (in case that wasn't already obvious) and I actually picked up one of the stamping polishes I used in this mani specifically with snowflakes in mind, so I guess this was sort of already in my head. 

So, without further ado, keep reading to check out my final holiday mani of 2020!

As the base for this mani, I knew I had to use Starrily's Etoile*. In my opinion, this is just about the perfect winter blue shade. It's a really soft baby blue créme with a hint of a grey undertone and what really drives home the iciness of it is that it's just packed full of holo flakes. I find that the holo ends up being pretty subtle in this formula and you don't get a ton of rainbows, but instead you get this really pretty, almost snowy look that has these subtle glints when it hits the light. Application takes a little bit of patience with this one, but the end result is just a stunner. For this mani, I applied two coats and let them dry completely.

I ended up going with two different plates for this mani, but I think they paired really well together. I started by applying the scattered snowflake image from the BP-Christmas-L006 Stamping Plate to all of my nails using white stamping polish. This layer was really intended to be quite subtle and act as sort of a textured base for the shimmery blue stamping that would come next. Next, for all but my ring finger, I grabbed individual snowflakes from that same image and applied them sparingly for that really scattered look on those nails.

For my accent nail, I grabbed for the What's Up Nails B022 Stamping Plate because I really wanted to use the Merry Christmas image that's surrounded by snowflakes. I love this image and the text is just the right size for my nails, which is amazing. Because I used a metallic stamping polish, the light obscures it a little bit in pictures, but in person it's pretty perfect.

To finish, I first applied a water based top coat to seal in my stamping and then followed with a quick dry glossy top coat for shine and voila!

All Products Used
Starrily - Etoile*
Clear Jelly Stamper - 002 Jenny's Gonna Love This
Clear Jelly Stamper - 036 Midnight Rendevous
Suncoat Water Based Top Coat
ASP Long Wear Top Coat*
Pueen Liquid Peel Off Cuticle Guard
Born Pretty Store BP-Christmas-L006 Stamping Plate
What's Up Nails B022 Winter Time Stamping Plate
What's Up Nails Magnified Clear Stamper

*Starrily Etoile is was gifted to me by and is available to purchase from
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Annnnnnnd that's it. The last holiday mani of 2020. 

If you'll give me a minute, I want to say thank you to the people who've been reading and liking and watching and giving love to all of this nail art. This holiday season has been a hard one - which is the entire reason I decided to take on the challenge of 25 different holiday themed nail art designs - and this has really been making me smile. I really hope that all of my fellow nail art lovers have found some inspiration here. If you wanna look back through all of this year's holiday nail art, click here for all 25 mani's

I hope everyone will have a safe and happy holiday season, whatever you celebrate, and let's all hope really hard together than 2021 will see a little bit of normalcy and safety return to our lives!

Merry Christmas!

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