How to Rock Magical Glitter Snowflake Nails This Festive Season

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It’s that magical time of the year and who can say no to these winter-perfect glitter snowflake nails? If you’re looking for an original and unique idea for your festive manicure, then this snowflake nail tutorial is for you!

I’m going to show you how to make a snowflake on a nail and how you can take your manicure to a jingly and magical level. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Base coat
  • Top coat
  • Glitter/holographic nail polish
  • Stamping plate
  • White nail polish
Applying a base coat to nails

1. Apply a base coat

Before we start the simple snowflake nail art, go ahead and apply your favorite base coat.

Applying glitter nail polish with a sponge

2. Apply glitter

Now for the fun part! Apply a glitter nail polish to the tip of your makeup sponge. Be generous and add a few applications, so the glitter particles are really concentrated.

Dabbing glitter onto the nail tip

Now, dab the first application on the tip of your nails. This is your base.

How to do glitter snowflake nails

Also, add a little over your nail and onto the nail bed to give it a “falling” impression.

Applying layers of glitter nail polish

Now, add a second coat and dab it on the tip of your nail only. In the end, I applied three coats.

Glitter nail polish on the tips

Here’s how it looks so far. So dazzling, I love it!

Christmas nail stamp plate with a snowflake

3. Add the snowflakes stamps

Now, I’m using a stamping plate to create the glitter snowflake nails. There’s no need to use snowflake nail stickers because the stamping plate is easy enough!

First, apply white nail polish to the stamping plate.

Snowflake nail stamp

Press the stamp onto the plate to pick up the nail polish.

How to make a snowflake on a nail

Then, press the stamp onto the nail to transfer the design.

Simple snowflake nail art

Go ahead and randomly place some white snowflakes on your nails. Be sure not to go overboard; there needs to be a good balance between the snowflakes and glitter nail polish.

Applying a clear top coat over the nails

4. Add a top coat

Now it’s time to add a top coat. This is my favorite part because it seals in the design and makes your glitter snowflake nails come to life!

Glitter snowflake nails

Glitter snowflake nails tutorial

This nail art is so mesmerizing and magical, and I could look at it the whole day! See, it’s a very easy process. Now that you know how to make a snowflake on a nail without snowflake nail decals, you can flaunt your pretty manicure at your next festive event.

Thanks for tuning in, and see you again next time!

Suggested materials:
  • Base coat
  • Top coat
  • Stamping plate
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