Ready for Christmas? Here's How to Do Cute Red Nails With Snowflakes

by RoseDIY13
6 Materials
20 Minutes

Nothing gets me in the Christmas spirit quite like some beautiful winter nail art. In this DIY, I’m going to show you how to create red nails with a snowflake design on them.

Whether you’ve had experience with nail art before or not, anyone can easily follow along with this step-by-step tutorial and create this fabulous design.

Tools and materials:

  • Base coat
  • Red nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Clear nail polish
  • Thin brush
  • Dotting tool
Applying a clear base coat to the nail

1. Apply base coat

Start off by applying a clear base coat to your nails.

Applying red nail polish to the nail

2. Apply red nail polish

Once the base coat is clear, you’re going to go in with some red nail polish. Red is the Christmas color, and I love featuring it in my makeup and accessories at this time of year. When done, wait for it to dry.

Applying a second coat of red polish

3. Apply another coat of red nail polish

Then, you’re going to apply a second coat of red nail polish. This will create a greater color intensity. 

Drawing a snowflake on nails

4. Draw the snowflake design

The next step is to create the snowflake design with some white nail polish. To do this, you will need a thin brush. The thinner the brush, the more precise you’ll be able to be with the design.

To draw the snowflake, draw a vertical line running down the middle of your nail and then two diagonal lines in a cross shape on top. At the end of each line, feather it out to create the ends of the snowflakes. 

Adding white snow with a dotting tool

5. Add white dots

Next, add white dots with your dotting tool that will look like falling snow. When done, let it dry.

Applying a clear top coat to the nail

6. Apply top coat

The last step is to apply a clear top coat to give your nails a nice shiny finish.

Red nails with snowflakes

Red nails with snowflakes tutorial

Here we have the finished look. It was so simple to achieve yet looks really fancy and impressive. These snowflake nails are perfect for Christmas and the winter season. They really put a smile on my face and I hope you’ll give them a go!

Suggested materials:
  • Base coat
  • Red nail polish
  • White nail polish
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