Tuesday, December 16, 2014

#MonthlyMani: Winter Wonderland

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year, especially when it comes to all of the fun holiday things that you can paint on your nails!  I decided to do snowflakes for this one.


I used 3 nail polishes for this design.  I love the skinny brushes from Kiss.  They make it easier to do designs that require more precise lines.


First I started with this gorgeous blue base color.  I've had this color forever and it always seems to be the perfect shade for winter themed nails.


Next, I started the intricate snowflake pattern.  First, I painted a simple star design.  


Then I added a mini zigzag between the star lines, creating diamonds.  


Finally, I added 2 more lines at the end of each star point to create a "fork" for the tips of the snowflake.


They look a little messy up close, but from just a little ways away they look much better. :)  I added a couple half snowflakes on my middle and pinky nails and then silver lines on my pointer and ring nails.


PS ~ This post is going live a little late because today is my birthday! Between my baby shower, birthing class and my birthday, I had too many activities going on the past few days, but I finally found some time to do my nails. :)


Check out the rest of the gang's awesome winter nails:
Kristi from Delightfully Kristi
Piniel from Pins-Place
Jacki and Lesli from Sistas from Cali
Marlena from Here, Pretty Kitty
Natalie from Being Mrs. Olson

Also, check out this link for some other cool nail art ideas for the holidays!  I think I'm going to try one of the Christmas tree designs next.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, Erika, your snowflakes look amazing!!! I am so impressed! And I love how the bright white polish pops against that beautiful deep blue! I have never tried the skinny brush polishes, but I've seen the amazing nail art that people create with them, I might have to give them a try! Beautiful job, and Happy Birthday again!! :)

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  2. Ahhh I love your little snowflakes - they look beautiful! Also, happy (belated) birthday!
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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  3. OH MY GOSH your snowflakes are freakin amazing. Well done, seriously. I'm glad we both love the KISS polishes! They definitely do make designs much easier to do.

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  4. Really nice job! Your nails look awesome

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