It’s been an EXTREMELY long time since I’ve had a minute to post here, but I’m taking it upon myself to find a minute to share some Winter Snowflake nails with you all!
The full nail designs are probably my favourite thing in the world, they’re super easy to apply and don’t require any patience at all. The one pictured is part of the latest Bundle Monster pack that Nail Polish Canada was nice enough to send to me.
The polish colour is called Ruby Pumps by China Glaze, and it’s one of my favourite red polishes. I basically like anything with a sparkle.
Over the Christmas holiday I’m planning to spend some time dreaming up some new nail designs with these Bundle Monster plates! I can’t wait!
This weekend I decided to give hand painting my nails a try! To achieve this look you’re going to:
- Polka Dots:
- Paint your nails using China Glaze Spontaneous (or any other purple polish)
- Once completely dry, use your white stamping polish and Konad plate m79 to stamp on the polka dots
- Paint your nail with Essie Turquoise & Caicos (this is my favourite mint-y polish!)
- Paint the tip of your nail in the purple you used for your polka dot nails (don’t be too concerned about making a straight line across your nail, we’re going to cover that up with the white cupcake top anyway)
- Paint stripes along the purple tip with Essie Mob Square, and a super skinny paintbrush (I recommend a brush set from Bundle Monster)
- Draw in your cupcake shape using a paint pen (I love the Sally Hansen nail art pens because they have a thin tip – but feel free to try a Sharpie paint marker, or even use a paint brush). I did the outline first, and then filled it in.
- Add in your colourful dots using a dotting tool or a toothpick
- Once everything is complete, finish it off with your favourite top coat and you’re done!
My best advice for the cupcakes is to make sure everything is COMPLETELY dry before moving on to the next step, especially when working with the paint pens. When doing your non-dominant hand, go slowly and just remember that it’s not going to be perfect.