Capture winter's wonderland in a glittering manicure

Mother Nature offers endlessly changing landscapes for us to admire. In winter, snow blankets the world in white, and clear skies make the world seem at peace. If you’re inspired by snowflakes and the crystalline reflection icicles cast on the world, then you’ll love this glittery manicure.
Start by painting your nails periwinkle blue, and then add iridescent snowflake glitter and rhinestones. Depending on the length of your nails, you may be able to include additional snowflakes, so feel free to create a snowy wonderland manicure of your own design.
Advertisement
Materials
- Periwinkle blue nail gel (Canni, 620)
- Flat brush
- UV or LED lamp (Lumcrissy, not shown)
- Structure gel (Gelish)
- Dotting tool
- Iridescent snowflake glitter
- Iridescent rhinestones (Nicole Diary)
- No-wipe top coat gel (Cheri)
Fierce League
Instructions
1. Paint your nails with two coats of periwinkle blue nail gel using the flat brush. Cure the gel between coats with the UV or LED lamp.
2. Apply a thin layer of structure gel to the nails, but don’t cure it yet.
3. Press the small end of the dotting tool against the wet gel, and place two different iridescent snowflakes and two iridescent rhinestones onto the nail.
4. Add a single drop of structure gel to the center of a large snowflake, and place a rhinestone on it. Cure the gel with the lamp.
5. Seal your manicure with no-wipe top coat gel to keep it from chipping. Cure the polish with the lamp.
Advertisement
Happy holidays!
Resources

Nail tools can make a big difference in the finished design. Watch these tutorials for tips on using sponges.
February 26   ·  
Advertisement
February 25   ·  
These sparkly designs will cure your winter blues so you can shine like the season.
February 24   ·  
If you have thin hair, you know that it can be a drag. It may not hold a curl and doesn't ever look full. Worse, thin hair looks dirtier faster. Lucky for you, I've discovered a few braids that can take your thin-hair woes away.
February 15   ·  
No need for false lashes! We've compiled a list of how you can take your lashes to the next level with these ultimate hacks.
February 11   ·