Well, Punksatony Phil (the groundhog) saw his shadow early this morning and predicted we will have six more weeks of winter. What a bummer! Well, I guess since we will be having more snow and cold weather why not paint your nails with snowflakes on them, right??? I actually did these nails on my mom early in January, but since winter will be continuing six more weeks (especially in the eastern states), they seemed appropriate to share today.
Step 1: Prep Nails
View my post on Nail Polish Prep.
Step 2: Paint Nails Blue
Paint all of the nails with two coats of blue polish. I used the Shellac color called, Cerulean Sea.
Step 3: Snowflakes & Polka-Dots
Now on all the nails, add some medium and small polka-dots.
Note: When hand painting images on your nails use acrylic craft paints, not polish. You will get crisper lines and much more “pop” than you would with polish. Some polishes can sometimes dry almost transparent which makes the image hazy and you won’t get the wow factor you are going for.
Step 4: Rhinestone Jewels
Apply a health top coat to all the nails. Make sure the paint is completely dry before adding top coat to help avoid smearing. While top coat is very wet gently push the jewel into the top coat in the center of the snowflakes. This will create the jewel to be sealed into the top coat layer.
Step 5: Allow to Dry and Apply Cuticle Oil
Allow your polish to dry completely. Apply a cuticle oil just around your nails on the cuticle and rub into the skin.
Remove gel polish after 2-3 weeks, check out Gel Polish Removal for the quickest, easiest and best way to remove gels.