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Saturday, December 05, 2009

weekend nails: Snowflakes

It's been weeks since my last weekend nail post...so to make up for it, i decided to make a winter-inspired look. This is my first time do this kind of design so don't expect a perfect one..

Excuse the dirty pole...I wasn't thinking straight when i grabbed it..the only thing that i was thinking is to be able to take a good shot of my nails...scared smileys

I'll just be saying this in advance...you need to have a steady hand to be able to paint the snowflakes. Painting my left hand is easy for me, but the right hand took me lots of effort because my left hand is not as steady as my right...tongue smileys

Also the fact that i don't have a dark blue polish that's why i have to make my own...indifferent smileys

I'll leave the choice of color up to you...These are the tools that i used:
  • Brush that has a fine tip (this is actually an eye brush ^_~)
  • dotting tool or hairpin
  • optional - sponge...if you want to have a snowy look..click HERE to know how to do it
  • lots of patience!
Let's start the tutorial...
  • Start with clean nails that has a base coat. Opt for a midnight/dark blue..or any dark base of polish...
Now comes the hard part..but we'll do it slowly,ok?
  • We have to make the snowflake, but since i don't have long nails to have big snowflakes so i'll just omit the flicks on the snowflakes...Start with a cross shape like this, make it big,ok?

  • Then dipping the brush on white polish*,

  • Make a small X shape right at the center of the cross...

  • Now, if you have long nails you can put some small flicks at the end of the cross. Since i don't have much space so i'll just leave it like this..it's more of an asterisk than a snowflake..lol

  • Next, dip the dotting tool/hairpin on white polish because we will make some random dots...

  • Near the snowflakes, like so...

  • This is how it would look like afterward


  • Optional:
If you want to add a snowy effect, you can do THIS. Just make sure that you use a light touch so to not cover the 'snowflake'..or you can also use a peach/off-white polish so to not overpower the white.

  • Top it off with a clear/glittery polish, then a top coat

I did not fill my whole nail with design..if you notice, i left 1/3 of my nails bare. But then it's up to you if you want to fill the whole nail with flakes & dots.

*It's advisable to use white acrylic (instead of white polish) if you are not sure about how steady your hand is. You can easily wash the acrylic if you made mistakes. Acrylic can be washed away with water.

There ya go!

Hope you like it. Have a great weekend,girls!
Jaa ne~!
^_~

20 comments:

donnarence said...

so timely jem... hmm.. madali lang gawain..hehe

Zoe said...

Seriously, I think u did a great job^^..I love it so much it matches the Christmas mood so well~

// krissy ♥ said...

Awesome! Very Christmas-y! :)

Sherry said...

so pretty sis, I can't do it as still need grow longer nail. My bad habit is peel the nail.. gosh.. I cannot stand long nail.. I even scratch myself :(

GirL With GLasSes... said...

looks so christmas-y =)

ok... so i tried doing that snowflakes thing on my nails using a liquid paper, Mr. W laughed at me so hard!!!

Gaby said...

Awww this is so lovely! You are pretty good!

xoladiihoneyxo said...

awesome! =] hehe. gorgeous ;] I like how you did it. I do it a little differently. Want to know something? Mine is only one snow flake per nail when I did it when I was 8. haha. My first design too! lol. We used the same colors ;] If you make it swirl, you can do it for Independence Day. c[=

gio said...

Love the nails, they look very Christmassy! Great job!

makeupbaby said...

Im guna try this,im such a copycat.LOL.Lurve it!

Askmewhats said...

this looks seriously pretty :) You do have steady-enough hands to be able to draw that :)

Dana Yoshimizu said...

I love it, just like I love all of your other nail designs! PERFECT for the holidays and winter time~ :D

Sugar Bunnie said...

LOVE THIS!!!!♥
esp. with the snow effect

Golden said...

It looks so pretty! You really are good at this..

twinsouls888 said...

very nice tutorial girl, you make it look so easy. Very pretty colors ^_^

CamRenRai16(SHOBE) said...

nice thia.super sturdy talaga ng hands mo.i mean doing the same using the left hand is difficult.its so cute.why not purchase the nail art pens for sure madami ka macreate na designs.

Frances said...

Wow, kinareer mo talaga! So amazing! I love polishing my nails, too, but since becoming a wife (and all the laundry, floor-scrubbing, dishwashing that enatils), I have had to keep my nails bare and short! =(

Toothfairy said...

I can only say... you're so freakin' patient... :P

loves

Pop Champagne said...

ohhh CUTE! they're lovely :D I've been meaning to decorate some nails before I go home but haven't got around to yet... hehe yeah cutting back on spending is a hard thing to do -_- especially when you're use to how much you spend or when something is on sale!

Blovet Beauty said...

wow! super happy snowflake nails! Love love love :)

Kittynail said...

Really nice design!

Check out my blog too. I make nail art too :)

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