I wasn’t feeling the Christmas spirit, but I’ve decided that Winter Snowflake Nail Art is a gateway into getting into the season! I can highly recommend it if you aren’t feeling in the Christmas mood.  I definitely wasn’t before I had these on!


Winter Snowflake Nail Art | Keely's Nails

Winter Snowflake Nail Art | Keely’s Nails


Polishes and tools

Picture Polish Winter
ILNP Home Sweet Home
Hit The Bottle Black As Night and Snowed In
MoYou London Festive 02


I painted my ring fingers and thumb nails with ILNP Home Sweet Home and all the others with Picture Polish Winter. I normally add a coat of Seche Vite before stamping and this was no different.  It creates a smooth stamping base and if your polish base is set hard, you won’t ruin it with the pressure of the stamping head.

The two Hit the Bottle stamping polishes are new and stamped the snowflakes beautifully.  I found the white polish harder to clean off the plate afterwards though.


Winter Snowflakes Nail Art | Keely's Nails

Winter Snowflakes Nail Art | Keely’s Nails

I chose all different snowflakes from the MoYou London stamping plate and I made sure that some ran off the edge of my nail.  I also tried to size them roughly according to nail size, so my smaller nails weren’t overwhelmed with a large design.

For a quick and easy design, stamping is definitely the way to go, even though it takes a little while to master.  I’d really like to get a clear jelly stamper which I think will help me with placement, although I’m worried that it would be difficult to use on my curvy nails.

Winter Snowflake Nail Art

This is a really simple design, with reversed stamping on a dark and light background.  The holographic sparkles in the polishes make this something seasonal and special.  I ended up with something chic and wintery, and not full-on Christmas, so perfect as that gateway seasonal manicure if you aren’t feeling ready for the holidays yet!