It may be 68 degrees here in DC, but it’s winter on my nails! This manicure was actually super easy to do. The best part is that the white tips are supposed to resemble mounds of snow, so they are not actually supposed to be straight.
I started out with gray polish and used a matte topcoat, which makes the tips stand out a little more.
Then I painted the white tips, just making them uneven-pretty hard to mess up. I didn’t do the ring fingers yet. I finished the tips by putting clear topcoat on them & dipping them in loose glitter to make them sparkle. Then I did the shiny topcoat only on the tip.
For the ring fingers, I used this tutorial for the tree, using scotch tape.
Once the tree was dry, I did a little white on the tips and then dipped them in glitter like the other nails. Finally, I used a toothpick to put a little bit of clear polish on the tree itself and then sprinkled the glitter on it to make it look like a little snow is on the tree.
For last week’s nails, I used loose glitter, like the kind you can get at any craft store (pictured). It was pretty easy. I just did the black base first and let that dry. Then I took a piece of paper and creased it (so you can put the leftover glitter back in the tube when you are finished) and poured some glitter on it. I started by painting the tips of my nails with clear polish, like I was doing French tips. Then, while that was still wet, I dipped the tips into the loose glitter so they were completely covered in glitter. Then for the gradient part, I put clear polish on the middle part of the nail, and then sprinkled the glitter on for a more spread out look. I finished up with a bunch of coats of top coat, so the glitter would stay on. Throughout the week, I did occasionally have pieces of glitter come off on me, but it stayed pretty well.