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Winter Storm Warning: 6-Step Easy Snow Nail Art

It’s that wonderful moment when you see your school’s name scrolling across the bottom of the news — a giant snow storm = snow day!  Or better yet, work is canceled. Do a happy dance, stay home in your pajamas, and pay homage to the flurries … with a blizzard manicure!

Oh, and for those of you living in warmer weather, snow can still be in your forecast if your pretty, snow-painted fingers say so!

  • Ready, Set, SNOW! 1 of 7
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    In just 6 simple steps, create a winter wonderland on your fingertips!

  • Getting Started 2 of 7
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    To complete this look you will need:

  • Step 1. Paint the Base 3 of 7
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    Always start any manicure with clean nails and apply one layer of base coat before applying color. Once base coat dries, apply two coats of gray polish (waiting at least 5 minutes between coats). If you don't have gray polish, black or blue would also work as a substitute.

  • Step 2. Snowy Tips 4 of 7
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    Carefully snip of the pointed end of a toothpick to create a flat surface. Pour a small pool of white polish on the paper plate for dipping the toothpick in. Apply small dots of polish to the tips of nails to create a snowy french tip manicure. The density of the base is totally personal preference, but I prefer to have a hefty blanket for the flurries to rest upon.

  • Step 3. More Flurries 5 of 7
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    Create a second layer of snow close to the base, as if the snow is almost landing.

  • Step 4. Scattered Snow 6 of 7
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    The third and final layer of snow should resemble the flakes falling from the sky. Again, dip the tip of the toothpick into the white polish and dab on small dots (of various size) to create the snowflakes.

  • Step 5. Top It Off 7 of 7
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    Lastly, add a layer of top coat to preserve your magical masterpiece! 

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