Pinspiration: Winter nail art you can totally master

A new season (and a festive one, at that!) means a new slew of holiday-themed nail art. We’ve cracked the codes on some standout Pinterest pins and are sharing the step-by-step guides on how to achieve the ultimate winter mani. 

Nordic nails

Why not have your mani match your fave holiday sweater?


Pinned by alexgator13, original post via bluefries

Step 1: After a base coat, apply two layers of red polish.


OPI Got the Blues For Red, $8,

Step 2: Using a white thin tipped nail art pen, draw on a unique design for each finger. For some patterns that are a bit too tricky, try to simplify them into more basic stripes and dots. Then, apply topcoat.



Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in White, $8,

Frosty tips

That corncob pipe and button nose never looked better, are we right?


Pinned by madmistletoe via madmistletoe

Step 1: After a base coat, apply two layers of a metallic blue polish.


Essie Nail Color in Blue Rhapsody, $9,

Step 2: Using a slightly darker blue sparkle polish, sweep the tips of your nails to create a gradient glitter effect.


Sally Girl Mini Nail Polish in Blue Glitter Dare U, $1,

Step 3: Using white, black and orange nail art pens (the Sally Hansen one from the previous mani is perfect) draw a snowman on one finger of each hand. When creating the snowman, press down the white pen with different forces to form simple circles in different sizes. Finish with a topcoat.

Icicle lights

We heart this glittery take on the classic French.


Pinned by emmyrae7 via emmyrae7

Step 1: Apply a clear coat to your nails.

Setp 2: With a white polish, paint the upper quarter of your nails for a French manicure look.


Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color in White On, $3,

Step 3: Apply a silver glitter polish over the entire nail for a perfect snowy mani.


Milani Jewel FX Nail Lacquer in Silver, $5,


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by Alyson Katz | 2/1/2016
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