Manicure Monday: Snowflake

Manicure Monday: Snowflake via The Collabor-eightWhen it comes to holiday manicures, you can go as simple as sporting the colors of the season, or you can go full-out cheese. I’ve tried everything in between – from simple, red nails for Christmas to tracing out a glittery tree with tape. This year’s Christmas manicure is a little more simple, but still pretty intricate. Read on to learn my secret behind creating this snowflake manicure!

I started this manicure, as with any other manicure, with clean nails and a coat of Nail Tek II, followed by two color coats. I wanted the color to stand out just as much as the design, so I applied three coats of China Glaze’s Ruby Pumps, a gorgeous sparkling red.  I used three coats to make sure it was totally opaque.

My secret behind creating the snowflake accent? The Kiss Nail Artist Paint & Stencil Kit – and a steady hand.  It helps to pull up a picture of a snowflake that you’re looking to recreate so you can follow a design and not create off the cuff. Keeping a steady hand, I used the Kiss Nail Artist Paint in White to carefully trace out a snowflake.

After letting it dry a bit on its own, I topped each nail with Essie’s Good to Go. And there you have it! A simple, fun manicure perfect for any time during the holiday season.

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About Kathleen Tower

Kathleen is the style editor for The Collabor-eight. She's a 23-year-old true Jersey girl; big hair, bigger heart. Her passion for beauty and makeup started with an internship at Seventeen Magazine and has grown ever since. After graduating from Villanova, she turned her love for Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter into a full-time job as a social media coordinator! When she's not at work, she's browsing everywhere from the Internet to the streets for her own "Manicure Monday" inspiration. She believes that true style comes from a mix of high and low, designer and drugstore, expensive splurges and nearly steals!

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