Icy Winter French Manicure

Ah, winter. The snow and the ice sure make the season beautiful, but it’s also flu season, and guess who is still recovering from that? Yep, you guessed it- it’s me! I didn’t intend to take another break from doing nail art, but I was horribly ill for many days, unable to do anything but sweat from my fever and sleep. I’m doing better now 2 weeks later, but I still can’t get rid of my cough! It’s only just slightly nerve wracking when you want to paint your nails.

In any case, I decided to make a snow drift inspired French tip design for this week. I started by painting all my nails a beautiful icy light blue color using the aptly named polish Silent Snowfall from Femme Fatale.

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It only took two coats of polish to get this light shade perfectly opaque. It also has the prettiest shimmer thanks to the fine holographic glitter added to the formula.

The French tips were done with plate B119 from Blink and Ya Qin An Stamping Nail Polish in Silver.

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These simple tip patterns can add some flair to your tips with hardly any work. I chose the pattern from the 11 o’clock position on the plate for this manicure for its swirly snow drift-like squiggles.

Using a clear stamper with this plate makes application a breeze. I stamped all my tips with the design and then made the silver color pop by adding some holographic striping tape directly under the tip.

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I finished up with some Seche Vite top coat to give my nails a gorgeous shine and to seal in the striping tape.

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I think this design would be beautiful for a winter wedding, but it’s just overall really elegant looking.

Hope you enjoyed this look! Happy polishing!

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