Winter Nails: Easiest Ever Blizzard Nail Art

Publish date:
January 5, 2015
nail art, blue nail polish, diy manicures, frosty, silver nail polish, winter beauty

For some weird reason, all the glitz and the glamour of the holidays goes out the window come January 1st. But I say we keep things fabulous and frosty through the harsh winter months, especially when it comes to nail art.

Inspired by the shimmer of frozen ponds and sparkling snowflakes, I created this multi-dimensional nail look to keep your mani looking fresh, even if it is hiding beneath fuzzy mittens. The best part? It's really easy.


  • Medium cool toned blue polish
  • Opaque white polish
  • Sparkly silver polish
  • Nail art fan brush (I used the one included in this kit)
  • Top coat of choice

Step 1: Coat nails with a medium cool toned blue polish.

I used two coats of The Body Shop's Colour Crush Nail Polish in Got The Blues, which has a quick-dry formula that also happens to be vegan and cruelty-free.

Step 2: Add streaks of snow with an opaque white polish.

I created the start of a blizzard effect with feathery streaks of opaque white using Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color in White Out and a small fan brush.

Step 3: Paint strokes of sparkly silver overtop the white.

The (almost) final step to this multidimensional manicure is another layer of streaks, also applied with a fan brush, but this time in sparkling silver. I used Wet n Wild Fergie Nail Color in Going Platinum. The real final step is a coat of clear top coat.

  • Are you keeping your nail art game on lock in this dreary weather?
  • Show me your cute mittens and gloves!