Hi Everyone! Today I have Meghan from Will Paint Nails for Food to guest post for me. Meghan is also from Canada and she has been an amazing role model and inspiration for my nail journey. Recently, she has even started a Beginner Blogger’s Bootcamp that I’ve enjoyed reading and learning from. I truly appreciate the fact that beyond having gorgeous nail swatches and nail art, Meghan also has the heart to invest her time into helping new bloggers like me. Let’s take a look at the beautiful Snowflake Skittlette nail art she created!
Hi everyone! My name is Meghan and I have a blog called Will Paint Nails for Food, which I’ve been keeping for a little over a year now. I was very humbled that Kate invited me to do a guest blog post here. I really love her nail art – it’s always so original and meticulously done. So much so, that when I was putting together this post, I was trying not to feel the pressure to come up with something unique!
When it comes to nail art this time of year, I really enjoy winter-themed nails, more so than Christmas or holiday themes. Nothing says winter more than a classic snowflake design, and I realized that I hadn’t done snowflakes since last winter. Instead of painting the snowflakes on a plain background colour, I decided to work with layers of polish and accents of silver and gold to create something that had shimmer and depth.
To get this look: I started with a gradient using two nude colours – OPI My Vampire is Buff and Essie Sand Tropez. I don’t think it’s very noticeable in the final results but I really liked the idea of having a base that was two different values. I then applied a light coat of Models Own Indian Ocean, but only to the top ¾ of the nail making sure to create a gradient with that as well.
For the glitter on my pinky I used Renaissance Custom Lacquer Evenstar, a blue/silver glitter topper. I created a glitter gradient by using the nail polish brush and dragging a light coat down my nail, then adding more glitter at the tip. The ring finger is inspired by The Nailasaurus’ waterfall tutorial. For this I used Orly Luxe (gold), China Glaze Gossip Over Gimlets (silver), Renaissance Custom Lacquer St. Clair (dark blue), and American Apparel The Valley (light blue).
For the snowflakes I painted them with the light blue first, then I went over that with the darker blue. Finally I painted a light line with the silver polish. You can see all three colours, so the snowflakes have a nice multi-dimensional look.
The waterfall and snowflakes were painted freehand with a detail nail art brush. A bonus was seeing the pink shimmer of Indian Ocean shine through the snowflakes. It wasn’t intentional, but it’s just perfect the way it turned out.
For a simple snowflake design, I really love the layers, shimmer, and colours in this design. In fact, I am already feeling that I want to recreate this mani!
What do you think of this? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
And thank you Kate for inviting me to do this blog post!
Thank you Meghan for guest posting here for me. I look forward to seeing more of your creations and learning more about blogging from you!
Thank you for reading and keep warm in the chilly winter days 🙂