Snowflakes are Mother Nature’s dainty crystals that fall from the heavens above. They have the power to distract us from our frozen toes and sniffling nose with their miraculous artistry. Whether they form on windows or along tree branches, they’re always picturesque and as unique as a fingerprint.
Many scientists claim that no two snowflakes are alike, and, as a child, I remember spending many recesses examining them and trying to prove the academics wrong. However, it was to no avail – it was still fun to try, though!
Paying homage to one of nature’s masterpieces, I created traditional Snowflake Nail Art that’s seasonally appropriate!
To achieve this wintry look, I used the following:
- MoYou Festive Collection Plate #6
- MoYou White Knight (white stamping nail polish)
- OPI Give Me Space (blue)
I lived my entire life in Canada, so I’ve had many years to appreciate the beauty of snow. It’s interesting to hear from people who have never seen snow in person. They are missing out on so many experiences like seeing the ground sparkle when the sunlight hits it and hearing the satisfying ‘crunch crunch crunch‘ under your boots as you walk across a snowy field that’s otherwise so still and quiet, you think you’re looking at a photographic masterpiece.
They’re also missing out on the joy of shovelling the snow manually! (Haha, don’t worry – I was being sarcastic about that last part. I’m not a fan of that!)
When I was a kid, I used to sometimes help my dad and brother to shovel the driveway. They would pull out the huge metal shovels from the garage, and the only shovel left was a small plastic one with a wooden handle for me. (Clearly, they were the ‘workhorses,’ and I was My Little Pony.)
While I tried my hardest to shovel as much as I could, I was not as strong physically as my father and brother. I’d huff and puff after two scoops, while they moved along quickly without a hiccup. (It didn’t help that I also tried to pile up my shovel with enough snow that would equal two little Marys!)
Eventually, my dad used to smile and tell me that they were managing okay and that he didn’t want me to hurt myself. (He must’ve heard my grunts as I swung the shovel with all my might to throw the snow onto the pile on the lawn!)
Shovelling snow was never my thing, so despite my best intentions, I always ended up back in the warmth of our house with my mom. I’d feel guilty about just watching, though, so I would make hot chocolate and bring out piping-hot mugs to them, which they appreciated.
Snowflake Nail Art Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener – Maintenance version (Used as a base coat)
- 2 coats of OPI Give Me Space (Provided by PR)
- MoYou White Knight (White stamping nail polish provided by Trade Secrets)
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Disclosure: I used the MoYou Festive Starter Kit with Plate #6, a scraper, a white stamping polish, and instructions. (It was provided by Trade Secrets and is exclusively available at the Trade Secrets website and their stores.)
Artificial Light Photos
Natural Light Photos
Do you shovel the snow manually, use a snowblower, or live in a place where you don’t have to do either? Have you ever looked for two snowflakes that were identical? What do you love the most about snow?
Gorgeous!!! I love Give me Space! I’ve already worn it a few times and I have a couple of nails painted with it right now. Very pretty and festive! 🙂 Thanks as always for sharing!
It’s a beautiful blue. Need to review it on here soon!
Stamping this design on really saved me a lot of time. I remember back in the day, I painted snowflakes freehand, even though I didn’t have a nail striper that was thin enough. Really enjoying the MoYou stamping plate!
Aww! That story of you shoveling snow is so cute!! My 3 year old daughter also loves to help shovel snow, she pushes the shovel as much as she can and tries to lift it too. So cute!!
I love seeing children shovel the snow or wash dishes. Haha, no, I’m not into child labour! It’s more that they always look so cute when they’re holding tools that are oversized in their little hands. Plus I was raised on the life philosophy that everyone needs to pitch in. There are no handouts. We all must do our part and work hard. Some may be able to do more, due to physical fitness, greater skills, etc., but effort accounts for a lot in my book. 🙂
I love snowflakes, and the blue base *_*
The blue is gorgeous, and I need to do a separate review of it. (I already wore it and photographed it, but I just need to crop the photos and put together the post. Stay tuned – I plan to do that shortly.)
Give Me Space is my new favorite polish. It’s such a beautiful blue, and I’m a sucker for glitter too. My nails are in love <3
Hehe, I can see your nails smooching the polish with little hearts shooting out into the air. 😉 It’s truly a gorgeous blue, so I completely understand why you’re in love with it!
Give me space is perfect for this snowflake mani! I’ve never had to shovel snow and I’m dreading the day that I have too.
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That’s what I thought, too! When I first wore OPI Give Me Space as a full manicure, I kept picturing snowflakes on it. Then when Trade Secrets sent me the MoYou nail-stamping plate with festive designs, I just had to try out the snowflake pattern! 🙂 Glad you dig it, too!