15 Snowflake Nail Art Designs For Winter | Makeup Tutorials - Estheticnet

15 Snowflake Nail Art Designs For Winter | Makeup Tutorials

As temperatures continue to drop, here’s an ode to snowflake nail art designs for winter!

RELATED: 7 Stylish Ways To Wear A Scarf This Winter

Snowflake Nail Art Designs to Love This Holiday Season

Stylish Snowflake Nail Arts

Sweater weather is in full swing! I’m sure your cheeks have been kissed by the cool weather of the season.

This is the same vibe that makes snowflake nail art desirable. Snowflake nail art is indeed a staple when we talk about holiday nail designs.

There’s something magical and dreamy about snowflakes so it’s really no wonder why it has become a regular holiday fixture. I haven’t seen a collection of Christmas snowflake nail designs that do not include this pattern.

So, I’m giving you lovelies something you will surely crave during the cold months. Check out this snowflake nail art collection you should be sporting this winter.

1. In the Blue


Blue isn’t exactly a Christmas color but there’s no doubt that this nail design is reflective of the festivities of this season. The addition of snowflake nail art on the index fingernail takes this design into a whole new level of gorgeousness.

Blue is a great base for this design because it makes the snowflakes really pop! This nail polish from Orly will work perfectly for this!

2. Mood for Nude

This is the nail art my loyal client and now good friend can’t take her eyes off of. This snowflake nail art has the right balance of simplicity and glam given its play on colors.

It’s also balanced out by the other holiday art featured. This design is classy and whimsical at the same time!

Tip: try this essie nail polish for your ring fingernail accent.

3. Easy and Pretty Snowflake Nail Art

Easy and Pretty Snowflake Nail Art | Snowflake Nail Art Designs For Winter | Makeup Tutorials | nail art winter

Of course my own creation is part of this list! If you love French tips and want to give it a holiday twist, this nail art design is perfect for you.

This is something so effortless and stunning. I love how the basic blue and white color combination has created a flawless design people will definitely gush about.

The best part about this design? You can totally do it yourself—check the full tutorial of this snowflake nails here.

4. Earthy Grey


Not a fan of loud nail colors? Here’s the perfect snowflake nail art for you!

See the ombre effect of plain grey to sparkly silver? The subtle transition gives this design the depth and spectacle it bears.

They didn’t go overboard with the snowflakes in this design—the big snowflake art works as an accent and is almost hidden in the dotted pattern. I definitely see a career woman wearing this nail art to work for the rest of the winter season.

5. Stamping Snowflake Nail Art

christmas manicure | Snowflake Nail Art Designs For Winter | Makeup Tutorials | nail art winter

White, blue, and gold are fab colors on their own. When they’re combined together, they create magic!

This nail design is proof. You will undoubtedly be the talk of your girls night out when you show off this nail art.

This design may look intricate and complicated, but when you’re doing your nails at home, nail stamping is your best friend!

What is nail stamping? In this method of applying nail art, designs are impressed on to the nail with the help of stencils, a nail stamper, and the polish of your choice.

It’s an easy and creative way to make ordinary manicures special.

6. Rosy Fab


Girly girls will surely swoon over this nail art. The perfect rosy nail polish brought enough glitter for this design to scream revelry.

Don’t you love how the silver glitter accent nails add the right amount of naughty? Painting the details in white nail polish is a genius way of recreating the chill of winter.

7. Simple Elegance

elegant snowflakes nail art | Snowflake Nail Art Designs For Winter | Makeup Tutorials | base coat

The first time I saw this snowflake nail art, I was immediately reminded of how gorgeous this would look during formal events. Can you imagine these dark blue babies against a stunning evening gown?

I would definitely recommend this if you’re going to a black-tie party or for cocktails with the ladies. Lovely? I know!

RELATED: This Tool Makes Painting Your Nails 10x Easier

8. Black Stamper


Planning to defy bright colors and go goth? This snowflake nail art is something you will love.

It’s also very easy to recreate. Here’s how:

  • Paint your nails with plain black nail polish like this one from China Glaze. Wait for it to dry completely.
  • Apply a thin layer of white stamping polish on the snowflake stencil. Use a scraper to make sure the polish is evenly applied to the stencil.
  • Quickly, but carefully, press the stamper on the stencil so that the snowflake design transfers.
  • Stamp the snowflake design on each nail. Repeat the last two steps if you think there isn’t enough polish on the stamp.
  • Clean off excess stamp marks on the skin around the cuticles with a small brush and acetone. Make sure you clean the brush on a paper towel after each use so you don’t transfer the excess polish to the next finger.
  • Once the snowflakes are completely dry, finish off with a topcoat.

Wait for the topcoat to dry and you’re done! You can try this design, too!

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Makeup Tutorials (@makeuptutorialsdotcom) on

9. Dazzling Red


Red is arguably one of the most dominant holiday colors, so this snowflake nail art will surely appeal to many who are all about the in-your-face holiday vibe. The sparkles painted on the other nails are also reminiscent of snow itself, right?

If you don’t want to use a nail stamper, you can also try using nail art stickers! All you need are the stickers, some tweezers, and a top coat to seal it all in.

Tip: Use this red nail polish from Sally Hansen to duplicate this look.

10. Frosty


Frosty the Snowman is an iconic character during the Christmas season. This cool snowflake nail art is truly reminiscent of our childhood—snow, light blue, and glitters.

It reminds me of how I see the winter season: magical and one-of-a-kind. The snowflake art isn’t as prominent in this design, but it creates a lovely backdrop for these beloved characters.

This is something anybody, no matter their age, can wear on a daily basis for the rest of the winter season.

11. Green with Envy


Green and red are two colors we often see during the holiday season. This green and white snowflake nail art combo is truly a reflection of how festive this season is.

Green can be a bit tricky to pull off, but this design features the perfect pop of emerald green. It even reminds us a little of the Grinch who stole Christmas (in a good way)!

12. Golden Material

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Laura bellissima nails wilson (@bellissima_nails_by_laura) on

This snowflake nail art uses another classic Christmas color combo–gold and white. The design features a traditional look, but it also has a touch of modern design and sophistication.

The gold and white patterns are playful, yet tasteful at the same time. This will truly match the festive spirit of the season.

13. Pink Stud

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by 𝗠𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗮 ♡ (@melcisme) on

Craving for something demure? This pink stud snowflake nail art design is the perfect match for you—it’s simple yet elegant at the same time.

Adding a rhinestone (or two) is an interesting way to add some dimension to your nail art. Just make sure to add a double layer of topcoat to seal it in!

14. Short Snowy French Tips

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Madeline R❤💅🏻 (@madicures) on

This one’s for girls who like to keep their nails short! Just because you can’t handle long nails, doesn’t mean you have to give up nail art.

Remember, fashion works FOR you and not the other way around! Don’t you love how @madicures turned her client’s French tips into something magical?

Instead of using a clear topcoat, she opted for one with subtle glitters. The classic, symmetrical hand-painted snowflakes in white are so delicate and serve as the perfect accent for this beautiful design.

15. Wintery Glitter Dots

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Nails•by (@_nails.by) on

If you think back on your first experience of snow, you’re probably not going to conjure up images of single intricate snowflakes. You’re more likely to remember marveling at magical cold dots falling from the sky.

That’s why we love Kamila’s winter nail art with glitter dots. The pale pink nail polish and the simple addition of glittery dots reminds us of that magical first snow day!

Tip: If you aren’t in the mood for pink, experiment with the base color. You can try other colors in pastel shades, like blue, yellow, or even purple!

Here is a tutorial on how to create cute snowflake nail art designs by SallyHansenTV:

Are you excited to wear these amazing snowflake nail art designs this holiday season? You will surely feel the festive vibe and enjoy the colors that would remind you how happy this season should be despite the cold.

What other designs are on your mind? Share your ideas with us by leaving your comment below.

Up Next: 

  • 10 Gorgeous Holiday Makeup Looks
  • 7 Nail Polish Brand Reviews for DIY Manicures
  • 19 Winter Lipstick Shades Your Makeup Bag Needs

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the latest makeup, hair and nail trends! 

Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in December 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.



About the author

Karen Lang