35 Beautiful Winter Nail Designs Shrinking the Season to Your Fingertips

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Winters are knocking on the door and getting dressed up in those cozy attires deserve a winter-perfect manicure too. Ranging from sparkling snowflakes in bright white to pointy icicles, from adorable reindeers to luxurious-looking flowers, or simply a whole winter scene transformed into a gorgeous mani, these beautiful winter nail designs are going to shrink the season to your fingertips.

35 Beautiful Winter Nail Designs Shrinking the Season to Your Fingertips

1. Add Icicles to Your Winter Nails for an Adorable Accent

Add Icicles to Your Winter Nails for an Adorable Accent

No matter how simple of a shade you coat your nails with, a touch of sparkling icicles can make them go all wow in a jiffy. These winter nails add icicles to pastel-hued tips to get the most adorable accents to the light blue base. The icicles themselves come in 3 different varieties done in a repeating pattern on the nails – you have got a combination of white, grey and glittery silver. A nail brush, a base coat, a top coat, a light blue nail enamel, a silver glitter paint, and a white nail enamel are all you need to get the gorgeous tips done.

Design Details : jewelrycoco

2. Blue and White Snowflakes and Reindeer Nail Art

Blue and White Snowflakes and Reindeer Nail Art

If you pick up the subject of winters, you just can’t forget Christmas! This blue and white nail art pays a tribute to Christmas, celebrating snowflakes and adorable reindeers, wherein each of the nails comes with a design different from the rest. All the work is done by super affordable water decals and water slides coming in Xmas theme designs. Once the base color is done, you just cut out the pattern and plunge it into water for 10 – 20 seconds, sticking it onto the nail and sopping up the water. Blow dry the tip and apply a nice clear paint.

Design Details : sweetworldofnails

3. Snowflakes Nail Art

Snowflakes Nail Art

A perfect equivalent of actual beautifully shaped snowflakes, two-toned nude-hued nails like these with the design done in a glossy white are sheer splendour. A dot of white nail enamel has got five lines coming in, each of which is further two sets of angled lines each to create the illusion of a snowflake on the nails, while a handful of small dots work towards filling the empty spaces. Invisible paint on top adds the much-needed glossy finish to the incredible mani. And you just can’t go wrong with snowflakes if it’s about screaming winters out loud with your fingertips.

Design Details : pin.it

4. Waterfall Winter Nail Design

Waterfall Winter Nail Design

Vertical-walking strips of water-inspired colors that begin from the cuticles and advance towards the tips are such an elegant take on winter nail designs. The manicure employs white, mica and silver to pull off the design, while a little darker shade of grey works as the base here. When applied on the nail as thin strips, the end results of the shades look exactly like tiny ice crystals adorning the waterfall. Take a look at this incredible tutorial shared by Neglenymfer to make your very own versions of the aqua winter nails, that too in just a matter of few minutes.

Design Details : neglenymfer

5. Deer Head Nails

Deer Head Nails

How about letting a little piece of a warm and cozy pullover shrink to your fingertips in the form of an out-of-the-box manicure. While one of the accent tips sports a checkered sweater pattern in green and white, the other one flaunts an adorable deer head in the same combination. Stick to solid green for the rest of the tips, and voila! If you haven’t got enough time to get the intricate design done from scratch, the author also shares alternative nail wraps, decals and stamping plates that will bring out the same effect with minimal effort.

Design Details : itsbecauseithinktoomuch

6. Royal Glitter Flowers Mani

Royal Glitter Flowers Mani

Here’s yet another royal manicure done in a glorious shade of shiny navy blue ready to grab a spot on your fingertips, along with some sparkling flowers sprucing it up. And yes, the flowers here flaunt a 3 dimensional charm that can make even the most easiest of designs stand out with unbeatable beauty. You are going to need a nail art brush, a dotting tool, and a silver glitter nail polish to get the 3D florals going, topping them off with a silver rhinestone placed in the middle. For a variation, you can go for just about any shade for the base, and these glittery nails won’t fail to make a sureshot mark.

Design Details : pin.it

7. Accent Snowflake Nail Art

Accent Snowflake Nail Art

Perhaps, this subtle yet gorgeous mani is about as beautifully seasonal as it gets – all thanks to that one accent nail that brings out the best of winters with a large half snowflake. Once you are done with the dark blue base with all its glossiness, you only need to draw the snowflake in white using a nail art brush. It’s all about painting a few stripes with the same center, further adorned with angled lines. The end results – a finished winter mani that’s surprisingly easy to pull off even for the most novice nail artists.

Design Details : pin.it

8. Snowflake Nail Art Tutorial

Snowflake Nail Art Tutorial

Snowflakes in themselves are one ultra-winsome concept, but the fact that this nail art design blends them with a soft ombre for a sky-like effect makes everything all the way more awesome. Initially, the ombre in three different shades of blue here is done in an eye-pleasing matte, but the top coat applied after the snowflakes are painted adds the lovely gloss to the tips. What you are going to need to paint the snowflakes is a dotting tool, a thin nail art brush and a tiny rhinestone to rest in the center of the design, just as it’s showcased by Beautylish in the below pictorial guide.

Design Details : beautylish

9. Tribal Design Winter Nail Design


Even after working up that tribal themed design on each of the nails, the overall appearance doesn’t go over the top – and this is what makes the mani stand out from most others ideas. Oh yes, the color scheme of white for the foreground and light blue as the backdrop too looks great when you draw the symbolic design using a nail art brush. The pattern has got just about everything – dots, stripes and circles when it comes to shapes that complement each other at their best. It creates an illusion of a flower with the circles doubling up as the delicate petals.

Design Details : instagram

10. Snowflakes Nail Tutorial

Snowflakes Nail Tutorial

The color scheme that immediately strikes our minds on the mere mention of snowflakes involves shades of blue, white or grey. But, why stick to the conventional when you can make it all glamorous with a combination of bright red and white, ending up in a mani apt and appropriate for Christmas. You begin by painting a white cross with tiny V shaped extending from the lines and a smaller X right in the middle of the first cross. Head to the below pictorial tutorial shared by Nail Art 101 to learn what needs to be done next.

Design Details : nail-art-101

11. Ombre Winter Nail Art

Ombre Winter Nail Art

How two or more different colors blend into each other with such effortlessness is making ombre take the world of nail art by a storm. And this mani is yet another example of the same, pulling off ombre in pretty winter colors. Advancing from the lightest hue, i.e. white on the tips towards the darkest one, a bright navy blue around the cuticles, you go for a beautiful light blue in the middle. To make sure your mani lasts for quite long and doesn’t chip away, apply a nice coat of clear nail polish on the finished design.

Design Details : anailzing

12. Side Glitter Winter Mani

Side Glitter Winter Mani

Heading to a party but don’t wanna go for an overdramatic mani to complement your already glowing outfit? This manicure with just the right balance of glitz and subtle is going to come to your rescue, while letting you wear to the work next day. Apply some glitter only around half the edge of your nails, while keeping the rest totally plain in a solid coat of blue to make it go well with the winters. This quick Pin is going to give you an instant inspiration to pull off the design, specially because it doesn’t call for any complicated nail art tools or skills.

Design Details : pin.it

13. Holiday Snowflake Nail Art

Holiday Snowflake Nail Art

Whether it’s Christmas, the New Year or simply the whole holiday season making winters worth a wait, this versatile manicure is going to hit all the right notes every single time. Going for two accent nails with their own designs, this one keeps the rest of the tips plain and beautiful with a super glamorous shade of maroon. One of the accent nails is painted in a shimmery sparkling silver, whereas the second comes with two intricately done snowflakes and a few tiny white dots. Head to the below Pin and get inspired!

Design Details : pin.it

14. Super Charming Snowflakes Nail Art Designs

Super Charming Snowflakes Nail Art Designs

Nothing can take your breath away as white can, specially when the theme adheres to the idea of monochromatic. The part which makes the white stand out with even more grace is the negative space that advances towards the cuticles. The tips are painted in a fashion similar to a French manicure, except for the fact that this one uses glittery white paint to get it done. Speaking of winters, you draw some gorgeous different-sized snowflakes on the nails, finally coating them with a nice clear nail enamel. If you have got a little steady hand at drawing, you can pull this one off with perfection.

Design Details : lovecart

15. Must Try Snowflake Nail Art

Must Try Snowflake Nail Art

What a wonderful take on snowflake nail arts – although the design comes with a snowflake on each of the fingertips, it puts the pattern together with a different type of a snowflake done on all the five tips. The union of white and dark blue brings out the best of the design, while a little touch of glitter, while you can always add tiny rhinestones to it to work up the much needed element of glamour. The below Pin shares the incredible idea, inspiring you to personalize the design with your very own whims and tastes.

Design Details : pin.it

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