Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Snowman Nail Art How To!

Hey everyone! I am avoiding packing for a road trip so I thought I'd post my latest holiday nails, snow men! Oh and share a picture of my latest Pandora bracelet, I got a snowman charm :-D

My little snowman came as part of a set:

I got this toy box full of mini holiday toys and they all play tunes or sounds. The snowman plays frosty the snowman, too cute. There was also an elf, reindeer and a Santa. I decided to do snowman nails. Onto the nail art!

The base for this look is Essie Lapis of Luxury.

To start with, I drew semi circles with a small nail art brush and OPI Alpine Snow.

Then on top of the snowman base, I drew circles for heads. I kind of stuffed the middle finger but not to worry, it will look fine later!

Then with the same nail art brush, I carefully drew a rounded square on top the head for a top hat, then some feet sticking out to make it look more hat shaped.

Then with an Orly dotting tool (the smaller end) I used black to dot the eyes. I believe the black I am using is one of the minis from one of those OPI Halloween mini sets.

Then using the closest orange I could find lying around I painted small triangles for the nose with the same nail art brush. This happens to be Yes, Your Lioness from the Sarfari Luxe mini set.

Then using the dotter again, did the mouth as dots (even though my snowman plush had a solid line, I think dots are cute).

More dots again on his body with the same small end of the dotting tool.

I personally thought my snowman looked cold so I gave him a scarf using Essie Pretty Edgy.

And lastly added some snowy dots in the background, and we're all done!

I finally jumped on the Instagram bandwagon and posted a piccy! I will be posting more throughout my holidays, so if you're into Instagram checkout thatleanne :-)

Now I mentioned I got a Pandora charm and this is it! I think they look similar, I just couldn't resist going in and having a looksy at some charms. I was going to get the tree but ended up deciding on the snowman instead.

The last time I shared my Pandora bracelet was back in June so I have a few more additions to share! Hmm let's see, I have acquired the snowman, a kitty cat from my mum for my birthday, a snowflake and a cameo butterfly. LOVE the cameo charms, they are so lovely. I picked that butterfly up in the shopping center in Santa Monica - the one near 3rd street promenade. I saw it and had to have it! I was short on suitcase space but still had cash to spend on my last day. Jewelry seemed to be the way to go!

I actually have the Pandora app on my iPhone and I spend a LOT of time there perusing charms. One day I will have a gold bracelet... one day!

Anyway I hope you enjoyed the post and are either on holidays or close to being on your holiday break! I am going to go finish packing now and wrap a few last minute gifts. I hope you all have a FANTASTIC Christmas/holiday and I will see you in the near future!


  1. Those snowmen are so perfect! How long do you usually keep the designs on your nails before you change?

  2. Thanks Vita!! About 3-4 days because by then they get chipped from chores around the house. Boo to hand-washing! :-)

  3. lol, i had almost the same idea... but honestly, your snowman is much better than mine :-D

  4. haha I see, yours are awesome!

  5. Ohmygosh, this is soooo precious, I love it! <3 I wish I wasn't so clumsy, then I could attempt to recreate it. Love your Pandora bracelet, I've wanted one for ages but they don't sell them where I live. :(

  6. Ah, if only you could buy pandora online from an official store!


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