STEP-BY-STEP

SNOWFLAKES A-FALLIN’

Create a gentle nod to the cold winter spell with these sparkly snowflake nails by Stephanie Harrison, senior nail technician at Poize, www.poizesalon.co.uk

You will need:

Nail Harmony 180-grit file

Cover pink powder

Gelish Foundation, Top It Off and Cleanse

White nail art pen

Young Nails Glitter in Stratosphere and Canadian Blue

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    Step 1

    Prepare nails and file to the desired length. If you’re working with short nails, select a suitable tip and adhere to the nail. Use the Nail Harmony 180-grit file to blend the tip into the natural nail and apply nail primer.
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    Step 2

    Use a cover pink powder to enhance the nail and blend.
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    Step 3

    Apply Gelish Foundation to the nails. Cure in an LED lamp for five seconds.
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    Step 4

    Apply Gelish Top It Off and gently sprinkle Canadian Blue glitter from Young Nails onto the nail tip.
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    Step 5

    Sprinkle Stratosphere glitter from Young Nails onto the base of the nail, slowly working your way up to meet the Canadian Blue tip. Cure under an LED lamp for 30 seconds. Use a nail brush to remove any excess glitter from the nail and surrounding skin.
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    Step 6

    Apply a coat of Gelish Top It Off to the nails and cure for 30 seconds. Remove the tacky layer with Gelish Cleanse
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    Step 7

    Using a fine brush or white nail art pen, draw a snowflake design onto the nail bed and allow to dry. Now apply a final coat of Gelish Top It Off and cure for 30 seconds. Finish off the design by cleansing the nail with Gelish Cleanse and applying a touch of cuticle oil.