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Winter Nail Art

Are you ready to get cozy with some blue and white hues from Essie? I tried out four wintery colours this week from various Essie collections to make these designs.

Winter Nail Art

The colours I used are:

  • Bellbottom Blues
  • After School Boy Blazer
  • Midnight Cami
  • Blanc

Winter Essie collection

In the first swirly, abstract design I used Cami and Bell Bottom Blues. The white turned out nice and opaque after two coats, which I appreciated because I don’t like those thin watery whites.

When you look at the bottle of Bell Bottom Blues it looks very shimmery but when I used it on my nails it defiantly lost the glitter that shows in the bottle. Although it wasn’t what I had expected I did like the way it ended up looking on my nails.

Winter Nail Design

I then used After School Boy Blazer in the galaxy nails. It’s the base in the design and looks almost black with just the faintest hints of blue in it. I have done galaxy themed nail designs before but this one is my new favorite. With the added help of a few others essie polishes this design turned out great! You don’t need any thin tips for this design, just a sponge to layer the colours over each other and you’re nails look like the stars.

These soft sponges are great for nail color!

Winter nails

Underneath the designs I do I make sure to always use a base coat. Base coats help your nails stay strong, prevent staining, and keep your nails healthy. Recently I tried out Essie’s first base base coat and found it worked pretty well for me. It dried very quickly after I applied it, which I loved because I’m always eager to get the colour on my nails, but other than that I found it was like most other basecoats; good but not outstanding.

If you don’t use a base coat regularly I would strongly recommend trying one out to keep your nails healthy while still being able to paint them whenever you want.

Nail art designed and created by Meg.

To see more beautiful nail art created by Meg, check out our Nail Art and Design Board on Pinterest or follow Meg on Instagram at  megsnails1360.

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Christina Ferguson

Saturday 31st of December 2016

I loveeee the different shades of blue. You have got my mind thinking about all the different colors I could sponge together for each different season. Beautiful work. Thanks for the heads up on the base coat.

Sandra McG

Sunday 4th of December 2016

so fun!! and the sponging looks easy enough for even me!!


Friday 13th of November 2015

These are so pretty. I love the dark blue.

Anna Johnson

Wednesday 11th of November 2015

I haven't polished my nails in many years. My husband is wanting me to for something different. I would love to try nail art! Thank you for a great post!

Darlene Demell

Wednesday 11th of November 2015

I love the look of those nails. Great idea to match your nails with the season or holiday. Very nice.