DIY

Get Adorably Icy Winter Nails With This Easy Sharpie Trick!

by Rebecca Endicott
Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

In the autumn, my manicure is all about jewel tones, from forest green to rich, decadent plum.

But come winter, my nails are always going in one of two directions: I either lacquer them red to add a little warmth to a cold winter’s day, or I really lean into the spirit of the season, and go positively glacial!

Of course, once you’ve decided on the icy route, you have a few DIY options for how to execute the look.

You can do something a little bit more playful by trying this genius stripy dental floss hack in shades of blue and silver, or you can go for a more nuanced approach and try for a watercolor effect that will call to mind a snow bank’s myriad shades of blue.

For the latter technique, it’s actually deceptively simple to translate a watercolor effect to your fingertips. You just need a blue Sharpie, some rubbing alcohol, and a sealing topcoat.

You can add glitter polish as well for a pop of sparkle, and, as with most nail designs, this look works best if you start on a plain white base.

Check out the video below to learn how to recreate this sparkling wintertime look, and don’t forget to SHARE on Facebook!

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