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Essie Butler Please with Snowflakes Please

I never tire of reading nail blogs. I'm consistently inspired. Sometimes I'll see something so simple and think "Wow, why didn't I think of that?" That happened yesterday when I saw this Snowflake mani from The Nail Nerd. Her version has delicate, pristine, acrylic painted snowflakes on a Deborah Lippmann blue base. Whenever I tried to achieve a similar snowflake look before, the flakes always got lost because white nail polish requires more than one coat. I'm not sure why I never thought to paint snowflakes with acrylic paint. Duh.

Essie Butler Please Snowflake Nail Art

I knew immediately I was going to recreate this mani with Essie Butler Please. I love this polish more everytime I see it. It's such a clean, pretty blue. I painted the snowflakes in Titanium White acrylic paint. I'm all about fast and easy so instead of going for teensie perfect flakes...I used a bigger brush and less detail (if I want to sound fancy, I say I was going for an Arts & Crafts look...but really I'm just tired from working all day.)

Essie Butler Please Snowflake Nail Art

After the paint dried I sealed it with a coat of Seche Vite. And just because I was feeling extra jazzy, I dabbed on a fine, holographic, no-name, Cynthia Rowley glitter I scored at TJ Maxx. I used the brush right out of the polish bottle and splatted it on and around each snowflake.

Essie Butler Please Snowflake Nail Art

And did you know that every snowflake has 6 points? So an easy way to draw them is to first make an "X" and then draw a third line through the center. From there...you can add as many branches and lines as you'd like...just make sure you do the same exact thing to all six branches.

Essie Butler Please Snowflake Nail Art