First I started with this gorgeous blue base color. I've had this color forever and it always seems to be the perfect shade for winter themed nails.
Next, I started the intricate snowflake pattern. First, I painted a simple star design.
Then I added a mini zigzag between the star lines, creating diamonds.
Finally, I added 2 more lines at the end of each star point to create a "fork" for the tips of the snowflake.
They look a little messy up close, but from just a little ways away they look much better. :) I added a couple half snowflakes on my middle and pinky nails and then silver lines on my pointer and ring nails.
PS ~ This post is going live a little late because today is my birthday! Between my baby shower, birthing class and my birthday, I had too many activities going on the past few days, but I finally found some time to do my nails. :)