Gelish Snowflakes & Skyscrapers Inspired Nail Art

Nail art inspiration can come from any number of places.  This nail art is a literal interpretation of one of the colors that was just released in The Big Chill collection from Gelish & Gelish MINI (see my swatches of the Big Chill Collection here).  Snowflakes & Skyscrapers is a medium grey base with purple and gold shimmer, and the name made me think it would make a great backdrop for a skyline.  On my first attempt at this design I tried doing some freehand drawings, but my fine line skills just aren’t there yet.  Then while I was looking through my stamping plates to find a snowflake design I stumbled upon a skyline image. Score!

Gelish Snowflakes & Skyscrapers literal interpretation by Chickettes.comI started with two coats of Gelish Snowflakes & Skyscrapers as the backdrop.  I then stamped a few snowflakes onto my nails using MoYou Festive Collection Plate #6 and Mundo de Unas white stamping polish.  I applied a thin layer of Gelish TIO, wiped the tacky layer, and then stamped the skyscrapers using Bundle Monster plate BM-414 and Mundo de Unas black polish.  I let the stamping polish dry for a minute before applying another layer of top coat.

The photo below was taken with my lightbox filters on so it dulls the shine of the light so that you can see the details of the stamps a little better.  I really love how this turned out.

Gelish Snowflakes & Skyscrapers literal interpretation by Chickettes.comI also created a second softer snowflake look using some colors from The Big Chill Collection.  The index finger is polished with Snowflakes & Skyscrapers, the middle two fingers have The Big Chill, and the pinky is Call Me Jill Frost (which was also on my thumb).  I did a double stamp on the middle two fingers using two different colors and the Bundle Monster BM-H02 plate.  First I stamped the image with a silvery grey using China Glaze Avalanche, and then I reversed the image and stamped it in white using Mundo de Unas white. Gelish Snowflake Nail Art

So which one of the two designs would you wear? :)

You may also like...

11 Responses

  1. Anne says:

    I would wear both!! They are both great and eye catching. Your second design is certainly holiday looking.

  2. Kristina says:

    I think the first one would be great for NYE and the second one any time during December or January. I love both but my preference is leaning towards the first becuase it is a little edgier feeling.

  3. Jessica says:

    OMG!!! The Snowflakes & Skyscrapers is so gorgeous! I super love the colors used and the design is awesome! You really nailed on this. Love it!

  4. Sara says:

    I LOVE the outline! I’m wearing Snowflakes & Skyscrapers now, but I wish I’d been as creative.

  5. Shanna Beam says:

    Oh wow! These are gorgeous! That first design is my favorite of the two ;)

  6. Julie says:

    Has anyone found these in Sally’s stores or on Sally online ? I can’t find them. I need them quickly for a party.

  7. Monika says:

    I think the first one is really great! Edgy. Fun. Seasonal.

  8. Suzanne Grabow-Center says:

    Absolutely love the first design! Gorgeous!!

  9. Suzanne C. says:

    Do you know where I can find an individual stamping plate with different snowflakes on it. I have an entire set of bundle monsters with not one flake!

    • Monika says:

      The 2011 Bundle Monster set has a small tree, a deer, a Santa hat, a bell, and an ornament, but no snowflakes. The 2010 set has one snowflake on BM-014 with also bells and poinsettia. The 2012 set has one nice full nail snowflake image BM-323, a more ‘artistic/interpreted graphic’ one BM-321, and two individual flakes BM-319. The set also has poinsettia, bells, and a snowman. The Holiday 2013 set also has a full nail snowflake image BM-H02, two individual snowflakes, and some other Christmas images, plus stuff for other events. Born Pretty Store has a plate QA57 with snowflakes. There is a nice pile of snowflakes on QA86. Good luck. Just search “snowflake nail image plate” on google!

    • Andrea says:

      I think MoYou London may have a snowflake plate.