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12/10/2012 10:41 am ET

DIY Nail Art: Sweet Snowman Manicure (PHOTO)

You won't hear any complaints coming from me about the lack of snowy mornings I've woken up to this winter. Yet, a part of me always hopes for a white Christmas. So just in case Mother Nature decides to not grant my wish this holiday, I'm going to take a different route to catching snowflakes with this DIY nail art.

Jane of the blog Nailside created a manicure featuring a super sweet snowman. Mimicking a design perfected by fellow nail art enthusiast Simply Rins, she decked out the classic character with a top hat, blue-striped scarf and big grin. How fitting? Scroll down for the step-by-step instructions on how to get this look.

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Photos: Katy Perry, Getty Images; Essence Viva La Green; Liquitex Titanium White Acrylic Paint; Sally Hansen Black Nail Art Pen; Forever 21 Love & Beauty Neon Orange Nail Polish; Nailside's sweet snowman DIY nail art

1. File nails to desired shape and prep with a base coat.
2. Paint on two coats of Essence Viva La Green" (a rich mint green), allowing enough dry time between each application.
3. Use a black nail art pen to draw on the outline of a snowman on your ring finger, including a top hat and scarf.
4. Fill in the snowman (starting with the face and body) with a small brush and white acrylic paint.
5. Draw on a triangle-shaped nose in black.
6. Choose a bright shade to brighten up the snowman's scarf, then add a red stripe to hat.
7. Color in the nose with a bright orange nail polish to resemble a carrot.
8. Create two small black dots for the eyes, then a series of tinier spots for a smile.
9. Add detailing to the scarf by painting on white stripes.
10. To finish, seal your holiday nail art design with top coat.

What do you think about this snowman-inspired nail art? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section.

Meanwhile, see how you could dress up your this winter with a sparkly "tweed" manicure.

Click through the slideshow below for more DIY nail art.

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