If you still don't know what you're going to do with your nails for Christmas, here is a nail art tutorial to inspire you! After the pictorial and written steps I have included a product list.
Pro Tip; If you don't have the time to spend "nail-arting" all ten of your fingers, paint your nails red or green (don't forget to add some glitter) and use this tartain-plaid print as an accent nail on your ring finger!
Optional Step; Add glitter!!! Anywhere, really...
Make sure you start your nail art with freshly manicured hands. To learn how to get a professional manicure at home, click here
Step 1; Wipe acetone or nail polish remover over your nails to clear any lingering oils that could prevent the polish from sticking.
Step 2; Apply a base coat.
Step 3; Apply a red nail polish.
Step 4; After your red polish has dried, paint two thick horizontal green stripes across your nails. I used the brush of my polish to make these lines.
Step 5; Using a white striper, paint thin vertical white stripes in pairs on either side of your nails. Each nail does not need to be the same.
Step 6; Paint a medium vertical line on the side opposite from the pair of thin white lines from the previous step.
Step 7; Make two medium (or thin, change it up!) lines centered over the green horizontal stripes already there.
Step 8; Clean away any nail polish on the surrounding skin with a brush dipped in acetone or nail polish remover. Apply cuticle oil to replenish the moisture in your cuticles and surround skin that has been touched by the acetone.
And you're done!
If you've stumbled upon this tutorial and it isn't Christmas, have no fear, you can still try this one out! Change up the colors to create several different and unique looks using the same steps listed above.
- OPI Original Nail Envy Nail Strengthener Base Coat
- ORLY Sec 'n Dry Quick Dry Topcoat
- OPI Nail Lacquer in The Spy Who Loved Me, Skyfall Collection
- Color Club Art Club Nail Striper in White
- Finger Paints Nail Color in Scenery Greenery
- Professional Pure Acetone
- ORLY Argan Cuticle Oil
- OPI Rapidry Nail Polish Dryer
If you have any questions, let me know and I will do my best to answer them! And if you try these out please share a picture with me on Instagram or Twitter.
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