But anyway, back to the main subject of my post, Christmas nails! I'm a huge fan of nail varnishes, nail art, and anything new on the scene I'm wanting to try out. I really wanted to do some fun Christmassy nails this year, and so I googled some images for inspiration. At christmas the nail art is endless, from candy canes and snowflakes, so fair isle decorations and glitter christmas trees on the ends of your fingers. I couldn't do anything too detailed as I don't have any nail art pens, but I do have quite a steady hand with a brush due to practice! I was spoilt for choice, but I could not resist giving some adorable little reindeer nails a go! There were plenty on google, some great, and some very bad! I looked at a few tutorials and chose the best looking ones, and combined it with colors I already had.
Here's what and how I did it! :)
Nail polish used:
1. Models own 3 in 1 base/top coat
2. Barry M gold Instant nails effects
on it's own this chips off SO easily, such a bad product! :(
3. 17 Lasting fix in Forever
4. Models Own nail art pen
as I didn't own a dark brown! The pen has broken so I used the thin brush on the opposite end
5. Barry M in Red Glitter the most festive of all my nail varnishes!
Step 1: Base coat of course!
Step 2: Base colour, I chose the Barry M gold foil polish as I thought it was a nice festive metallic :)
Step 3: I drew a semi circle at the end of my nail in the light brown, as neatly as I could. Was much harder on my right hand..
Step 5: The finishing touches, I added a red nose to each rain deer with the red glitter, and used a tiny blob of white, then black for the eyes, and voila!
Some of them look a bit cross eyed but I was pretty pleased with how easy they were, and I did most of it with normal nail brushes! I was terrified of smudging them, as I always do with freshly painted nails, but added a clear topcoat when they were dry.
So, what do you think? I'm really happy with them, and I'm being really careful not to chip them as I feel like a repair job could take a while! Have you stumbled across any fun Christmas nail art this year?