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How To Paint Your Nails For Christmas

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Paint Your Nails For Christmas

Christmas is getting closer and as it's one of the most important and festive seasons, we want to look beautiful and cheerful. In this OneHowTo article we'd like to give you some tips regarding how to paint your nails for Christmas for a more seasonal touch. We are going to use acrylic nail polish so you can easily remove the polish once the celebrations have passed.

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Simple Christmas nail decoration

This is a very simple Christmas-themed nail art example but can look really good, especially if you combine the base color with an accessory that you are wearing, the makeup or even the surrounding decoration. If you want to paint your nails at Christmas in an easy way, paint your nails in a Christmasy color for the base such as green or red and then, once dry, use a toothpick or hairpin to draw snowflakes or pine branches.

How To Paint Your Nails For Christmas - Simple Christmas nail decoration

Holly nail decoration

A Christmas nail decoration that is a bit more complicated is to create several colored drawings on your nails. In the image below you can see holly leaves painted on a silver polish coating. In this case we can also use a brown tone with a metallic finish. Wait for it to dry and draw the holly with a toothpick. It's better to draw the outside and fill it in once you got the shape of the holly right. When this layer has dried, you'll only need to paint the holly berries in red or black with a toothpick too.

How To Paint Your Nails For Christmas - Holly nail decoration

Advanced Christmas nail art

One of the most complicated Christmas nail decorations is painting a snowman or Santa Claus' face as it will require both time and pulse. Note that it's much better if you create this pattern on fake nails.

To create this design, apply a translucent base. After it is dry, paint the top half of the nail in purple. After it is dry, create the drawing with the corresponding colors. As a final touch you can add some translucent glitter to the purple area.

If you want to go one step further, you can make bubble nails with glitter and Christmasy motifs inside.

How To Paint Your Nails For Christmas - Advanced Christmas nail art

Technique and material to paint your nails

It's important to apply a layer of acrylic paint once you have finished so that the drawing lasts a bit longer and it gives your nail some extra shine.

How To Paint Your Nails For Christmas - Technique and material to paint your nails

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