Sunday, 23 December 2012

Christmas nails - reindeers, santa and snowflakes

 
I adore nail varnish and I've put together these simple little Christmas creations so you at home can have a go! If you don't own nail art polishes, you can use regular polish on a wooden toothpick, it has exactly the same effect.
 

REINDEER NAILS:

YOU WILL NEED:
·         Pale blue polish (mine is from Claire's - yes I'm cheap
·         Brown nail polish (241 mushroom by Barry M)
·         White nail art pen/white polish
·         Black nail art pen/black polish
·         Base coat/top coat
 
METHOD:
1.       After applying a base coat, paint the whole nail pale blue. You may need more than one coat as some light colours aren't very pigmented. Leave to dry.
2.       Paint the bottom 1/3 of the nail brown, making the top curved. Leave to dry.
3.       Using the white, paint 2 small white dots about midway down the brown. Leave to dry.
4.       Using the black, paint 2 smaller black dots in the centre of the white dots as well as a small black dot on the tip of your nail. Then paint 2 straight lines from the top of the brown upwards and cross them with 2 smaller black lines to make antlers. Leave to dry.
5.       Seal with a top coat.
TIP: You can easily make Rudolphs by making the nose at the tip of your nail red instead of black.
 


SANTA CLAUS NAILS:


YOU WILL NEED:
·         Pale pink polish (any French manicure pink is good)
·         Red nail polish (Rimmel 60 seconds in 315 ready, aim, paint is good as it has a flat brush)
·         White nail art pen/white polish
·         Black nail art pen/black polish
·         Base coat/top coat
 
METHOD:
1.       After applying a base coat, paint the whole nail pale pink. You don't want anything too bright as this is supposed to be his face. Leave to dry.
2.       Paint the top 1/3 of the nail red. It doesn't matter if its a bit messy. Leave to dry.
3.       Using the white, dot a white line across where the red and pink meet. This will be the fur on his hat. Then at the 2/3 mark of your nail, dot a line across the nail for using moustache. Using this as a guide form a beard at the bottom of your nail. Leave to dry.
4.       Place 2 white dots on the visible pink area. You can also give him a mouth underneath his moustache. Leave to dry.
5.       Using the black, paint 2 black dots on top of the white dots to form eyes. Leave to dry.
6.       Seal with a top coat.
 
 

SNOWFLAKE NAILS:

YOU WILL NEED:
·         A base colour (I used turquoise - Kiko 344)
·         White nail art pen/white polish
·         Black nail art pen/black polish
·         Base coat/top coat
 
METHOD:
1.       After applying the base coat, paint the whole nail the base colour. I chose turquoise but this could easily be done on any other bright colour. Leave to dry.
2.       Using the black, paint a snowflake design on the nail. You can chose how big you want it and where on the nail it's positioned. This is a great design for a set of nails as the snowflake can be resized and repositioned on each nail.
3.       Place a black dot at the end of each snowflake arm and at the crossover point in the centre of the snowflake. Also place a few black dots around the painted snowflake. Leave to dry.
4.       Using a white, repeat step 3 however you don't have to cover all the black spots with white. I just did a few. Leave to dry.
5.       Seal with a top coat.


6 comments:

NIKA said...

Oh just lovely:) I'm absolutely amazed about this nail DIY-tutorial:)

Lovey your blog and hope to see you one day on my too:)

Bye,
NIKA

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Poptartsandsex said...

These nails are so cute xx

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Samantha said...

These are sooooo cute!! Will definitely give these a go over the Christmas break - fabby post xo

Mini Thoumine said...

I'm glad you like them! Spent Christmas with a herd of reindeer and Santa on mine :)

Mini Thoumine said...

Thanks so much! I had loads of fun designing them :) x

Mini Thoumine said...

Thanks honey, and I hope to do some more in the future! I'll be sure to check out your blog :) x

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