“Christmas is never over,unless you want it to be… Christmas is a state of mind.” – Lauren Myracle.
It’s the third Wednesday of December which means the third Christmas Inspired Nail Art post of this month. If you missed the previous two please click here and here, or you may miss out on a design you’d really like.
This week’s nails are going to be very Santa themed which means lots of red and white nail polish, so let’s dive in!
First up are some Santa Hats. What disappointed me with this design was that the hats turned out very pointy, so that’s definitely something to keep in mind if painting these yourself. Hopefully, I’ll have the opportunity to recreate these soon though and add in some more curves!
For these nails I painted a clear base coat over my nails to make them shiny and protect them from the red nail polish. Using my red striper from the Rio Professional Nail Art Kit (which has probably been mentioned in every single nail art post I have ever done) I painted a triangular shape on my nail and filled it in. With this you need to be careful not to draw the triangle too tall so that you have space for the ball on top. Also, make sure your triangle isn’t too straight like mine, so that it looks more realistic in the end.
Once dry, I used the white striper from the same kit to paint a line along the red at the bottom of the nail. Be careful not to get carried away and do the whole length of the nail though! Next, with a large dotting tool, place a white dot at the top of the triangle and make sure you cover the point at the top and there we have it, Santa hats! Also, if you changed the colours a little, you could turn them into elf hats.
My next Santa Claus design is a little blurry because at the time I really wanted to get my Christmas tree in the background. As a result of this, the photo is very dark as the only light in the photo originates from the fairy lights. Nevertheless, you can kind of make out the design…
Here are my Santa Suit nails. As I said, the quality of the photo is not the best, but I think you can get the gist of what is going on. However, if you can’t, I’ll try and talk you through it.
I started off my painting my nails a bright red. The nail polish I used was Maybelline‘s Color Show Nail Polish in Power Red. The rest of the nail polishes I used are all from the Rio Professional Nail Art Kit. With a white stripper I painted a thick line down the centre of the nail and across the bottom for the fur on Santa’s coat. Next, I used a black striper to paint a thick black line horizontally across the middle of the nail for Santa’s belt. To add the detail of the buckle onto the belt, I used a glittery, almost gold, orange striper and drew the outline of a rectangle in middle of the nail, over the top of the belt.
I did this design approximately two years ago and I wish that I had the sense back then to take the photo in daylight, preferably closer to a window.
Last year I was working a lot over Christmas which meant that I didn’t have a lot of opportunities to paint my nails and whenever I did, they never lasted the whole shift at work, so I was not able to create many Christmas nails. However, I did create a couple which would have been better given time.
One design I created was a snowflake with a Santa inspired look. Also, wow! Look at the length of that thumbnail! How did that happen?
This design doesn’t really require much explanation. The polishes used were Maybelline‘s Color Show Nail Polish and Power Red and the white and silver stripers from the Rio Professional Nail Art Kit.
So those are this week’s Christmas Inspired Nail Art designs. Which one was your favourite? Do you have a favourite from the entire series so far? Let me know in the comments below!
If you haven’t seen the previous two sets of Christmas nails I have done, both posts are linked to at the top of this one so please check them out.
There is only one Christmas Inspired Nail Art post left now, so make sure to check back next week to see those and feel free to follow me here and on my other social media sites linked below in order to be informed of when my final Christmas nail art post is published.
Lastly, please click here to read my other blogmas posts.