(I apologize for the crap-tastic pictures in advance)
Hey Ladies! Today I come to you with a Christmas/Holiday inspired manicure.. It’s super girly and glittery-my favorite!
Nail art is definitely not my thing. I enjoy it and all, but I just don’t have the time for it. I freehanded all of this and did it the quick way, but if you’re more of a perfectionist than I am, you can use a toothpick to make the wreath as well as tape off your tips to make the “French” effect. I even thought about getting a toothpick and adding a bow to the wreath, as well as using the glitter to make more ornaments. I obviously did not. You can though!
I did these wreaths on my nails a few years ago and I got so many compliments! I figured I’d do them again this year, but with a different twist! I believe I did wreaths on each nail and the tips were red the last time I did this.
What you will need:
-Base Coat (I use Beauty Secret’s Base Coat, the Pink one. It can be found at Sally’s)
-White Polish (I used China Glaze’s White on White)
-Red Polish (I used China Glaze’s Salsa)
-Forest Green Polish (I used Sinful Colors’ San Francisco)
-Optional Glitter Polish (I used China Glaze’s I’m Not Lion)
- The first thing you’re going to want to do is your nail maintenance (By that I mean trimming cuticles, filing, whatever you normally do) and then add a base coat. After your base coat has dried, go ahead and paint all but your accent nail white!
Worry about your mistakes later-after it’s all dry!
- Next, you’re going to make the wreath on your accent nail. To do this, all I did was use the nail polish brush and dotted a circle where I wanted the wreath. Give the green a little time to dry, and then go ahead and add the red “ornaments”. I always do only 4, but if you use a toothpick instead of the brush you can probably fit more.
- After you finish your wreath, you need to add a French tip to that accent nail!
After this, you can add your top coat and be completely done if you want! I liked it like this because it looked very Winter-ish. I went ahead and added a glitter to all of the white nails though, to make it more my style.
TA-DA! I hope y’all try this manicure, if you’re into this sort of thing. If you do, be sure to send me pictures or link me to it in the comments below!