Now's a better time than ever to show your holiday cheer by painting a festive design on your nails. Expert manicurist Gina Viviano found some fun nail designs on Pinterest and shared her step-by-step process for each fabulous look with BeautyPress. Try something new this season and paint on your own holiday nail art! Check out each festive option and let us know which is going on your holiday beauty wish list with a note below!
Candy Cane. For this first image, paint nails your favorite Xmas red. Viviano offers up a few extra tips to 'nail' the design. "I like Pirate by CHANEL," she said. "Paint your accent nails white. Let it dry completely, one to two hours. Next cut slivers of scotch tape and apply diagonally to your accent nails," Gina explained. "Apply red polish and wait 15-20 minutes, then carefully pull tape and apply topcoat." Dare we say this manicure is in 'mint' condition!
Festive French. This is a gorgeous, classy take on the French manicure. "I love when French's are done with lighter tips rather than darker. I feel a dark tip can make the nail look heavy," the expert manicurist noted. To achieve this look paint nails a rich dark color for impact. "Vamp by CHANEL is my ultimate favorite. So high in quality, it covers with one coat. Paint tips gold and apply topcoat to finish."
Wrapped Up. For this look, paint nails your favorite Xmas green and let dry one to two hours. Then, Viviano says to cut strips of masking tape and apply as shown. "Paint gold and remove tape after 10-15 minutes. Apply red rhinestone or a dot of red polish at the tip of tree and finish with topcoat. I use Extreme Shine Top Coat by CHANEL," she said.
Holiday Lights. For this last look, paint nails white. "Try Eastern Light by CHANEL," Gina recommended. "The formulation is milky, not stark with opaque coverage that doesn't streak," she explained. Gina cites that it's a good idea to have your black thread pre-cut because you don't want to wait for polish to dry completely. " Apply thread while polish is soft, (tweezers are helpful!) and gently push thread into polish just a little. Using a pointed cotton swab, dab on your green and red lights. And as always, finish with topcoat."
We are loving all these looks! We can't pick just one! Which is your personal fave? Let us know with a note below!
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