This design is just as easy as it looks like. All you need a 2 different coloured nail polishes and a straw. Also I would advise lining your work area with a paper towel or two as this design tends to get a little messy. To start off I first applied my base coat followed by 2 coats of Lightening by Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color, on the thumb and ring finger. Next apply 2 coats of a red polish – I used Russian Roulette by Essie. Now space out your ring finger from your other fingers on a paper towel. Dip the straw into red nail polish and blow into the straw over your nail. This will create a splatter effect. Repeat this process on your thumb and seal your design with a top coat.
Recreating this festive look is quite simple. Firstly start off by adding a base coat, then apply 2 coats of a red nail polish, I used Cherry Red by Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear. The candy cane designs found on the index, middle and ring finger are easily made using a white nail polish - White on by Sally Hansen and a nail art brush - I made diagonal strokes across my nail to get the candy cane effect. Next on the index and ring finger I made Santas coat. First make a thick stroke using the nail art brush and white nail polish. Next, for the belt use a black nail polish, I used Black Night by Sally Hansen Hard as Nail with Nylon and a nail art brush make a horizontal line across the centre of your nail. At the point in which the black nail polish intercepts, a gold nail polish by Stripe Rite was used to make the belt buckle. Get in the mood for Christmas and jolly up your nails.
Wintry Snowflake Nails
After an inspiration from a fellow blogger, I thought I’d share this design with the rest of you. To recreate this, first start off with a base coat, and then apply 2 coats of a red nail polish - I used Cherry Red by Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear. Next, using a white nail polish -I used was White On by Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - and a nail art brush I made one snow flake on each finger, allowing the ones on the thumb and ring finger to be slightly larger than the others. Following this, use a dotting tool to make a few dots in the empty spaces on your nails. If you would like you can also add some glitter to your wintry design, I used Disco Ball by Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear. Lastly another optional step is to add rhinestones; I have added larger rhinestones on my thumb and ring finger and smaller ones on the other nails, all of which are in the centre of the snowflake. Try it out and give your nails a winter glow.