I’ve been toying with the idea of a Christmas wreath nail art design for nearly a month, but I was struggling to pick a base color of all things. I went through my drawers and drawers of polish to get inspiration and ended up pulling quite a few older bottles out of my collection for this one. And when I say older, I may be understating it a bit; I really need to clean out my collection. You’ll see what I mean in a bit.
I used an old bottle of OPI’s Did You Ear About Van Gogh for the base color, just two coats. I love the way the greens and copper pop on the sandy hue. Since this color hasn’t been sold in quite some time, I’ve rounded up a few similar shades.
Sandy polishes: OPI Somoan Sand, Zoya Farah, & Essie Sand Tropez
Now on to the designs!
For the index finger design, I used a wedge sponge and a dab of Julep’s Wilma onto about half of the nail. I finished it off with a bit of the copper glitter on the tip of the nail.
On the next nail, I simply applied the copper glitter over a layer of base coat for a negative space look. I mentioned above that some of my polish is a little old. The bottle of Sephora’s Don’t Be Eggnog-ious was so thick I almost threw it out, but luckily I decided to use a bit of polish thinner first! That fixed it right up. As this bottle is long ago sold out, try Essie’s A Cut Above or Summit of Style if you’re looking for something similar.
Finally, it’s time for the wreath nail art. I started with a thin circle outline in the middle of my ring finger’s nail. Then with my detail brush, I applied short, thin strokes of three shades of green polish on either side of the circle until completely filled in. On the top of the wreath, I used white polish to draw a little bow. Once dry, I covered with a layer of Julep’s Wilma and then dabbed some copper glitter on top.
Green polishes: Julep’s Jonna, Krystle, & Giselle
I’m so pleased to finally have gotten this Christmas wreath nail design out of my head and onto my tiny canvas. It turned out just as good as I could have hoped!
What are you rocking on your nails this holiday season? Let me know!