It’s December and that means the time is ripe for holiday-themed nail art! For my first Christmas design of the year, I wanted to do something intricate. Holly berries and pine boughs seemed like the perfect inspiration for such a design. Here is my take on holly berry nail art for Christmas!
I started with a coat of my favorite base coat and two coats of white polish on all nails. While that dried, I pulled up a few photos of holly berry designs for inspiration. I used my fine detail brush to start mimicking my favorite designs on my first nail. The little “berries” were all made with a fine point dotting tool.
After two nails painted with my dominant hand, I realized I might not have enough time to get to all nails (mom life!) so I decided to go with an accent nail overall design. At the same time, I decided to save time for painting my other hand by using a DIY nail wrap method. Get details for that method below!
DIY NAIL WRAP STEPS
- Paint a layer of top coat on my nail mat (a sandwich bag would also work)
- Paint the design on the top coat
- Once dry, carefully lift the sheet of dried polish and trim pieces to fit the desired nail
- Place “nail wrap” over a semi-tacky coat of nail polish and gently use a makeup sponge to press out any bubbles.
- Use cuticle nippers and/or a fine nail brush dipped in acetone to clean up any excess nail wrap.
- Finish with top coat as usual
The method described above definitely saved me a little time because I could paint the nails on my dominant hand with my dominant hand.
Once I applied my DIY nail wraps, I finished off all nails with a layer of top coat! And just like that, my nails were ready for any number of holiday activities. And when I have more time, I definitely plan to do this holly berry nail art design on all of my nails.
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