How are you planning on decorating your nails for Christmas this year? I created a simple santa nails tutorial to share with you guys today, hopefully there’s an idea here you can grab for your holiday manicure.
Julep Takeover! Daisy and I have been given a great opportunity to take over their Instagram account. We’ll be posting photos throughout the day on their IG account which will also coincide with some of the posts here on the blog.
First up is a lovely holiday tartan design that I created on my nails. For this look we used all Julep nail polishes which will be listed as we go along. Continue to find out how to recreate this on your own!
Let’s start off with a base coat of red. I’m using Julep Myriam which is a nice bright red creme polish. The formula is magical. It’s super easy to paint with, and only takes a couple of coats. Make sure to paint a top coat after this to prevent polish pick up.
Next, apply Nail Vinyls Straights like so, placing three of them vertically against the nail leaving a gap in between.
Pick a polish that’s just a shade darker than your red, or use something like Julep Nic which is a deep crimson, but in one coat goes on sheer enough. Don’t forget to top coat this layer once you’re done.
Now that you’ve got all your vertical stripes. Go ahead and place three straight nail vinyls going horizontally. Julep Nic was quite nice because the spot where the lines crossed became darker. This will help you in the next step.
Using a black polish like Julep Jet and a small paintbrush, fill in the square areas where the lines cross. We want to intensify the illusion of the tartan plaid design.
With a fine liner brush dipped in a gold polish, carefully add the gold thread accents to the design. I’m using Julep Zelda here to add a pink champagne metallic which keeps it neutral to the red.
And there you have it. A pattern packed with layers and texture, but simple enough to recreate. Happy Holidays!!
It’s that time of year. Lots of festivities and holiday cheer! And what better way to dress up your holiday nails than with some candy cane stripes. I keep imagining that they smell like peppermint. Click on the more link for the full tutorial on how to recreate the look for this holiday season. All of the polishes used are available at Live Love Polish!