Monday, December 19, 2011

Sweet Christmas tutorial: candy canes

Hello my lovelies! Less than one week till Christmas! Today I'm starting a series of nail art tutorials with a holiday theme. I wanted to do a lot of designs but I don't have much time these days. So instead of doing just one or two of these, I decided to do a different design on every nail and show you the tutorial for each one separately. You can chose one and do it on all your nails, as an accent nail or do them all like I did. Here's what I came up with. 

I'm gonna get started with the candy cane one on the pinky. I've used striping for this design and you can see I'm not very good at it. I'm just getting the hang of it, so bare with me. I'm sure you are gonna do a better job! My inspiration for this design came from  this post on Julie's blog. This is a simple nail art that can be done by anyone. It doesn't require a lot of tools or polishes.

what you will need
For this design I've used a striping brush, but you can always use a white striper instead, if you have one. I've also used a red polish (Nailed by Sleek in Geisha's Seal), a white (Moyra 3), a multicolored glitter (Flormar 393) and, of course, base and top coat. 

Step 1: After putting on a top coat, paint your nail red. This polish was opaque in just one coat! I will review this properly soon. 

Step 2: Using the striper do some diagonal lines with white polish. It's easier if you hold your brush still and instead roll your finger to make the line. If you do any mistakes you can always fix them with red polish and nobody will know they were there. Clean the edges with a small brush dipped in polish remover. 

Step 3: After waiting about 10-15 minutes for the white lines to dry, put one coat of the glitter on top. Be patient because if you do this too soon, you will smudge your pretty lines (kinda like I did). Seal everything with 1-2 coats of top coat. 

So there you have it! A very easy and fun Christmas nail art. Stay tuned for the other ones in the following days! I will also be posting regular polish swatches and reviews, so you might even get two posts in one day! Happy Holidays!  


  1. These are great!! That reindeer is so cute!!

  2. OMG sooo cute. I especially love the reindeer because I love Rudolph lol I have been wanting to try a reindeer. SUPER CUTE and so festive!

  3. awwww sooo cute sooo pretty!!!=] This is really pretty >//< I like the reindeer sooo much !!!:3

  4. @Fingers Thank you!

    @Marisa Thanks! The reindeer is my favorite too!

    @Julie Thank you!! I'm sure you would do an awesome reindeer mani!

    @Boarbb Hey how have you been? Haven't talked to you lately. Glad you like them!

  5. Buna,
    Nu ai vrea s aparyicic la concursul organizat de mine? Pentru mai multe detalii te ast aici:

  6. Flory, am vazut concursul tau dar nu am apucat sa ma inscriu? Am o nelamurire. Poate fi o manichiura deja postata pe blog sau trebuie sa fie facuta special pentru concurs?


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