Who is still getting ready for Christmas? Me, for one! I could use some elves of my own to finish buying and wrapping gifts.
For my nails, I decided to dedicate this week to Santa and his band of helpers. Let’s hop to it and see the color palette!
I began by painting my nails green and red. There can only be one Santa nail, so I let him be the accent nail on my ring finger.
The next step was to add the zig zag edges of the elves’ tunics and the white fur trim of Santa’s suit. To make an easier chevron, you can use pre-cut tape as a guide, but I used the brush from the China Glaze bottle and tried to swipe at a 45 degree angle across the tips of the elf nails. For the fur, I used a large dotting tool with White Hot to get the fluffiness of the trim down.
For the belt, I purposefully used a mini bottle of polish for the smaller sized brush so I could swipe the color across my nail in one stroke. Alternatively you can use a striping brush to mark the top and bottom of the belt and fill in the section with a dotting tool.
Using a sparkly gold polish like Keep Me on My Mistletoes and a detail brush, I painted the outline of a square in the center of each black section and then applied topcoat.
For a little extra detail, I added a gold stud at the base of each elf nail so that it looked like a button on their tunic.
I hope you have a great Christmas if you celebrate. Happy Holidays to all, and as always, happy polishing!