NOTD: Christmas Present Nail Art

Merry Christmas!

For those of you that celebrate the holiday, you may have already opened your presents. What did Santa bring you?

Santa has yet to visit me, but, while I wait, I thought I’d give myself some Christmas presents. How? With Christmas present nail art!

NOTD: Christmas Present Nail ArtYep, I totally have Christmas presents on my nails. You know me: I just can’t resist doing themed nails.

I used a bunch of different colors and techniques for today’s Nails of the Day. In fact, I think this is my most elaborate manicure yet.

I used these nail polishes for today’s look:

Want to know how I did it? Then read on!

How to Create Christmas Present Nail Art

Christmas present nail art, nail polishHere’s how I came up with this holiday manicure:

  1. Start with a clear base coat.
  2. Paint each nail a solid color. I alternated silver, green and red.
  3. Paint the tips white. However, make the line straight, unlike the curved line you’d do for a French manicure.
  4. With a different color than the base nail color, paint crossing lines on the Christmas present. (I used the Essence Nail Art Duo Stylist to help create crisp lines of polish.)
  5. Paint on a little bow at the top of the present on the white part of the nail.
  6. Admire your handiwork!

Be sure to let things dry a bit between each step.

Voila! Holiday nail art!

What do you think of my Christmas present nail art? Think you’ll give it a try? Let’s chat about it in the comments!

Merry Christmas, Filers!


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  1. omg I love these! So festive and cute too. Haven’t attempted any nail art in awhile, but I definitely need to try this….well I suppose it will have to wait until next year? LOL

  2. This was a fun idea. My daughter and I followed your instructions for Christmas. It looked wonderful!

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