Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Nail Art Tutorial - Fun Christmas French

Hey guys!

I have a second post for you today! I actually have so much material waiting to be posted that you might be seeing double posts from me a lot this month!

This one is a new Christmas tutorial, which I've been getting many requests for this month. I originally wore this manicure as the non-accent nails of my Grinch nail art last year, but people seemed to really love the simplicity of these funky french nails. So I thought it be a good idea to do a tutorial for just these, separate of the Grinch since he was quite a bit more complicated.

Keep reading for the tutorial!

  • Base and top coat
  • Shimmery red polish, shimmery green polish, white creme polish
  • Medium sized dotting tool

Step 1:
Apply your base coat.

Step 2:
Paint all of your nails with your shimmery green polish.

Step 3:
Create a french tip using your white polish. I usually do my french tips freehand with the polish brush, but you can use tape or a french tip guide if that's more comfortable for you. However, this doesn't need to be perfect since we're going to be covering it up anyways.

Step 4:
Fill in the white tip with your red shimmery polish.

Step 5:
Using the dotting tool and the white polish, give the french tip a scalloped edge. The great thing about this step is that it's a way to cover up any imperfections in the shape of your french tips!

Step 6:
After allowing your design to dry completely, add a layer of your favorite top coat. This will make your new mani last longer, it will smooth out any bumps and ridges that have been created during the process, and it will also give your nails a nice shine.

This is a super versatile design so you can switch the colours up to suit your own tastes or to match a pretty holiday dress!

I hope this tutorial was helpful! And if you try this design out for yourself, be sure to share it with me on the Nails by Kayla Shevonne Facebook page!

Thanks for looking!


  1. So fun! A look like this is great for beginners with nail art because it looks AWESOME but its also very forgiving.

    Do you have any recommendations on white polish? I seem to have terrible luck with it. I have several different brands (admittedly, they're not on the high end of the price scale) that just seem to be really difficult to need 3 coats for totally even coverage and then chip quite quickly. I'd love to get some recommendations before I buy yet another bottle of white polish.

    1. One of my primary go-to white polishes is Wet 'n' Wild French White from the Wild Shine line. I use it for almost all of my nail art because it's inexpensive and easy to work with! The Orly one I featured here is a good one too, but I only used it today because I need to pick up a new Wet 'n' Wild one.

  2. This is a really great idea, it's so simple I can see myself doing it :D (I suck at nailart lol).
    Thanks for sharing Kayla <3

  3. This is fun, cute and looks easy. Thanks for the tutorial and for the inspiration!

  4. That's such a cool idea! I might be trying that out for one of my festive manicures :D

  5. That is so adorable. Love the green polish.


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