Christmas Nail Art Tutorial – Winter Wonderland

Hey guys!

I’m cutting it close, but I think I’ve got time to squeeze in one last Christmas tutorial! Can you believe that Christmas is just a little over two days away? This year has gone by so fast!

This tutorial is for my Winter Wonderland design that I posted a couple of days ago. It’s actually quite easy, just a little time consuming.

Keep reading for the tutorial!

Supplies:

  • Base and top coat
  • Three shades of blue creme polish: dark, medium and light
  • White creme polish
  • Makeup sponge
  • Black dotting tool (you could use a toothpick if you don’t own dotting tools)
  • Small nail art brush
Step 1:
Apply your base coat.

Step 2:
Paint all of your nails with your lightest shade of blue.

Step 3:
After allowing your light blue polish to dry, follow the steps in my gradient tutorial to create a smooth gradient using the three shades of blue. The darkest shade should be near your cuticle and work down to the lightest shade at the tip.

Step 4:
Using your nail art brush and the white polish, create snowy mounds at the tips. Don’t worry about the shapes being perfect because they should be irregular – just like fallen snow!

Step 5:
To create the trees, first start with a small vertical line. Add an arrow shape at the top. Then, working your way down the length of the tree, draw horizontal lines to create branches. As you work your way down to the base of the tree, the horizontal lines should continue to get longer. If you wish, you can curve your branches slightly upwards like I did, but you might find it easier to just create straight lines, which is also fine.

Step 6:
Using your small dotting tool or toothpick, add some dots in the empty space around the trees to simulate falling snow.

Step 7:
After allowing your design to dry, 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.

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! Or, share in on Instagram and tag me (@kaylashevonne) in your post!

Thanks for looking!

Christmas Nail Art – Dotted Christmas Trees

Hey guys!

Like I figured I would, I removed the candy cane mani yesterday and did a whole new design. This one was inspired by a holiday card we received where the image of the Christmas tree on front was done abstractly with polka dots. I thought the concept would translate really well into a nail design, so that’s what I did! If you want to see the holiday card, I posted a picture of it here on Instagram.

The base colour here is Zoya Purity and then I used a bunch of different green polishes to create the trees:

OPI Here Today…Aragon Tomorrow
China Glaze Gaga for Green
China Glaze Four Leaf Clover
China Glaze Holly-Day
China Glaze Re-fresh Mint and
China Glaze Running in Circles

Then I used a small nail art brush and China Glaze Ruby Pumps to create the little stars on top.

I realized a couple of things while doing this mani:
1.) I have a large selection of green polishes from China Glaze, but not many from any other brands, and
2.) Making tiny stars symmetrical, especially using my non-dominant hand, is super hard!

I’m much happier with this mani than I was with the watercolour candy canes. And it got a ton of compliments at my fiance’s work Christmas party last night!

Thanks for looking! Have a wonderful Saturday everyone!