Mani Monday: Festive Plaid

Festive Plaid Christmas Nail Art Design

Christmas is fast approaching which means you are probably in the thick of it for holiday parties, present shopping, and decorating. The last thing you need to do is worry about the small details, like what you should do for your nails.

Here is a very festive and relatively easy nail art design that you can have in your back pocket during the holiday season.

Festive Plaid Christmas Nail Art Design

To start, paint all of your nails except one a bright red colour. Let dry for a few minutes while you are doing the next step.

Paint the nail you didn’t paint red, a nice metallic gold colour. Let dry and move onto the plaid accent nail.

For the plaid you will need a small nail art brush, a piece of aluminium foil, and 3 polishes (green, black and gold). Place a few drops of green on the foil and paint one vertical line on one side of your nail. Then create two horizontal lines that are a quarter from the top and bottom of your nail. You can also add in a thinner green line near the bottom of your nail as you can see in the design.

Next, using the same brush, create a thinner black line above the green line at the top of the nail and another one below the green lines at the tip of the nail. Finally, create a vertical and horizontal line with the gold polish.

To add a touch more detail to the plaid, you can go over a few spots where two lines overlap with the colour of the line that is being covered. It makes the design look a lot more complicated than it really was.

For the index and pinkie fingers, place a small dot of topcoat near the base of the nail and then place a gold stud on top. You can then apply a layer of topcoat on each nail and allow to dry.

Festive Plaid Christmas Nail Art Design

Festive Plaid Christmas Nail Art Design

Polishes Used: CND Creative Play Black & Forth, OPI Meet My “Decorator”, China Glaze Mingle with Kringle, and Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy in High Stakes

Festive Plaid Christmas Nail Art Design

til next time…

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