Sunday, November 24, 2013

Christmas Lights Nail Pictorial!

This year I am feeling unusually festive. I've already decorated my house with Christmas lights, and have been pinning Christmas nails and crafts like a mad woman. I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but I've already done my Thanksgiving nails for the year, and I can't think of anymore to do. Don't worry I'll show you those in a minute. :) It's freezing in Tennessee today and it already feels like winter so why not get a head start!! Christmas nails are my favorite to do and there's endless possibilities!!! Here is a simply, three step tutorial for some ADORABLE Christmas light nail art.

But first, here's my turkey Thanksgiving nails for your viewing pleasure.

On to the Christmas lights! For this mani I used:
The first step is to paint all of your nails white. I tried to pick a nice opaque white with little to no shimmer. Next, I went ahead and added a coat of my fast dry topcoat to make the nails dry enough to start painting on the lights! I also went ahead and cleaned them up to ensure there would be no bleeding of the colors together from the remover in cleaning up later.

The next step is to paint on your string that the lights are going to painted on. I picked black for this, but green would also work if you're looking for a more traditional Christmas light feel. I used the thinnest brush in my collection that I could find. I also saw on Pinterest that you can use a piece of thread for this to make a really thin string of lights. You just place it where you want while your nails are still tacky and trim it then put a topcoat on to hold it in place.  

Next, use a small brush, dotting tool, or even a toothpick to carefully paint on the lights. I used a toothpick that way I could get a tiny triangular shape for the lights. It allows for precision and I think if you're a beginner it would be your best bet. The best part is you can pick any color you want! You can do just red and green, or multicolored lights like I did! Just make sure and alternate the colors you're using. I painted on one color at a time. I used red, blue, green, and yellow. Sorry for the bad quality photo. My camera was not cooperating. :( Once you're done with that, add on your favorite topcoat and you're done!

And that's all there is to it! Super easy, Super cute nails for Christmas!
Here's a picture of my favorite one! :)

Hope you guys enjoyed my tutorial!!! I think these nails are super cute and I will definitely be trying them again with different variations and hopefully a little less mess. Until next time!

Xx Ashley C.


  1. These are really cute! I tend to be super easy and basic when it comes to nail art. However, reading your blog makes me want to try this. Thanks so much for sharing. New follower (◕‿◕✿)

    1. These are super easy!!!!! Way easier than I thought it was going to be! You should definitely try it!!! :) Im glad you enjoyed the post!! Next up is snowmen so keep a look out!! :)

  2. Great nails! I love the thanksgiving ones. The turkey looks so good!