Sparkly Christmas Nails

Embracing the festive season needn’t stop at enjoying cups of frothy hot chocolate, wearing sequin-adorned dresses, and hanging up beautiful baubles. Focus on the finer details and get your talons as decked out as your fir tree with the help of our sparkly Christmas nails tutorial.

Sparkly Christmas Nails

What Will I Need to Create the Festive Nail Art Look?

  • White nail polish
  • Silver glitter polish
  • Metallic silver polish
  • Cuticle stick/nail art stick
  • Transparent top coat
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Sparkly Christmas Nails: Design 1, Glitter

Combine these two different nail art designs to create a unique look. We’ve gone for a metallic nail on the index finger only but you can alternate designs on each nail for a more stand-out finish.

Step 1 – File & apply white base

Shape and buff nails until they are all similar. Then apply two coats of while polish until the base looks block colour – never streaky!

Sparkly Christmas Nails Step 1a

Step 2 – Glitter it up

Once your base coat is dry, take a glitter-specked nail polish and apply a coat of glitter. Build up the coverage until you get enough sparkle to dazzle at first sight. Finish with a clear top coat to prevent chipping and add a glossy touch.  

Sparkly Christmas Nails Step 2a

Sparkly Christmas Nails: Design 2, Metallic 

Step 1 – White base

As before, start with a block colour white base. Ensure you have a streak-free finish as the white will be showing more clearly with this design.

Sparkly Christmas Nails Step 2a

Step 2 – Add metallic stripes

Dip a cuticle stick in silver metallic polish and draw four horizontal lines across the nail. Go freehand if you have a steady control over the stick or use nail stencils for a little guidance. Once your nail art is dry, finish with a clear top coat.

Sparkly Christmas Nails Step 2b