Christmas nail art inspiration 2016

24 december 2016 av nailsbyic
Nail art, Nails, Tutorials

Merry Christmas everybody! I hope you’ll all have a wonderful day! If you still don’t know what Christmas manicure to do, don’t worry, today I’ll show you some last minute Christmas ideas and tutorials.

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Bubble tree nail art using Formula X ’Perfection’, ’Ladies First’ and ’White Matter’

I love how this mani turned out! It is not the traditional Christmas colors but who says everything must be red, green and gold when it’s Christmas? For this mani I used polishes from the Formula X in the city box which I wrote about in this blog post. The dark purple is called ’Perfection’, the pink is called ’Ladies First’ and the white is called ’White Matter’. The accent nail is painted with acrylic paint using the watercolor technique. Dilute the acrylic paint with water, use a dotting tool to make dots in a tree shape and then soak up the excess water with a dry brush. Take a look at the video below to see how I did.


Next Christmas mani is the one I’m currently wearing. It is quite simple to do, especially if you’ve got holly stencils – the ones I’m using are from What’s Up Nails and you can buy them from Amazon.

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Christmas holly manicure using polishes from IsaDora

The red polish is ’890 Red Socks’ from IsaDora and it is part of IsaDora’s new Holographic Glitter Nails collection. All other polishes used are also from IsaDora. The gray polish is called ’249 Turtledove’, the white is called ’685 White China’, the red without glitter is called ’263 Rhapsody Red’ and the green is called ’821 Green Planet’.

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Winter landscape nail art using polishes from the Formula X in the city box

Next up is a winter landscape manicure. This one takes a little longer to do but I definitely think it is worth it. I love the color combination and the wintery feel of this mani. The polishes used are from the Formula X in the city box (read about it in this blog post). The blue glitter is called ’Freaky Like Freud’, the navy blue is called ’Majestic’ and the white is called ’White Matter’. Check out the video below to see how I created this manicure.

Next we have a Christmas jumper nail art using polishes from Essie’s winter 2016 collection (which I wrote about in this blog post). For the pattern I used ”knit your own sweater” stencils from What’s Up Nails, you can by them on Amazon.
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Christmas sweater nails using Essie winter 2016 collection
The gray polish in the picture is Essie ’Go with the flowy’, and the red polish is called ’Party on a platform’, also from Essie. I really like the combination of gray and red for Christmas, it’s so festive!
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The last nail art idea for this year is a super simple one that everyone can make. All you need is a dotting tool (or a bobby pin, a pin or something similar) and red and white polish. The polishes I used are ’Santa Wishes’ from Depend’s Season Sparkle collection (which I wrote about in this blog post), and a white stamping polish, also from Depend. Take a look at the tutorial below to see how I created this manicure.


I hope you liked this blog post, and again Merry Christmas! For more of my nail art, check out my Instagram account @nailsbyic or my YouTube channel Nails by IC .

Disclaimer: The products shown in this blog post were received as PR samples, but the opinions are mine and completely honest. The blog post may contain affiliate links.

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