Sunday, 21 December 2014

A quick and simple santa hat nail tutorial

You will need
  • A sheer pale pink or tinted clear nail polish
  • Red nail polish, it doesn't matter if it is a flat cream red or metallic, santa can be sparkly! 
  • White nail polish. You can use a normal bottle and brush which I used here, a nail art bottle/pen or use a tool. 
  • Clear top coat

What did I do? 
  • Paint your whole nail with a sheer pale pink or tinted clear nail polish to make your bare nails look pretty. 
  • After this has dried use your red polish to create an almost exaggerated french tip that covers 1/3 to 1/2 of the nail. Paint this straight across
  • To paint the tip of the santa hat draw a vertical stripe along one side of the nail. This line should look smaller at the bottom and get slightly bigger at the top so it looks like a santa hat the tip folded down.
  • Touch up any unclean lines and wait for it to dry
  • Using a white nail polish with either a brush or tool place a white stripe (for the band of the hat) from where the vertical stripe ends, to the edge of the nail. 
  • For the bobble, create a white dot
  • Once dry cover nail with a top coat to ensure the polish stays on and looks shiny and pretty
  • Taaa daaaa! You are done! Have a fruit mince pie and a cup of tea once they are totally dry to celebrate
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! 
Alecia xx


  1. Such a cute tutorial! Those santa hats look adorable.

  2. Oh, this is so fun! it is so simple, but something unique I never would have thought of. Truly adorable :)

    1. Thank you, I'm so glad you like it! I'm totally useless at complicated nail art so I tried to come up with something festive that anyone could do, even with their non-dominant hand :)

  3. Very cool. I would probably need to practice this a few times before getting it right but you make these santa nails look like a piece of cake! Haha

    1. Thank you! :) I'm glad you like it


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