Festive Nail Art Tutorial For Christmas: Festive Plaid

Like all events, we like to be prepared. It’s never too early to decide on your manicure for the big day, and by big day we mean Christmas (obviously). The festive season has crept upon us, (seriously how is it here already), and now is the time to get prepared and choose what our nails are going to look like. 

We’ve already covered the basics with our beginner’s guide on How To Paint Your Nails Perfectly, Every Single Time, but for Christmas, we’re moving up a level. Scroll to find out how to achieve this festive plaid design, that’s easy-peasy, festive-szn ready and most importantly- perfect for beginners.

Step One:

Prep your nails by cutting and filing them to your desired shape with the Sample Beauty Nail File And Buffer Set

Step Two:

Wipe your nails dust free with an acetone-soaked cotton pad and apply a base coat

Step Three:

Using a small nail brush, start to create your plaid design with straight lines, starting with your green polish, then your white and finally your gold. Make sure to keep a steady hand and let each colour dry in between coats, to avoid smudging when crossing the lines. We’re using the Le Mini Macaron Le Liner Brush and Essie’s Bustling Bazaar, Blanc White and Makeup Revolution’s Jewel Nail Polish Set. Don’t worry if each nail is different, not all of your lines need to look identical!

Step Four:

Top off your masterpiece with a top coat, so that it doesn’t chip and stays glossy (we recommend the Essie Speed Setter Top Coat as it dries super-fast) and finish with a cuticle oil to keep your nails healthy and strong.

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