Simple Red And Green Christmas Nails : 7 Easy Steps – If you’re looking for some simple but festive Christmas nail ideas, then you’ve come to the right place.
You can choose from a variety of classic red and green combinations or experiment with different colors and designs.
In this article, we’ll show you how to create simple Christmas nails using only 7 easy steps.
Tip 1: Get The Right Materials.
Now that you’ve learned the basics of this manicure, it’s time to get your materials together. You’ll need a nail polish, a base coat and top coat. You can use any color combinations you want for this look!
If you’re looking for something festive but still safe for work (and especially if your office frowns on red), stick with greens and whites.
Otherwise, go wild with reds and golds or even the green-red combo we did above!
If you want to add some extra flair to your nails, consider using a dotting tool or toothpick instead of stickers or decals. This will give your design more dimension than stickers usually do in this situation.
Tip 2: Have A Base Color
When you start putting on your base color, either use a light color to brighten up the nail or use a dark color to make it pop. A bright red is usually a good option for this step.
If you want to go with something different, pick up a glittery shade of red for this step. Glitter makes any nail look festive and fun!
A metallic shade of green works well here too, especially if you have access to some shades that aren’t too bright but still shimmer in the light (like emerald).
Tip 3: Add a little glitter
If you want to really bring out the festive spirit of Christmas, add a little glitter! You can use any of these methods:
- Glitter polish
- Glitter top coat
- Glitter glue
- Glitter pen
Tip 4: Create Dots or Lines
- Use a dotting tool or toothpick to create dots in the red nail polish.
- Use a nail art brush to create lines in the red nail polish.
- Use a toothpick or bobby pin as a dotting tool for the green polish on your thumbs and pointer fingers (the top two nails).
- If you don’t have any small objects handy, use your thumb and pointer finger instead of using other items like bobby pins or safety pins to create dots with the green paint.
Tip 5: Use Stickers Or Water Decals
If you’re looking for a more festive look, water decals are the way to go! They’re super easy to use, and you can find them in a variety of colors.
You can buy them at most craft stores or online. Just peel off the backing paper and apply them to your nails like stickers—they’ll last for about 3 days before they start peeling off on their own (but we’ve found that leaving your hands in hot water will help with this).
Tip 6: Pick The Right Color Scheme
For this design, I used a red and green color scheme. You can choose any colors you like or even use a color wheel to pick your scheme.
Color schemes are everywhere! You can find them in nature, on Pinterest, and even in your home décor.
Tip 7 : Be Patient And Have Fun
I know, I know. You want to get this done and over with as quickly as possible so you can go back to watching Christmas movies.
But here’s something that might surprise you: the longer it takes for a nail polish to dry, the better it looks when it’s finished!
The reason is simple: if the polish dries really fast, then all of your brushstrokes will be visible and clumpy-looking.
If it takes an extra few minutes, then they’ll disappear into one smooth coat by the time they’re completely dry.
Red and green always make good Christmas colors go together, but you can use other colors as well.
If you’re looking for a simple and classic Christmas manicure, red and green are the way to go. But if you want something a little more playful, you can use any color combination that you like. The important thing is that your nails look good together!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and learned more about how to create beautiful Christmas nails. It’s a fun thing to do with friends, family or even just yourself!
We know these tips will help you get started on your own designs too.