Nails

Midweek Manicure // A Kiss By the Tree Christmas Mani

Red Christmas Nails

A nice and relatively quick mani that’s still really fun and festive. The accent nail is my favorite part, and it’s surprisingly easy to do.

I used:

  • Finger Paints – What Enchantment is This (a deep shimmery red)
  • Finger Paints – A Kiss by the Tree
  • White acrylic paint
  • Small paint brush
  • Dotting tool (you could also use a toothpick or bobby pin)

After a base coat, I painted all but my ring finger nail with the What Enchantment is This polish. Once those nails dried, I added a coat of A Kiss by the Tree. This is a great glittery polish with red and white hex glitter pieces in a variety of sizes.

A Kiss By the Tree Nail Art

For the accent nail, I followed this little tutorial. Super easy. Basically I just used a small paintbrush and white acrylic paint to paint the lines on my nails, then used a dotting tool to fill in the negative space with A Kiss by the Tree.

Holiday Nails

Hopefully one more holiday manicure to come next week before the big day!

kimberly

Nails

Midweek Manicure // Nude + Neon Polka Dots

Hi Hi. I think I’ve changed my nail polish about 4 times in the last 5 days. I’m having a nail art identity crisis. Last night, I settled on an easy polka dot mani. This pattern is kind of my go-to because it’s relatively easy to execute with some practice but it still looks like you put a lot of effort in. Not to mention, I love the combo of nude and neon colors. (warning: cell phone photos ahead…)

nude and neon pink polka dots mani

I used:

  • Finger Paints Blank Canvas Cream (nude base)
  • Finger Paints Watermelon Watercolor (any bright neon pink will do!)
  • Dotting tool (a toothpick would work, too)

After two coats of your desired base color, dot on your neon polish using a dotting tool or tooth pick. Most of the time, I start with dots at the base of my nail, then move up row by row. I start with two dots at the base of my nail, then the row above will have three dots placed on the in-between spaces of the previous row. I finished it off with a top coat of Orly Nail Defense.

polka dot nail art

You can check out some of the polka dot mani’s I’ve shared previously: here, here and here. :)

kimberly