Beauty: How to Nail the Festive Look!

Tis’ the season for glitzy, fun, Christmas nails, but oh what nail polishes or designs to do?!

I’ve tried out a few of my favourite festive designs to give you inspiration, from the simple to the more wacky.

All these designs were created with just the six nail polishes (most only require two) below along with a cocktail stick…simples.

xmas polish

From left to right:

Nails Inc – Special Effects ‘The Donmar’ / Seche‘Hypnotic’ / Rimmel – Salon Pro by Kate ‘Rock N Roll’ / Nails Inc‘Floral Street’ / Revlon Colorstay ‘Stiletto’ / Nails Inc‘Chelsea Embankment’

nailsI’ve broken this design down for you in the steps below, nail by nail as each nail has a different design.

The main tip to bear in mind – if at first you make a slight error, or the lines are slightly wobbly, you can tidy it up by applying the background colour (in this case red) and re-outline the design.

This is based on the Christmas jumper look so I don’t feel the motifs have to be perfect, it adds the fuzzy jumper look if they aren’t.


step 1 step 2 step 2b


step 1 nail 2 step 2 nail 2 step 3 nail 2a


step 1 nail 3 nail 3 nail 3 a

NAIL 4: .…just polka dots


thumb thumb 2 thumb final

More Christmas nail ideas – using only the products mentioned above..




xmas 1



Which is your favourite design?

Liv x


3 thoughts on “Beauty: How to Nail the Festive Look!

  1. Liv, i love this post. So many cool nail art ideas for the festive season. I’m a Beauty Therapy teacher and i’m actually going to use this article in my nail art lesson so my level one’s can practice your designs.

  2. Hi Amy, that’s so great to hear you like these and are going to use this article for your students to practice my designs! Thanks so much, let me know how they get on x

  3. Pingback: Valentine’s: How to Nail the Romantic Look! | Liv My Way

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