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christmas nail art tutorial
christmas nails

*this is a sponsored post with the 7th chamber*

for me christmas nail art means one thing.. GLITTER! even though glitter polish tends to be one of my main festive regrets (takes. so. long. to. get. off.) I still can't help myself and every year I go OTT for party nails.

I really wanted to do a classic gold glitter mani.. but with a twist. I wanted something cute but also funky for my festive nights out so I've added a little extra detail to turn things up a notch! This isn't too tricky so I've made a tutorial for you to recreate it yourself.

christmas nail art


gold glitter polish
white, blue and black nail art pens (or polish and a fine brush)
dotting tools

first off draw the outline of the white eye (it's like a reverse french manicure) this will give you a guide for where to avoid painting the glitter.

start building up the layers of glitter polish until you get an even coverage. you can also shake on loose glitter to the wet polish if you want a super chunky finish. when the last glitter coat is finished use a brush and white polish to outline the white again.

festive nail art ideas

next you want to build up the eye. use a dotting tool to dab on a blue circle and leave to dry whilst you get the next colour ready.

Christmas nail art tutorial

the next step is adding a black circle for the pupil. this circle needs to be smaller so you can still see the blue edges. 

to finish the eye add a tiny fleck of white using a small dotting tool or brush to add a highlight to the pupil. last but not least add a good slick of top coat to seal the deal.

taaa daaa fancy pants party nails with a twist ..what do you think?

I'm excited to wear these out for drinks with my friends this month. if you're looking for some more festive inspo house of fraser have released a series of how to/christmas hack videos including this modern take on a french mani above!

their message of 'your christmas, your rules' is definitely one I can get on board with this year. 

back soon

caroline x


  1. Omg! Your nails are super cool. I love them, especially as I'm a massive fan of the evil eye symbol :) X


  2. Wow, so cool and they look fab. I'm not great with the precision of things like nail art but I'm definitely going to have to try! Love the glitter nail varnish too!

    JosieVictoriaa // // Lifestlye, Travel and Fashion

    1. I defo think you'll be able to do this- hope you try it :) xx

  3. Christmas definitely means glitter to me too!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  4. These look amazing, so well done you!

  5. These are amazing! Definitely a cute twist on a normal glitter nail.

    Catherine | Lady Liquor

  6. the eyes are a nice twist on the glitter nail look!

  7. This looks so cool! Now I really wish I had some nail art pens to do allll the eye manicures :D

    My blog: BOWTIE DIARY

    1. haha grab some- defo worth the investment :) xx



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