Friday, December 4, 2015

Nail Art: Holly Leaves

My first Christmas nails of the year!  I really wanted my first Christmas mani to use a base of KB Shimmer Holly Back Girl.  This polish is from KB Shimmer's Christmas 2014 line.  I'm not a big fan of crellies but there were three in the 2014 line that I love, including Holly Back Girl. 

Last year, I wore it by itself a couple times and didn't really do nail art with it.  I admired Wondrously Polished Holly Leaves mani last year and decided now was a good time to recreate it.

christmas nails tutorial

Dotting tool from Born Pretty that I reviewed (Dotting Tool Review)
Nail art brushes.  I buy detail brushes from Wal-mart and cut them down to the size I want.

1.  Apply your favorite base coat.
2.  Apply three coats of Holly Back Girl.
3.  Apply matte top coat.
4.  Using green and red acrylic paint, create berries and leaves.
5.  Using white acrylic paint, highlight berries and leaves.
6.  Top coat.

It's pretty easy!

Here's my sped up version I posted on my Instagram.

Do you have any upcoming Holiday manis planned?  I'm crazy excited about Holiday manis!


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