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Eighth Day of Christmas: Winter Manicure

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Eighth Day of Christmas: Winter Manicure

♫ On the eighth day of Christmas, Katie Crafts gave to me- a Manicure Monday design that’s wintery! ♫

Wow, a full week of our 12 Days of Christmas has already gone by! So far we’ve enjoyed a recipe, some festive origami, an easy sewing project, and not one, but two giveaways! All while listening to some holiday tunes! Now it’s time to turn to a beauty post and do a fun little nail art design for Manicure Monday!

Materials:

  • Blue nail polish
  • White nail polish or acrylic paint
  • Dotting tool or toothpick
  • Clear top coat
  • Makeup sponge
  • Nail polish remover & Q-tip (to clean up around your nails if you make a mess!)

Instructions:

Notice the streaks?
  • With clean, dry nails, do one coat of blue nail polish and let dry.
Ahh, much better with two coats!
  • If streaky, do a second coat of blue nail polish and let dry.

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  • Pour a little of the white nail polish or acrylic paint on to a paper plate (or in my case, a piece of cardboard from a package!) Rip a corner of the makeup sponge off and dab it in the white.
  • Gently sponge on some white on the tip of each nail to make it look like accumulated snow. Let dry.
  • Go back and do the same thing on the lowest portion of the tip of your nail so that the bottom is more opaque. Let dry.
  • Dip the dotting tool or toothpick in to the white and on to your nails to look like little dots of falling snow. Let dry.
  • Use clear polish to lock in look. Let dry.
  • Clean up your nails from any nail polish that was sponged on your skin.

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  • Share your nails with Mr. Christmas Owl and enjoy your wintery wonderland look!

Eighth Day of Christmas: Winter Manicure on Katie Crafts; http://www.katiecrafts.com

Tip:

  • On my thumb nails, since they are bigger, I dabbed the sponge up the sides slightly to look like the snow was accumulating there too- as it would in a window sill. 🙂

Eighth Day of Christmas: Winter Manicure on Katie Crafts; http://www.katiecrafts.com

That’s it! SUPER easy nail art to enjoy on a snowy day- or any Winter day, really! I love Manicure Monday. What nail design will you be donning this Christmas?