I love winter. Hot cocoa, scarves, fireplaces, snow, Christmas music and movies, and the opportunity to get away with crazy nail art. I love using glitter during the winter months — I think thereâ€™s just something special about the way it sparkles in the winter sun. Today, however, I want to show you a simple nail design that I love to rock the week before Christmas. This is an unexpected nail look thatâ€™s fun yet understated.
NOTE: The links in here are just to show you what products I used, and not to recommend the particular sites. I purchased everything shown here at Five Below, Ulta, and Walgreens.
The first step is to apply a base coat. I like using Sally Hansenâ€™s Insta-Grip Fast Dry Base Coat, but use whatever you feel comfortable with.
Once thatâ€™s dry, apply two coats of red polish. I used ORLYâ€™s Monroeâ€™s Red because itâ€™s a bright Christmas-y color. If you find that the color clashes with your skin tone, use any red that you like. For this design, though, I think itâ€™s better to stick to creams than shimmers. Monroeâ€™s Red does have the subtlest of subtle red shimmer, but you really canâ€™t see it unless you get millimeters away from my nails in the sunlight.