Holiday How-To: Rudolph The Reindeer Nail Art

Rudolph nails

   It’s finally December! You know what that means, fluffy white snow, glittery tinsel, and lots of hot cocoa! In honor of the holidays, every Wednesday in December I will share with you a step-by-step tutorial on a different holiday nail design. This weeks nail art is…. Rudolph! What other way to kick off this festive month than with the red-nosed reindeer itself?

how to nails

Nail Polishes used:

  • Julep Cynthia (sparkly light brown) & Chloe (dark brown)
  • Ciate Enchanted Rose (glittery red)
  • Loreal “Caught Red Handed” (bright red)
  • Sally Hansen “White On” (white)
  • Basic black polish
  • Julep Freedom Polymer topcoat

Step 1: Apply two coats of your favorite white polish. Let dry for 5 minutes.

white polish

Step 2: Using a light brown polish, create half-circles on the tip of the nail. This will act as the reindeer’s “head“.

rudolph Step 3: Drop a small amount of the same light brown onto a piece of paper and place small “ears” on the sides of the head using a toothpick. Make sure they are evenly spaced.

Rudolph ears Step 4: Using the same toothpick method, drop your dark brown polish onto a small piece of paper. Starting at the top of the head, draw one brown line straight up and one line angled. These are the beginnings of the “antlers“.

antlers Step 5: Dip your toothpick into the brown polish again. This time, add small dashes jutting out from the antlers.

finished antlers Step 6: Time to give this reindeer some “eyes”! Dip a toothpick into white nail polish and add two even dots in the upper part of the head.

eyes Step 7: Add small black dots inside the white dots, to create “pupils” (this also adds character). Next, create a smaller half circle with red polish and top it off with glittery red! You now have Rudolph’s “red-nose”. Let this dry for 5-10 minutes to prevent smearing, then apply a coat of your favorite topcoat!

Rudolph nails

Voila! In just a few simple steps, you can wow all your friends and family with these festive nails! They look a lot more complicated than they actually are.. ;) Remember if you try out these nails, hashtag “#razberriez” so I can see all your amazing work!

xoxo- Megan

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