The holiday season is here and you know what that means- fluffy white snow, glittery tinsel, and lots of hot cocoa! These adorable (& super easy) reindeer nails are the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit for for sure- not to mention how incredibly easy they are. With a few simple steps, some patience, and a bit of practice- you too can rock some fabulous reindeer nail art!
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- Red polish, on hand or $1 and up
- White polish, on hand or $1 and up
- Light brown polish, on hand or $1 and up
- Dark brown polish, on hand or $1 and up
- Black polish, on hand or $1 and up
- Red glitter (optional), on hand or $1
- Topcoat, on hand or $1 and up
- Toothpick and or striping brush for designs, on hand
Free and up!
Let’s get started!
Step 1: Apply two coats of your favorite white polish. Let dry for 5 minutes.
Step 2: Using a light brown polish, create half-circles on the tip of the nail. This will act as the reindeer’s head.
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.
Step 4: Using the same 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“.
Step 5: Dip your toothpick into the brown polish again and this time add small dashes jutting out from the antlers.
Step 6: Time to give this reindeer some eyes! Using the white nail polish and add two even dots in the upper part of the head. *tip: bobby pins work great for creating dots/eyes!*
Step 7: Add smaller black dots inside of the white dots, to create pupils (this also adds character, depending on placement).
Step 8: 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.
Step 9: Apply a coat of your favorite topcoat & your design is complete!
Megan blogs about makeup, nails, learning how to look great on a budget and keeping up with the latest styles at her site razberriez.com. She is the fingernail fashion contributor for Dollar Store Crafts.