12 Days of Naillion: Day 1 – Pudding Nails

That’s right folks the first day of December is here! Meaning that we no longer have to feel guilty about rocking overly tacky christmas jumpers months in advance, listening to christmas songs on repeat and scoffing down all our christmas advent calendar chocolate in one go, why? BECAUSE IT’S CHRISTMAS MONTH or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or whatever other holiday, who cares it’s going to one festive month and you can’t do nothing about it.

I know I’ve been a little quiet on the tutorials front, but never fear I’m back with a whopper of series of tutorials. I’m doing a 12 days of Naillion, meaning 12 days, 12 different festive nail art tutorials and 12 super fun long ramblings from yours truly. So, without further ado, let’s get merry!

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me some really cute pudding nails with some holly. That’s right pud-pud nails! (P.S I’ve never had Christmas pudding before, I know shame on me.)

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What you’ll need/what I used: L-R: Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle (used as basecoat and strengthener), Seche Vite Topcoat, Collection 2000 Hot Looks 60 Seconds 63 Shadow Nail Varnish, Barry M 290 Spring Green Nail Varnish, Toothpicks (thumbs up for Asian toothpick holder), white nail art pen and red nail art pen (optional)

Step one: Paint your nails one thin coat of basecoat to protect the natural nails and to prevent staining.

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Step two: Paint all your nails a chocolate brown colour. (This may require two coats)

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Step three: After the brown has dried take your toothpicks or white nail art pen draw ‘dripping outline’ at the tips of your nail, this will the icing of the pudding. You don’t have to be neat here so go a little crazy with the wavy icing.

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Step four: Then fill in the rest of the outline using your toothpick and use stippling motions.

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Step five: Using small red gems, which can be found in arts and crafts stores, or they can come inside your nail art pens, take your dotting tool/toothpick and dip it into some topcoat, pick up one small gem and place them in the middle of the white icing. If you don’t have any gems no fear, just draw two small red dots for the hollies instead.

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Step six: Then taking your trusty toothpick once again dip it into some green polish and draw two small dots either side of the hollies to create leaves.

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Step seven: Once all nails have completely dried finish with a fast-drying topcoat to protect your designs and prevent them from chipping.

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And that’s it! That’s the first day of 12 days of Naillion. You now have the tastiest looking puddings on your fingertips, just be careful you don’t set yourself on fire when lighting these bad boys.

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