12 Days of Naillion: Day 6 – Candy Cane Nails

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me little peppermint flavoured sticks of joy. Hurray candy canes! However, I don’t think I’ve ever had candy canes around  Christmas time. I know I have strange Christmasses, no pud, no turkey and no canes around here. But did you know that candy canes represents the shepherds that visited baby Jesus? I know my mind is blown too.

What you’ll need/what I used: L-R: Seche Vite Topcoat, Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle (used as basecoat and strengthener), Barry M 150 Red Glitter Nail Varnish, Barry M 66 Matt White nail varnish and toothpicks.


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


Step two: Paint all your nails a glitter red colour. (This may require two coats) If you don’t have glitter red, red works just as well.


Step three: Once all the red has dried take your wonderful toothpick dipped into white polish and draw diagonal lines across the nail. Leaving a gap between each white stripe to create a diagonal pinstripe design. Vary in different sizes between thin strip and a large stripe creating a candy cane design.

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


And that’s it! That’s the sixth day of 12 days of Naillion. You now have the sweetest looking candy nails on your fingers, just make sure you don’t eat them all off at once.



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