Holiday Nail Art You Can Do at Home

You bought ornaments for your tree. A wreath for your front door. Holiday decorations for your home. Even a sparkly dress and hair accessories for your holiday festivities. But, what about your nails? If you’re searching for a DIY nail tutorial to pair with the rest of the glitz and glam of the season, look no further!

Continue reading for a complete step-by-step tutorial on how to create this striped and swirled nail art design at home with the essie winter 2016 collection.

Holiday Nail Art

Step 1: Hydrate Nails

Hydrate with apricot cuticle oil.

Step 2: Use a Base Coat

Clean then prep nails with your favorite essie base coat.

Step 3: Apply Red Nail Polish

Apply two coats of party on a platform.

Step 4: Paint on Peacock Blue Nail Polish

Using a detail brush dipped in satin sister, paint on arches from tip to cuticle. Stripes should be wider and more curved at the tip, getting thinner as they come to a point near the base of the nail.

Step 5: Paint on Metallic Gold Nail Polish

Repeat with getting groovy.

Step 6: Finish with a Topcoat

Top with a coat of essie gel setter.