Happy Holidays! While you celebrate all things that are merry and bright, don’t forget to gift your nails to eye-catching nail art designs that channel the holiday cheer. Whether you prefer classic red Christmas nails or a multi-coloured nail look, butter LONDON has the perfect Holiday nail design for you! Keep on scrolling to discover our top 3 picks for this winter season, along with a step-by-step guide to help you recreate them!
Red, Red Rudolph
What You Need: Nail Scrubbers, Nail Foundation Priming Basecoat, Patent Shine 10x Nail Lacquer in Come to Bed Red, Hardwear Shine UV Topcoat
Step #1: Prep your manicure with a clean canvas by wiping the nail of dirt and oil using the 2-in-1 Nail Scrubbers.
Step #2: Lay a solid base with the Nail Foundation Priming Base Coat. This fast-drying base coat acts as a protective layer that helps prevent nail stains while filling in ridges for smooth coverage.
Step #3: Coat your nails with a classic red crème nail lacquer in Come to Bed Red. Allow the first layer dry before applying a second coat for high pigment colour.
Step #4: Seal in your Christmas red nails with a glossy top coat using the Hardwear Shine UV Top Coat.
BONUS: For a candy cane twist, add white stripes to your red nails using the Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in Cotton Buds
What You Need: Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in Brolly and Cotton Buds, Jelly Preserve Strengthening Nail Treatment in Strawberry Rhubarb, Nail Polish Remover and a Bobby Pin
Step #1: Apply Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in Brolly to the bottom half of your nail, starting at the cuticle and working your way up.
Step #2: Dip a Q-tip in Nail Polish Remover and use it to shape the broody blue nail polish into a half moon, following the natural curve of the cuticle. Allow the nail lacquer to dry.
Step #3: Apply a coat of the translucent pink Jelly Preserve Strengthening Treatment to the rest of the nail. This best-selling nail treatment is formulated with Vitamin E and Calcium to help nourish and strengthen the nails while helping to repair nail damage.
Step #4: Gently dip the end of a bobby pin into Cotton Buds. Use the true white nail lacquer to draw a star at the center of each nail. Once the colour has dried, apply a single coat of Hardwear Shine UV Top Coat to lock in your nail art design.
All Wrapped Up
What You Need: Horsepower Nail Rescue Base Coat, Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in Cotton Buds, Steady On, Broody, Toff and Mums the Word, and a Fine Tip Nail Art Brush
Step #1: Starting with a clean nail, apply a coat of the Horsepower Nail Rescue Base coat to help your manicure “stick” with long-wear colour.
Step #2: Apply a nude nail lacquer in Steady On to the thumb and ring finger. Next, apply the true white crème in Cotton Buds to the middle finger, Mums the Word to the pinky finger, and Toff to the first finger. Repeat 1x, if needed.
Step #3: After each colour is dry, dip the Fine Tip Nail Art Brush into Broody. On the ring finger, slowly draw two lines: one from top-to-bottom and one from side-to-side. This should create a “ + “ shape across the nail. Lastly, draw two loops at the point where the lines cross to create a gift-wrapped bow.
Step #4: As always, seal in your nail colour with the high-shine and long-wear Hardwear Shine UV Top Coat.