How to create 4 DIY shapes in 2 simple steps

How to create 4 DIY shapes in 2 simple steps

Looking to add an extra flair to your look for the next gathering? Try decorating your nails in a fun and colorful way that matches the occasion. These dazzling nail designs are guaranteed to add fun excitement to your holiday look. Plus, just a quick look at the bold colors and flashy accents will instantly boost your festive spirit. bonus? The DIY manicure They offer flattering perks for fingers, too, from French tips that visually lengthen shorter nail beds to flirty patterns that draw the eye inward to slim down wider hands. Look for a nail design that leaves You are Merry and bright.

Christmas trees and mint stripes

Christmas trees and mint stripes

Step 1: Apply two coats of a white polish such as Essie in Blanc (Buy from CVS, $10) for all screws. Dip a squiggly brush such as the Orly Striper Brush (Buy from OrlyBeauty.com, $13.90) in a glossy red like OPI’s Big Apple Red (Buy from Ulta Beauty, $11.49) and draw diagonal lines on the nails of the thumb, forefinger and pinkie. Clean the brush, and dip it in a green paint such as Revlon in Posh (Buy from Rite Aid, $5.29) and use it to draw a thin line below the white lines.

Step 2Dip a clean brush into red paint and draw a star near the cuticles of the middle and ring finger nails. Dip dotting tools of different sizes such as Cina Nail Art Dotting (Buy from Sally Beauty, $11.99(in green and shimmery green paint like Zoya in Ivanka)Buy it from Zoya.com, $12) and a point in the form of a triangle; Let it dry. Seal with a clear top coat.

French tips with funky trim

Funky French tips embellished with a frill

World Digital Heritage

Step 1: apply two coats of white polish (see above) to all nails; Let it dry completely. Dip a clean spoolie brush into red polish (see above for both) and drag a small curved line across the tips of all but the round nail. Tip: To create a “stencil” for a mess-free French tip, apply a Band-Aid bandage along the length of the nail so that the curved edge exposes the nail tip. Let it dry.

Step 2Use the zigzag brush dipped in red polish to draw a circle in the middle of the round nail. Once the brush is dry and clean, dip it into gold paint such as Sally Hansen in Go for Gold (Buy from Target, $4.49) and draw two bars running diagonally through the circle. Next, draw a gold ring and base (decoration hook). Allow it to dry, then seal it with a clear top coat.

Charming and elegant candy cane tips

Charming and elegant candy cane tips

Charming and elegant candy cane tips

Step 1Apply two coats of white nail polish to all nails. While the white polish is still sticky, use a toothpick dipped in clear top coat to pick up a small red round rhinestone such as the Daily Charme Swarovski Round Flatback Rhinestone in Indian Siam SS3/1.5mm (Buy from DailyCharme.com, $6); Place it at the corner of each nail tip. Place a second redstone directly below it to create a vertical row.

Step 2: Use a toothpick dipped in clear top coat to apply a layer of two small round silver rhinestones such as the Daily Charme Swarovski Round Flatback Rhinestone in Clear SS3/1.5mm (Buy from DailyCharme.com, $6) next to the red stones. Continue alternating the red and silver rhinestone layers until all nail tips are completely covered. Seal all screws with a layer of clear top coat, then add a second coat over the stones just to hold them in place.

Gorgeous gem Hanukkah gift wrap

Gorgeous Hanukkah gem gift wrap

Gorgeous Hanukkah gem gift wrap

Step 1Apply two coats of white polish to all nails. Let it dry completely. Next, dip your clean brush into a cobalt blue paint such as SinfulColors in Endless Blue (Buy from Walmart, $10.12) and draw two intersecting lines, one vertical and one horizontal, along the side of each nail. Tip: To cover up any mishaps, simply clean your brush, dip it in white paint, and sweep over mistakes to hide them.

Step 2: Use a toothpick dipped in clear top coat to pick up two triangle blue rhinestones, look for them in a set such as Ailipu Blue Rhinestones for Nails (Buy from Amazon, $9.99Place them with the pointed ends touching each other to form a beautiful arc-like shape at the intersection of the two lines. Seal all screws with a layer of clear top coat, then add a second coat over the stones just to hold them in place.

This article originally appeared in our print magazine, The first for women.

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