I love love love celebrating holidays on my nails.
You know, I didn’t dress up for Halloween, but I painted a black cat on my nails, so I think that sufficed.
I have been busy testing out some holiday & winter & Christmas-themed nail art ideas this week. As you may know, I live in Texas, so I pretty much had to start out with a Festive Cactus manicure. I mean, if I had a yard, I would totally decorate my saguaros like this too.
I was pleasantly surprised at how simple it was to paint a cactus on my nails. It just takes a steady hand, and a little patience to perfect.
Lets get into it:
- Draw a line where you want your cactus to be. Draw over it a few times to get the thickness that you want.
- Add two small “swooshes” on both sides of the cactus. Try to make one arm slightly higher than the other one. See the image for an idea.
- Draw tiny black lines in a zig-zag pattern on the main stalk of the cactus, these are the rope for the lights. Using a small dotting tool, or toothpick, add tiny dots along the “rope” to act as the lights. You can use whatever color suits your fancy here, and I definitely suggest adding some glitter for some pizzazz.
Finish your design with a topcoat to seal in the design.
Thank you all for checking out my post. I hope you try it out and tag my in a picture if you do at @karanailedit on Instagram! Be sure to follow along for more nail art ideas & musings.
Stay tuned for more festive art work coming very very soon…