The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Christmas Nails

The Daily Varnish - Lazy Girl's Guide to Christmas NailsTwo days, ladies! Odds are you already have your perfect Christmas polish picked out. But if you don’t, have no fear! Katie’s Lazy Girls Guide to Christmas Nails is here!

You guys already know that I only do ultra simple nail art that would only sometimes even be called nail art by other people. For me, nail art is when I add anything extra. A nail vinyl, some glitter, polka dots, etc. So whether you’re looking to dress up your current mani, or come up with a fool-proof easy look for the holidays, you’re in the right spot.

I loved Alli’s Lazy Girl’s Guide to Halloween, so maybe it’ll become a thing around here.  Oh! Make sure to check out Alli’s Must Have post for Winter 2016!


katie signature 2015

Let’s get right to it!

#1 Glitter: Dress up your reds and greens with a little glitter! I really love white glitter, so I wanted to show off both. For the green nails I used OPI Jade is the New Black and topped it with Lynderella’s Love, Lace, and Lilac. For the red nails I used OPI’s Red Hot Gift + Maybelline Acid Wash Effect Top Splatter.


If you need something a little more flashy, try a sparkly glitter over a metallic like my 2014 pairing of OPI My Signature is DC & ORLY Tinsel.

Orly - Tinsel

#2 Polka Dots: Easy and you can make your own dotting tool! Check out Alli’s DIY Dotting Tool post! I love her Christmas polka dots from 2012. She used China Glaze Emerald SparkleUlta Snow White and JulieG Sunset Kiss.

#3 Accent Nail: Easy to do and endless possibilities. I loved Alli’s 2014 Christmas Mani using China Glaze Emerald SparkleBarielle Miami Heat and SinfulColors Twilight Twinkles.


#4 Dry Brush: I love dry brush manis because they’re super easy and if you mess up, no one really knows but you. See. My dry brush nails look sort of like a sugar cookie decorating disaster – but I still love it. Yaaaaas!

Christmas Nails - OPI Dry Brush

I used Jade is the New Black, Red Hot Gift, and My Boyfriend Scales Walls (because I wasn’t paying attention and thought I grabbed Alpine Snow). Not my best work, not my worst.







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