Give yourself a holiday-themed manicure!

       
December 22nd, 2010 | Contributed by:

Give yourself a holiday-themed manicure!It's almost time for Christmas dinner, and many people will be heading to their family's homes to celebrate the holidays. And while a bright red lip or a shiny gold shadow is a festive way to evoke Yuletide cheer, those looking for a more subtle way to embody the holiday spirit should consider a seasonal manicure.

Painted nails are a wonderful way to add a bit of understated Christmas-time flair to your look, and there are a multitude of designs you can create.

The most simple route is to use nail polish colors that typify the season. Red nails with gold tips will be subtly festive, and pine green lacquer covered with a coat of gold glitter will conjure images of a beautiful Christmas tree.

Those who are a bit more skilled with a brush can opt for a complicated manicure. Take a cue from a classic sweet treat and paint a candy cane pattern on your nails. Start with a white base and brush on thin stripes of red polish. You can also paint seasonal designs, such as holly and berries or snowflakes.

If you decide to paint intricate decorations, have plenty of toothpicks on hand – they are a helpful tool when creating complicated designs. Also, remember to cover your finished nails with a top coat to keep your seasonal manicure in tact throughout the holidays!

       

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