3 DIY Manicures for the Holidays!



 

The marathon of festive parties has already started! We all have our outfits planned for these memorable nights, but what about our beauty routine? And let’s not forget about our nails! The BLOME salon located in the Old Port of Montreal was kind enough to put together 3 easy and festive manicure ideas for us. We love the second look, what about you?

 

Look A: Negative Space

ELI

VERO

Materials:

  • Basecoat
  • Topcoat
  • Solid color polish
  • Metallic polish
  • Toothpick/bobby pin (depending on the desired sized dot you would like to create)
  • Clear tape

Step 1 (nail prep):

  • File nails
  • Push cuticles
  • Apply base coat

Step 2:

  • Apply a piece of tape over the cuticle area of your nails. This will be your negative space.
  • Make sure the edge of the tape is completely adhered to your nails. Try lifting the pieces touching your skin and pressing down the tape onto the nail touching its sidewalls. This will help you avoid any polish leakage into the negative space.

Step 3:

  • Apply two coats of your solid color.
  • Allow two minutes to dry before carefully removing tape from your nails

Step 4:

  • Dip the end of your toothpick/bobby pin into your metallic polish and make a dot close to your cuticle in your negative space.
  • Repeat for each nail.

Step 5:

  • Allow five minute to dry
  • Lightly apply your favorite top coat

 

Look C: Amanda’s Look

CARO

Materials:

  • Basecoat
  • Topcoat
  • Nude polish
  • Glittery polish
  • Bobby pin

Step 1 (prep nails):

  • File nails
  • Push cuticles
  • Apply basecoat

Step 2:

  • Apply two to three coats of glittery polish over entire accent nail (usually ring finger)

Step 3:

  • Apply two coats of your nude polish on all other nails
  • Allow two to three minutes to dry

Step 4:

  • Dip the end of your bobby pin into your glitter polish
  • Make a dot on a nude nail close to cuticle area
  • Repeat for each nail excluding the accent nails

Step 5:

  • Allow 5 minutes to dry
  • Lightly apply your favorite top coat

 

Look D: Double the Glitter

MARIE

Materials:

  • Basecoat
  • Topcoat
  • Solid Color
  • Glittery polish

Step 1 (prep nails):

  • File nails
  • Push cuticles
  • Apply basecoat

Step2:

  • Apply two coats of your solid color

Step 3:

  • Wipe off most of your glitter off of your brush
  • Paint down to the tips of your nails starting midway up the nail
  • Wipe off less of your glitter off of your brush
  • Paint down to the tip of your nails starting only a quarter of the way up the nail
  • Apply more glitter at the edge of your nail without removing any excess polish from your brush prior to the application.

Step 4:

  • Allow 5 minutes to dry
  • Lightly apply your favorite top coat

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