DIY Easy Holiday Manicure

Get your nails holiday party ready with this easy manicure tutorial!Typically I am a red/pink nail polish only kind of gal, as I’m sure you’ve seen in all of my posts. That is, except for Christmas! The one time of year when all my rules go right out the window (sorry diet and bank account). If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to prep your nails for party season, then this holiday manicure tutorial is for you. Here’s how:

Materials: base coat, green & red nail polish, stripe polish, Q-tips Precision Tips

Get your nails holiday party ready with this easy manicure tutorial!If you don’t quite have control over polish application, especially with your non-dominant hand, then be sure to have some Q-Tips Precision Tips handy! The ends are pointed so you can easily clean up your cuticles after you apply your polish.

Get your nails holiday party ready with this easy manicure tutorial!Start by prepping your nail surface (cut/file/buff), then apply a base coat. Apply two coats of polish alternating red and green as you go. To add a touch of holiday goodness, apply a thin line of silver glitter. If this is the first time using a brush of this width, I’d recommend practicing on a sheet of paper before applying to your nail.

Once your design is set, apply a quick dry top coat and let dry. Once you clean up your cuticles and any extra polish that may not be on the nail, you are ready for any and all holiday parties!

Get your nails holiday party ready with this easy manicure tutorial!

I’d love to know, how do you change up your beauty routine during the holidays?

Get your nails holiday party ready with this easy manicure tutorial!

  • Amy

    So good! Love a little holiday mani… and you should be a hand model.

    • Oh gosh, thank you Amy! And if only! What a fun job that would be :)

  • Laurel (A Bubbly Life)

    Cuteeee

  • Breanna

    So pretty! I really need to start doing my nails more.

    • Thanks lady! It’s the perfect time to carve out some TV time for yourself, for you know, while they’re drying :)

  • Rachel, you make this look so easy! My holiday beauty routine consists of smudging a little shadow on my eyes and MAYBE curling my lashes, lol. I have absolutely terrible cuticles and seem to just collect dirt under my nails, so manicures have always been a disaster for me. But I think with these pointed Q-tips I could clean it up enough to do it! Love your cute holiday colors and that stripe!