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    Posted By:  Shopprice New Zealand


    If you are like me, then painting your nails is like rocket science… I couldn’t paint a cute design if my life depended on it. Good thing Scotch Tape is here to the rescue! This tutorial shows you the correct ways to place the tape, so your nails come out looking perfect. As detailed and professional looking these nails are; they are actually quite easy.

    Scotch Magic Tape Christmas Nails Tutorial

    Scotch Magic Tape Christmas Nails Tutorial

    I’m not normally organised enough to have a festive nail design ready so far in advance of Christmas, but thanks to my collaboration with Scotch I am staying ahead this year! Woo! So, this design is a really great example of how simple tape shapes can create striking designs.

    Scotch Magic Tape Christmas Nails Tutorial

    Step by step

    You’ll need the following items:

    • Models Own Snow White nail polish

    • Models Own Scarlet Sparkle nail polish

    • Models Own Green Tea nail polish

    • Models Own Sterling Silver Champagne nail polish

    • Models Own Jack Frost Wonderland nail polish

    • Models Own Mirrorball Dancing Queen nail polish

    • Models Own Nail Art Pen in Gold

    • Scotch Magic Tape

    • Scissors

    • Base Coat

    • Top Coat

    • Tweezers

    • Clean up brush

    STEP 1:

    Prepare some narrow 3mm wide strips, and some triangular wedges of tape using a sharp pair of scissors. Rest the edge of the strips on the edge of a clean object so that they can be easily picked up later.
    Apply a base coat and leave to dry.


    STEP 2:

    Apply a coat of white polish to each nail, except for the index finger. Apply a coat of silver nail varnish to the index nail.


    Step 3:

    When the base colour is as dry as possible (at least a few minutes beyond touch dry) arrange the strips diagonally on the white nails. Use the triangular wedges to mask the silver nail, leaving a tree shaped space.


    STEP 4:

    Paint over the white nails using a sparkly red polish, one at a time, removing the Scotch Magic Tape after you have painted each nail. This will leave you with a festive candy cane design.

    Paint over the silver nail on the index finger using a green polish to create the Christmas tree design and remove the Scotch Magic Tape once the nail is painted.

    STEP 5:

    Take a gold nail art pen to create gold baubles at the end of each tier on the Christmas tree.
    Use a cocktail or orange stick to fish out two diamond pieces of glitter from the Models Own Dancing Queen polish and place on top of each other in a star formation at the top of the tree.


    STEP 6:

    Once dry, apply a coat of Models Own ‘Jack Frost’ to the candy cane nails to add a bit of sparkle to them.
    Leave until touch dry and then apply a top coat to all nails.
    If necessary, you can dip a small makeup brush into acetone and use this to clean up around the nail to create clean smooth lines.

    Admire the finished look!




    Hope you like these festive nails, now time to think about what I’ll wear on Christmas day. What about you, will you go for an intricate design or something simple that leaves more time fore cooking the biggest roast dinner of the year?

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