Saturday, 19 December 2015

Elf Nail Tutorial

Elf is one of my favourite Christmas films ever, and to pay homage to my fellow Christmas lover Buddy, I came up with these super cute elf nails. Here's how to get them...

Step 1: For this nail look you will need stiletto shaped nails. If you can't do that with your real nails then apply a pair of falsies like THIS Elegant Touch Set (#notsponsored)
Step 2: Next apply a flesh-toned base colour to your nails. Something like Barry M's Lychee is perfect.
Step 3: For the next few steps you will need some nail art pens like THESE. With your chosen colour draw an arch at the top of your nail and fill it in. This will become your elf's hat.
Step 4: Now, you need to give your elves some hair! I based my middle finger on Buddy the Elf, giving him curly hair and the rest I just free-styled! Play around a bit and see what you come up with. (My fave is Papa Elf on the left)
Step 5: Next you need to add some detail to the hats. For Buddy's I simply but a yellow stripe and for the rest I just experimented. If you haven't got a steady hand a stripe across the middle of each hat is pretty easy to do and looks great! 

I also used my nail art pens to make yellow dots on the rest of the elves' hats, to look like little jingle bells!
Step 6: Finally, to bring your little elves to life give them cute faces! Using a nail art pen, or dotting tool make two pink dots either side for cheeks, two white dots for eyeballs, two black dots for pupils and make a little smiley face! 

You don't have to be too steady handed to achieve this look and it's really festive!
Did you like this Christmas nail art look? Who is your fave elf?
Tell me in the comments below

- A x 



  1. These are so bloomin adorable and look so good! x

    Jordan @ Keep Dreaming

  2. These are so cute! Might give them a try for Christmas day.

    Maxine xx

  3. These look so cute! I wish I could do that but I'm terrible at nail art. I can only manage a gradient.
    Aria | Girl in a Whimsical Land

  4. Artificial nails today are so natural looking that even the do-it-yourself artist can apply them from home and walk out with gorgeous, natural looking nails. Best Over The Counter Toenail Fungus Treatment

  5. Go for hues that are less unsurprising; get some hot pinks, blue naval force, turquoises, oranges, metallic... different shape nails


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