My daughter asked me to paint her nails for an upcoming Christmas party. I tried to think of a cute, but different way to do her nails that was easy, yet still get a lot of attention. This is what I came up with and plan on doing this with her nails for the school party. If you’d like to know how to create this 3D Rudolph Christmas Nails – continue reading.
I started out with these products. From left to right: Nail glue, Revlon Polish in 335 Spirit, Sally Hansen 380 Forbidden Fudge, Wet n Wild Black Creme, Sinful Colors Matte Finish Top Coat, a dotting tool and a cheap art brush.
I first painting 2 coats of the brown polish in Forbidden Fudge, then applied the matte top coat. This brown shade was all I had, so I was trying to take some of the shine out of the “fur”. Let that dry a few minutes and then used the large size of the dotting tool with the white polish to form the eyes.
I then took the small end of the dotting tool with the black polish to form the pupils. You can have fun with this part. Make him cross-eyed, goggly-eyed, or different colors. You can even alternate the reindeer characters!
Next, I mixed the white with the brown nail polish to create a light brown for the antlers. Using the art brush, create X’s for the antlers. You can highlight them with lighter shades for extra dimension.
This probably wouldn’t last if you get it wet. To make the nose last longer, use super glue to make it waterproof. Alternatively, you could skip the Pom-Poms and add a dab of red polish. Highlight the nose with white. It’s just as cute and a little more durable.
Thanks for viewing my 3D Christmas Nails!