Candy Cane Nail Art – A straightforward way to deck out your nails for the holidays is with a quintessential Christmas element: candy canes! You never need to have a steady hand to pull off this striped look. All you require are red and white nail polishes and a roll of tape. Just maintain reading for a step-by-step tutorial.
Step 1: The 1st step starts with an opaque white polish — I utilised Chanel’s Eastern Light, but Essie Blanc ($ 9) functions just as nicely. Soon after my base coat, I applied two thin layers to prevent streaking.
Step 2: Whilst my white base was drying, I cut strips of tape that I utilised to create my candy cane stripes. You want varying widths of skinny strips. The most effective way I discovered to do this was to rip among one- and two-inch pieces of tape, place them on leading of my nail polish bottle, and then reduce the skinny strips. I recommend waiting at least 30 minutes for the white base to dry, due to the fact you will be applying (and removing!) tape from the white polish.
Step three: Once the white base is set, reduce off the skinny tape strips, and apply them diagonally across your nails.
Step 4: Subsequent, you are going to paint over the tape with a festive red polish. I employed Butter London Knees Up ($ 15) because its rich metallic hue was the ideal complement to the creamy white base. Although the red lacquer is still wet, gently rip off every strip of tape to reveal your candy cane stripes. Repeat this step on the rest of your fingers.