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Show Your Holiday Spirit With These Christmas Holly Nails

Create a blank canvas for your holiday nail art by removing a portion of the base coat with acetone. This technique creates a bare field to frame your holiday art for fun and festive Christmas nails.

Negative Space Holly Christmas Nails

It's been quite a while since I've done negative space nail art, and I thought it would be fun to combine the technique with a Christmas design. I love the look of these Christmas nails with the framed holly, and I hope you do, too. Merry Christmas!

Negative Space Holly Christmas Nails

1. Paint your nails white, and let dry.

2. Using a cotton swab dipped in acetone, remove a circle from the center of your nail. You can clean up the edges with a brush dipped in acetone for a precise line if you like.

Negative Space Holly Christmas Nails

3. Using a small nail art brush, add a trio of holly leaves to the center of your nails with green polish. This is best done slowly. You can always make the negative space a bit bigger if the design looks too small for your hand.

4. Using a nail art brush or a dotting tool and red polish, add three dots to the center of your holly leaves for the berries.

Negative Space Holly Christmas Nails

5. Using the tip of a nail art brush and gold nail polish, add dots at even intervals around your negative space. Once the dots are dry, add a matte topcoat to protect the design, and your Christmas nails are done!

For more nail art designs from Alice, go to One Nail to Rule Them All.

Alice Sanderson

Hi! I'm Alice, I'm 19 years old and I'm in my second year studying history at the University of Sheffield, in the UK. I've been doing nail art for about three years, having started in order to stop myself from biting my nails. I used to think of nails as a backup to my degree, but now I’m not so sure!

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