Christmas Nail Art: Santa Claws


The countdown is officially on… Only 5 more sleeps (as Em’s constantly reminds me) til the man in the big red suit & fluffy white beard makes an appearance at the Confetti & Curves HQ.

Surprisingly enough, this year’s taken me longer than anticipated to find my Christmas sparkle. Maybe it’s the queues of stressed out shoppers, my lack of patience when it comes to waiting for parcels or perhaps (and most likely) it’s down to the fact I haven’t had my Christmas tipple to officially declare the festivities open. Hopefully, all that will change this evening as schools are now off for the jolly hols which means it’s ‘okay’ to pour an extra large glass of something fruity and whilst flicking trough the channels to find a cheesy Christmas film.

However, to feed my obsession with all things sparkly, I took to giving my nails a bit of a seasonal makeover. Now although I’m not usually a fan of ‘themed’ nails, I’d be a bit of a nail grinch if I didn’t at least do a little something to get my fingers feeling a little more festive… it also gave me an opportunity to test out a few of my newly acquired goodies from my Secret Santa Swap Box – if you haven’t already seen it yet then *click here* to take a peek at what was inside!

The nails are actually a very short acrylic sculpt, as this year I’ll be hosting dins for all the family so I needed a length that won’t cause any mishaps with the turkey *rolls eyes* The gel polish colour I opted for is a vivid red by Saint Nails. Their range is fantastic for longevity when painting over acrylic, it’s also a great price point for nails techs looking to build their range of gel colours without breaking the bank!


For a fun, but simple Christmas inspired design I couldn’t wait to test drive my fancy schmancy Born Pretty BP01 plate. I just love the cute little snowflakes, that look really eye catching against the bright red gel!


For a fun feature nail I opted for a simple little Santa hat! The red and white go perfectly with the above snowflake design, not to mention the fact it’s fun and super easy to do! I opted for Saint Nails gel polish over my acrylic overlays, however, this would be easily achievable with standard polish – just be sure to allow the layers drying time before top coating to help avoid any smudging!


So there we have it gals, I’m all ready for Christmas with my festive themed nails… I’m pretty sure they’d get Mrs Claus seal of approval too!

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Are you a fan of themed nails? Have you treated your tips to a seasonal makeover? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by and say a quick howdy 🙂

Cheerio Chums…

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30 thoughts on “Christmas Nail Art: Santa Claws

    • Thank you so much Jamie, Hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas!
      Oh no 😦 Sorry to hear that you’re still having issues huni, I’d highly recommend the Moyou London ones as I’ve had a few issues with ones I’ve purchased of Ebay & Amazon *sigh* Can’t wait to see what designs you came up with ❤ XXXXX


  1. I’m with you on the cheesy Christmas films! It doesn’t feel much like Christmas to me right now either, but I think that’s more so because I’m a bit more broke than I’d like to be, haha. I adore the santa hat nail you did, though! So festive and adorable!!!

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    • Ahh Kaily we were the same – flipping money money money – totally drains the finances, I think everyone feels that way… there’s something missing from Christmas and it seems the pressure of buying has a heck of alot to do with it *sigh* Awwwh glad you like the little hat, it was a fun one to do lol XXXX


    • Thank you soooo much sweetie 🙂 I’m so glad you like them and I’m sooooo sorry for such a delay in replying – the jolly hols are murder on my schedule!!! Had a lovely Christmas thanks, just so eager to get into a routine again… little one back to school tomorrow so hopefully that will help 😉 hehe Hope all good with you too chum XXX

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