Advent Tutorial: Elf

Today is Christmas party day!! Wooooo! So excited about our big Christmas bash at work this evening. Have you had yours yet?

The tutorial up today is for a cute little Christmas elf!

Advent Tutorial: Christmas Elf Nail Art

Thereare two tutorials for this, one for his head and one for his body. I hope you enjoy it! The head tutorial is up first…

Advent Tutorial: Christmas Elf Nail Art Step 1

Using a small paintbrush, paint a circle in the middle of your nail using a skin-coloured polish. Then, using a bright red polish, paint a semicircle on the tip of your nail for his shoulders.

Advent Tutorial: Christmas Elf Nail Art Step 2

Use the skin-coloure dpolihs again with a tiny paintbrush to paint your elf two little pointy ears and a neck.

Advent Tutorial: Christmas Elf Nail Art Step 3

Use you red polish again to paint the little rim of your elf’s hat.

Advent Tutorial: Christmas Elf Nail Art Step 4

This time, take a green polish and paint the shape of the elf’s hat, draping down to his shoulder at a point.

Advent Tutorial: Christmas Elf Nail Art Step 5

Use a dotting tool dipped in bright yellow polish to create the bobble on the end of his hat.

Advent Tutorial: Christmas Elf Nail Art Step 6

Take a white polish and use the same dotting tool to create two whites of the eyes.

Advent Tutorial: Christmas Elf Nail Art Step 7

Use a pinky polish with a tiny paintbrush to paint the elf’s ear defintion, mouth and nose.

Advent Tutorial: Christmas Elf Nail Art Step 8

Finally, use a tiny dotting tool with black polish to create the pupils in your elf’s eyes.

And now for his little body

Advent Tutorial: Christmas Elf Nail Art Step 1

Start by painting your nail all over bright green.

Advent Tutorial: Christmas Elf Nail Art Step 2

After that has dried, take a red polish and paint a spiky red collar to his top.

Advent Tutorial: Christmas Elf Nail Art Step 3

With a metallic gold polish, draw a square on the middle of your nail for the elf’s belt buckle.

Advent Tutorial: Christmas Elf Nail Art Step 4

Using a black polish, paint a stripe across the middle of your nail and through the buckle for the belt.

Advent Tutorial: Christmas Elf Nail Art Step 5

Finally, use a dotting tool again with the yellow polish to create his little buttons.

And here’s what the final manicure looks like! I painted one each of the face and body of the elf and then on my index and little fingers, create a white and green striped pattern using a striping brush!

Advent Tutorial: Christmas Elf Nail Art

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