Advent Tutorial: Reindeer

Morning all! I hope you’re not feeling too bad this morning about having to go to work or school, but have no fear I am here with another nail art tutorial to cheer you up!

Behind door number nine today is….a reindeer!

Advent Tutorial: Reindeer Nail Art

Don’t let the number of steps put you off trying out this little reindeer design – it is so easy to do! All you need are a couple of different coloured polishes, a tiny paintbrush, and a dotting tool or toothpick.

Advent Tutorial: Reindeer Nail Art Step 1

Start by painting your nail all over one colour – a colour that stands out against the reindeer brown. Here I used Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream.

Advent Tutorial: Reindeer Nail Art Step 2

Use the small paintbrush to paint a semi-circle on the tip of your nail with a light brown polish. This is an Essie polish that I can’t remember the name of, sorry!

Advent Tutorial: Reindeer Nail Art Step 3

Next, use the same paintbrush and polish to paint and fill an arch over the semi-circle. This will be the reindeer’s head.

Advent Tutorial: Reindeer Nail Art Step 4

Take a red or black polish and paint a small semi-circle on the tip of your nail for the reindeer’s nose. The red here is Barry M Blood Orange.

Advent Tutorial: Reindeer Nail Art Step 5

Take a dotting tool and a white polish and create two white dots for the whites of the eyes.

Advent Tutorial: Reindeer Nail Art Step 6

After they have dried, use a smaller dotting tool dipped in black polish to create the reindeer’s pupils. This black is Nails Inc Black Taxi.

Advent Tutorial: Reindeer Nail Art Step 7

Take a darker brown polish and using your small paintbrush paint two wiggly lines coming out of your reindeer’s head. This is an unbranded brown polish shown here.

Advent Tutorial: Reindeer Nail Art Step 8

Use the same paintbrush and polish to draw a couple of lines coming off of each of the antlers to finish them off.

Advent Tutorial: Reindeer Nail Art Step 9

Go back to using the light brown polish again and using the small paintbrush, paint two little ears onto the reindeer’s head.

Advent Tutorial: Reindeer Nail Art Step 10

Take a beige or natural colour polish and using the small paintbrush paint little splodges inside the ears to give them better shape and definition. This polish here an unnamed Nails Inc polish.

And there you have it! Your super cute reindeer mani! In the photo below I just did one reindeer with the red nose for Rudolph and then painted the other reindeer noses black.

Advent Tutorial: Reindeer Nail Art

Don’t forget to send me your pictures if you try it out, to @shewhodoesnails on Twitter or Instagram!

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Posted on by Laura Robson in Nail Art, Tutorials 2 Comments
  • http://www.chestersdrawers.blogspot.de/ Chester

    So cute!

  • http://www.gingerbreadsmiles.blogspot.co.uk/ danniannie

    Aww cute! x

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