Advent Tutorial: Wise Men

It’s Saturday and I’ve finished work for Christmas!! Woooooo! 11 whole days off and I’m so excited about it. Can’t wait to start brainstorming some ideas for nail art for the new year. Did you manage to get time off work over Christmas?

Today’s tutorial is another part of the true Christmas story….the wise men!

Advent Tutorial: Wise Men Nail Art

In the Bible these wise men are actually called Magi, and they came to visit Jesus after his birth to worship him and bring him gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. Although we know them as ‘the three wise men‘, we don’t actually know how many of them there were, but it is assumed three as they brought three gifts.

After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. – Matthew 2 v 9-11

I have written and photographed a tutorial for just one wise man, but if you look at my finished photo below you can see how to customise it to give them different looks!

Advent Tutorial: Wise Men Nail Art Step 1

Start by painting your nail all over blue, or any colour that you won’t use for your wise man.

Advent Tutorial: Wise Men Nail Art Step 2

Use a skin-coloured polish to paint a circle in the middle of your nail. This will be the wise man’s face.

Advent Tutorial: Wise Men Nail Art Step 3

Use a dotting tool with a white polish to dot on the whites of his eyes.

Advent Tutorial: Wise Men Nail Art Step 4

Next, use a smaller dotting tool and a black polish to dot on the wise man’s pupils.

Advent Tutorial: Wise Men Nail Art Step 5

Take any hair-coloured polish and use a tiny paintbrush to paint on scruffy hair, moustache and beard!

Advent Tutorial: Wise Men Nail Art Step 6

Finally, dress you wise man by painting a semi-circle on the tip of your nail for his shoulders, and use a gold polish to paint a fancy crown on his head!

And this is what the final manicure looks like! I decided to paint my last nail in gold glitter to give them a festive and rich feel.

Advent Tutorial: Wise Men Nail Art

Not too long until we have finished the calendar now. Can you guess what I have left to share with you?

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Posted on by Laura Robson in Nail Art, Tutorials 1 Comment
  • Marie

    So cool! I will definentaly be pinning this mani =) TFS!

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