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Holiday Nail Designs: Christmas Tree + Candy Cane Nail Art With Dip Powder

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This Holiday nail design tutorial gives you not one, but two favorite dip nail art looks! Start with our fave festive Christmas tree nail design 🎄, and for an oh-so-sweet many, add a candy cane or two 🍭. Perfect for DIYers experienced with dip powder manis, your finished nail art is sure to wow this holiday season.
PRO TIP: Make sure you thoroughly prep nails to ensure adhesion & long-lasting wear! Push back cuticles, create a rough texture on the nail plate by filing, and sanitize thoroughly.
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A star nail accent! You can use whatever you have at hand or nail accents found online. There are hundreds of nail accessories to choose from. From gold assortments to 3-D rhinestones, the possibilities are limitless.

Step 1
  • Start with a white base of dip that has been filed, buffed, & activated. Be sure to not apply Sealer before applying nail art!
Step 2
  • Apply nail tape onto the nail in a diagonal pattern in different widths apart to create candy cane stripes.
  • Paint a thin coat of Step 2 Base and immediately dip tip of finger at an angle into color powder of choice. Here we are using CL-06.

PRO TIP: Tip: You can stack the tape to create a thicker line!

Step 3
  • Carefully paint a second coat of Step 2 and immediately dip at an angle into the color acrylic of choice, then tap finger to rid of loose powder.

PRO TIP: Avoid getting the product onto cuticles, powder will pick up wherever Base is applied.

Step 4
  • Carefully remove nail tape before the powder & liquid harden.
  • Apply Step 3 Activator and allow a few minutes for powder to harden, then file off any bumps or uneven edges using a 100/180 file to create clean lines.
Step 5
  • Paint a thin coat of Step 2 Base in between the red and immediately dip tip of finger at an angle into Base & Finish. Tap finger to rid of loose powder and use a fluffy brush to sweep off excess powder.

PRO TIP: Brushes may harden or pick up color powder during application. Simply switch them between Brush Softener for easy cleaning & workability.

Step 6
  • Repeat to fully encapsulate the stripes.
Step 7
  • Apply Step 3 Activator and allow a few minutes for powder to harden, then file & buff nails to desired shape & thickness.
Step 8
  • Wash hands or use a lint free wipe saturated in alcohol to wipe the nails clean.

PRO TIP: Make sure nails are completely dry before moving to the next step!

Step 9
  • Apply a second coat of Step 3 Activator. Allow 3-5 minutes for nail to dry.
Step 10
  • Paint a coat of Step 4 Sealer and allow 2-3 minutes for nail to dry.
Step 11
  • Paint a second coat of Step 4 Sealer and allow 3-5 minutes for nail to dry.

PRO TIP: Don't apply more than 2 coats of Sealer as this will prevent even drying & may result in a gummy mani.

Step 12
  • Paint a second coat of Step 4 Sealer and allow 3-5 minutes for nail to dry.

PRO TIP: Don't apply more than 2 coats of Sealer as this will prevent even drying & may result in a gummy mani.

Finish!
  • Enjoy the holidays with this subtly holiday mani.

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