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Grown Up Christmas Nails

I am fully aware that Christmas is a time to go OTT with literally everything. Christmas jumpers, PJs, hats, decorations, fairy lights, the whole lot. Nails definitely fall into that category but sometimes it's nice to switch things up a bit and go for something a little subtle. Today I want to show you my 'grown up' version of a Christmas manicure that won't blind you with glitter but will still (hopefully) get you in the festive spirit.

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I started with my 2 base colours, OPI It's in the Cloud (swatched here) and Cuccio Prince I've Been Gone* featured in the Boho themed Meebox*. I then used the same green polish to apply 3 strokes in 3 different directions and added a red dot in the middle. Do wait for your polish to dry completely before you do this step as you could smudge your base colour that way. 

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I then chose a silver holly outline from Sparkly Nails Santa Sparkles water decals* and applied it directly onto the top of my doodle on both of my nails. The decals come with instructions at the back but I have to say they were very easy to apply. Actually, now that I think about it, they didn't shrink or dissolve under my usual top coat which happens to me all the time! You can check out the full extent of the designs on this sheet and purchase the water decals here.

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So how do you feel about the design? Yay or nay? I think it's refreshing to go for something delicate every once in a while. Perhaps just once though. Who am I kidding, I love Christmas! I'll see you later with more festive designs. 

*Some of the products in this post were provided for an honest review. All opinions are my own.