Whoville-Inspired Wreath Nail Art, Because Christmas Manicures Don't Have To Be Red And Green

You CAN use a red and green if you're more into that classic look, but me being me and all, I came up with a pastel-sparkle spin on the idea.
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December 25, 2013
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I warned you guys I'm totally and completely Christmas obsessed, right? Christmas only comes around once a year, and I plan to deck myself
(and all of you) in Christmas-themed beauty looks.

So on that note, what do you think best represents that warm, winter coming-together-for-the-holidays feeling? Some might say the tree,
others the fresh-baked cookies and eggnog, but I'm going to go with the wreath.
I mean, it's practically a like putting a sign on your door that says
"Christmas cheer lives here."

This year, I'm particularly into extra-pretty wreath DIY ideas on Pinterest, like the Pom Pom wreath spin, or the tinsel wreath
with a bow look. Sadly, I'm heading home for the holidays, so it just
doesn't make sense for me to go too overboard decorating this year. It does, however, make perfect sense to decorate my nails.

This tutorial does not have to be
Whoville inspired in any capacity. You can totally use a red, white and green
colour scheme if you're more into that classic look. Of course, me being me and
all, I came up with a pastel-sparkle spin on my idea. Red and green are a bit
iffy with all over pastel and pink hair, so around the holidays I usually end
up with a lot of glitter and pink decorations and outfits instead. True, it's
not really traditional Christmas, but it's totally on point with Whoville
Christmas traditions from what I can see.

Whoville really seems like an ideal place for me to live (NOT
the one in the live action movie--the original animated one). There is ample Christmas
cheer, lots of love and coming together, and insane gifts everywhere on
Christmas morning. I'd have to skip out on the roast beast, but I
think they'd forgive me because my hair matches the colour scheme of their town
so well. And because they love my pastel Whoville wreath nail art so much.

For tiny sparkle wreath nails like mine you'll need:

•Bright pink polish

•Mint polish

•Light purple polish

•White polish

•Glitter polish (very fine glitter)

•Light pink polish

•Top coat

•Nail art brush

Step 1.

Paint your nails nicely with mint, purple, and hot pink polish.
You can obviously choose just one colour, but I like the combo, personally.

Step 2.

When you nails have fully dried, use your nail art brush and
white polish and start painting little wreath circles in the centre of each
nail. I tried to make mine sort of fuzzy and fluffy so they looked more like
wreaths and less like white fruit loops.

Step 3.

Using the same nail art brush, paint over the white wreaths
with sparkle polish. A chunky glitter would be hard to work with here, so I
recommend a fine glitter polish for this one.

Step 4.

Use your nail art brush (or in my case, nail art pen) to paint
little bows onto the bottom of each wreath (don't panic, it's just two
triangles joined together).

If you have enough space (I only did on my thumbs)
add little ribbons coming out of the bottom of the bow!

Step 5.

Top-coat your nails to seal everything in. I got really
Whoville-invested at this step and used a peppermint-scented top coat from Urban Outfitters so my nails even smell festive! But you can totally just use
whatever top coat you have at home.


And you're done! What do you think? Are you ready to get
together in a circle with me and sing Dahoo Dores?