CHRISTMAS NAIL ART: Cozy Cable Knit Reindeer Sweater Nails

by - December 01, 2023

Sometimes when I look back through nail art designs that I've done before, I just want desperately to recreate those designs. So for this mani, I went back a couple of years in my own nail art to recreate this design that I put together back in 2021. To be honest, I kept it very much the same as the first time and all I really changed was the color story, which I think is distinctly different and yet no less cozy and features one of my new favorite polishes in my collection. 

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After swatching Whats Up Nails' Can't Unsee from their 2023 Holiday Collection, I knew that there was no way I was going to let the holiday season go by without using this polish as a base for some nail art. Though I did considering leaning a bit more into the green aspects of this polish for a more full on Christmasy sort of look, in the end I decided to keep the color story much more teal so that you just get those hints of green from the iridescent shimmers, though I will say that when you get that flash reflection from this polish it definitely really sings green. 

To start, I applied three coats of Can't Unsee to all of my nails and let that dry down. 

For the stamping on this design, I reached for my much loved and long-used Nicole Diary L13 Stamping Plate. I'm not even sure if this is still available, but if it is I highly, highly recommend picking it up because it's just great. I started by applying the knit image to all of my nails using a blue-leaning teal stamping polish. Next, I went in with white stamping polish to add in the accents. I applied the reindeer image at the tip of my ring finger and then went in with a couple of snowflakes on each nail, keeping them towards the corners of the nail and playing around with placement to get a cohesive look.

Once I was happy with my design, I sealed it in with a nail art top coat and then finished with a generous layer of glossy top coat for shine and volume. And voila!

All Products Used
Whats Up Nails - Can't Unsee*
Whats Up Nails - Blanc My Mind*
KADS - 028 Lake Blue
Apipila Smudge Free Top Coat
Whats Up Nails Gloss Over Top Coat*
Nicole Diary L13 Stamping Plate
Whats Up Nails Magnified Clear Stamper & Scraper*
Pueen Latex Tape Liquid Peel Off Cuticle Guard*

* = PR Sample

Ahhh! I'm so excited to get started in this year's holiday nail art - finally!! - and am so thrilled to start out with this mani. If you haven't checked out the new Whats Up Nails Too Cold For School Holiday Collection yet, I highly recommend you do. You can check out my Swatch & Review post here for a closer look at all six shades. 

Check back every weekday in December for new Holiday/Christmas themed nails and be sure to head over to @pblnails for video tutorials for every single one of the designs I post here. And who knows, maybe some bonus mani's as well!

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