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People Are Getting Candy Cane Nails For Christmas

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People Are Getting Candy Cane Nails For Christmas

We love a festive nail trend here at Tyla and what better way to decorate our talons this year than with candy cane nails?

From simple and elegant to added gingerbread extras, some incredibly talented people have given their nails a Christmas makeover in honour of the holiday season, and safe to say we're in awe.

Scroll for festive nail inspo and tips for recreating the look at home...

These candy cane nails are simple yet elegant (Credit: Instagram/@nails_by_jade)
These candy cane nails are simple yet elegant (Credit: Instagram/@nails_by_jade)
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Instagrammer @nailsby_jade_ is demonstrating some real candy cane vibes as part of her festive manicure.

The nail artist has created a simple yet clever design by taking a nude base and topping it with red and white candy canes in the shape of hearts for a truly inspiring nail.

Meanwhile, @ccnails__ has gone all out with her festive 'Spiced Apple' nails.

These glittery festive nails demonstrate some real talent (Credit: Instagram/@ccnails__)
These glittery festive nails demonstrate some real talent (Credit: Instagram/@ccnails__)
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The hand-painted candy cane and snowflake nails feature a red, glittery base with accents of white to set off the nails perfectly.

Bespoke nail designer @the_beauty_boss has created a, quite frankly stunning, 'Gingerbread and Candy Canes' themed manicure in the below pic.

One Instagrammer added extra gingerbread men to her manicure (Credit: Instagram/@the_beauty_boss)
One Instagrammer added extra gingerbread men to her manicure (Credit: Instagram/@the_beauty_boss)

Using Christmas wallpaper as inspiration, a pink base is offset by a brown and white gingerbread man and red and white candy canes for the ultimate festive look.

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And, with added festive greenery, this Instagrammer has gone all out for the seasonal nail trend.

So, how can you achieve this incredible look at home?

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Tyla spoke to Jon Horsfield, Founder of Nicely Polished, who put together some top tips for recreating your own candy cane nails:

"There are a few key things to remember when creating candy cane nails at home," Jon said, "The first is to always apply white as a base layer first. As the red is the darker colour, it will cover over the white much more easily.

"The second thing is to make sure the base layer is completely dry before moving on to the next step."

Jon adds: "Once your base layer is totally dry, use tape to create the stripes. The best tape to use is Japanese washi tape, which you can buy from craft stores, because it's not too sticky so won't rip the base layer off."

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The nail designer suggests using masking tape as an alternative if you cannot get hold of washi tape (but make sure to press the sticky side down a few times first), which he advises cutting into even strips with nail scissors, before applying to your nails as a stencil.

@nails.bynat's candy cane nails (Credit: Instagram/Natalie Decker)
@nails.bynat's candy cane nails (Credit: Instagram/Natalie Decker)

"Wait for the top red layer to fully dry and remove the tape. Apply a top coat to strengthen and finish the look. At this stage, if you're looking for some extra glitz then we love adding a glitter layer."

And he also has a top tip if you're opting to get this look done professionally at a salon (if you're lucky enough to be outside of tier 4).

"It's always best to take an inspiration picture with you, so your technician knows exactly what you want the finished look to be like. It's sometimes hard to explain an idea you have in your head, and it may get translated differently than how you would like."

Featured Image Credit: Unsplash

Topics: Christmas, Beauty, Nails

Aneira Davies
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