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DIY This Christmas Lights Manicure

Ah, so the holidays are upon us. Everyone is sitting cozy by the fire, drinking warm peppermint flavor mochas and getting festive in any way possible. The tree is trimmed, Mom decorated the entire house to the nines, and school is finally on break. But what else can we do to add to the merriment you may ask? The answer: this Christmas lights manicure, courtesy of The Beauty Department. Be the envy of all of your friends with these super cute and trendy nails!

What you’ll need:

  • White nail polish
  • Clear nail polish
  • Two or three colors to make the lights (We’ll be using red, green and gold.)
  • Black thread
  • Scissors or nail clippers
  • A manicure stick or dull pencil to paint the lights on your nails

Step 1:

Start off by painting your nails white. Allow them to completely dry. Your nails will dry faster if you use thinner coats of nail polish. Tip: place your fingers in a cup of ice water for a few seconds, and your polish will dry right away!

Step 2:

Paint your nails with the clear nail polish, and then proceed to add the black thread. It is easier to do this step one nail at a time.

Step 3:

Wait for the clear nail polish to completely dry before trimming down your thread to the size you need.

 Step 4:

Once you’re all dry, use the manicure stick or dull pencil to add your colored lights. Make sure to wipe the nail polish off of the tip of the pencil when switching colors.

Step 5:

Enjoy showing off your DIY Christmas lights mani!

Happy holidays, collegiettes!