Christmas Elf

Hello! In this tutorial I will describe how to paint Christmas Elf on nail. Such a cute Elf will be an awesome decision for holiday manicure! Let’s start!

Step-by-step tutorial

1) Prepare nails for gel polish application
2) I covered the nail with a white gel polish and cured

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3) I sketched my design in pencil

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4) Then I painted his face with the mix of peachy and beige gel polishes. Cured

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5) I applied a green gel polish and cured

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6) I painted red and yellow details with gel polishes. Also I painted background in blue. Cured

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7) In this step I shaded his face with the mix of his skin tone color and a brown gel polish and highlighted with a white gel polish. Cured a little because the layers were thin

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8) I shaded red details with dark red (the mix of red and black gel polishes) and highlighted them with light red (the mix of red and white gel polishes)

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9) Then I added shades onto my Elf’s hat, eyes, and T-shirt. For it I used the mixture of green and black gel polishes. Also I added highlights with the mixture of green and white. Cured a little

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10) I added one more layer of a blue gel polish on my background. Also I shaded his eyes with the mix of grey and blue. Then I did shades on his hair and pompon with a brown gel polish and highlighted with a white one. Cured a little

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11) I contoured my design and drew pupils with a fine detailer brush and black gel paint. Cured some seconds. Then I blended a black gel polish and a top coat and did shades under the red collar and on his hat. Cured some seconds. Using the mix of a top coat and red gel polish I painted blush and his nose. I added shade under his hat, around his eyes, and on his neck with the mix of a brown gel polish and a top coat. Also I added hotspots on his eyes, eyebrows and tongue. Cured for 2 minutes in UV lamp or 30 seconds in LED lamp

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12) Finally, I topcoated my nail design, cured and wiped off the sticky layer
Christmas Elf nail design is done!

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