Here we have a really quick and simple tutorial. It can be used on short or long nails, with any combination of colors you can think of. It’s quick, versatile and super freaking cute.
Supplies: All you’ll need is a roll of blue painters tape, or masking tape or I guess scotch tape would work as well though I’ve never used it. You’ll need an Xacto knife and a red of your choice. You’ll also need your nails painted with a base color of your choice. I used Kawaii Nail Lacquer’s Joy to the World for a little added “punch” of Christmassy color!
Step One: Take your roll of painters tape and CAREFULLY and I can’t stress carefully enough!! Cut strips long enough to cover your nail and leave a little excess. You’ll need a lot of these strips cut, so when you’re done cutting one part, peel them off and stick them to the edge of your desk or surface you’re working on.
Step Two: Lay the strips down on a slant, making sure that the spaces between the tape vary a bit.
Step Three: Apply two coats of your red polish and then, while the polish is still wet, carefully peel all your little tails off leaving the design in it’s place.
Step Four: Using your cleanup brush and acetone, clean up any messes. When the red polish is completely dry, or close to it, cover with your favorite high speed topcoat.
Every one will be different, and some will look better than others. But that’s the point of candy canes, right?