This Mani Featuring Tiny Reindeer Is the Definition of Holiday Cheer

You know what’ll really get you in the holiday spirit this year? No, it’s not watching Love Actually for the 20th time. Nor is it driving around the neighbourhood to look at Christmas lights or singing carols. Don’t get me wrong, these are all great holiday traditions, but what you really need this year is something a little extra to liven up your holiday party. What you need are these truly original holiday nails.

No basic red or gold glitter here! This nail artist from Instagram account @Nail_Sunny puts your gingerbread house to shame with tiny replicas of reindeer guiding Santa’s sleigh—set on a manicure.

In the video, you can watch the nail artist hand-sculpt each tiny piece and paint on the details for the most realistic effect (well, as realistic as reindeer can get). Look closely to also see that each reindeer on every nail is connected to the next with a tiny gold chain—because details are not lost here.


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Deer 🦌 for the Christmas 🎄 – YAY OR NAY ? Video by @edo_movs #nailsunnytutorial

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And nope, it doesn’t stop there! They also covered each nail (the base for each sculpture) with little snow-like powder. I’ll let it slide that every reindeer appears to be Rudolph with a red nose, because work like this deserves some respect. Can you imagine how epic it’d be if you showed up to your holiday party with a look like this?!

And if reindeer aren’t really your style, maybe you’d be interested in some casual Christmas tree tips instead:


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Christmas 🎄 tree 🌲 nails – Yay or NAY? Video by @edo_movs #nailsunnytutorial

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Here, the nail artist uses her skills to craft little evergreen trees and decorate them with paint, jewels, and more “snow.” And yup, the brown nails serve as tree trunks. Genius.

Anyway, if you’re looking for something super festive to jazz up your usual holiday getup this year, consider these. Extra nail art like this is in no way practical or easily achievable, but that’s what holiday decorating is all about, amirite?

This post was originally published on cosmopolitan.com

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