Easy Christmas Dot Nail Design Tutorial

9 Materials
20 Minutes

Want to try Christmas nail art but you’re not an artist? That’s no problem if you try out this dot nail design with me.

Just follow along with my step-by-step tutorial for these cute, holiday nails.

Tools and materials:

  • Base/top coat
  • Sheer pink, shimmery red, gel polishes
  • UV/LED lamp
  • Protective gloves
  • Orange wood stick or toothpick
  • Lint-free cloth
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Detail brush
  • Ombre brush
Painting base

1. Paint a clear base and base color

Start by applying your base coat followed by a neutral pink for your base color. Cure, then paint on a 2nd layer of the pink polish. Cure again.

2. Make dots around your ring and middle fingernails

Use an orange wood stick (or toothpick) pipped in shimmery red gel polish to make dots around your ring and middle fingernails.

Adding dots

The great thing about gel polish is that if you mess up the design before curing, you can just wipe it off with a lint-free cloth dipped in isopropyl alcohol.

Adding dots

3. Make a French tip design on your pinky, index and thumb nails

Use a wider detail brush dipped in red to start a French tip shape on your pointer nail.

Adding French tip

Run an ombre brush dipped in isopropyl alcohol above the line to clean it up.

Adding French tip

Repeat for your pinky and thumb nails. Fully cure your nails once the design is complete.

Adding French tip

4. Paint a clear top coat

Finish off your nails with a clear, top coat and a final cure. 

Adding top coat

Here’s the final result of this dot nail design for Christmas:

Christmas dot nail design

Christmas dot nail design

I hope you loved this easy, abstract gel manicure for Christmas! This dot nail design is perfect for beginners who want to get in the holiday spirit.

Next, try out this quick and easy Christmas snowflake nail art with me.

Suggested materials:
  • Base/top coat
  • Sheer pink, shimmery red, gel polishes
  • UV/LED lamp
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