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DIY Christmas Nails for the lazy featuring Kiss Nails & Leighton Denny




Upcycling isn’t just for furniture. I’ve spent weeks searching for the perfect press on nails with a Christmas vibe but either everywhere was sold out or they just weren’t right. 
So I took matters in to my own hands. 

My goal was simple: Cheap, quick, low effort and sparkly Christmassy goodness - this ruled out doing my own extensions or going to a salon! 
I took some Kiss Acrylic French nails, reshaped them slightly to give a slightly more almond curve than true round. I then topped with Leighton Denny Twinkle Twinkle and my a stash of Christmas decals that I’ve had for yonks; they came in a Colour Club set many many years ago - can’t we please marvel at how far I’ve come since that post?!

I’m going to point out that using five year old decals is not the best option, they were brittle as f*ck and a bit of a nightmare to apply but my mind was set and after a few attempts I got there.

To add an extra strong finish I cured with two layers of Gelish Top It Off from my kit - I wouldn’t usually put a gel over normal polish but Twinkle is a very course glitter and was sucking up any normal Top coats like a thirsty sponge. 

I’m so happy with my upcycled Christmas nails and have had loads of compliments when I’ve been out and about. So if you can’t find what you want, make it! 















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