Christmas Nativity Nail Art Tutorial

By She Who Does Nails

December 17, 2022

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This Christmas season, get creative with your mani with a festive nativity-inspired nail art. Whether you’re looking for a subtle way to show off your faith, or just want something special to wear all holiday season, this Christmas Nativity Nail Art tutorial, which has the nativity characters such as Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus painted onto each finger tip, will give you the perfect finished look. With this step-by-step guide, you’ll be able to create the beautiful nails of your dreams in no time at all! You don’t need any fancy tools or supplies—just a few simple items that you probably already have in your home can help you achieve stunning results. All it takes is some patience and practice, then voila! Your own unique nativity nail art is ready to show off. Get ready for compliments on these eye-catching Christmas nails!

 

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Mary

Start by painting your nail all over with a skin-coloured polish. Next, use a blue polish and paint a hood shape at the top of your nail. Using a dark brown polish, paint the outline of the shape of the hair and fill it in. For the eyes, use a large dotting tool with white polish for the whites and then a tiny dotting tool with black polish for the pupils.

 

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Joseph

Start by painting your nail all over with a skin-coloured polish. Next, paint the shape of his hair and the swooping parts of his fringe with a dark brown and tiny paintbrush. Paint lines down the edges of your nail in dark brown for sideburns and then use small brush strokes for his spikey beard. Again, use white polish and a large dotting tool for the whites of his eyes and a tiny dotting tool and black polish for the pupils.

 

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Baby Jesus

Start by painting your nail all over white for the baby swaddling. Take a skin-coloured polish and a small paintbrush and paint a large circle near the top of your nail for his face. Use a cream polish and a tiny paintbrush to paint little lines to extenuate the cloth. Finally, use a large dotting tool and white polish for the whites of the eyes and a tiny dotting tool with black polish for the pupils.

 

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Donkey

Start by painting your nail all over grey. Take a light silver colour and paint a semicircle on the tip of your nail for his muzzle. Use a tiny paintbrush and black polish to paint his little tuft of hair at the top of your nail. Use a dotting tool with white polish to create the whites of his eyes and black polish with a tiny dotting tool to create the pupils. Finally, use the grey polish to paint two little nostrils onto his muzzle.

 

And voila! Here is the finished look.

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To make your look even more special, check out our Three Wise Man Nail Tutorial for the other hand. It’s sure to be an eye-catching addition that stands out from the crowd in any holiday gathering!

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