DIY Nails: The Holiday Moonicure

My poor nails needed a break from gel manicures because they’re super soft now. But what to do? I’m a nail biter and as soon as the gel coating comes off, I go back to my bad habits. I actually have nail biting as a big no-no in my Cuticle Care post, and yet I find it to be such a bad habit to break. I figured if I added a little holiday cheer to them, I will not want to mess them up! Feeling the spirit already, I decided to try out the moonicure with a bit of sparkle. Here’s my tutorial for a holiday moonicure that works for both long and short nails!


  • Holiday Moonicure 1 of 8

    The holiday moonicure is a simple nail art design with a lot of holiday spirit!

  • OPI The Thrill of Brazil 2 of 8

    You can use any red you'd like, but I chose The Thrill of Brazil by OPI because I wanted something vibrant and festive. To make the arch, you can use these Sally Hansen strips or go freehand with a Detailer Brush like the one I am using by Orly.

  • Orly Detailer Brush 3 of 8

    I painted the arch as an outline on each nail, and then I went in and colored the rest with my polish. I applied two coats.

  • Sally Hansen UV Top Coat 4 of 8

    Wait about 30 minutes for your nail to dry. Add your gloss. I used Sally Hansen UV Top Coat found in their French Manicure Kit.

  • Nail Art Rhinestones 5 of 8

    I found this little set of nail art rhinestones at my local beauty store, but you can get the whole kit and kaboodle for more options!

  • Add Rhinestones 6 of 8

    After applying your top coat, add your rhinestones before it dries.

  • Let nails dry 7 of 8

    The top coat is very thick so it took quite a while for these nails to dry. But my rhinestones are super secured on my nail!

  • Holiday Nail Art 8 of 8

    All ready for the holiday festivities!

Article Posted 3 years Ago
share this article
facebook twitter tumblr pinterest
See Comments
what do you think?
share this article
facebook twitter tumblr pinterest
See Comments
what do you think?
what do you think?
close comments

Related Videos