With Christmas only a couple days away, I thought I’d come up with some last minute nail inspiration. Over the past couple of months, I’ve been seeing minions everywhere. They’ve got to be one of the most popular characters this year. So I thought to myself, Christmas minions would be perfect! While these nails do take a little time and effort, I absolutely love how cute they are. Hopefully, you enjoy them too!
What you’ll need:
- red nail polish
- white nail polish
- yellow nail polish
- grey nail polish
- black nail polish
- black striper
- dotting tool(s) (if you don’t have any, a bobby pin will work)
Step 1: Paint the nails that you would like to be your Christmas minions yellow.
Step 2: Paint the top of your nails 1/4 – 1/3 down with your red nail polish. Don’t worry about it being nice across the bottom as we’ll be covering this with white nail polish.
Step 3: Using your dotting tool and white nail polish, create the fuzzy part of your santa hat by dotting your white polish where your yellow and red polish meet. I didn’t have a dotting tool, so I just used a bobby pin.
Step 4: Using your black striper, create a horizontal stripe below your santa hat, and curved line at the tip of your nail. For the stripe, I find that it’s easiest to make a nice line by rolling your finger.
Step 5: Using your grey nail polish and largest dotting tool, we’re going to start making the goggles. If you’re making the singled eyed minion, add a dot in the middle of your black line. If you’re making the double eyed minion, create two dots in the middle of your nail. If you’re using a bobby pin, you’ll have to make several dots in a circular motion so that you can get one big dot. Don’t worry about it being perfect. Notice mine is nowhere near perfect.
Step 6: Using your white nail polish and second largest dotting tool put a white dot in the middle of your grey dot. If you’re using a bobby pin push down to create the largest dot possible.
Step 7: Using your black nail polish and smallest dotting tool, place a black dot in the middle of your white dot. If you’re using a bobby pin, apply the dot with light pressure to create a smaller dot than the white dot. Then you’re done!