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Easy DIY nail art for the holidays to make your fingers sparkle and shine

Get nails that look festive with these easy-to-pull off (we swear!) tips

Metallic ribbons
On a bare nail (or pale nude base), place metallic striping tape across the nail in a graphic pattern , then carefully clip the ends. Apply a clear topcoat to keep the tape in place.
The Gel Nail Polish in Sweet as Candy, $3, Essence Cosmetics.
Salon Secrets Nail Art Starter Kit, $17, Kiss

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Ombré Sparkle
Start with a nude base coat and let dry. Apply a glitter polish at the cuticle and drag it up for a graduated effect?.
Le Vernis in Organdi 504, $32, Chanel.
Sunrise…Bedtime, $14, OPI

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Glitter Moon

Place striping tape across the bottom of the nail. Apply a metallic shade and let it dry. Apply a topcoat of glittery polish for added sparkle.
Color Therapy in Therapewter, $12, Sally Hansen.
Luxeffects 
in Frilling Me Softly, $10, Essie

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Festive dots
Brush on a bold base coat. Using a dotting tool, place contrasting accent dots in a row. Alternate colours.
Can’t Read without My Lipstick, $14, OPI.
Breathable in Pick-Me-Up, $11, Quo by Orly.
Good as Gold, $10, Essie.
Professional Double Ended Nail Art Dotting and Marbling Tools, $6, Amazon.ca.

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Holly dots
Use a dotting tool or the tip of a bobby pin apply dots to your nails. Randomly apply a single dot to each nail?
Carmine, $18, Tenoverten.
Professional Double Ended Nail Art Dotting and Marbling Tools, $6, Amazon.ca.

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