We love it when one of our very talented customers comes up with a stunning new creation, and this Christmas we’ve seen lots of wonderful designs from top nail artist Natalie Mugridge. We’ve chosen our five favourite festive fingertips for you to get inspired by.

  1. For this pretty design Natalie used flatback rhinestones in AB, Clear and White Opal to pick out the sparkle in the snowflake. She also applied Zodiac raindrops for an icicle effect, and used silver caviar beads to create intricate lines.

  1. We love this traditional red, green and white candy cane themed set. Here Natalie has created a simple yet effective design using only a few rhinestones. She shows how a little can go a long way. Re-create the look yourself for the big day, with Zodiac flatback rhinestones in Light Siam, Emerald and Clear. Natalie has used a variety of sizes, we recommend using sizes ss5 – ss10.

  1. For this sparkly set, Natalie has created two standout crystal nails, one in a simple wave pattern (although it looks simple, using the ‘Rockery Effect’ is actually very complex, so go Natalie!) And the other one with a cluster of 3D pointy back crystals as it’s main feature. Instead of the traditional red, green and white colours, she has gone for a cool, wintery ‘shades of blue’ look. This compliments the nail colour and the snowflakes.

  1. This next design is very simple but we couldn’t help being charmed by the little robin in the centre. Using White Opal, Clear and AB rhinestones to create a snowfall effect is really effective and doesn’t overshadow the main feature of the piece. You could use this same simple method to create baubles on a Christmas tree, stars in the sky or twinkling fairy lights.

  1. Last but not least, take a look at this stunning design, we love this cheeky character and his oversized hat, enhanced by Preciosa crystals and silver caviar beads. Once again, we are drawn to Natalie’s use of subtle but effective sparkle using Clear, Light Siam and Rose Gold

To find out more about the wonderful Natalie Mugridge, read her story on Scratch Magazine website, and to see her brilliant creations in action, check out her YouTube channel.

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