Wrap Me Up In Holo: Christmas Nail Art with Cupcake Polish

Christmas nail art, wrapping paper nail art, blue and gold holiday nail art, Cupcake Polish Dream, Cupcake Polish Jubilee

I’m back today with more firsts. Not only am I showing Cupcake Polish for the first time on the blog, but I’ve also never worn it before. Yes, I’ve been living under a rock! I’ve also never done a holiday wrapping paper design. Let’s see what I came up with…

I bought 3 bottles of Cupcake Polish when they were featured in the Hella Holos Customs Group on Facebook. I liked the swatches so much that I bought a few more bottles on Black Friday. The formula is perfect and the polishes are so pretty that I expect I’ve ignited a new passion.

Christmas nail art, wrapping paper nail art, blue and gold holiday nail art, Cupcake Polish Dream, Cupcake Polish Jubilee
Christmas nail art, wrapping paper nail art, blue and gold holiday nail art, Cupcake Polish Dream, Cupcake Polish Jubilee

Design Details

These holographic polishes are so gorgeous that I couldn’t even settle on one picture to show you! I applied 3 coats each of Cupcake Polish Jubilee to my thumb and ring finger and Cupcake Polish Dream to my index, middle and pinky fingers. And I followed with a coat of Glisten & Glow HK Girl Fast Drying Top Coat.

Christmas nail art, wrapping paper nail art, blue and gold holiday nail art, Cupcake Polish Dream, Cupcake Polish Jubilee

I decorated my nails with Arti Gold Holographic Snowflakes from Hologlam Decals and Amaily Gold Holographic Lines Japanese Nail Stickers from Daily Charme. I’m so glad I took a photo of these products before I started. When I was done, neither of them were presentable!

Christmas nail art, wrapping paper nail art, blue and gold holiday nail art, Cupcake Polish Dream, Cupcake Polish Jubilee

I worked on the Cupcake Polish Dream nails first, applying a snowflake water decal followed by a piece of the holographic lines working on one nail at a time.

Christmas nail art, wrapping paper nail art, blue and gold holiday nail art, Cupcake Polish Dream, Cupcake Polish Jubilee

The Cupcake Polish Jubilee nails were a little trickier because the lines needed to be angled precisely and spaced evenly. Again I worked on one nail at a time placing a thicker piece of the holographic lines close to the center of my nail. Then I added thinner pieces above and below to make it look similar to my real wrapping paper sample. I finished with another coat of HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat on all nails.

The sun happened to be shining bright on the day I was shooting this design and I couldn’t help but get a few pictures in full sun. 😀

Christmas nail art, wrapping paper nail art, blue and gold holiday nail art, Cupcake Polish Dream, Cupcake Polish Jubilee
Christmas nail art, wrapping paper nail art, blue and gold holiday nail art, Cupcake Polish Dream, Cupcake Polish Jubilee
Christmas nail art, wrapping paper nail art, blue and gold holiday nail art, Cupcake Polish Dream, Cupcake Polish Jubilee
Product Recap Photo: Products Used: Cupcake Polish Dream, Cupcake Polish Jubilee

Product Recap

(with brand links)
Cupcake Polish Jubilee
(shown in photo #4 above)
Arti Gold Holographic Snowflakes from Hologlam Decals
Amaily Gold Holographic Lines Japanese Nail Stickers from Daily Charme
Glisten and Glow HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat

This design seems relatively simple to explain but it was time consuming to place the water decals and sticker lines, often more than once. I am really happy with the way it turned out and would readily accept any present wrapped up in all of this holo goodness!

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this nail art. I am also curious if you are a fan of Cupcake Polish. If so, feel free to share a photo of your favorite color with your comment below!

Thanks for reading! I’ll see you at the next post.
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  • cat

    Hi Karolyn, what a wonderful and festive design! It looks just like special wrapping paper for Christmas. I have a few Cupcake polishes — glitterbombs — and find them to be terrific quality. Thanks for this nailart inspiration!! PS: Have you ever used gel polishes at home? If so, I’d love to see a post on that product with tips/hints/recommendations! (No pressure, though!)

    • Hi Cat!! Thank you so much! I’m so glad you’ve had the chance to try these awesome Cupcake polishes! I have been using gel polishes at home for about 6+ months now. And I turned my BFF on to at home gel and gave her lots of tips! I’ll see if we can work together on the post you’re looking for. Thanks for the suggestion! xoxo Karolyn

  • I am loving this Karolyn!