Reindeer Nail Art Tutorial

Rudolph the Reindeer Nail Art

This reindeer nail art goes way back to 2011 and it’s featured on my nails almost every Christmas since. Somehow I’ve always missed the window of opportunity in the run up to Christmas to create a tutorial for this look but today that’s going to change! Read on for the instructions…


piCture pOlish LakoDom
Essie Glamour Purse
Models Own Brunette Red
Rimmel Rock N Roll
Sally Hansen Cha-ching!
Winstonia Nail Art Brush
+ Top Coat


1. Paint on a white (or light) base colour and let it dry completely.

2. Using your nail art brush, paint on a semi circle at the tip of your nail in a milky brown shade.

3. Paint another semi-circle on top of that one

4. Grab a darker brown and outline each semi-circle separately. Draw on your antlers in the same dark shade.

5. Add some white ovals for eyes and a round nose. You can go with red for Rudolph, or black for his buddies.

6. Add in the final details – small black dots in the eyes and optional glitter on the nose.

When you’re all done, add your favourite top coat to seal it all in!

Easy Reindeer Nail Art Tutorial

Reindeer Nail Art

Christmas Nail Art

  • What a cute reindeer that is!

  • Marisa (Polish Obsession)

    So cute!! I need that PP in my life!!

  • Nice tutorial! May be I will try to do it!

  • Loved it in 2011, adore it now : )

  • Leni

    So cute! I love your nailart 🙂

  • Definitely going to recreate this! The reindeer is so cute!

    Jodie //

  • Oh so cute!!

  • How cute <3

  • OMG soooooo cute *-*

  • That reindeer has to be the cutest thing ever!!!! I may just have to try to recreate this beauty. <3

  • Eeeeee! He’s soooo cute 🙂

  • I love the base polish! Need to purchase!

  • Awww!! This is toooo cuuutte and I’m in love! Thank you for the tutorial 😀

  • Eva

    very cute… I have done it once, but I don’t know if I have the photos yet…
    but, of course yours is much better! rsrsrs

  • Glittersnapdragon

    Hee, hello Rudolph! How cute is he?! Love the glitter nose <3

  • Cat

    Hi Sammy, of course your nail art is cute and original, but what I enjoy most about your blog is your aesthetic of shorter nails and (mainly) pastel colored polishes. Not all of us can have the glamour-length nails nor wear the dramatic shades (although we lust after them, to be sure!). Thanks for your ongoing inspiration to your readers!

  • This is so cute! I love how there’s just the one reindeer too 🙂

  • Cute! cool and unique style. 🙂

  • Charice

    That is a really cool reindeer design you have here. Gray background is perfect for this design as well. I like it a lot. Thanks for the tutorial.

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