Kirsty: Hi, everybody! I’m, Kirsty Meakin from Naio Nails, and guess what, we’re doing Christmas Nails for the whole day. Oh my God! I’m so excited. Hence, I have a red jumper on. This is about as Christmassy as my attire gets. Well, today we’re going to do… because I have a knitted jumper on, we’re going to do a knitted jumper design. And love it when it’s winter and Christmas time because we can do the knitted nails that have been going around for about what, five years? They always come back round this time. Yeah, so I do love doing them. We’re gonna do it a little bit different but it’s gonna be exciting. So, I’m gonna start…I’m gonna do it over these two nails to give you an idea of how we can sort of do this design yourself. I’m gonna pop two tips on. Where I’m popping that on, I’m popping right at the very end of that nail. [Kirsty singing] Gonna cut down the length because I know Vanessa will not be able to cope with those. You know what I mean. * do you think or * bit too long? Vanessa: *
Kirsty: Yeah. Vanessa: Yeah! That’s about as long there. Vanessa: *
Kirsty: Yeah. Vanessa: Assist her now, Adam. Adam: *
Vanessa: * nails. Adam: Alright!
Vanessa: * silicon cover * Kirsty: What did you say, it’s slippy? Vanessa: Yeah, and the clicking of the tapping *
Adam: A silicon cover. Vanessa: Yeah. * So the nails don’t slit back * Kirsty: I’m just gonna pinch that slighlty just to make it a little bit more narrow like that, so we get more of an almond… not almond, no. We get more of a ballerina shaped nail. We’re just gonna blend that in a little bit. And we’re doing the same with this one. I’m just gonna wipe over with Gel Residue Wipe-off Solution just to clean that up. You can wipe over with Acetone if you want to, to melt that tip a little bit but it’s fine. It looks grand. Grand it goes! Its grand! Dehydrate with the Nail Prep Dehydrator, and then I’m gonna use the Ultra Bond Acid Primer just on that natural nail. You can see that I’ve already prepped the nail. So, I’ve removed the surface shine, I’ve done the cuticle work and all that. If you wanna know more detail about how to sort of prep a nail, we do have videos with that on. I’m gonna use Medium-speed Liquid with the Natural Beige Powder. This is a gorgeous cover powder. It is my favorite of the cover powders. And it’s me favourite because it just covers really nice and it’s really easy to work with. So, I’m just gonna keep stretching that to the end. I’m working on the length first. Next bead, we can do the cuticle area, we can build up the apex. So, I’m gonna tip the finger down now. So, notice I’ve changed the angle of my brush. I’m gonna slide the product down. You can always re-hydrate previous bead of acrylic as well with your wet brush. That just helps to slide that bead over the top and you get a great connection between each bead. Adam, have you asked Santa for anything for Christmas? Adam: Erm! Not really, no! I’ve got nothing that I’m sort of… there are certain things I’d love but I don’t think anybody can afford them. Kirsty: Yeah, I’d like a mansion as well. Adam: Yeah, mine is just more about like… Kirsty: Techie stuff.
Adam: Toys. Adam: Toys. Geeky toys. Kirsty: Geeky toys.
Adam: * very stuffy, yeah. Adam: Talking about 50 grand worth of stuff.
Kirsty: Oh well! No *. Kirsty: I’m gonna do the same on this other nail as well. So, you could do like a… when I show you the design. I think it’s a nice design to be able to just use as accent nails, so the other nails could be just quite plain and it could be all about those accent nails, and then, that helps with timing as well when you’re working in the salon. You don’t wanna do like a full set, full set of knitted nails. It may take some time and in the salon over the Christmas period, it’s a little bit crazy busy. And I can come and pinch this nail now. So, the first nail that I applied, we can pinch that one. We’ve allowed enough time for it to start to set up and we can give it little bit of a pinch. Kirsty: Does that hurt you?
Vanessa: No! Kirsty: Very good. Now, those that are pinched and set, we’re gonna file them. So, I’m gonna file side walls and then, I’m gonna angle into that cuticle area. And I can contour. Right! We’re gonna buff. I find some people skip this process, you know, buffing. I think it’s so important to get everything nice and smooth. It softens everything. Then I’m gonna wipe over with Gel Residue Wipe-off Solution. So, our background is going to be white, and this is where you know you need to kill the time really, don’t you? Sorry, Ness. Vanessa: I didn’t get what you said. Kirsty: You kill the time when * white nails.
Vanessa: Time? When you said, I was like, what? Vanessa: *
Kirsty: * Kirsty: So, I’m gonna do both nails white. Vanessa: * put my arm next to my leg, it looks they’re from two different people. Kirsty: Because your arm’s been in the sun slightly.
Vanessa: Yes! Kirsty: Pop me that in the lamp. And I’m gonna do two coats of white. What’s your favorite Christmas song? Vanessa: Sleigh ride.
Kirsty: Sleigh ride. What’s yours? Adam: *
Vanessa: I’m not… really? Kirsty: The sad one.
Vanessa: Yeah. Kirsty: Pop it in the lamp. So, I’m gonna use black, first of all, and we’re gonna do some knitting needles. Can you knit, Vanessa? Vanessa: Nope.
Kirsty: I would have thought you would have been the knitting kind. Vanessa: I’m not sure if that’s a good thing, I don’t know, that I seem like the knitting kind? Kirsty: Like…no because you’re creative, I just thought that you’d be able to knit? Vanessa: I’ve never tried. Kirsty: I used to be able to knit. My mom can knit. Vanessa: * I thought she was never gonna stop *. Kirsty: Oh my God! Her fingers started to get really sore * knitting. I mean, sorry… Vanessa: Sewing.
Kirsty: Sewing and sewing teddy bears. Kirsty: Making teddy bears out of clothes of loved ones that have passed away. Cure me them. They don’t need to be super super black. I mean, I know that Serious Black is well, seriously black. But don’t worry if it’s a little bit transparent because we’re gonna go over this with silver. The silver we’re gonna use is Tarnished Silver from the Platinum Collection. This is super pigmented. So, easy to use because of the pigment. I’m gonna go over and I just wanna leave like little bits of that kind of showing through. It’s as if it’s have a little shadow * and they look like drumsticks right now *. Pop that in. Now, for the jumper, the knitted jumper, we’re gonna use Spa Day. Gorgeous! I don’t wanna like… yes, I know it’s Christmassy, but I wanna keep it like not typical red. I want to do something a little bit different, so we’re gonna use this gorgeous colour. Pop some on some backing paper from the sculpting form, I need a little bit there. Gonna use this slanted brush and this is where you wanna start. So, we’re doing it as if it’s open a little bit because they are knitting the jumper. You can fill the rest in with the brush from the bottle. I’m *. * Adam. I only want it to sort of to make it appears as if this wool is going round the knitting needles. And we’re doing little sort of curved lines like that. Pop me that in the lamp. Then with a little bit, we’re gonna come do like a piece off the wool sort of stringing off and it’s gonna go into this nail. Do a little loop. And we’re gonna do the ball of wool. You’re best sort of like painting the outside with your brush first and then filling the rest in. Pop me that in the lamp. I’m gonna mix a little bit of top coat and a little bit of black, which will just sort of make it like a transparent kind of grey, and this is just add a little bit of a shadow where the ball of wool is. Go slightly darker when you come to the ball of wool, so you get like a * shadow. A little Shadow here. When you’re doing your shadows, make sure they all go on to that same side or else it will look a little bit weird. Won’t get a true shadow. And pop me that in the lamp. Into the lamp we go! And I’m gonna go over with matte top coat. Vanessa: I hated taking the decorations down. * taking them down. Vanessa: *
Adam: * Vanessa: Looked very bare. Adam: Well, it does leave the room very bare, you’re right.
Vanessa: Makes feel a bit depressed * Kirsty: Alright! Pop me those in the lamp because I want the knitting ones to be shiny for everything else to be matte. Vanessa: You’re obsessed with that now, aren’t you?
Kirsty: I’m a little bit obsessed with that. Adam: She hasn’t done any matte bubble yet. Kirsty: Well, there’s always time.
Vanessa: What can you say? Kirsty: And now for the exciting bit. We’re gonna use the gel polish, the same colour. We’re gonna do a little knitted pattern. First of all, we’re gonna do a line here and * here. There and there. We’ve got sort of three each side, then we’re gonna do little shapes. And I’ll do this kind of zig-zag. I also want to add a little bit on top of those little kind of loops that are over the knitting needle. This is Natural Powder not Clear. Adam: What’s the difference?
Kirsty: You can use Clear. It’s just gonna make it very slightly bright, to be honest. Adam: That sort of give it a bit of contrast.
Kirsty: Yeah. Adam: Where the Clear would just give texture.
Kirsty: Yeah! Kirsty: So, you wanna dust over and the gel polish will absorb the acrylic powder, and that’ll give it that textured effect. Go cure that one for me. I’m gonna do it like that. I don’t wanna do the other one and then do that one because you can guarantee I’m gonna smudge that one. That would not be good, and for the ball of wool, you’re gonna do little curved lines in different directions. So, we’ve got those there and there you’re gonna have little here and * Adam: *
Kirsty: * Adam: * no whisper or if it’s just a groat * Kirsty: Come in this way like this, not concentrating so much. Oh my God! Let’s sprinkle sprinkle sprinkle! Pop me that in the lamp. So, we’re gonna dust over now. Look at that! That looks so cool. I love it! That is so cool. Vanessa was like, “I’ll be your model if you do me sweater knitted nails.” Vanessa: And if it was Christmas.
Kirsty: And if it was Christmas, yeah. Vanessa: She was like,”Mm! I may have something fun but are we doing Christmas * Kirsty: You wanted the sweater, didn’t you? So, I’m gonna finish them with a little bit of Cuticle Oil. I’ve got the Peach Cuticle Oil. Adam: She got the Cinnamon one. Kirsty: Oh yeah! We need Christmas scented Oils. Naio Nails, they need to go and get them sorted. I think my mother would approve of those. Adam: Does your mom knit?
Kirsty: She’s very good at knitting. Kirsty: We have spoke about that. You must have been on another planet at that stage. There you are, guys! I hope you’ve enjoyed this video, and I hope you’re having a great winter/Christmas because winter is just about Christmas, ain’t it really. Everything I’ve used today will listed below. Don’t forget, check us out on Facebook and Instagram and I’ll see you in the next video. Bye-bye! [Kirsty singing] Adam: We are having earplugs. [Kirsty snging] Adam: I don’t like Christmas, to start with. Vanessa: Well, you’re a Grinch.
Kirsty: * here. Adam: No, I don’t mind it now. It was when I used to work in restaurants, it was… Christmas was horrible. Kirsty: See, he’s singing it now. Kirsty: * go through you.
Adam: It’s infected… I’m not *. Adam: I do like Christmas. I do honestly but… Vanessa: Drags out when it’s like *
Adam: I love Christmas Day! Adam: I think it’s… I love Christmas Eve, I love Boxing Day.
Vanessa: I hate the fact… Adam: Those three days are amazing, everything else is annoying.


  1. Martyna Jurek says:


  2. Christina Nicholls says:


  3. Anthony Martinez says:

    Yay!!! I've been waiting impatiently lol

  4. Deja Avery says:

    Earliest I’ve ever been here. I’m so happy to be up at 4 am watching naio nails videos

  5. Marco Antonio says:

    you are the best world reference in nail art but ….. how do you not get old ??? and you look younger ??? Magic ??? are you a magic fairy ??? !!!

  6. LINDA SMITH says:

    Wow so early beautiful 💅🏽💅🏽💅🏽💅🏽

  7. ANNA Lewis says:

    foing to do all of her nails

  8. Suzanne Lasage says:


  9. MommaShawna says:

    This is so cute! It fits perfect for the sweater weather days then can come back into play for a baby shower, no??

  10. Carrie Schmidt says:

    I love your videos, thanks for always sharing! So many great ideas and tips while you're working on the nails! Merry Christmas!

  11. Marinda Crochets says:

    So cute! What did you do for the rest of the nails to complete the set?

  12. Carron Moreton says:

    Great idea x

  13. Louise Stapleton says:

    Absolutely love these nails. Totally doing these on myself (nowhere near as good as yours though). You’re the nail goddess ❤️

  14. Sanne Vos says:


  15. sammuggles says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Xx

  16. Pia Zimmermann says:


  17. Anastasia Hall says:

    Girl I was binge watching sweater nail tutorials and it was just watching the same few over and over so I am HYPED to see a new one! Thank YOU!

  18. Antonia Trusca says:

    I love you, i would like to meet you and do my nails, you are the most beautiful❤️❤️

  19. Pilar Tolmich says:

    Every time I try to watch her her eyebrows scare me….. I leave.

  20. laura Lynn says:

    Amazing per usual!!

  21. calichef1962 says:

    Happy Christmas, Kirsty, Adam and your beautiful families. This design is CUTE! It's Christmas-y, without being over the top red, green and gold. I love how the sugaring actually made the sweater and the yarn look fuzzy!

    Don't worry, Adam. When I win the lottery I will come to the UK and you will take me to your favorite camera store and we will buy you all the things you dream of having for your video production company. The only thing I ask in return is that you and Kirsty let me be a model for this channel. Of course, I will buy her something she only dreams of having, too! If one has millions of dollars it's fun to share with your friends and maybe make their dreams come true.

    Here's an idea for a Christmas-y scented cuticle oil: Orange or tangerine cuticle oil as a base, with a few drops of food grade clove oil and a drop of cinnamon oil added to the bottle. Don't add more than one or two drops of cinnamon oil to the entire bottle of orange/tangerine cuticle oil or it might make the "Christmas Punch" cuticle oil burn your mouth and your eyes. Luckily, cinnamon is one of the easiest to detect scents (or flavors) in foods, air fresheners or perfumes. I don't know how to source food grade essential oils in the UK, but in the US one would need to go to a pharmacy (I think you Brits call them "chemists,") or order online.

    I once mixed up a pint of dry rub to use on a pork shoulder I was using to make pulled pork. I literally put one tiny PINCH of cinnamon in the entire pint of salt, brown sugar, garlic powder, black pepper, red pepper flakes, sage and other seasonings and it was still obvious that there was cinnamon in it! I was blown away by how little could be detected in such a vast amount of strong flavors!

  22. Loraine Greenhalgh says:

    Love these.

  23. Scarlet Moonlight says:

    Your hair looks better without the fake extensions

  24. Cute and Fluffy Pikachu says:

    Awwwww I really need to try these 🥰🥰🥰🥰

  25. David&Sue Ellen says:

    I really enjoy knitting sweaters, especially for friends & relatives. Thanks K & A 🎄🎅🎄

  26. Valerie H. says:


  27. LisaLee226 says:

    Just Beautiful

  28. Tricia McDonald says:

    Absolutely love love love these!!! I am always stunned by your artistic talent 💕

  29. Tay -Tay Razors says:

    Cute and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  30. Helen Sarkisian says:

    You did an actual knitting project – with needles too! So much better than a 1/2 nail design.

  31. Gyongyi Huszak says:

    That's very cool design! I love it!

  32. JoLyn / JaelMeri says:

    I am 70 yo and a retired hairstyles/nail tech in California. I have been watching your videos for quite a long time now and absolutely LOVE them and you Kirsty!! Today I have decided to let you know about something that is an issue for me and maybe others. The sound quality of your videos fluctuates so much that I have a hard time hearing you. So, I always use CC so I don't miss anything. Once in awhile, like today, CC isn't available so I have to turn my sound up really high to hear your quiet voice but then when you laugh or something it is really loud. Maybe Adam could do something about this?? I hope so!!! I will still keep watching in any case but thought I would let you know in case I am not the only one… <3

  33. Bonnie Thacker says:

    Loving this! Beautiful Kirsty.

  34. Deby Hackney says:

    I love those nails! My grandma taught me to crochet…perhaps one nail could have a crochet hook! Lol! 😊

  35. femketjeNL says:

    They are so cuuute 😀 Happy holidays <3

  36. Kelli Hennagir says:

    Finally!!! I’ve been waiting since we got a tiny glimpse in a previous video! These are so cute! I also hate taking down the decorations. Everything looks so…empty. 😟

  37. jennifer Archer says:

    Ver y nice

  38. Cute Cat says:

    Amazing ❤💙

  39. Gwen Brown-Keesee says:

    I love these nails so muchhhhh

  40. Jagseer Jagseersingh says:

    Hi I m looking for a nail drill machine, would u suggest me. Plz share a link of that

  41. Kathy Tarman says:

    You do the best nails. I love the sweater look so much. Thank you for sharing with us

  42. Amber Cannon says:

    Love this!! Not a knitter, but I’m a crocheter. Such an amazing way to display your creative side.

  43. Jessica Durant says:



    Looove it 💙
    Your creativity is awesome!!!

  45. Ann Jones says:

    Thank you Kirsty. Watching your videos has taught me to do my own nails. Both acrylic and gel. I am not great at it by any means but I am sure I will improve with time. Tried the Sweater (Jumper) pattern once – don't ask! This was darling!

  46. Lindsey Botelho says:

    These are so cool 🧶💅❄
    Merry Christmas! 🎄

  47. Lekisha MCCloud says:

    I love it

  48. Michelle Barbour says:

    Love your work could watch you all day amazing work xx

  49. Lee Reynolds says:

    merry Christmas such a warm fuzzy design have had a awesome time watching keep up the great videos

  50. Christina Piecara says:

    This would great for a new baby design or gender reveal!

  51. Miranda Jones says:

    I can't watch anyone else after I've found you! I find myself telling these people "you're doing it wrong!" Or that's not how Kirsty does it!" 😩😂💜💜

  52. Heather Hamblin says:

    I wish she could do my nails! She would have a field day with mine lol. I bite them & have for years there very rough to say the least! Merry Christmas naio nails!

  53. Jamie Marie says:

    Hopefully you see this and can answer for me. What happened to the captions on your videos? There isn't even the option for the crappy auto generated captions. I'm almost completely deaf, and while I still watch, it's disappointing that i have no idea what's being said. Will the captions ever come back?

  54. Vilinessa Tapueluelu says:

    I luv this nail look

  55. Emma Levine says:

    Please add CC!!!! Please! I know it not fun to make captions but it's greatly appreciated.

  56. Karen Thomas says:

    Merry Christmas and happy new year to you and yours both Adam and Kristy. Love the knitting. Hugs 💜

  57. Mindful Learner says:

    Kirsty you are one of my favorite artists. Merry Christmas

  58. lisa willis cracknell says:

    Fabulous 😍 love the gel polish design work as this is what I mainly do over my acrylic enhancements 👌😍😘

  59. Sashka Bozinovska says:


  60. Martine Leygue says:

    bravo magnifique gros bisous Martine 👍👍👍👏👏👏💅💅💅😙👄❤

  61. Flakitation01 Cochitas01 says:

    I love your nails that you do ✨✨

  62. Mortuary Artist says:

    Merry Christmas Kirsty, thanks for the wonderful videos x

  63. Tina Rehs says:

    Love them, Merry Christmas!

  64. Zeta IS says:

    👖👍Great! Супер!!!!! Очень быстро и очень по зимнему!!! С наступающим новым годом!!!!!
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  65. Painted Polished n Pretty says:

    Oh these are the best!! I absolutely love this super cute idea 😊❤️😉🥰

  66. Claire Bell says:

    Wow absolutely stunning nail art as always. I love watching your videos, you are teaching me so much and thanks to you I have now found a hobby that I love doing that’s not going to cause my joints to dislocate ( I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) and by concentrating on practicing new designs it helps take my mind off the pain. I also suffer anxiety and learning how to do gel relaxes my mind. I can’t get the head around acrylic but I’m gonna keep practicing, I just can’t seem to get the monomer to powder ratio, I’m using a beginner monomer but even wiping my brush the bead is too wet and runs over the nail and I can’t catch it fast enough. But I’m determined to conquer it.

  67. Marilyn Clark says:

    I love the nail design. Merry Christmas!!

  68. Zivile Zinkevicius says:

    Gorgeous design ❤️ 🙂 🌹

  69. Renee Leighton says:

    Merry Christmas to you both!

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  72. Familyluv#1 says:

    Sooooo freaking adorable

  73. Susan Castelletti says:

    Another making video! You are so talented!

  74. Алёна Александровна says:

    Субтитры на русском поставьте ,пожалуйста. С любовью Россия.

  75. Amanda Hales says:

    Love these nails, ive been crochetin a blanket n i hav a little helper my young cat. I was thinkin that wud look crazy with a paw on the ball or a face chewin on wool. I really love these sweater nails my favourites Kirsty, merry christmas 2 u all hav a fantastic time n a gr8 new year xxxxx

  76. Alyssa Utley says:

    I was expecting and hoping for sweater weather and bisexual comments lol

  77. Marjorie Michelle Eslinger says:

    Merry Christmas 🎅

  78. xMourningStar says:

    Been wondering lately, what makes you decide to use glue on tips or a form?

  79. Mary Toepfer Gwinup says:

    Love them! But to be fair you need to come up with a design for a those of us who crochet ( also known as hookers lol)

  80. Julie Howell says:

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas . Those are absolutely gorgeous Nails. 🌲🎅🎁🦌🍪 ❄️

  81. Kiba Etienne says:

    So cute! You're so talented kirsty

  82. Amanda Harker says:

    Wow, I haven't seen that technique used for knitted jumper nails before. These are very cool.
    My Nanna taught me to knit when I was a little girl. I haven't knitted anything in years, but I still know the basics.

  83. 66slester says:

    I bought one of those silicone keyboards too and they are AWESOME

  84. keisha mason says:

    I absolutely adore your videos, they are the best nail videos on YouTube!
    I was wondering if I could ask you a question please? I have recently bought my first polygel kit, and was gutted to read on the back that it is unsuitable for pregnant women. What is it that makes polygel unsuitable in pregnancy? Would you please maybe do a video that covers polgel, acrylic and builder gels, and why they are unsafe, and how to stay safe but still maybe have beautiful nails. I have quite weak nails from a lifetime of biting them, and they are growing beautifully at the mo, but as they are weak they also break easily. I would greatly appreciate it if you could help! Thankyou, I can't wait for your future videos!

  85. jennifer half says:

    My favorite Christmas song is any song that Kristy is not singing lol jkjk!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS, NAIO NAILS !!!! 😘❤

  86. Serene Snow says:

    Merry Christmas Blessings or Happy Christmas and Happy and Health New Year to you and yours.From U.S.A.😺☘️🍀🦋🐞👼🐫🐪🐫🎄🎅🤶🏻🦌🎁🕊️❄️🐧☃️

  87. MK Pacleb says:

    Looks like Tiffany Jumper worth $1,000 😍

  88. Billie Eilish says:

    Which tips did she use?

  89. Kiki Amanda says:

    Kristy do u have instagram?????

  90. Susan Joyner Snodgrass says:

    What is your Naio Nails U.S.A. link?

  91. Tuyet Nguyen says:

    You are so talented. I love your work very much. Thank you for showing us

  92. Tatia Konnick says:

    Why did the curing time increase by 30 sec?

  93. Nails By Shé says:


  94. Paula Koncki says:

    First: The set is gorgeous! Second: HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 🥂🍾💖💅🥰🇿🇦

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