Pusheen the Cat Nail Art Series, Week 4: Pusheen + Santa Hat

Good afternoon, everybody! Today is the last day of the Pusheen the Cat Nail Art Series, so if you missed the other posts, be sure to go back and check out the rest of the series! The last design is…


…Pusheen + Santa Hat! Yes, I know this is March, but I created this design series in December. You can use this design for Christmas in July! LOL. ☺ (Plus, if you prefer colder weather and it’s hot and Springy where you live, this will cool you off.) Enjoy the Polishes/Tools list and step-by-step!


Polishes/Tools used in this design:

Seche Clear: Crystal Clear Basecoat

Sinful Colors: Pink Smart (bright light pink) *Link to an OPI polish that is just as pretty

Craft Smart: Acrylic Paint Value Pack *This Craft Smart pack was unavailable on Amazon, and this link is for an Apple Barrel pack; I’ve heard great things about this acrylic paint, too!

Seche Vite: Dry-Fast Topcoat

Sally Hansen: Big Matte Topcoat


Step 1:

Using an image of Pusheen, draw her outline over a light-pink background (over a basecoat!) with warm-grey acrylic paint; fill it in and let dry 3-5 mins.

Step 2:

If needed, apply a second coat of the fill-in and let dry 3-5 mins.

Step 3:

Add a little black to the grey and create the three little lines between Pusheen’s ears; with the same color, make two oval/spots on the left side of her body.

Step 4:

Using a dotting tool and some brown-black paint, make Pusheen’s eyes, then make a triangle of smaller dots and connect them to form her mouth; also make little equal (=) signs on both sides of her face for her whiskers.

Step 5:

Just between Pusheen’s ears, using a toothpick or tiny paintbrush, draw a slightly flopped over triangle (if you have room) with black acrylic paint; fill it in with red.

Step 6:

Outline a pompom dot and, using a toothpick, paintbrush, or dotting tool fill it in with white; add a white stripe over the red on the bottom of the hat.

Step 8:

After letting dry completely, 4-8 mins, apply a topcoat or fast-drying topcoat to keep Pusheen safe and cute on your nail; optionally add a matte topcoat and let dry 5-15 mins.


Wasn’t this adorable?! This one is really sweet. And, wow, that’s it for the Pusheen the Cat Nail Art Series! Let me know what your favorite design was down in the comments. Mine was… probably the pizza one, but they’re all cute. Maybe I’ll do more with this series someday… 🙂

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Cali G.

I'm a nail artist, positivity/wellness enthusiast, and perpetual creative. I've been sharing nails and good vibes here in my corner of the Internet since 2017. Follow me @threesixtynails on social and check the Contact page if you want to get in touch. Have a polished rest of your day! ✨


  1. Nice design!!! Very detailed!!!

    1. threesixtynailshost

      Thank you, Joe! 🙂

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