Sunday, 22 December 2013

How to | Christmas Tree Nails

In my opinion it's not just your house and tree that should be decorated at Christmas, but also your nails- everyone's been blessed with ten blank canvases to adorn with gems and glitter and the festive party season is the perfect time to go all out! As much as nail art can be a bit fiddly I love to attempt something a bit different every year so last week I sat down and did my best to create ten tiny Christmas tree designs and I've got to say I'm rather happy with the results :) So if you'd like to sport some cute festive fingers this 25th just follow these four easy steps...

1. Paint two thin layers of nude nail polish (I went for the gorgeous Barry M Gelly Paint in 'Lychee') onto your nails to act as a nice neutral base colour. This looks a bit snowy and will make the trees really stand out.
2. With a green nail polish of your choice paint thin triangles from tips to about 2/3 the way up. For this step as well as the next two I used random polishes from Primark that I got in one of their Christmas sets. Oh, and if your triangles look a bit higgeldy piggeldy don't worry- no one's perfect/looks at your nails that close anyway!
3. With a gold nail art pen or nail polish dot the top of each triangle to create a little star. Make sure you're leaving enough time for all these layers to dry properly or you might have a smudgy situation on your hands.
4. To finish, find a glitter top coat with multicoloured glitter circles and pop this onto the green triangles to  act as pretty shiny baubles! And voila- you have cute Christmas tree nails to make your Christmas day look that little bit more special.

I've been having a lovely festive time with my boyfriend this weekend as he's come to stay with me for a few days before driving me home on Christmas Eve. Today we finished all the Christmas shopping, drank classic gingerbread Costa and played lots of Christmas tunes. And now we're going to finish wrapping and watch 'The Grinch' so I'm very in the spirit of season! I also have a gorgeous new blog design courtesy of the amazing Bonjour Belle which I'm actually so in love with- do you like it?

What nail look will you be adorning this Christmas? 


  1. Lovely nails! x

  2. aw i absolutely love this design girlie!such a great idea to use glitter polish on the trees-totally looks like baubles!:)loving your new blog design too!:)xxx

  3. I would totally give this a go if my nails didn't get completely wrecked at work. Oh the wonderful perks of retail ey? Lol X

  4. Aw these are so cute! I love doing mine on Christmas day because I'm guarenteed to get some new varnishes <3

  5. ahhhhhhhhh so cute! I tried doing a fun mani for the holidays, but I ended up spilling an entire bottle of nail polish on my bed. In an attempt to clean it up, I messed up my detailed mani. I would try to recreate it, but I lack the motivation! I think I'll stick to a basic red polish haha

  6. These are just so cute! I so wish I have the patience to do these though, can I please hire you?! Haha.

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  7. I can't get over how cute this looks! Merry Christmas Meg :)

    Gem x

  8. Cute! I did something similar but with black.


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