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6 Ways to Create Christmas Tree Nail Art

There are so many ways to festive up your nails at this time of year. Here are 6 different ways you can create a Christmas Tree on your fingernails this year.

You can create most of these designs with things you have lying around your house, golds, greens, reds, whites and silver are always really good colours to go with for the polish and any glitter or glitter polishes will also work really well.

One

IMG_0002.JPGSo for the first look I used:

Sellotape
Dotting Tool (mine came in a super cheap set from Amazon)
Gold Loose Glitter (available in any craft stores, mine came in a Ciate set)
Models Own Polish – Chrome Rose
Models Own Polish – Chrome Green

Any kind of sellotape / washi tape etc. will do for this look and you can use a toothpick or a cotton bud, even a biro in place of a dotting tool so this look is very easy to achieve without having to get any specialist equipment.

First up, I painted all my nails with Models Own Chrome Rose – two coats and waited for them to dry (1). Once dry, I used to bits of sellotape to create a triangle on my ring finger nail (2). I then painted over the sellotaped triangle with Models Own Chrome Green with two coats. I then carefully buy quickly peeled the sellotape off to leave a little green triangle (4). Finally, I used the dotting tool dipped in some clear top coat (5) to add some “baubles”.

I then used a clear top coat to seal the glitter and my design.

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Simple and effective.

Two

The next look is equally as simple. I used:

Rimmel Polish – My Precious
All That Jazz Polish – The Crown Jewel
Thin Vinyl Sticker Strips
Models Own Polish – Ebony Green
Clear Top Coat
Seventeen Polish Sequin Top Coat
Dotting Tool
Sellotape

I started by painting my nails with Rimmel – My Precious, on each finger except my ring finger I used All That Jazz – The Crown Jewel to add some sparkle (1). I then used the sellotape to create a triangle on my ring finger nail and the vinyl sticker strips to create some diagonal lines across the triangle (2). Next, I painted the triangle using Models Own Ebony Green (3), I then removed the tape and popped a clear top coat on. Once dried, I tipped out a little of the Seventeen Sequin Polish and used the dotting tool to add individual flakes of glitter for “baubles” (4). Finally I added a final top coat.

You can use thin strips of sellotape or washi tape instead of the vinyl strips – mine came from She Sells Seashells and they are brilliant and cheap as well. This is another quick and simple look to achieve.

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Three

Next up, you will need a specific stencil to exactly recreate the design, but they are easily available from She Sells Seashells.

I used:

Nails Inc. Polish – King Edward Street
Old Makeup Sponge
Christmas Tree Stencil
Models Own Polish – Ebony Green
Clear Top Coat

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The stencils are brilliant, they are made of vinyl and sticky so stay in place on your nail.

So, first up I painted all my nails using Nails Inc – King Edward Street (1). Once completely dry I peeled off the stencil and applied it to my ring finger nail (2). Then, I painted some polish onto the sponge and used it to dab onto my finger over the stencil (3). I then peeled off the stencil and applied a top coat.

I bought a big bag of different sized make up sponges over 12 months ago from Primark for a £1.00! They are perfect for creating nail art. If you don’t have a sponge to hand, you can simply paint over the stencil with the polish to create the same look.

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Four

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Mo-You Polish – White Knight
Models Own Polish – Sardonyx
Sea Sells Sea Shells Stencil
Clear Top Coat
Old Makeup Sponge
Nails Inc. Polish King Edward Street

As with look three, you will need a specific stencil to recreate this exact look. The vinyl stencil I used is another tree design.

First, I painted all my nails, except my ring fingernails with Nails Inc. King Edward Street, the ring finger I painted white using Mo-You White Knight (1) and as with look three, once dried I used the vinyl stencil and a make up sponge (2) to apply Models Own Sardonyx (3). I then peeled off the stencil and applied a top coat.

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Five

This design uses part of the stencil used in look three as a sticker. I used:

Rimmel Polish – My Precious
Models Own Polish – Paradise Garage
She Sells Sea Shells Vinyl Stencil
Clear Top Coat

So I painted my ring fingernails using Rimmel – My Precious and my other fingers using Models Own – Paradise Garage (1), these two colours on their own with nothing added look Christmassy. I then used the middle part of the stencil I’d used in look 3 as a simple nail decal / sticker (2) and applied it to my ring fingernail. I then applied a clear top coat (3) and boom – easy festive nails done (4).

Six

The last look is another easy one – no special equipment other than some sellotape (or washi tape etc.) and a dotting tool (or cotton bud, toothpick etc.)

I used:

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Mo-You Polish – White Knight
Models Own Polish – Paradise Garage
Models Own Polish – Red Carpet
Essie Polish – Gold Glitter Top Coat
Sellotape
Dotting Tool
Clear Top Coat
Old Makeup Sponge

I painted my ring fingernails with Mo-You White Knight and my other nails Models Own – Paradise Garage (1). Once completely dry I used sellotape to create a triangle on my nail. I used the makeup sponge to apply Essie – Gold Glitter Top Coat (2). I removed the tape (3) and once dry, I used Models Own – Red Carpet and the dotting tool (4) to dot on some red baubles. Once dried I finished it off with a coat of clear top coat.

Very Christmassy nails for very little work!

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There you go, 6 different Christmas Tree nails to try this Christmas. Will you be rocking any festive nail art this month? Would you try any of the looks above? Let me know below.

 

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