12 Days of Naillion: Day 5 – Christmas Tree Nails

On the fifth  day of Christmas my true love gave to me a massive spikey piney tree. That’s riiiiight it’s a Christmas tree! Don’t you think it’s a little strange tradition to put up a big massive tree in the middle of our houses year after year? Who cares! Let’s all rock around the Christmas tree.

What you’ll need/what I used: L-R: Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle (used as basecoat and strengthener), Seche Vite Topcoat, Barry M 150 Red Glitter Nail Varnish, Barry M 290 Spring Green Nail Varnish, Barry M 320 Foil Gold Nail Varnish , Gold Nail Art Pen with Gems, Dotting Tools and Sellotape or any kind of tape.

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Step one: Paint your nails one thin coat of basecoat to protect the natural nails and to prevent staining.

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Step two: Paint all your nails a red glitter colour. (This may require two coats) If you don’t have red glitter, red will just do! It just looks more Christmassy with glitter

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Step three: Take your tape and cut them into thin vertical strips.

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Step four: Then make sure your nails have completely dried before placing the tape on the nails, otherwise the tape will just lift off the polish and we don’t want that. Place the thin strips of tapes onto the nail in a sort of ‘A’ shape, placing two strips of tape diagonally and then small strips going diagonally across the triangle creating the tinsel and shape of the tree.

DSC_3436Step five: Then paint on two coats of green polish.

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Step six: Here comes the fun part, when still wet carefully peel off all the tape and you’ll be left with a ready made Christmas tree with tinsel!

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DSC_3447Step seven: Then take your gold gems, if you don’t have any a gold dot will be fine. Top your trees!

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Step eight: Take your dotting tool or toothpicks dipped into gold polish and dot on some baubles on your trees.DSC_3453

Step nine: Once all nails have completely dried finish with a fast-drying topcoat to protect your designs and prevent them from chipping.

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And that’s it! That’s the fifth day of 12 days of Naillion. You now have the rocking-est, pineiest and spikest Christmas trees on your fingers. I think these are my favourites so far because they’re so sleek and minimalist looking. They’re still Christmassy, but without screaming OMGITSCHRISTMASCHRISTMASTIMEISHEREEVERYONE in your face.

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