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Christmas Trees!

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I know I’m very delayed with this one because Christmas has come and gone ages ago but I did some christmas trees on my Mum on Christmas day and I’ve been so slack recently because of new years and then moving to the UK to study for 3 months! So I’ve been very busy and I’m only just settling in even though I’ve been here a week already! haha So I did some little christmas trees on my mum using green glitter! I got her to paint her nails silver because she gets really fussy with her nails and if I do it she’ll find a million things wrong with it!!

Anyway once she’d done and it was all dry I started putting masking tape over the nails that she wanted Christmas trees on. I cut up heaps of little triangles out of masking tape and made the christmas tree shape. It’s really difficult to describe and I didn’t take a picture whoops, but I’ll do my best. I stuck two pieces of triangular shaped tape to the top if the nail to create the tip of the tree. The another two below that with the points facing toward each other, which will form the complete top of the tree and the top lines of the second level of the tree. I continued this until I ran out of nail. I did one all the way to the bottom but I didn’t like it and so I stuck another piece of masking tape along the bottom to cut off the bottom bit on all the others and we liked that better!

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Once all the nails you want to have trees on are taped up you can paint these nails with green polish, or whatever colour your glitter is so that if there are gaps in the glitter then it won’t be as obvious!  While the green polish is still wet use a sponge to dab some green glitter onto it so that it will have something to stick to. If your having trouble making it stick put some of the green  or clear polish onto the sponge and then add the glitter over that on the sponge and use this to dab the glitter on. It should have no trouble sticking if you do it that way. The you need to wait and wait until it’s completely dry before removing the tape, otherwise the lines of the tree won’t be as defined and it will look sloppy. When it’s dry carefully peel back the tape which should all come of at once because the triangle pieces were overlapping and should be stuck to one another. Then the Christmas trees will be revealed!! As always do a shiny top coat to protect the design especially because there are bits of loose glitter, and it’s all finished! Enjoy these late Christmas trees! And hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

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All Wrapped Up!

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All Wrapped Up!

It’ll be Christmas soon so I’ve done some Christmas inspired nails! I’ve done some shimmery purple present nails wrapped in silver ribbon and 3 little white baubles for decoration. They’re super easy to do and pretty quick as well. First thing you need to do is choose your colour, I went with silver and purple because they’re the only two shimmery colours I have that work together and I wanted a festive look. I also used a plain white polish for the baubles.

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Now you just need to paint all of your nails with one coloured polish, in my case the purple. Once dry you can do the off centre cross that makes the ribbon. I just used the polish brush that came with the polish and lightly traced the lines onto my nails. You need to be very careful not to make the line too thick if you do it this way. Otherwise you can use a thin brush to do these lines. Again you need to wait for this to dry before doing the next part, which is the little baubles over the intersection of your cross. You will need to use a dotting tool and by now you should know mine ishomemade with a sewing pin stuck into the eraser of a pencil. I put a little polish onto a plastic sheet to make it easier to dip my dotting tool into. You just need to dab three dots onto the part of lines that cross over in a little triangle.

Finally finish off with a clear shiny top coat and the look is finished! You’ll be all wrapped up and ready for Christmas! I hope you enjoy this look and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!