Christmas tree nail art

Better late than never…

Oh dear, it’s been a while since I posted anything on here… I went away for a couple of weeks over Christmas and New Year and didn’t have much time or much Nernst access and then just didn’t get back not the swing of blogging after coming back from my trip. Now I’m laid up in bed with a severely sprained ankle, dashing my hopes of running Barcelona Marathon this year, but giving me plenty of time to catch up with other things.

So this is a very belated post with all my festive nails that I did over the Xmas holidays.

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Everyone was doing gorgeous snowflake nails over the Xmas period so I decided to jump on board and give it a try. They were inspired by various people like this great video by IndigoNova1

I was pleased with the way they turned out, although they could’ve been neater and seemed to start out well but get increasingly thick and gloopy as I went on…

I used: Matte Aqua – BYS, Hello Holo – Essence, Jacob’s Protection – Essence

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These Christmas Tree nails were inspired by this design and video tutorial by IHaveACupcake, but with totally different colours and some snow just for extra Christmassyness!

I used: Jacob’s Protection – Essence, Green Glitter – Sweets Sweet, Revlon Red – Revlon, Yellow – Sweets Sweet, White – Bonbon

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Next came some cute little Christmas Puddings. My first attempt was awful and I wiped them off my nails just a few hours after doing them (although the shop assistant in my local shopping centre was sweet enough to say that she loved them). Anyway – no pictures of those, but my very artistic boyfriend helped me come up with a better design and I was much happier with the results!

I used: Boot Camp – Gosh, Wanna Say Hello – Essence, White- Bonbon, Revlon Red – Revlon, Stylenomics – Essie

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I wanted to do some little presents but struggled to find a tutorial or design I really loved to use as a basis. The idea of presents seemed fun but nothing really stood out as great. Then I found this video tutorial and thought I’d follow it without making any big changes as I thought it was one of the nicer present designs I’d seen. Unfortunately it just didn’t seem to look so good when I did it – not a disaster by any means – just not quite what I was hoping for.

I used: White – Bonbon, Revlon Red -Revlon, Stylenomics – Essie, Shine Vintage Gold – Rimmel

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Finally my absolute favourite was these cute Xmas characters. When I saw IHaveACupcake’s super cute video I knew that the kids (and adults) I teach would go wild for them and they were going to be on my nails for the final class of the year. Even with a few little smudges and mistakes I still absolutely adore these nails!

I used: White – Bonbon, Baby Pink – Sweet Closet, Wanna Say Hello – Essence, Boot Camp – Gosh, Black – Decorative Nail, Revlon Red – Revlon, Yellow – Sweets Sweet, Psychedelic Orange – Rimmel

So… Far too late for Xmas but never mind! I’ll try to catch up with all my other photos and posts in the next few days while my ankle is recovering and I’m not going anywhere!