12 Days of Christmas Nail Art: Christmas Trees

by - Wednesday, December 03, 2014


It's the second day of fills for 2014's The 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge! The theme for the second fill was one you would expect to see in any seasonal challenge: Christmas trees! Who loves Christmas trees? I love Christmas trees! (Even though I've decided I'm not putting one up this year, boo. I guess the ones on my nails will just have to do!)

Check under the cut for more details!


I knew from the start that I wanted to use some negative space for this look and originally I was going to do a full tree on each nail. Once I did the first one I decided I loved it a lot but I also wanted to mix up the look for the rest of my nails. My ring finger accent is some gold for the top of the tree, and the other two nails keep with the look of the full tree just on a different scale.


As you can probably tell this design took a small handful of polishes, and I'm not going to go through all of them... The base tree colour is China Glaze Exotic Encounters, and the gorgeously glittery accent nail is actually three layered polishes: OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby. followed by OPI All Sparkly and Gold and then a coat of Julep Oscar. (I may have loved this gold combo enough to base another upcoming mani on it, too!) Then I used a few other shades for my tree baubles. :)


I don't think I've had a chance to do striping tape trees before, so I'm happy I got to give them a try this year! :) 

Here are the other looks that have been put together by the lovelies in Challenge Your Nail Art group:




And here's a look at the other themes we have coming up:


Thanks for visiting! :)

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17 comments

  1. The Christmas trees are super cute and well executed, but indeed that golden combination is STUNNING!

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  2. This is so super cute! I love that you combined it with the pretty gold accent nail! Great work!

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  3. Gorgeous! I love this style of christmas tree nail art and you did it so well! Love the gold, too!

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  4. This is so cute! I love how it looks as a full nail design too! We both did striping tape treeesss! <3 <3 <3

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  5. After seeing all of the Christmas Tree mani's I totally want to create a mani with them.Love it!!

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  6. I really like the way you designed your tree. Simplistic yet perfect.

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  7. Such a cute Christmas tree this is! Love the glittery gold accent too.

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  8. Super cute!! Love the gold accent as well!

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  9. I like that you did a skittle for these. It's so subtly different and the gold accent is perfect

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  10. I really like the use of negative space and the up close nails are a great take on this!

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  11. I love striping tape trees! Yours looks lovely, and that gold accent nail is fantastic!

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  12. What a great idea. The taped trees look great, and love the accent nail x

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  13. I really like the use of negative space as well as having a "real" tree vs the full nail ones!

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  14. I love that not all of your trees are done in the traditional sense as far as shape goes. And the gold accent nail is fun.

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  15. I love what you did here! The tree is adorable, and the gold accent is just perfect!

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  16. Soooo cute!! All Sparkly and Gold is one of my favorite OPIs :D

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Thanks for your comments! Even if I don't get a chance to reply I read and appreciate each and every one of them!! <3