Christmas Tree Nail Art

Friday, 2 December 2016

O Christmas Tree!
O Christmas Tree!
How Lovely Are Your Branches!


.. sing along with me for today I have a very festive post for you. Yesterday (the 1st of December) I donned a Christmas jumper, opened some onion rings (tradition) and put my tree up. It's only phase one of operation 'Deck The Halls' but it's the main phase and one I look forward to every year.
For the first few years of living with my boyfriend, we would go and choose a real tree. However one year we discovered that he suffers with 'Christmas Tree Syndrome' (*scroll to the bottom to know more) and so now we have an artificial one.




After the usual frustration of erecting the tree, arranging the boughs and painstakingly putting on 1500 lights (it is 8ft), we got out our baubles and went to town. I'm not a fan of tinsel on a tree and since leaving home I've always gone for warm white lights (I had multicoloured growing up) but I love the traditional feel of red, white and green, so this is the colour scheme I go for each year.




In honour of the occasion I thought I would create some Christmas Tree nail art and of course I had to go all out. I used a base of Primark's Ranger (see my review of their AW Gel polishes for more details) and then coated my nails in green bar glitter. Finally I drew on a gold line and added some rhinestones for the lights.



I love the finished look, it's so fun and unmistakably a Christmas Tree, however it was a pain to wear, and the glitter got everywhere. I didn't keep these on long.


What do you think about these nails? Tell me all about your Christmas Tree in the comments below, I want to know all the details.

Vicky x

*If you haven't heard of it, Christmas Tree Syndrome is basically an allergy to the mold that grows on the needles of a tree and once inside your warm home these mold spores grow like crazy. I don't know about you but my house isn't very well ventilated in the winter, I shut doors, contemplate murder should a window even get cracked and crank up the heating most days. This is heaven for the mold and throughout the time the tree is up, the mold continues to fill your air/home with spores until it's basically like living inside a mushroom.
Each December prior to getting the artificial tree my bf would always have sniffles, sneezing fits and dribbly eyes for the duration the tree was up, and each time we dismissed it as a cold. One year we only had the tree up 12hrs before his symptoms were so bad he couldn't even stand to be in the same room as it, so we ditched the traditional real tree buying and purchases ourselves an 8ft artificial one from Argos.

14 comments:

  1. Those christmas tree nails are awesome... almost as good as the pasta nails!

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  2. Love them, but as you say they look tricky to wear! But hey, who cares when you have a Christmas tree on your nails!!! Love your tree as well, so beautiful. It's operation decoration in my house today, loads of sparkle and lights to be found here very soon x

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    1. Thank you so much, I love Christmas trees, I always browse IG to snoop on people's trees. Hope your house is feeling nice and festive now xx

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  3. I love these so much!!! They are so creative and very xmas �� like. I would love to wear nails like this at my work xmas party! So sad your boyfriend gets allergic to real trees though. We don't have a tree yet but we will get one in the boxing day sales this year.

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    1. They would be so fun for a Christmas party, you could totally wear these with a thick topcoat to keep the glitter in.
      Fingers crossed you get a good tree, id love to get a new flocked tree one year xx

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  4. These are so good! So fun. Your tree looks great, so cool that it is 8ft! We have always had artificial trees, I just can't be bothered to faff with a real one! I normally love tinsel, I like my tree to be colourful and 1980s tacky style! But this year my husband has banned tinsel (booo!) and we have warm white lights and a silver, white and gold theme. I must admit, it does look nicer than my normal wacky creations! Haha X

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    1. Banned Tinsel - boo indeed. We don't have it on the tree but I love the smell of it, it's so nostalgic for me. I'm a crazy woman that sniffs Tinsel in the shops - haha!
      Glad you like it, we have a high ceiling so I wanted to get a tree that filled the space! xx

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    2. Omg I love the smell of tinsel too!!! Xx

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    3. Haha, yes, it's def a thing then. Just can't resist giving it a sniff xx

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  5. Your tree looks stunning! I'm not a fan of tinsel either so we don't have it on ours x

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    1. Yay I'm glad you like it. I don't like Tinsel on trees but I have to confess to loving it, it reminds me of christmas times in my past xx

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  6. These look amazing- but I can imagine being hard to keep on. Love how you link it to your life too & that fact about the Christmas tree was really interesting. Never knew that!!

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    1. Thank you lovely, glad you liked it. I'm pleased you found the Christmas tree bit interesting too x

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