Tuesday 10 December 2013

Tutorial Tuesday: Christmas Trees

Hey everyone! This post has been such a nightmare to get sorted. All my applications seemed to be crashing and I couldn't get anything sorted, and I almost gave up, but I wanted to get Tutorial Tuesday up on time and luckily I have! I'm going to be posting tutorials every Tuesday and Thursday before Christmas as I have quite a few to show you. I'm excited for you to see them all, and I also love to see what you do with the tutorials. Don't forget to tag me on Instagram or Twitter, or post on my Facebook, with any designs you do so I can see! The first one for this week is this sparkly christmas tree design on a base of Barry M - Crush from the Classic Matte collection. The rest of the post will be after the jump!

As mentioned before, the base for these nails is Barry M - Crush. For the tree I used Barry M - Emerald Green, and the glitter on the tree is a mixture of Barry M - (Limited Edition) Silver Lights and Barry M - Majesty for the top of the tree from the Royal Glitter collection. The glitter on the finger is again Barry M - Silver Lights, and it's all topped off with a coat of Barry M - All in One Nail Paint.

Step 1: Paint your nails with a base of Barry M - Crush
Step 2: Using striping tape, or normal tape cut into thin strips, make a triangle shape on your nails
Step 3: Fill in the triangle with more tape placed diagonally
Step 4: Paint over the tape using Barry M - Emerald Green
Step 5: Remove the tape
Step 6: Using a dotting tool, brush, or toothpick, paint glitter on the tree for the lights
Step 7: Paint the rest of your nails using Barry M - Silver Lights
Step 8: Finish off with a topcoat to seal in your design, and you're done!

What do you think? Let me know in the comments!


  1. I've currently got one hand painted with the Barry M Silver Lights polish, it's by far THE best polish ever!! Its so pretty!! I love what you've done with it!! :)

  2. You always have the cutest ideas and I love all your manis. It's manicures like this that make short nails rock!

  3. I love these! Such cute little trees :)

  4. These look amazing! I need some of this striping tape xxx

    -Sarah Speaks

  5. These are so cute! I love the combination of the trees and the glitter! Great tutorial too! :)


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