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Abstract Christmas Tree | Nail Art Tutorial

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Abstract Christmas Tree | Nail Art Tutorial

Want to know how to create this abstract Christmas tree nail look? Follow our 13 step nail art tutorial below!

 

The products we used to create this look:

Nail varnish and nail art tools

1. Vitamin Base Coat – Natural Collection
2. Gelly Hi Shine – Barry M – Blue Jade
3. Molten Metal – Barry M – Holographic Lights
4. Nail Paint – Barry M – Diamond Glitter
5. Dotting Tool
6. Pointed Drawing Brush
7. Pointed Drawing Brush
8. Silver Star Gem

 

Now lets show you how we created this abstract Christmas tree nail art!

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STEP 1

First of all it is important to make sure your nails are clean and ready to be painted before we start, so we need to do a little bit of preparation. If you have nail polish on already, you will need to take it off with some nail polish remover. After this is done, I usually wash my hands just to ensure my nails are completely clean.

Then it’s time to tidy your nails up a little and to shape them to how you want, using with your file. Also, if you want make your nails appear longer – you can push back your cuticles. If you place your hand in some warm water for a few minutes, it will help soften your skin making it easier for you to do this.

Once you are ready, you should apply a base coat to your nail as this will protect your nails from being stained but also will make applying your nail polish much smoother. We used the Vitamin Base Coat (1) to do this.

 

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STEP 2

Once your base coat is dry, we can start moving on to the more exciting parts – deciding what colour you want your nails to be! For this look, we decided to paint our nails with the nail polish in the colour Blue Jade (2). We applied 2 coats of the nail polish as this makes sure the nails are covered well.

We recommend you apply two thin coats rather than one thick one as the thicker the coat, the longer it will take to dry.

 

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STEP 3

Once the nail polish is dry, it’s time to start creating this abstract Christmas tree nail art! The first thing we need to do is paint on the tree trunk at the tip of the nail, in the middle. To do this, we used the small pointed drawing brush (6) with the nail polish in the colour Holographic Lights (3).

We also painted a small dot near the top of the nail using the dotting tool (5) with the nail polish in the colour Holographic Lights (3). This will help guide you with how big the tree is going to be!

 

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STEP 4

Next we painted on 2 small dots near the tip of the nail which will help guide you with the first line, and also show you how big the bottom of the tree will be. To do this, we used the dotting tool (5) with the nail polish in the colour Holographic Lights (3).

 

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STEP 5

Now it’s time to start creating the abstract Christmas tree! To do this, we need to paint on a line to join the 2 dots together – we used the small pointed drawing brush (6) with the nail polish in the colour Holographic Lights (3).

 

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STEP 6

Next you want to start building it upwards! We painted on the next line slightly shorter than the previous one, at an angle. To do this, we used the small pointed drawing brush (6) with the nail polish in the colour Holographic Lights (3).

 

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STEP 7

Now you need to repeat the previous step and paint on another line slightly shorter than the previous one, going in the opposite direction. To do this, we used the small pointed drawing brush (6) with the nail polish in the colour Holographic Lights (3).

 

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STEP 8

Keep building the tree up making sure each line is slightly shorter then the previous one so it will reach the top!

 

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STEP 9

Almost there!

 

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STEP 10

Now you need to paint on one more line, so you reach your marker. The abstract Christmas tree is now almost complete, it is missing one thing though!

 

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STEP 11

As you have finished painting the abstract Christmas tree, it’s time to add the missing part – the star at the top! To do this, we applied a top coat over the ring finger nail and gently applied the Silver Star Gem (8) at the top of the tree.

 

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STEP 12

To add the final touches to this look, we created a glitter ombre effect. To do this, we applied a small amount of the nail polish in the colour Diamond Glitter (4) to the pointed drawing brush (7) and painted it on the nail so it would finish halfway up the nail. We did this a few times, and then applied the nail polish in the colour Diamond Glitter (4) directly at the tip of the nail to build it up there.

* You want to make sure you apply the most glitter at the tips of the nail and make it begin to fade away as it moves up the nail.

 

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STEP 13

Now it’s time to add the final touches to this abstract Christmas tree nail art! We created the glitter ombre effect on the rest of the nails, and also using the pointed drawing brush (6), carefully applied a small amount of the nail polish in the colour Diamond Glitter (4) along the silver lines for the tree. When you are happy – apply a top coat to finish the look off!

 

And that’s how we created this abstract Christmas tree nail look! It’s a gorgeous nail look for your nails at Christmas!

 

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Now it’s your turn! Have you created this look? We’d love to see it – tag us on Twitter and Instagram!

 

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(18) Comments

  1. Really like the abstract tree with the glittery snow idea! Now I feel like this is something I could actually accomplish decently. Going to give it a try this weekend and tag you if the process goes smoothly lol!

    Natonya | https://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

    1. Thank you! Ooo, I’m sure you could 🙂 make sure you do tag us – I’d love to see a picture if you do this look!

  2. So pretty! I’m loving darker nail polish shades for the winter so this would be a good one!
    Beaulife.org

    1. Thank you 🙂 this blue nail polish is gorgeous, perfect for the winter!

  3. Honestly I love what you create! I’m definitely going to give this a go before Christmas!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    1. Aww, thank you so much! I’m so happy to hear that 🙂 I’d love to see a picture if you do give this look a go!

  4. OMG these are so simple yet beautiful! I’ve seen so many red nails around for this season and I’m not a lover of red nails on myself so these are perfect for me!

    1. Thank you so much 🙂 yeah, you will see quite a lot of red nails around this time. I thought this would be a lovely alternative for people so I’m so glad you like this one. It looks SO pretty on the nails, especially with the added sparkle!

  5. No topcoat?

    1. Yes, of course, I thought I had included it at the bottom – sorry! Fixed it now. Thank you! Although there are a number of polishes that have amazing shine, I always apply a top coat 🙂

  6. How amazing! You made this look effortless! Barry M is, of course, the king of all Nail Polishes!!! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! Oh yes, I do have to agree – Barry M nail polishes are amazing 🙂

  7. Loving this as it shows step by step. Love doing nails so will keep an eye on your blog x

    1. Yay, thank you! I do try to make all tutorials nice and easy to follow with the step by step pictures 🙂 painting your nails is so much fun. I hope you like the other looks we come up with ❤

  8. The glitter snow looks amazing here! As always…I love how simple this one is but it looks so elegant and polished. I’d probably mess up when it came to the tree but I’d definitely give this a go x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    1. Thank you so much 🙂 yeah! It is quite a simple look, but it looks so pretty on the nails. The tree really stands out on the nails! And you can definitely never go wrong with some sparkle and glitter 😛 I’m sure it would look amazing on your nails ❤

  9. I love the Blue Jade colour of the main polish, makes a change from the typical red nails you tend to see for Christmas looks (although I like red too!)
    I only wish my hands were steady enough to create something like this

    1. It’s a gorgeous colour, isn’t it?! The colour is perfect for the winter time, and Barry M nail polishes are really good. I know what you mean, you tend to usually see a majority of red nails this time of the year. Haha, you do need a bit of a steady hand but going slow and being patient would help make it a lot easier 🙂

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