Hi guys! I’m trying really hard to get into the festive, Christmas spirit this year. So much so that I did this Christmas tree manicure to try to lift my spirits. While I do enjoy Christmas, I find this time of the year way too busy. Considering how much of an introvert I am this time of the year makes me a bit anxious. But, my tree is up, my nails are festive and I’m looking forward to giving thoughtful gifts to the people I care about. So, lets take a look at how I did this Christmas tree manicure!
OPI Chip Skip
OPI Nail Envy Maintenance (1 coat)
Essie Beyond Cozy (1 coat – if my polish wasn’t thick it should have been 2)
OPI Don’t Mess With OPI (1 coat for trees)
OPI Ali’s Big Break (garland on the trees)
Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat (2 coats – 1 after applying Beyond Cozy, 1 after manicure was complete)
To achieve this Christmas tree manicure…
I first applied my base coat, Essie Beyond Cozy and my top coat. I let this dry for about 4 hours. After that, I used scotch tape (always applying it once to my hand to remove some of the stickiness) and did each tree one finger at a time. Once the trees were dry, I used a tiny dotting tool to make the garland and then finished with a top coat.
Unfortunately my Beyond Cozy was super thick, and I was too lazy to go upstairs to get my thinner so it globbed on. Even though it dried evenly, the result was TONS of chipping. This manicure will not last very long, thankfully I got a picture before the mass chipping began. I’ve done this manicure in the past and it’s lasted about 1.5 weeks. I have now thinned out Beyond Cozy so I don’t make this mistake again.
Have you done any festive manicures yet? Let me know in the comments down below!
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