Nail Art Tutorial: Striped Christmas Tree Nails

“You’re never fully dressed without a manicure.” That’s the motto of manicurist Shannan Cieara, better known as The Nail Dresser, of The Dressing Room Nail Bar in Suitland, MD.

Today, she shows us how to make these taped-off trees that clients will covet.

Supplies needed:

  • Scotch tape
  • Scissors     
  • Small and medium sized dotting tool
  • Toothpick
  • Essie Blanc, Good as Gold, Pretty Edgy and Russian Roulette
  • Essie Good To Go top coat
  • China Glaze This is Tree-mendous

Step 1: Polish the nail using Essie Russian Roulette as your base color. Allow polish to dry in between coats.

Step 2: Cut two small pieces of tape. Place each piece on the nail forming a triangle.

Step 3: Cut 3-5 thin strips of tape. Place each piece on the nail in a horizontal position forming smaller triangles.

Step 4: Use Essie Pretty Edgy polish in between the two strips of tape. Allow to dry, then apply China Glaze This is tree-mendous.

Step 5: Once the polish has dried remove strips of tape. You should have an outline of your tree.

Step 6: Using Essie Good as Gold, add a dot at the top of the outlined tree with your medium sized dotting tool. Then take a toothpick and pull the polish outward forming a star.

Step 7: With your small dotting tool, add dots to your tree using Essie Blanc.

Step 8: Allow to dry. Apply Essie Good To Go top coat.

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