Water Marble Wednesday: Christmas Tree

Hi everyone!

Today is the second day of the Challenge Your Nail Art ’12 Days of Christmas’ theme. It’s also Water Marble Wednesday so I had to try and combine a theme of Christmas Trees with a water marble. Luckily I saw this Christmas tree water marble from a couple of years ago on Adventures in Acetone. I decided to try something similar. Painted Fingertips | Gifts around the Christmas Tree (Water marble)Today’s water marble is on just one nail but that still counts! In fact, that’s part of the beauty of it – a marble can make a great accent nail too. Unfortunately, I have no idea how Jacki at Adventures in Acetone managed her perfectly marbled tree. I really struggled with mine. It was partially because I didn’t have a white to marble with so I was using a light grey, and partially just because making a tree pattern is HARD! This took me half a dozen tries before I settled on this semi-okay version. Luckily, I have bling to make up for it! Painted Fingertips | Gifts around the Christmas Tree (Water marble)On all my nails except my middle nail, I started off with a base of Sinful Colors Sugar Sugar and then added a couple of coats of Sinful Colors Decadent. I absolutely LOVED how these two look together! I don’t even think my camera could capture how wonderfully sparkly it was. I think this is the first time I have tried using a glitter over a same-toned base rather than a contrasting one, but it won’t be the last time! I added striping tape to look like ribbons around some wrapped gifts and finished them off with two bows from NailCandi. Painted Fingertips | Gifts around the Christmas Tree (Water marble)For the marbled nail, I started with a base of Sinful Colors Ciel and marbled with Ciel and Essence The Green and The Grunge. I added some dots of Sinful Colors Sugar Sugar to be baubles on the tree and topped the tree with a star rhinestone. Even though my marble wasn’t great, I really loved this overall look. I think it’s the sparkly wrapped presents that does it!12_days_of_christmasIf you’re interested in taking part in this or other nail art challenges, feel free to check out the Challenge Your Nail Art Facebook group. You can also see some more Christmas Tree nails at the link: