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A 'Borrowed and Blue' Christmas tree nail design

Holiday polish

With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is easy to forget about yourself. Set time aside at the end of your busy day to give yourself a Christmas manicure. Taking the time to pamper yourself is good for your soul and will relax your stress. This cute Christmas theme will definitely put you and everyone around you in the mood to celebrate the season!

Holiday polish


  • A neutral nail polish (we used Essie’s Borrowed & Blue)
  • A green nail polish (we used Ulta’s Envy)
  • A red nail polish (we used Essie’s Russian Roulette)
  • A brown nail polish (we used Orly’s Chocolate Martini)
  • Thin paint brush
  • Dotting tool (or end of a bobby pin)
  • Nail decals

Holiday polish



Paint base coat

Paint a thin coat of your neutral nail color. The light blue we used gives a nod to our wintry theme.


Paint green polka dots

Holiday polish

Quick Tip: The end of a bobby pin can be substituted for the dotting tool!

Use your dotting tool to paint two rows of green polka dots on nine of your nails. Make sure to leave room in the center!


Paint red polka dots

Holiday polish

Quick Tip: We used Essie’s Russian Roulette, but OPI’s Die Another Day is another great option!

Use your dotting tool to paint a row of red polka dots in between the pre-existing green ones.


Paint Christmas tree

Holiday polish

Quick Tip: You can also use a green nail pen!

On the bare nail of your choosing (we chose my right hand ring finger), use the thin paint brush to paint on a Christmas tree.


Decorate your Christmas tree

Holiday polish

After your Christmas tree has dried thoroughly, place a small star decal on the top, then add small circle details such as Christmas ornaments.

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