Friday, 15 July 2016

'Christmas In July' Collab With Polish My Paws

Hello! Today I have something a bit more fun for you. I've recently been talking to the lovely Randi over at Polish My Paws. Randi has only just started her blog (here), and was dared to do a 'Christmas In July' theme for her second post. We thought it would be fun to collaborate and do it together. Here's a look at our final designs. Read on to see how I created my Christmassy contribution!

'Christmas In July' Collab with Polish My Paws @acertainbeccaa

For my base colours, I painted my index finger with Barry M 'Bright Red', ring finger with True Brit London 'Park Lane', and middle and pinky fingers with Barry M 'Silver Foil'. All are shown with two coats (and topcoat) except 'Bright Red' which has three coats.

'Christmas In July' Collab @acertainbeccaa

To make the overall process a bit simpler, I decided to stamp all of my nails, and also to use the same stamping plate. I thought it would get a bit too confusing with a mix of decals/vinyls/stamping etc. I chose MoYou London Festive plate 03.

https://www.moyou.co.uk/festive-plate-collection-03.html

On my ring index finger, I stamped the candy cane pattern using Barry M 'Silver Foil'. On my middle finger, I stamped the holly leaves using True Brit London 'Park Lane'. On my ring finger, I stamped the reindeer pattern using Barry M 'Gold Foil'. Finally, on my pinky, I stamped the present using MoYou London 'Metallic Blue'. All stamping was done with my MoYou London XL sticky marshmallow stamper and scraper.

(Please excuse the dodgy picture.)

'Christmas In July' Collab @acertainbeccaa

As a quick final touch, I used a dotting tool to colour in the holly berries on my pinky with Barry M 'Bright Red'. After a quick clean up, I left all of my nails to dry for a few minutes before topcoating.

'Christmas In July' Collab @acertainbeccaa
'Christmas In July' Collab @acertainbeccaa

What do you think? I love it! I have to say I found this collab a bit too exciting. At first it was a bit odd trying to think of a Christmas design in the middle of Summer. But once I got into it, I found it a lot of fun! I think my favourite nail has to be the reindeers - I am obsessed with them. I think it would be a great print for a pillow or some bedding! Is it Christmas yet?!

Remember to go and check out Randi's amazing design here.

Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca x

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24 comments:

  1. Looks great! Loved doing this collab with you! <3

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  2. I love these makes me want to pop up the Xmas tree and drink hot chocolate. Great collab ladies :) xx

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    1. Mmmm yes to hot chocolate, but Pete might kill me if the tree comes out lol! x

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  3. I love the stronger colours of the reindeers and candy stripes! Great post Becca!

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  4. You guys both did a great job! My daughter saw both your nails and instantly started singing Christmas songs lol.

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    1. Thank you! Oooops sorry haha! Enjoy the singing ;) x

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  5. Christmas is July is my fave, although I could go far more crazy than doing a design on my nails! I love your stamping designs though & this was amazing.
    Vicky xx
    @thepolishlist

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    1. Haha yes I could definitely have a second mini Christmas! Thank you lovely :) x

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  6. These are such fun! I'm a huge Christmas fan so these really made me excited for Christmas lol!! Although with the lovely weather today it's hard to imagine! I really love the reindeers too!

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    1. Haha me too! I got a bit carried away and had too much fun! I can't wait for December to do the reindeers as a full mani :) x

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  7. My favourite one are the Candy cane - wouldn't mind having one now! To celebrate Christmas this time in the middle of Winter (South Africa) are a bit weird and way to cold!

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    1. Haha yes I'd love a candy cane too! It's too hot here to imagine Christmas! x

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  8. This looks great! I love the added touch of putting berries with the holly.

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    1. Thank you :) I thought it would bring that nail to life haha! x

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  9. Omg yes to Christmas in July hehe my fav time of the year. Gorgeous mani xx

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    1. Yay mine too! Can't wait for December now xx

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