Friday, 11 November 2016

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Black Base

Hello! Today I'm back with another 26 Great Nail Art Idea's post. Today's prompt is 'Black Base'. It took me forever to figure out what to do for this one, but here's what I came up with in the end! I've seen a lot of festive manis creeping into people's pages recently, and I couldn't help but join in. Read on for more info! 

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Black Base @acertainbeccaa

I started with a base of Pretty Serious Cosmetics 'Absence' (swatched here). This a perfect one coater and has been my go to black for the last several months. It even stamps! Below is one coat and topcoat - apologies for the old picture with much longer nails.

Pretty Serious Cosmetics 'Absence' @acertainbeccaa

For my stamping, I used my Born Pretty clear stamper and Esmaltes Da Kelly neon green stamping polish 'Bruce'. I stamped the tree pattern from MoYou London festive plate 03 onto my index, ring and pinky nails, and one of the singular trees from Ejiubas plate EJB-03 onto my middle nail.

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Black Base @acertainbeccaa

I then added some lights to the tree on my middle nail using Nails Inc 'Seven Dials' (yellow), Barry M gelly 'Passion Fruit' (orange), and a small dotting tool. I also added a silver star stud to the top of the tree before finishing with a coat of quick dry topcoat.

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Black Base @acertainbeccaa
26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Black Base @acertainbeccaa

What do you think? Without the prompt, I never would have thought of using a black base for this mani - and it really works! It might be just a little bit too early for Christmassy nails, so I'll try and hold back before doing anymore (although I can't promise I'll wait long!). I'll be back with another 26 Great Nail Art Ideas post in two weeks.

Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca x

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20 comments:

  1. Yay for Christmas manis! I can't wait to start doing some myself!

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    1. I've stopped for now but I'll be doing them again soon! x

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  2. I really like the single tree stamp!

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  3. I'm not ready for Christmas manis yet, but this is a good start for the season! It's so sweatery. The star stud is a nice touch!

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    1. Thank you! I didn't think I was ready but this happened so I must be lol x

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  4. They look lovely! Can't wait for Christmas nail time! (I'm trying to set myself a start date - it's proving difficult to stick to!)

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    1. My start date was the 1st December, that went well.. haha! x

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  5. Ahh I can't believe Christmas season is sneaking up already! I'm excited to get started, too. I love the bright green trees on your mani! Super fun!

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    1. I know, I'm far more excited than I usually am at this point! Thank you :) x

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  6. I like your mani, but it's just too early for me to start thinking of christmas!

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    1. It normally is for me but I'm feeling very festive this year! x

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  7. first xmas mani! I will wait for December!

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    1. I normally wait for December myself but I got a bit overexcited lol x

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  8. Love this mani hun. Haha I've just realised I never added my link to the link up 😂 xx

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    1. Oops lol! I'm convinced I'm going to end up forgetting xx

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  9. I love this mani, that green polish is beautiful and it's never too early for Christmas 😉 xx

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    1. Thank you lovely! Definitely not too early for Christmas now! xx

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