Friday, 9 December 2016

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Christmas Preparations

Hi lovelies! I'm back with another 26 Great Nail Art Ideas mani, and this time the prompt is 'Christmas Preparations'. When I read the theme, I immediately thought of pulling out the decorations and putting up my Christmas tree. I did have a couple of different ideas of how to set my mani out, but this is what I settled with in the end. Read on for more info and to see how I did it! 

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Christmas Preparations @acertainbeccaa

I started with a base of Models Own 'Absinthe' from the Velvet Goth collection, a deep green base packed full of green glitter. I did find the formula a bit thick, but my bottle is old (and second hand) so probably needs a bit of thinner! It is very opaque and only just needed a second coat. Below shows two coats and no topcoat - showing the matte Velvet Goth finish.

Models Own 'Absinthe' (no topcoat) @acertainbeccaa
Models Own 'Absinthe' (no topcoat) @acertainbeccaa

I then added a topcoat to really bring out the sparkle, but also to smooth the finish ready for my nail art. Below is two coats and topcoat.

Models Own 'Absinthe' (with topcoat) @acertainbeccaa
Models Own 'Absinthe' (with topcoat) @acertainbeccaa

To add my Christmas lights I used MoYou London festive plate 03, a Born Pretty Store gold stamping polish (reviewed here), and my Born Pretty clear stamper (reviewed here). I picked a bright yellow gold to really make the stamping stand out. I stamped over all of my nails before adding topcoat to finish.

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Christmas Preparations @acertainbeccaa
26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Christmas Preparations @acertainbeccaa

What do you think? I'm quite happy with how this turned out, although it is a little bit darker than I had hoped. Plus, 'Absinthe' is basically a Christmas tree in bottle - especially when topcoated! I've had this polish for forever and never used it until now. I actually put my Christmas tree up last weekend so this is a perfect mani for me right now. Have you put yours up yet?

Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca x

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26 comments:

  1. that green glitter is amazing.

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  2. LIGHTS!!! Nail art with lights are arguably my favorite!

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    1. I need to try it out with those actual LEDs! x

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  3. So stunning - with or without nail art! <3

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  4. I love that it's festive but not in your face

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    1. I did like how it was a bit more subtle :) x

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  5. DAMN! That Model's Own polish is stunning!

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  6. I love that green!!!! The gold stamping was the perfect addition!

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  7. This is a beautiful polish and mani to boot!

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  8. I love this - that green is just perfect! I can't get over how gorgeous your nails are!

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    1. Thank you Emily! I sort of stumbled upon the green in my stash by accident x

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  9. I love that green polish! This combo is perfect.

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