Monday, 19 December 2016

Christmas Trees (OPI 'I'm Sooo Swamped')

Hello! It's finally what I like to call 'Christmas week', yay! Unfortunately I am still at work this week but come Friday I'll be free! Today I have a Christmas tree mani to share with you, inspired by a similar one created by Bethany from BNailedToPerfection (see Bethany's mani here). I used the same stamping images as Bethany, but different polishes. Read on to find out more!

Christmas Trees @acertainbeccaa

I started with a base of OPI 'I'm Sooo Swamped', a grass green creme. It has a lovely smooth formula, and is easily opaque in two coats. This is the only polish I picked up from OPI's Spring 2016 New Orleans collection - and honestly it was mainly because it reminds me of Shrek! Below is two coats and topcoat.
OPI 'I'm Sooo Swamped' @acertainbeccaa
OPI 'I'm Sooo Swamped' @acertainbeccaa

To add my Christmas trees, I used two different images from Uberchic Beauty stamping plate Christmas-02 (purchased from Nail Artisan). I stamped the big tree image to my ring finger, and the multipe tree pattern to the rest of my nails. I used my Born Pretty Store clear stamper and scraper and their bright gold stamping polish, before finishing with topcoat.

Christmas Trees @acertainbeccaa
Christmas Trees @acertainbeccaa

What do you think? I love how these came out! This is definitely one of my favourite Christmas mani's so far this year. I'm glad I chose a bright yellow gold to stamp as it really seems to pop off of the green base. Less than a week until the big day - eeeek!

Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca x

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21 comments:

  1. that green is lovely! can't beat a good OPI creme!

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  2. Love that green and the trees are so cute!

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  3. Nail twins! Well, sorta, I used the tree stamp on my mani today too!

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  4. This is such an adorable mani! Love it!

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  5. Your mani is so pretty. The green and gold combo gives me vintage, sixties vibes that bring back some great early memories.

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  6. Love that shade of green. Pairs perfectly with your gold trees!!

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  7. Green and gold pair nicely! <3 I love this!

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  8. What a great mani! I love that you went with gold instead of the traditional red.

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  9. That green is everything!! Everyone has been using such great greens this season.

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  10. Gorgeous swatch andnail art. This was one of my favorite OPI shades this years

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  11. Super cute! Thank you for reminding me what a fun green I'm Sooo Swamped is! May have to pull it out of the Helmer this week ;)

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  12. It's subtle but so pretty. I don't have that OPI but man, it is so gorgeous. I love a good creme

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  13. Green is lovely for sure. I have a slightly darker one.

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  14. Your nails are always so long and gorgeous! I get serious nail envy. I love this green!

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  15. Oh wow!!!! The color combo and stamping are perfect!!!

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  16. I love these, that opi is so pretty can't wait to try it x

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  17. I love how you used gold for the stamping plate -- really like the end results!

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  18. This is such a pretty manicure!

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