Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Gingerbread Men (Uberchic Beauty Plate Christmas-01)

Hello! Today I have another Christmassy mani to share with you. I recently purchased both Uberchic Beauty Christmas plates 01 and 02 from Nail Artisan, and I love them! One of the first images to catch my eye was the little gingerbread men on plate 01. I've seen plenty of manis created with it already, but I just couldn't resist doing my own. Read on for more info!

Gingerbread Men (Uberchic Christmas-01) @acertainbeccaa

I started off with a base of Leighton Denny 'Raspberry Affair*' (*spelt 'Afair' on my bottle), a rich deep purple creme. This was a freebie with Elle magazine a few weeks ago, and was my favourite out of the four available colours. It is smooth and easy to apply, but does apply a bit patchy at first. I was a bit too heavy handed on my second coat, so needed a quick third. Below is three coats without topcoat.

Leighton Denny 'Raspberry Affair' @acertainbeccaa
Leighton Denny 'Raspberry Affair' @acertainbeccaa

To stamp the gingerbread men I used Uberchic Beauty plate Christmas-01 stamping plate, my Born Pretty Store clear stamper and Barry M 'Silver Foil'. The pattern picked up and transferred so easily each time, and left me with a lovely crisp image. I finished by topcoating to seal everything in.

Gingerbread Men (Uberchic Christmas-01) @acertainbeccaa
Gingerbread Men (Uberchic Christmas-01) @acertainbeccaa

What do you think? I love them! There's nothing cuter than gingerbread men! I also really like the combination of colours together. The bright silver foil really pops off of the darker base. I can't wait play more with the Uberchic Christmas plates, if only December was longer so I could use every image!

Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca x 

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42 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous, those gingerbread men really pop off the base xx

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  2. Stunning swatch and ginger bread image perfectly match with the base. Adorable mani.

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  3. wow. That color is so amazing.

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  4. Love this & it's great you find a plate big enough for your nails. I struggle with mine and they're half the size of yours. Love that base colour too, it's stunning.
    Vicky xx
    @thepolishlist

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    1. It can be a struggle, I won't lie! Haha xx

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  5. The base is amazing (I may have LOL's at the spelling of it on your bottle!). And I'm such a fan of metallic stamping - so these are just too cute!

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    1. Haha the misspelling really bugs me for some reason! Thank you x

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  6. OMG your nails are perfect!

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  7. OMG!!! This color combo is just perfect!!! I have this exact plate some maybe I can give something similar a try!

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    1. Thank you! I've seen a lot of similar manis x

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  8. Oh me squeeeee those gingerbread are super cute! I like how they look like they are bouncing around!

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  9. Too cute. I love that gingerbread man. Elle would be fun to buy if they had prizes in the US with them.

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    1. I'm not sure if ours do normally, I only picked it up for the polish x

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  10. I've been eyeing this image on my stamping plate, and I'm so glad to see it in use!

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    1. It's one of my favourite christmassy images :) x

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  11. That base is so rich and amazing! I love that you used unconventional colors for this. It's playful and elegant all at the same time.

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    1. Thank you! I'm really happy how it turned out x

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  12. O-M-G that base shade Leighton Denny 'Raspberry Affair is absolutely STUNNING! I love the festive gingerbread stamping too. So perfect for this time of the year.

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    1. It really is a gorgeous shade, thank you x

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  13. Love the little gingerbread men!!!

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  14. That Berry M polish stamps beautifully! This manicure is so cute :)

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    1. I love the foils for stamping! Thank you :) x

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  15. I love the stamping! So vibrant and crisp.

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  16. I've seen this cute gingerbread stamp ecerywhere but your design is so striking! Love the colours x

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  17. Very beautiful mani. I loved how crisp you stamped it.

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  18. I love that plum! The stamping really makes it.

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  19. This is so intricate! Love this mani, it's perfect for Xmas :)

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    1. Thank you! It made me feel very festive :) x

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  20. i keep seeing manis with this stamping design and i really love it!

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