Monday 1 June 2020

Glam Nails Challenge - May 2020 Round Up

Hello lovelies! Today I'm back with something new, a nail art challenge round up. I've watched other people take part in the Glam Nails monthly challenges for a while and wanted to join in - I just never thought I'd have the time to keep up. However, now that I've taken a small step back and reorganised how I'm blogging/posting, I thought I'd give it a go! I absolutely loved taking part for May, and I'm a bit sad it's over to be honest. It's a long post so get comfy!

Glam Nails Challenge - May 2020 @acertainbeccaa

Before I get stuck in, here's a look at all of the prompts for the month of May.

Glam Nails Challenge - May 2020 Prompts @acertainbeccaa

Now, let's get on with all of my manis and my interpretations of each theme!

May 3rd - Tulips

I actually decided to take part on the 3rd May, so had to quickly cobble together a tulip mani. I used MoYou London plate Princess 12 for my tulip image, stamping over a base of NCLA 'Ask The Magic 8 Ball' dry brushed with both Painted Polish 'Stamped in Greenery' and 'Stamped in Sugar.

Glam Nails Challenge May 2020 'Tulips' @acertainbeccaa

May 6th - Ladybug

For my ladybugs, I found this image on Creative Shop plate 17. I mentioned this on my Instagram, but I'm still getting used to having shorter nails in regards to stamping placement (and Creative Shop plates have very generously sized images), but I do think these turned out well! My base polish is Danglefoot Nail Polish 'Bluedapest'.

Glam Nails Challenge May 2020 'Ladybug' @acertainbeccaa

May 10th - Birds

I wanted to switch this one up a bit, so went for seagulls as my birds - that totally counts right?! Over a base of Painted Polish 'Stamped in Scales', I stamped a mottled image from Lina Nail Art Supplies plate Make Your Mark 02 using Painted Polish 'Stamped in Saltwater', 'Stamped in Cinderelly', and a white. I then stamped the seagulls from Lina Born to Sail 02. The ship is from UberChic Beauty Mermaid Life plate.

Glam Nails Challenge May 2020 'Birds' @acertainbeccaa

May 13th - Mandala

This is one of my favourite manis I created during the challenge. I started off with a smooshed base of all of the Barry M Rainbow Reload gellys. I then stamped one of the mandala patterns from Born Pretty Store plate Mandala S004.

Glam Nails Challenge May 2020 'Mandala' @acertainbeccaa

May 17th - Storm

After doing quite a stormy mani for birds, I went for more of a summer rainstorm look. I created a gradient using Barry M 'Boysenberry', 'Red Sea', and 'Mandarin' and stamped a variety of images from Lina Nail Art Supplies plate 4 Seasons - Autumn 02.

Glam Nails Challenge May 2020 'Storm' @acertainbeccaa

May 20th - Carnation

I think carnations was the theme I initally found the hardest. I had on my base colour, Dollish Polish 'Everlasting Gobstopper' for over 24 hours before I found a carnation image - and I'm sure I found one in the end. These are carnations right?! The image is from UberChic Beauty 11-03, coloured in using Painted Polish 'Stamped in Crimson' and 'Stamped in Starfruit'.

Glam Nails Challenge May 2020 'Carnation' @acertainbeccaa

May 24th - Bees

For my bee mani, I started with a base of Danglefoot Nail Polish 'Tweet Heart' on all nails except my ring nail, which is Barry M Wildlife Gelly 'Ocean Blue'. The stamping is all from Uberchic Beauty plates - the stripes from Got Chevron?, bees from 5-01, and the word 'happy' from Unicorn Love.

Glam Nails Challenge May 2020 'Bees' @acertainbeccaa

May 27th - Cupcakes

My first thought for cupcakes is always Sugar Bubbles plate SB-055. I've used this image a few times now and I just love it! I paired them with a gradient of Danglefoot Nail Polish 'Toucan Play at that Game' and 'Beaky Blinder', and also used the both polishes to colour in my cupcake cases.

Glam Nails Challenge May 2020 'Cupcakes' @acertainbeccaa

May 31st - Trees

Finally, here's my tree mani. I knew as soon as I read this prompt that I wanted to go for the close up bark/tree grain look. I started with a base of Barry M Green Origins 'Butterscotch'.My ring finger is a base of Barry M 'Ocean Blue', with Painted Polish 'Stamped in Greenery' sponged on. All stamped images are from UberChic Beauty plate 2-02.

Glam Nails Challenge May 2020 'Trees' @acertainbeccaa

Tada! If you've got this far through the post - well done! What do you think?  As I mentioned at the beginning, I've really enjoyed taking part. It's given me so much inspiration, and I've used plates and images I never have before (so satisfying peeling the blue protective film off to use a plate for the first time!). June's prompts are fruit themed, and I think if I did 9 fruit manis they'd all be a bit same-y. I might skip this months and see what July holds!

Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca x


  1. These are all nice. Favs probably the bees and trees - love the effect on that! :-D