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Hello lovelies,

 

Today's post is about an experiment. Experiment with bright neon loose glitter. Lovely people from Bundle Monster have sent me a set of glitters and among them were the glitters I'll be using today. Glitter placement can look stunning but sometimes it can be a right pain, especially if you unwisely layer the glitter like I did! I wanted to do a gradient with it but layering glitters made the surface uneven and a bit bump even after applying topcoat.

 

Let's have a look...

 

Welcoming Summer with Neon Glitter Placement Gradient
Welcoming Summer with Neon Glitter Placement Gradient
Welcoming Summer with Neon Glitter Placement Gradient
Welcoming Summer with Neon Glitter Placement Gradient

 


I started with two coats of Barry M Gelly Coconut, a creamy off-white polish. Then I've painted a small part of the nail with top coat and started sticking glitters to it. I repeated the same process and added less and less glitter towards the tip of the nail and most glitter near the cuticle. Lastly, I've sealed the nails with a coat of topcoat. This manicure wasn't a total success and I can still see that bumpy surface in the pictures but we learn from our mistakes, eh? I also regret forgetting to take pictures under UV light, it could have been epic!

 

The glitter didn't bleed colour so I really appreciated that. The set also offers a nice range of colours in three different shapes - circle, hexagonal and diamond. The glitter set can be purchased at a Bundle Monster website.

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

 

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Hello lovelies,

 

Let's take a break from nail art, I still have some reviewing commitments ;) This time I want to show you 4 out of 6 shades from the Dance Legend Hammering collection.

 

Hammering is a special effect collection and each polish has a strange pattern described as the look of hammered metal. The effect shows shortly after applying the polish and shows best in just one coat. Each polish applied easily and was well pigmented so most were looking good in one coat.

 

Let's have a look at my four picks...

Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches

 

 

Creep - pale blue metallic shade with special finish. One coat, no top coat. The effect seems to be the strongest in one coat and it shows nicely in Creep.

Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches
Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches

 

 

Constant Reminder - minty green metallic shade. I've applied two coats and no top coat. The effect was still quite strong with this one.

Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches
Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches

 

 

All Or Nothing - gold metallic shade with green undertones. I'm wearing two coats and no top coat. The usual pattern I expected didn't appear in the first coat so I've applied second just in case I did it wrong. It didn't work with this colour at all, there are larger specks that create slightly textured finish but that's about it.

Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches
Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches

 

 

As You Wish - berry pink metallic shade. Some swatches from other bloggers show it lighter and more pink but mine was quite dark colour. I'm wearing two coats and no top coat again. The polish was almost opaque in the first coat but I applied two in the end. This one dried very fast so I had to work fast to avoid patching. The pattern with this one wasn't very strong either but I could see the effect a bit.

Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches
Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches

 

So there you go, another unique collection from Dance Legend! I'm still a little bit torn between loving and hating the effect, I guess it's just something very unusual to have on my nails. I used to have a kid bicycle that had the same finish and colour as Constant Reminder and I remembered it straight away. Interesting...

 

All the polishes in the collection are very well pigmented and will mostly be fully opaque in the first coat. They are also sold in the 'mini' bottles and each holds 6,5ml of polish. Hammering collection is available at Dance Legend website and other international retailers.

 

What do you think of this effect? Let me know in the comments. Lucie x

 

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Hello lovelies,

 

Today I have another nail art manicure for you and the promised SpaRitual Cultivate (reviewed here)!

 

I've decided to do a retro floral design again using the Pueen Lace Blossom stamping plate (reviewed here). I've prepared stamping decals which I've coloured in with different colours and then applied to the nails. You can find tutorial for stamping decals here.

 

Let's check out the final result...

 

Retro Floral Nail Art with SpaRitual Polishes
Retro Floral Nail Art with SpaRitual Polishes
Retro Floral Nail Art with SpaRitual Polishes
Retro Floral Nail Art with SpaRitual Polishes
Retro Floral Nail Art with SpaRitual Polishes
Retro Floral Nail Art with SpaRitual Polishes
Retro Floral Nail Art with SpaRitual Polishes

 

 

I have used SpaRitual polishes in Cultivate, Introspective, Indigo, Midnight Stroll and Positive Vibe. Then Pueen Lace Blossom stamping plate and Seche Vite top coat.

 

SpaRitual polishes are available at SpaRitual US and SpaRitual UK websites and at the usual outlets and spas.

 

Hope you've enjoyed today's retro nail art and have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

*Polishes were previously provided to review