Hello lovelies,

 

I'm sorry I haven't been posting much, I'm in some kind of a block. I don't feel like doing anything nails or blogging, it's probably all the wedding stress setting in. I'll try to post more often but if I don't then you know why.

 

I think it's time for me to finally try the leadlighting technique. I know this is old news and I'm very much behind but I just had to try it. This is really my first attempt. It is not a massive fail but it could've looked better.

 

I was testing out the Dance Legend Top Aquarelle collection polishes. They are basically tinted polishes that can be mixed and layered and can create wonderful effects.

 

Leadlighting Technique with Dance Legend Top Aquarelle Polishes
Leadlighting Technique with Dance Legend Top Aquarelle Polishes
Leadlighting Technique with Dance Legend Top Aquarelle Polishes
Leadlighting Technique with Dance Legend Top Aquarelle Polishes

 

I started with two coats of Models Own Chrome Green, then I've stamped with Konad black stamping polish and Pueen Fireworks Festival stamping plate. Then I've used doting tool and Dance Legend Top Aquarelle in Levitan and Picasso to fill in the patterns.

 

This cool pattern reminded me of peacock feathers so it was one of the first I wanted to try. The Pueen Fireworks Festival stamping plate is huge and full of different patterns and images. I will definitely show you more soon!

 

Have a lovely Sunday! Lucie x

 

Hello lovelies,

 

For today I've prepared a double-post: Nail art manicure & a nail polish review! I've received the new Barry M Sunset collection for review and my first pick was Do It Like A Nude. I couldn't resist pairing it with a sexy black lace stamping!

 

I've purchased the DRK Enlaced stamping plate at the end of last year and I LOVE the various lace patterns on it! I finally managed to use it and it came out really well (at least I think it did!). Parts of the pattern are really delicate and didn't stamp properly but that could be because I've used Konad black stamping polish that dries extremely fast.

Racy Lacy Nails | Black Stamped Lace Nail Art & Barry M Do It Like A Nude Review
Racy Lacy Nails | Black Stamped Lace Nail Art & Barry M Do It Like A Nude Review
Racy Lacy Nails | Black Stamped Lace Nail Art & Barry M Do It Like A Nude Review
Racy Lacy Nails | Black Stamped Lace Nail Art & Barry M Do It Like A Nude Review
Racy Lacy Nails | Black Stamped Lace Nail Art & Barry M Do It Like A Nude Review

 

 

Little bit about the Sunset collection: "High shine, long lasting PRO gel nail without the lamp - new 2 step gel manicure that needs no UV light. Sunset Nail Paint and Topcoat cures in natural daylight, delivering the look of pro salon gels. Nails will last for up to 10 days." You'll need to use the Sunset topcoat with the Sunset polishes for this system to work properly.

 

Barry M Do It Like A Nude* - Marshmallow white with pinky-peach undertones. This was the first polish from this collection I've tried because it looked very elegant and 'squishy' in the bottle. I'm wearing two thicker coats but I found the polish to be still a bit sheer so you might want to add third coat (especially if you have longer nails). It applied well and the formula dried fast and glossy. I've used the Sunset Topcoat and firstly stuck my hand outside into direct sun. It looked like it did harden more but it wasn't as hard as gell polish. Then I stuck my hand into UV lamp which seemed to work even better. If you have a lamp - use it. If you don't, use sun or I've read that some regular indoor lamps will work as well.

Racy Lacy Nails | Black Stamped Lace Nail Art & Barry M Do It Like A Nude Review
Racy Lacy Nails | Black Stamped Lace Nail Art & Barry M Do It Like A Nude Review

 

 

The Sunset Nail Paint collection is available now at Barry M website, Superdrug and Boots for £4.99 each unless on offer.

 

So what do you think of my lacy racy nails? ;) I'm considering doing them again but with white lace just to see how it will look as bridal nails. That's all from me now, just a last little secret I want to share with you - I've finished my bridal bouquet and I've filmed the whole process and will do a tutorial! However I have hours upon hours of footage so I'll probably be able to edit it all after the wedding so expect it in September.

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

 

*PR sample

Hello lovelies,

You might have noticed over the years that I LOVE RED! Not just on my nails but on clothes as well...well, in today's post I matched my nails and a cute red dress.

I have chosen a beautiful red nail polish for my nails - Rimmel London Salon PRO in Mars from the Kate Moss collection.

Red is my colour! feat. Rimmel London Mars
Red is my colour! feat. Rimmel London Mars
Red is my colour! feat. Rimmel London Mars
Red is my colour! feat. Rimmel London Mars
Red is my colour! feat. Rimmel London Mars
Red is my colour! feat. Rimmel London Mars
Red is my colour! feat. Rimmel London Mars

 

Rimmel Mars was a lovely polish to work with - fully opaque in two coats and easy to apply. It dried fast and glossy so for the price around £4.50 you get a great polish. I like the classic red shade and I just felt so comfortable in it, I could wear it all the time!

 

Rimmel polishes are generally available in drugstores and drugstore websites in many countries. In the UK you can buy them at Superdrug and Boots.

 

What's your favourite colour of nail polish?

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x