Hello lovelies,

 

My next fabulous guest poster is Atima aka Nails by Nemo! I've been lucky enough to have met Atima in person and she's such a lovely woman. I don't knoow about you but when I meet the person behind the nails I tend to like their work even more. Atima can do all kinds of nail art techniques beautifully including freehand nail art AND she creates tutorials as well. let's see what she prepared for you today:

 

Hi everyone, I'm Atima from Nails by Nemo and I'm really excited to be writing a blog post for the amazing Lucie. I've always loved everything that Lucie creates so it is an absolute honour to be here showcasing some of my nail art on her blog.

 

I decided to do a summer floral design using the below items.

Guest Post: Floral Nail Art from Atima aka Nails by Nemo

I really love painting so I decided to get my acrylics out for this mani. For my base colour I used 'light blue diamond' by Azature and I am in love with matte manis so topped it off with a matte top coat. I used a slanted brush and dotting tool from the set of Mitty brushes I own to create the flowers.

Guest Post: Floral Nail Art from Atima aka Nails by Nemo

 

 

I hope you like it :). I created a similar design last year but in pink and actually did a tutorial for it on my YouTube channel if you would like to see exactly how to create the flowers.

 

 

Guest Post: Floral Nail Art from Atima aka Nails by Nemo

 

I love taking macro shots, as you can see above. It's actually been an ok summer here in the UK, so I can't complain, but I'm looking forward to Autumn because I love dark polishes and cannot wait for all the Autumn polish collections to start being released.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read my post & thank you again to lovely Lucie, I hope your having a fabulous holiday xx

 

 

Thank you so much Atima for this lovely guest post and for showing us a tutorial as well. It was so nice to have you and I love this floral design!

You can follow Atima's nail art adventures on her blog, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube ;)

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

Hello lovelies,

 

Today's guest post is from another fabulous nail blogger - Very Emily! Emily is a dear (online) friend and I love all her blogging work from swatches to great nail art. She recently started creating nail art with gel polish as well and she came up with some really cool looks. I'm proud to show you one of them.

 

Hi Lucy's Stash readers! I'm Emily from the blog Very Emily. It's truly such an honour to be here today, I was thrilled when Lucie asked me to guest post for her (again!). She created an absolutely incredible nail art look for me a few weeks ago when I was on holiday so I naturally had to return the favour. Let's take a look at what I came up with!

 

Guest Post: Stamped Nail Art from Very Emily

 


I'll be honest and admit that I didn't create these nails specifically for this guest post but ended up choosing them for this purpose as I loved how they turned out. During my three week break I wore only soak-off gels, so I could have beautiful nails and not worry about redoing them every few days. It was so nice to get to enjoy nail art for more than a few days for a change! This is one of those manis I did during my holiday.

 

Guest Post: Stamped Nail Art from Very Emily

 


I started by prepping my nail, as is necessary for soak-off gel then proceeded straight to colour application. The system I'm using here is Gelaze by China Glaze which is a 2-step system that does not require a base coat. I started with one coat of Gelaze Re-Freshmint and cured it for 30 seconds. Then I applied random dots of Gelaze Re-Freshmint, Gelaze Highlight Of My Summer, Gelaze Four Leaf Clover, Gelaze In The Lime Light and Gelaze Celtic Sun. I then swirled these shades together using a fine brush before curing them. Then I wiped off the sticky inhibition layer and stamped on top using Messy Mansion in Chalk and a leaf image from Born Pretty Store BPL-026. I then finished up with Gelaze top coat and one final cure.

 

Guest Post: Stamped Nail Art from Very Emily

 

For the accent nails I started with Gelaze Innocence as my base. Then I followed the same steps but applied the colours only to the top part of my nail and shielded the bottom half of my nail with latex before stamping. Finished off with a silver triangle and circle stud, both from Born Pretty Store and finally with Gelaze top coat.

 

I really hope you like this fun Summer-y look! I really loved wearing these and I'm excited to finally share them with you all. Thank you so much for having me Lucie, I hope you enjoy a much-deserved break!

 

 

Thank you Emily for a beautiful manicure and great guest post! I absolutely love this look you've created and I want it on my nails too! It is always a pleasure to have you and I'm sure everyone loves this manicure as much as I do! You can also follow Emily on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

 

Have a lovely day everyone! Lucie x