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Hello lovelies,

 

I finally got to try nail stickers that make it incredibly easy to create zig-zag nail art. Some of you might call it chevron but I'm still undecided on what is the correct term :D Anyway - I have created 'Zig-Zag madness' manicure where I've combined zig zag pattern created with stickers but also one painted freehand.

 

Zig-Zag Madness Nail Art with Renaissance Cosmetics and Stick Me Nails stickers
Zig-Zag Madness Nail Art with Renaissance Cosmetics and Stick Me Nails stickers
Zig-Zag Madness Nail Art with Renaissance Cosmetics and Stick Me Nails stickers
Zig-Zag Madness Nail Art with Renaissance Cosmetics and Stick Me Nails stickers

 

 

I've used Stick Me Nails stickers that made the whole process very easy. I've intentionally spaced them out so the coloured parts would be wider but if you'd like the zig-zag pattern evenly spaced then you could apply a whole bit of stickers on the nail and then peel off every other stripe/sticker. However that seems to me like a bit of a waste so I didn't want to do that. They were pliable enough to bend around my nail and they aadhered nicely so i really have nothing to bad to say about them. A sheet 100 of these stickers is sold for $5 in Stick Me Nails Etsy store. Stick Me Nails are also on Instagram so follow them for all the news and offers!

 

I have also used two Renaissance Cosmetics polishes - Rosie Osie and Nightshade. They are both beautiful jelly-based polishes with shimmer and glitter in them and I have used just one coat in the pictures. Two coats would make the polishes darker and fully opaque. You can find Renaissance Cosmetics on Instagram and Facebook too and in case you didn't know, the creative soul behind this brand is talented Meghan aka Will Paint Nails For Food.

 

Hope you liked this manicure and will stop by tomorrow for more nails ;) Lucie x

 

*Polishes and stickers were provided for feature

 

Hello lovelies,

Sorry for taking blogging break during the weekend, I needed to catch up on swatching and relax a bit. The good news is I got a lot done, the bad news is I didn't manage to write any new posts so I'm now behind in writing...the struggles of a nail blogger :D

Today I want to share a swatch of Barry M Gelly in Pomegranate which is gorgeous raspberry red colour with glossy finish. I don't think I have reviewed Barry M Gelly before but I do like them very much and I plan to buy some more.

Barry M Gelly Pomegranate - Review & Swatches
Barry M Gelly Pomegranate - Review & Swatches
Barry M Gelly Pomegranate - Review & Swatches
Barry M Gelly Pomegranate - Review & Swatches
Barry M Gelly Pomegranate - Review & Swatches

 


Believe it or not, this is just one coat of Pomegranate and topcoat. It chipped after a day and a half so next time I think I'll apply two coats but my point was - it is well pigmented and one coat was nicely opaque :) The formula was easy to work with and it dried very glossy. I know that it is not necessary because we're all using topcoat anyway but it is nice to see glossy finish. The pictures with flowers were taken outside with my phone, the rest is in the lightbox. The lightbox pictures are more colour-accurate.

 

Barry M polishes are available at Superdrug, Boots and barrym.com. I'm listing drugstores first because very often they have offers like 3 for 2 ;) As for international sales, I'm not sure Barry M is available outside UK but feel free to correct me.

 

Have a nice day everyone! Lucie x