Hello lovelies,
don't forget to enter this awesome giveaway!

Since the season of love is right around the corner we thought we'd take the opportunity to Share the Love with you! In honor of Valentine's Day we've joined forces to bring you another Awesome Giveaway.

The giveaway that just keeps growing!
We started with 16, now we're up to..

23 lovely ladies sponsoring = 23 lucky winners!
And even more prizes may be added before it's over, you never know. ;)
OPI Liquid Sands mini set, Shimmer Polish- Alessandra and Kim, 
Burts Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, crystal nail file
Pretty&Polished-; Phat Camp, Sea Lore- Arista, Lush Lacquer- Dreamsicle,
Whimsical Ideas by Pam- Kismet's Pajamas, Nostalgic- Way Harsh
China Glaze- Cast a Spell, Glitter Goblins and Make a Spectacle,
Barielle- Behave Yourself, Snow Day and Brown Sparkles

Dollish Polish-DinoMite Yoshi, KB Shimmer- Snow Way, 
Pretty&Polished-; Hearts & Daggers, Darling Diva polish- Baby Got Back
Shimmer Polish- Amy, Lorene and Sonia
One of a kind custom (made for this giveaway) from Kelara Lacquers- My One and Only, 
Revlon- Girly, Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer- You Are Not Alone, star and  heart shaped glitters
Daily Lacquer ~ All You Need is Love Collection (all 5 polishes!)
$15 Gift Card to spend at Llarowe.com
Essie Sleek Stick nail strips, Essie Hand and Body Lotion
2 ILNP polishes - All Gold Everything and Purple Stuff
$15 Gift Card to  the online etailer of your choice!
Valentine's Day 'Give Me' Collection 
6 Glitter Pots, solvent resist glitter ~ great for nail polish and nail art.
Julep- Chelsea and Sandra, Vanilla Mint Lip Balm
Orly- Forever Crimson, Fowl Play and Mysterious Curse
Sally Hansen nail strips, GAP- Gold Rush, unnamed SOPI mini
Rimmel London- Celebrity Bash, Rimmel Nail Tip Whitener, 
GlitterLand Baby Pink Heart Glitter

Pink & Polished

Orly minis- Monroe's Red, Red Flare and Rose Radiance, China Glaze Transitions-
Metallic Metamorphisis, Split Perso-nail-ity and Altered Reality

Ambi's Addictions

Orly- Angel Eyes, Neener Neener Nails- Butterfly Kisses, Sinful Colors- Cinderella
LA Colors-  Pink A Boo

Gorgeous Glamour

Ceramic Flat Iron

Lucy's Stash

Model's Own- Snow White, Ibiza Mix and Purple Blue, Max Factor- Fantasy Fire,
GOSH- Holographic Hero

Manifix

Sally Hansen Nail Strips, Zoya- Jo, Zoya- Storm

Manicurator

Hits- Salsa, The Hungry Asian- I Hate Pink, Essie- Sure Shot,
Whimsical Ideas by Pam- My Friend Carol

Accio Lacquer

Hard Candy Matte Topcoat, Sinful Colors- Secret Admirer and Captivate Me, China Glaze- Pizzazz,
Finger Paints- Asylum, Essie- A Cut Above, Dollish Polish- Zombie Flesh,
Hello Kitty Nail Decals, a nail buffer and Candy

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Winners will have 48 hours to respond or another name will be chosen.
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Hello lovelies,

this post will be all about lace nail foils and a Rio Beauty set I got for review. The following tutorial can be applied to any nail foil as the steps are exactly the same.

Firstly let's have a look at the Lace Nail Foils set... it includes six different lace foils (red, black, white, pink, gold and silver), application stick, adhesive, 2-in-1 varnish and red nail polish. It all comes in a sturdy black case. The set can be purchased at Rio Beauty website for £29.99

Secondly let's learn how to work with the nail foils:

Lucy's Stash - Lace Nail Foils Tutorial


Foil application

  1. Cut the nail foil into small pieces that will fit the nail. It's always better to cut slightly bigger pieces in case you need to re-apply the foil
  2. Paint your nails with chosen nail polish and let it dry properly. If the polish is not dry enough it might stick to the nail foil piece and it might come off the nail
  3. Apply thin layer of adhesive/foil glue and let it dry. The drying time depends on what kind of adhesive you use. The adhesive in this kit takes about 8 minutes to dry. You'll know the adhesive is dry when it goes completely transparent. It stays tacky though so don't touch anything!
  4. Place previously cut piece of nail foil on the first nail. Use hoof stick or your finger wrapped in tissue and start pressing and rubbing the foil on the nail so it sticks properly
  5. Carefully remove the foil. If the design is perfect just seal the design with topcoat. It might however miss some parts of design ocassionally. In that case re-apply glue, wait for it to dry and apply foil again.

Lace nail foils can be very tricky as the lace might not stick on the whole nail properly everytime. I can't tell you how frustrated it got me sometimes. Sometimes it can be fixed by re-applying glue and foil, sometimes I have to re-do whole nail but the result is great.

I've done a video tutorial as well for you :)

Lucy's Stash - Lace Nail Foils manicure
Lucy's Stash - Lace Nail Foils manicure
Lucy's Stash - Lace Nail Foils manicure
Lucy's Stash - Lace Nail Foils manicure
Lucy's Stash - Lace Nail Foils manicure
Lucy's Stash - Lace Nail Foils manicure


Lucy's Stash - Lace Nail Foils manicure
Lucy's Stash - Lace Nail Foils manicure
Lucy's Stash - Lace Nail Foils manicure
Lucy's Stash - Lace Nail Foils manicure
Lucy's Stash - Lace Nail Foils manicure

 
If you are new to nail foils you might consider this set as it comes with everything you'll need and I'm sure you already have nail polishes to apply the foil over. I consider the set being very good. The only issue I have is with the 2-in-1 varnish. I have used it over the lace foils and it made the finish slightly cloudy as you can see on the read & black and silver & black manicures. I have tried other topcoats (Seche Vite, Poshe, barielle etc.) and they stay clear but crinkle the foil. So I personally don't have a perfect topcoat for foils.

If you'd like to ask me a question about nail foils and their application, please leave a comment.