Hello lovelies,

I think it's about time to show you some Valentine's Day designs. This year I'm trying something little bit different so I'm doing three gel polish designs! I'm still quite new to gel polish so I like to practice and test what can be done with them.

There are so many Valentine's manicures out there done with nail polish and acrylic paint and I wanted to do something different. BUT these designs can be recreated with regular nail polishes too.

Let's have a look at the nail art...

3 Valentine's Day Nail Art Ideas with IBD Gel Polish + TUTORIAL




I've teamed up with a beauty website Just Beauty UK to prepare today's video for you. For the first design (background) I've drawn inspiration from Neiru, nail art community and subscription service. The second design is like a Heart wallpaper idea so you can basically modify it as you like and to your nail size. In the last design I've played with negative space and contrasting colours. If you're not entirely confident with your freehand lines, you can remove the 'sticky layer' with alcohol and use a striping tape to guide your lines.


All three designs were created using IBD Just Gel Polish colours, namely:
IBD Top Coat
IBD Base Coat
IBD Just Gel Polish Purple Paradise
IBD Just Gel Polish Ivory Tower
IBD Just Gel Polish Pan-duh
IBD Just Gel Polish Bing Cherries
IBD Just Gel Polish Vespas & Siestas
IBD Just Gel Polish Head-to-Toe Gelato


They are available at Just Beauty UK -  use discount code JustLucy20 for 20% off!





So that's all from me for today :) What will you wear on your nails on Valentine's Day?


Have a lovely day! Lucie x


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Hello lovelies,

Today marks the 6 year anniversary since I founded this very blog! I can't believe how fast the time went and how much my nail art and polishing evolved since then. A lot of things happened since then - I graduated from university, got married, got my manicurist and nail technician license that enabled me to work on some cool projects including Fashion Scout at London Fashion Week, got two nominations in Cosmopolitan Blog Awards and the most importantly, YOU are here with me! Every year I thank you and every year I mean it. Somehow my Facebook audience alone has grown to more than 1.6 million and so many of you read my blog regularly. For that I am eternally grateful! I've never been big on writing long speeches so I think I'll shut up now :)

I've been thinking what nails to post today and what a better representation than the latest hot trend - Shattered Glass nails! I know I've done these quite a few times but I can't help myself, I just love the look so much! This time I've opted for a plain white background which made the nails look so pure and fairy-like.

It's my 6th BLOGIVERSARY! feat. White Shattered Glass Nails
It's my 6th BLOGIVERSARY! feat. White Shattered Glass Nails
It's my 6th BLOGIVERSARY! feat. White Shattered Glass Nails



For these nails I've used:

UK: http://www.gwchadwick.co.uk/pearlescent-cellophane.html
Worldwide: http://bit.ly/1QA1IEl (Born Pretty Store - use LUHH10 for 10% off)


This is such a simple yet striking look for me and it's easy enough to do for everyone. Here's one of my previous tutorials on how to do these nails, just replace the sheer pink polish with white or any other colour. After some testing I've concluded that it is best to use foil glue instead of topcoat to get the cellophane stick to the nail.






I hope that you've not only enjoyed today's post but also some of the past ones I've done and thank you for all the comments you leave me here and on social media, I read them all! I wish I could reply to each and every one of them too. THANK YOU again for being here with me :)

Love, Lucie x