Hello lovelies,

 

Today I'd like to share with you another stunning polish from HJ Manicure - Midnight Sky! I've previously shown you a gorgeous dark red called Red Wine (reviewed here) which I loved wearing and today I'm switching to a bold electric blue!

 

Right now it's winter time in the UK and most of Europe so it's the perfect time to wear blues, greens and dark rich colours. I love wearing jewel tones and that's probably why I love this shade of blue a lot.

 

HJ Manicure is a luxurious boutique nail polish range, created by Helen J. These 5-free, cruelty free and vegan friendly 14.8ml polishes come in a core range of 20 vivid colours.

 

NOTD: HJ Manicure Midnight Sky - Review & Swatches
NOTD: HJ Manicure Midnight Sky - Review & Swatches
NOTD: HJ Manicure Midnight Sky - Review & Swatches
NOTD: HJ Manicure Midnight Sky - Review & Swatches
NOTD: HJ Manicure Midnight Sky - Review & Swatches
NOTD: HJ Manicure Midnight Sky - Review & Swatches
NOTD: HJ Manicure Midnight Sky - Review & Swatches

 

Midnight Sky is described as navy blue but to me it looks like a bright shade of electric blue. It's rich, bold and sooo beautiful! It has a subtle shimmer that brightens the colours. I was pleasantly surprised that the polish wasn't streaky as many with shimmer finish are. The formula was nice to work with and fully opaque in two coats. I've applied topcoat as well but the polish dried smooth and quite glossy. I'd also like to point out that I didn't get any staining and I've just a regular thin base coat (OPI Natural Nail). So for me it's both thumbs up for this polish :)

 

Midnight Sky and other HJ Manicure polishes are available at http://hjmanicure.com/

Each bottle holds 14.8ml of product ad retails for £9.50 PLUS they offer free UK shipping over £20! What do you think of this colour? Have you tried HJ Manicure polishes yet?

 

In case you're wondering, I purchased the ring from So Nailicious Boutique, they have awesome jewellery ad other nail products.

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

*PR sample

 

Hello lovelies,

 

How is your weekend? I'm catching up on some blog work and preparing some new secret project ;) Today I'll show you a gradient manicure and then an updated version of it.

 

Lovely people from Models Own have sent me their latest colours added to the metallic Chrome collection and I've integrated them into some of my nail art manicures. I started with two coats of Models Own Chrome Grey and then I've sponged on I Love Nail Polish Metropolis and Cold Fusion flakies from the tip of the nail toward the centre.

Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥

 


For me, flakies are still amazing polishes and I really love them so I'll do my best to incorporate them little bit more in the future. I purposely used two different flakie polishes to achieve a nice range of colours and I quite liked the result. But it wasn't quite good enough so I added floral stamping on top!

 

I have used my Bundle Monster x Lucy's Stash collaboration plate and Hit The Bottle Snowed In stamping polish. All sealed with a coat of Seche Vite top coat.

 

Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥

 

I see myself coming back again and again to my collaboration stamping plate, probably until I do a manicure with every single image. What about you? Have you gotten yourself this plate yet?

 

I hope you enjoyed this post and had a nice weekend! Lucie x

 

*Some of the products were previously sent as PR samples