Hello lovelies,

Firstly, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays again! Hope you all had a wonderful time, lots of presents and good food :) I've been in a need of a break so I haven't done ANYTHING in the past week or so but I feel like I have to get back to work to catch up on the mountain of work I have here.

I'll cheat today a little bit with these nails because in all honesty, I did these nails a year ago for the Scratch Magazine except I added a pink colour over them. I managed to take pictures before the pink because I liked the jumper nails in white as well. The good news is - there are 'recycled' picture and video tutorials!

White Jumper Nails with Bio Seaweed Gel | Cable Knit Nail Art
White Jumper Nails with Bio Seaweed Gel | Cable Knit Nail Art
White Jumper Nails with Bio Seaweed Gel | Cable Knit Nail Art
White Jumper Nails with Bio Seaweed Gel | Cable Knit Nail Art
White Jumper Nails with Bio Seaweed Gel | Cable Knit Nail Art

 

I think that white jumper nails are very elegant on their own and they would look even better with a matte topcoat. I didn't do matte topcoat because I went on to cover these in pink but if I was to leave them white I would apply a coat of matte gel top coat to finish them off.

 

I have used only Bio Seaweed Gel No Sanding Base Coat, Bio Seaweed Gel polish in Snow White and dotting tool. This particular BSG is from their All-in-one line which means it doesn't need to be topcoated and it doesn't leave a sticky residue. Perfect for this design!

 

Availability:

Canada: http://bioseaweedgel.com/

UK: http://bioseaweedgel.co.uk/

US & rest of the world: http://bioseaweedgel.com/distributors/

 

Here's a picture tutorial for these:

White Jumper Nails with Bio Seaweed Gel | Cable Knit Nail Art

 

Pretty simple, right? Well, if a picture tutorial isn't enough, here's a video tutorial. Just stop at the step 6 - painting on second coat of knit design and cure. And as I said above, if you have gel matte top coat, use it! It will be epic ;)

 

 

 

 

So that's it for today, I might go and prepare some colourful tutorial to brighten the mood..or maybe I''ll do something wintery... I'll see and you will too!

 

Have a lovely day everyone! Lucie x

 

Hello lovelies,

 

Lately I haven't been feeling like writing anything so all the swatches, photos and everything else is just piling up waiting to be written about. Don't you just hate moments like these? Sometimes I wish I could just paint my nails and the reviews would magically write themselves!

 

One of the products waiting to be reviewed is the Bundle Monster Work It! collection* of stamping plates. There are three sets with five plates each and I was able to choose one and I really wanted the set with yoga images on them. I must admit, I hate exercising and currently don't do it at all but when I did exercise before my wedding I enjoyed yoga the most (partly because of all the awesome videos on YouTube channel Yoga with Adriene). So naturally I've used the yoga images first ;)

 

Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review
Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review
Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review
Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review
Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review
Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review

 

 

So let me show you Bundle Monster Work It! Set 1 - Gym Junkie. There are five themed plates (BM-XL171-175) with images ranging from yoga poses and patterns to power words and phrases. Each plate is the standard Bundle Monster rectangular plate with dark blue hard plastic backing. Plates come with the blue protective foil which' removed already ;) Images are the larger, XL size which suits me and my longer nails very well.

 

I've tested quite a few of images from each plate and so far all of them stamped nicely, there were no badly etched parts, no problems at all. I particularly like the variety of thickness of the lines. There are some very fine images in the yoga plates that I really liked. Sometimes plates are etched too thickly but luckily that's not the case here. I've created a gradient manicure with stamped yoga images and this is how they came out:

 

Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review
Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review
Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review
Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review

 

I have used Models Own Chrome Turquoise and Chrome Pearl for the gradient background. Next I've applied Bundle Monster Poli-Peel, a latex protector. Then I've stamped over them with Hit the Bottle As Black As Night. All sealed with Seche Vite topcoat. 

 

The plates worked great as you can see! The whole range of Work It! plates is available at Bundle Monster website for $19.99 per set of 5 plates. Plates can be purchased separately as well.

 

I have another nail art manicure that I've done with this cool set but that's for the next time... ;)

 

Have a lovely start of the week! Lucie x

 

*PR samples