Hello lovelies,

 

I've got another exciting manicure to show you today AND there's a video tutorial! You already know that I love the shattered glass nail trend but I like to try new things. I came across a beautiful opal photo at The Arkenstone (big thanks to them for allowing me to use their photo) that inspired me to use the shattered glass method to create this rainbow opal look.

 

Rainbow Opal Nails TUTORIAL - The Shattered Glass Technique
Rainbow Opal Nails TUTORIAL - The Shattered Glass Technique
Rainbow Opal Nails TUTORIAL - The Shattered Glass Technique
Rainbow Opal Nails TUTORIAL - The Shattered Glass Technique
Rainbow Opal Nails TUTORIAL - The Shattered Glass Technique
Rainbow Opal Nails TUTORIAL - The Shattered Glass Technique
Rainbow Opal Nails TUTORIAL - The Shattered Glass Technique
Rainbow Opal Nails TUTORIAL - The Shattered Glass Technique

 

I couldn't be happier with this manicure, it looked amazing in real life! I stared at my nails for ages and didn't want to take them off. It resembled the opal stone even more than I thought I could pull off and it wasn't that difficult to do. Here is the list of products I've used and where you can buy them..

 

Products used:

Color Club French Tip
US: http://bit.ly/1YH4fxU
UK: http://bit.ly/1QTg0zK

OPI Sheer Tints:
UK: http://amzn.to/1NGZ9zQ (Amazon UK)
US: http://amzn.to/1l72iwC (Amazon US)

Pearlescent cellophane (all in the UK)
http://www.lucysmylarandcrafts.co.uk
http://www.gwchadwick.co.uk/pearlescent-cellophane.html
http://www.bakerross.co.uk/iridescent-cellophane-craft-rolls

Seche Vite topcoat
UK: http://amzn.to/1MkcSvL (Amazon UK)

US: http://go.magik.ly/r/lucysstash/1271b/ (Walmart)
US: http://go.magik.ly/r/lucysstash/ffa5/ (Ulta)

 

 

And here's the promised tutorial on how to recreate this look:

 

 

 

What do you think? Simple enough to create? If you do give it a try I'd love to see your nails! Tag me @lucysstash or include #lucysstash to let me know :)

 

Just as I'm writing this post I've done some googling and found that Lexa from glitterfingersss-en.blogspot.hu has done little bit similar look at the beginning of this year even though she has used a bit different method.. So just to avoid any misunderstandings, I'm not claiming to have invented this look but I didn't see anyone else until I just googled it :) Check her out!

 

Hope you've enjoyed this look and will check out my tutorial as well! Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

 

 

Hello lovelies,

Long time no see! I've been so swamped with swatching and editing that I had no time to write new post! Today is one of those days when it's getting dark around 4:30pm which is soo depressing and I can't take daylight photos and it sucks! The manicure I'll show you now was luckily photographed few weeks ago and I managed to get some decent light and I love how the photos came out! There's A LOT of them because I just couldn't bring myself to narrowing them down more and I hope you'll love them too ;)

So let's have a look...

Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers

 

 

Oh how I love this red! I've previously shown you this gorgeous polish in a review and it's of course HJ Manicure Red Wine! This polish is beautifully glossy and it has a hint of jelly formula but it's fully opaque in two coats. It perfectly matched the gerbera flower I've had so I couldn't help myself and pair them up.

 

And the gold stickers you ask? They are All That Jazz Metallic Filigree Stickers in a CROSS pattern. Guys, these stickers are awesome! I've bought loads at the Olympia Beauty exhibition in London back in October and next time I'll buy more next time. These are quite thin and only the pattern peels off so there is no clear backing in between the gold lines. This made it fit beautifully on the nail without creasing or folding. I never use stickers because they just generally suck and are not suitable for my super curved nails but I love these! These should be sealed with two coats of topcoat which I agree with. I've used just one coat to get a bit of a 3D effect but you can achieve nice and smooth surface.

 

Also what I find great is the price - one set of 10 stickers will only cost you £1.79 and even less at an exhibition where they usually give some extra discount. If you'd like to check them out, check out All That Jazz website.

 

 

Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers

 

 

I hope I didn't bore you with the overload of pictures but....pretty :D I'll definitely be doing some more manicures with the stickers as they were super easy to use and they look stunning, don't you think?

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

*Nail polish has been sent for feature