Hello lovelies,

 

It's that time of the month again when I'm joining Paint All The Nails group of bloggers to do a nail art challenge. This month's theme is dry brush...easy peasy! Dry brush is a very simple and begginer technique where by removing almost all the polish from the brush you can create a distressed or brush-stroke look. It does not require any special tools and it is incredibly easy and versatile, you only need a nail polish brush.

 

I've decided to do my manicure using polishes from the A England To Emily Bronte collection. I've used Cathy as a base, then did the dry brush technique with Wuthering Heights, Spirit Of The Moors and Let Me In. I finished up with a coat of my trusty Seche Vite topcoat and few metal studs.

 

Paint All The Nails Presents Dry Brush
Paint All The Nails Presents Dry Brush
Paint All The Nails Presents Dry Brush
Paint All The Nails Presents Dry Brush
Paint All The Nails Presents Dry Brush
Paint All The Nails Presents Dry Brush

 

 

There's not really much more to say except thank you for visiting and don't forget to check out dry brush manicures from all these awesome ladies:


 

 

Hello lovelies,

 

How are you all? I've got another tutorial for you inspired by the Swarovski limited edition They're Real! mascara by Benefit. Lovely people from Benefit asked me if I'd like to do an inspired nail art and I was very excited to do so because I love their They're Real! mascara.

 

Benefit has introduced this beautiful limited edition of this mascara with Swarovski crystals on the cap and I couldn't do anything else than go for a black matte look with crystals on it. I spiced it up with the mascara name across my nails to make it more interesting :)

Nail Art Manicure Inspired by Benefit They're Real! Swarovski Limited Edition + TUTORIAL
Nail Art Manicure Inspired by Benefit They're Real! Swarovski Limited Edition + TUTORIAL
Nail Art Manicure Inspired by Benefit They're Real! Swarovski Limited Edition + TUTORIAL
Nail Art Manicure Inspired by Benefit They're Real! Swarovski Limited Edition + TUTORIAL
Nail Art Manicure Inspired by Benefit They're Real! Swarovski Limited Edition + TUTORIAL
Nail Art Manicure Inspired by Benefit They're Real! Swarovski Limited Edition + TUTORIAL
Nail Art Manicure Inspired by Benefit They're Real! Swarovski Limited Edition + TUTORIAL

 

I really like the edgy look and the letters make it look at least a bit original. Of course if I was to wear mani like this I would probably wear all nails black with crystals but I wanted to do and inspired look. What do you think?

 

Products I've used to create these nails:

A England Camelot

OPI Matte Top Coat

OPI Natural Nail Base Coat

Seche Vite Top Coat

Swarovski crystals

Nail art brush

Zoya Arizona

 

And here's how to get that matte & crystal look:

 

 

 

 

 

How pretty is this mascara edition!? Normally the packaging is in metallic grey colour but this Swarovski edition is matte black which makes the crystals stand out nicely. It's edgy and kind of bad-ass and I love it! Plus the crystals make it much easier to unscrew and grip the cap.

 

I'll share with you my views on They're Real! mascara in case you're interested at all ;) I've first got a sample size in a beauty box and since then I've loved the mascara. The firm plastic brush works well separating my lashes and lengthening them a lot whilst not being clumpy. I never apply more than two coats to avoid too much mascara and lashes sticking together. It is also very resistant and stays nice all day and even withstanded some tears. So far only waterproof make-up remover worked (I use this Yves Rocher remover) but Benefit has a special makeup remover for this mascara as well.

 

Since my first sample size got used up, I bought a full-size and now I've been given this gorgeous Swarovski limited edition. Needless to say - I'm a fan! The only con is the price tag but it's worth it. Regular edition costs £19.50 and this limited edition is sold for £21.50 at Benefit website and their stands.

 

Hope you've enjoyed today's post and have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

*Mascara sent as PR sample, post is not sponsored