Hello lovelies,

 

Please give a warm welcome to Deborah from Love. Varnish, chocolate and more... blog! I've been following Deborah's work for years now because (she started blogging in the same year as me) and always enjoy her immaculate swatches and many indie brands she features. Today she has prepared a cool stamped manicure...

 

 

Hi everyone! My name is Deborah and I am one of the 2 bloggers from the nail polish blog Love. Varnish, chocolate and more... When Lucie asked for guest bloggers, I immediately jumped at the chance - she is one of my favorite bloggers so I am very proud and honored to be posting here today. Since she always does such nice nail art, I decided to create some of my own to share with you.

 

Guest Post: Love. Varnish, chocolate and more... at Lucy's Stash!
Guest Post: Love. Varnish, chocolate and more... at Lucy's Stash!
Guest Post: Love. Varnish, chocolate and more... at Lucy's Stash!
Guest Post: Love. Varnish, chocolate and more... at Lucy's Stash!

 

 

My look is created with stamping - I started with a nice and neutral base. The polish is from the Dance Legend Gel-Effect range and goes by number 1031. I cleaned up a bit and while it dried, I used the Dance Legend Pure Manicure cuticle protector. It's one of those latex barriers that you brush on and let dry. When you stamp your nails, you simply peel away the barrier when you are done and there isn't such a mess on your fingers!

 

I stamped using a plate from MoYou London, it's from the Hipster collection (plate 07). Isn't this cube design amazing? The stamping polish is a sample formula so I can't really tell anything about that, but I thought the shade of blue would look great against the pale creme base. It also picked up very nicely, without gaps or air bubbles.

 

To finish it off I used some topcoat and the result is this kinda retro looking stampicure! I hope you enjoy this look and maybe see you on my own blog sometime.

 

 

Thank you Deborah for this lovely post! It is indeed very retro-looking and I simply must get that stamping plate. You can follow Deborah's work at:

 

Instagram: https://instagram.com/lovevarnish/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LoveVarnish

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lovevarnish

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lovevarnish/

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

Hello lovelies,

 

Today's guest post is from Jenny aka Lavish Layerings! Jenny is a US-based blogger and she has prepared a multichrome design because she know I love multichrome polishes! So give her a warm welcome :)

 

 

Hi everyone! I'm Jenny from Lavish Layerings (or @bostonmerlin10 on Instagram) and I'm so honored to be posting over at Lucy's Stash today! I have long admired Lucie's immense nail art talent and I'm constantly in awe of the designs she is able to achieve. Some of my favorite designs of hers are her dotted looks and one-stroke flowers, neither of which I have a particular talent for creating so I decided to leave those to her expertise. Lucie is also a master swatcher and some of my favorite swatches of her are of duochromes and multichromes. She shows all aspects of them so well in her photos and has enticed me to buy more than a few of them. She does fabulous nail art looks with them as well, so I thought she might appreciate some multichrome nail art, so that is what I'm going to share with you today!

 

Guest Post: Lavish Layerings at Lucy's Stash!
Guest Post: Lavish Layerings at Lucy's Stash!
Guest Post: Lavish Layerings at Lucy's Stash!

 

 

I am a multichrome lover and have been since I first got into polish. One of my favorite things to do with multichromes now is to do stamping looks with them. Since it's summer, I wanted to do something that seemed a bit summery, but wasn't an obvious summer theme. I was inspired by the gorgeous tropical leaf designs on the MoYou-London Tropical plate 11. I decided to use multichromes that shifted to all sorts of leafy, natural colors for my design so I used Dance Legend Wazowski, Boo, and Roz as well as ILNP Nostalgia so that I would have of greens, reds, and rusty colors throughout my design. The polishes all stamp fantastically well over black, so I really encourage you to try it out if you have them.

 

I started off with a base of KBShimmer Eclipse, which is my favorite black creme. After that dried, I dabbed the multichromes randomly around on my plate before scraping to give my designs a varied look. I'm totally in love with how this mani turned out! The designs on the plate are so cohesive and give a great overall look. I also love how the multichromes blended for the beautiful array of colors, which are even more gorgeous in person.

 

Guest Post: Lavish Layerings at Lucy's Stash!
Guest Post: Lavish Layerings at Lucy's Stash!
Guest Post: Lavish Layerings at Lucy's Stash!

 

 

I just want to thank Lucie so much for having me and I wish her the very best with her nuptials! I know it's such an exciting time, if not a little stressful, so I hope she enjoys every minute of it!

 

 

Thank you Jenny for a pretty nail art and great guest post! I love the cool effect of stamped multichromes and the image you chose. If you'd like to see more from Lavish Layerings then follow Jenny on these social media accounts:

 

Blog: http://www.lavishlayerings.blogspot.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lavishlayerings

Instagram: https://instagram.com/bostonmerlin10/

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x