Hello lovelies,

 

The series of guest posts continues with a beautiful stamped manicure by Dorra aka Didoline's Nails. Every time I come across a French blogger I can be sure of great photos and nails and Dorra's work is just that. Today she prepared a look that I just adore! Here's her post:

 

 

Hi everyone ! I'm Dorra from Didoline's Nails and I'm honored to guest post for one of my favorite nail artists : Lucie of course :D She's now on holiday getting married ! Isn't that awesome ! Congratulations are in order, right? Today I'm here to share with you a very simple and delicate mani, that I hope you'll love ! The base of this manicure is Bleu Céladon by Yves Saint Laurent.

 

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It's one of my favorite dusty light blues. I love everything about YSL nail polishes. The brush is wide, the formula is liquid and goes on well. Two coats are enough to reach full opacity, but the coats are so thin that you can definitely go for a third coat to get an even more vibrant color!

 

 

 

Guest Post: Didoline's Nails at Lucy's Stash!

 

 

For the nail-art I went with my favorite technique : stamping. I love that you can get intricate nail designs in seconds using stamping plates. So I looked for a mandala lace kind of design. I ended up chosing a design that is on the Born Pretty Store BP-L008 stamping plate. It's the one in the right upper corner.

 

Guest Post: Didoline's Nails at Lucy's Stash!

 

 

I stamped it using my favorite white, the special stamping white by El Corazon that you can find at Hypnotic Polish. It's opaque and doesn't wash out or smear when you apply your top coat. I then finished with my favorite fast drying top coat : Sèche Vite.

Guest Post: Didoline's Nails at Lucy's Stash!

 

 

I really love how this mani looks. It's soft and delicate, don't you think ? Plus it's very simple to do, and that's the kind of mani I like to do for work or when I don't have much time to do my nails :)

 

Thank you all so much for taking the time to read my guest post ! Thank you again Lucie for letting me take your place on your blog today ! Feel free to check out and follow my Facebook and Instagram pages if you want to see more of my manis!

 

Thank you Dorra for a great post and beautiful manicure! That YSL polish is so beautiful by itself! You all don't forget to check out Dorra's blog and follow her on her social media channels, it's worth it :)

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

Hello lovelies,

 

So I'm off on holiday/wedding break and I have many guest posts from great bloggers prepared for you. Today I'd like to introduce you to a lovely Australian blogger Christine who runs blog called Serenity Nails. Christine does beautiful swatches but I've asked her to prepare some nail art for you guys and she came up with a 'Delicate Floral Meets Bold Monochrome'. Enjoy!

 

 

Heya! I’m so excited to be here and share one of my favourite nail looks with you! I love nail art, I love nail art even more when it’s easy to achieve!

 

Floral nail designs are always high on my list of beautiful looks. I love the whimsical and feminine nature of them, but for this mani I wanted to pair the floral with a contrasting bold to make a statement. I decided to add some monochrome stamping in a standout pattern to throw the mani into a place it never dreamed of.

 

Guest Post: Serenity Nails at Lucy's Stash!
Guest Post: Serenity Nails at Lucy's Stash!
Guest Post: Serenity Nails at Lucy's Stash!

 

 

I first did my floral pattern using Dance Legend Tatiana from their Binary range as my base. I then applied some MILV nail decals with the floral design on my nails.

 

I wanted a simple black and white monochrome look on my remaining nails, so using Cirque Carpe Diem as my base, I stamped using Cirque Memento Mori on top. The pattern I chose is from the Moyou ‘The Pro’ collection, plate 01.

Guest Post: Serenity Nails at Lucy's Stash!
Guest Post: Serenity Nails at Lucy's Stash!
Guest Post: Serenity Nails at Lucy's Stash!

 

 

I really enjoyed wearing this and thought it brought a bit of fun to a pretty and girly design.

 

 

What do you think of this edgy floral mani? Is it something you would wear?

I want to thank Lucie and you, her readers, for having me here today, it’s been an honour.

 

 

Thank you very much Christine for a great post and nail art inspiration! I would definitely wear this chic look :) If you don't already follow Serenity Nails, you can do so at the following social media...

 

Blog: http://www.serenitynails.com.au/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SerenityNailsBlog?ref=hl

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Serenitynails_

Instagram: https://instagram.com/serenitynails_/

 

Have a lovely day everyone! Lucie x