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Hello lovelies,

 

By now you probably have seen the new Barry M Sunset polishes swatched and reviewed on many other blogs so I want to show you the colours in nail art. For today's manicure I have picked Barry M You Drive Me Navy and The Way You Make Me Teal and combined them into a vertical gradient. That would never be enough for me so I've stamped a floral filigree design using Barry M Gold Foil, Creative Stamper and Pueen Lace Blossom stamping plate.

 

Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review
Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review
Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review
Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review
Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review
Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review

 

 

In this second part of the post I want to take a closer look at the Pueen Lace Blossom stamping plate. It is the second big plate that Pueen has released (the first one was the Fireworks Festival) and it's full of florals, lace but also some geometric patterns and for some reason, a Christmas tree(!). There are so many patterns that I adore, especially the florals and lace and the places where flowers meet the geometric patterns! The plate is well made and I've tested almost every inch of it and all patterns worked well and are nicely etched. The only place that I had to try stamp twice was a delicate lace but in the end it worked fine. The first thing I always do with new plates is to remove the (blue) protective foil. Never forget to remove it otherwise your plate won't work.

 

"This plate measures 7"x9.5" (18x24cm) with sanded edges and backing for easy, comfortable handling and a protective nylon screen. This image plate is made from high grade stainless steel and backing to prevent scratching during storage."

 

Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review
Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review
Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review
Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review

 

 

Another great plate from Pueen that I will enjoy using in the future :) It is currently available on their website for $18.99.

 

If you'd like to see another Barry M Sunset shade swatched and in nail art, check out this post.

 

I hope you've enjoyed this post and let me know your thoughts in the comments! Have a lovely day. Lucie x

 

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Hello lovelies,

 

Today's post will be about our engagement photoshoot. I think every couple should have nice photos from the time they were engaged. As far as I know this is usually done shortly after the engagement but ours was 3 months before the wedding.

 

I was very lucky to win the engagement photoshoot competition in Ultimate Wedding Magazine run by talented photographer Paula Broome and Way Out Wedding blog. We agreed to push the photoshoot till May so it's a bit warmer. We met in Crystal Palace Park in London on one marvellously sunny Sunday.  Andy is very camera shy and hates having photos taken so it was a challenge for him but Paula was very relaxed and friendly so we both felt very good.

 

I was very excited and curious about the photos and how they would come out and I am so glad there are so many beautiful pictures! Paula did a great job! I have picked few of the photos so you can see Paula's great work...

 

My Wedding Diary - Part 3: Engagement Photoshoot
My Wedding Diary - Part 3: Engagement Photoshoot
My Wedding Diary - Part 3: Engagement Photoshoot
My Wedding Diary - Part 3: Engagement Photoshoot
My Wedding Diary - Part 3: Engagement Photoshoot
My Wedding Diary - Part 3: Engagement Photoshoot
My Wedding Diary - Part 3: Engagement Photoshoot
My Wedding Diary - Part 3: Engagement Photoshoot
My Wedding Diary - Part 3: Engagement Photoshoot

 

There were so many other beautiful photos that Paula took but I can't share them all ;) So what do you think (about the photos, not about me or my fiancée specifically ;)? Have you had engagement photos done?

 

I am so happy we had this opportunity and we finally have nice couple photos! I can highly recommend Paula, she was a true professional and also worked fast with regards to sending us the photos. She doesn't do just engagement photoshoots but also portraits, couple shoots and wedding photography AND has a special offer for her photographer services on weddings abroad! Definitely check her out. Thank you Paula for lovely memories.

 

In other news, the wedding preparations are in full swing and there will be quite a few more things I will share with you in My Wedding Diary series apart from the wedding day. Just stay tuned!

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

 

PS: Sorry about the watermark, I don't want unwatermarked photos of us floating around the internet ;)