Hello lovelies!

 

Excuse my absence, I haven't been very productive and energetic in the past few weeks. Hopefully that will change soon.

 

As every year, I spend a little bit of time painting Easter eggs. This year I have been inspired by the very talented Elspeth McLean, an Australian artist who takes dotillism to another level.

 

So today I want to show you three dotted Easter eggs I did and there's a tutorial (well more of a video recording the process) for each of them!

 

Easter Crafting: How To Create Dotted Easter Eggs

 

 

All eggs were decorated using acrylic paints, dotting tools and a small brush. I considered using nail polish but it would make the job much harder since it dries so fast. A drop of acrylic paint stayed wet for the whole time I was decorating.

 

Easter Crafting: How To Create Dotted Easter Eggs

 

 

This first egg is inspired by the colourful painted stones Elspeth does and it's also my favourite of all three!

 

And now the promised tutorial:

 

 

 

Easter Crafting: How To Create Dotted Easter Eggs

 

 

For this pattern I've used colours that are usually used in Czech folklore art including painted Easter eggs...

 

How I did it:

 

 

 

Easter Crafting: How To Create Dotted Easter Eggs

 

 

And this last one was an experiment with acrylic paints that I've never used but I probably won't use again because they are not very opaque and dry glossy and uneven. I still like the egg though ;)

 

Here's how I did it:

 

 

 


I hope you've enjoyed this post and maybe it will inspire you to decorate your own Easter eggs! Sorry it's not nails but there are more things I like in this world apart from nails :) If you would like to see my previous Easter adventures, you can see it here and here.

 

Have a nice Easter break and let me know what you think of my Easter eggs! Lucie x

 

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Hello lovelies,

 

What a weekend! On Thursday evening I bought tickets to see my favourite Czech band Krystof who were playing in London after long 8 years! It was exciting and a lot of fun but surviving Sunday wasn't easy! We came home close to 4 am so I was knackered and with a massive headache the whole next day. But it was worth it!

 

Today's nail polishes come from Azature, the creators of the most expensive nail polish. Azature representative approached me and offered to send me few polishes to try so I happily agreed. I have been following Azature on Instagram and have also seen many swatches of their stunning glitters and other polishes on various blogs. Azature polishes have a very distinctive and attractive bottle that reminds me of a cut precious stone. I have been sent their Pink Diamond and White Diamond glitters (and Black Diamond) and I've decided to pair the two together...

 

Azature Pink and White Diamond Polishes - Review & Swatches
Azature Pink and White Diamond Polishes - Review & Swatches
Azature Pink and White Diamond Polishes - Review & Swatches
Azature Pink and White Diamond Polishes - Review & Swatches
Azature Pink and White Diamond Polishes - Review & Swatches
Azature Pink and White Diamond Polishes - Review & Swatches
Azature Pink and White Diamond Polishes - Review & Swatches
Azature Pink and White Diamond Polishes - Review & Swatches

 

 

Polishes came in a chic black pouch and black snake-print embossed box with Azature logo. One of the most cool packaging ever (pssst! they also included a signed blind fold mask as the 50 Shades Of Grey film was just out!). Azature polishes are well-known for containing real black diamond in them and that just makes them that bit more special.

 

Both Pink Diamond and White Diamond polishes were finer-than usual glitters in a tinted base. They were quite sheer so I've applied three coats for the coverage you see in the pictures. They are best for layering but I wanted to see how many coats it would take for good opacity. They applied easily and formula was nice and not too gritty when dry. One coat of thicker topcoat was enough for smoothing out the surface. The sparkle of the polishes really stands out, especially in the sun. I really liked wearing them.

 

I've read great things about the darker glitter shades and cremes so if you are after great pigmentation perhaps you might like to try those. These are much better as a topper.

 

You can find out more at Azature website and on Facebook and Twitter. The polishes can also be purchased from Azature website and from Kitson, SelfridgesHarvey Nichols Saudi ArabiaRon Robinson and Ron Herman Japan for $25. 

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

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