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Hello lovelies,

 

Today I have a stamped metallic nails for you and a cute silver bracelet to complement it. I have been playing with the Models Own Colour Chrome collection and this is one of my experiments.

 

Going Metallic with Models Own + Edblad Bracelet
Going Metallic with Models Own + Edblad Bracelet
Going Metallic with Models Own + Edblad Bracelet

 

 

This look is very easy to achieve, here's a step-by-step:

 

  1. Paint the nails with two coats of Models Own Chrome Gold
  2. Paint latex around nails to avoid lengthy clean up or use sticky tape if you don't have latex. I have used Simply Peel latex barrier
  3. Using make up sponge, sponge on Models Own Chrome Silver. You can either sponge just silver or you can paint stripes of gold and silver on the sponge and sponge them on the whole nail together. The second method get more blended look
  4. Stamping - using MoYou London Fashionista plate 12 and white stamping polish, stamp on your chosen pattern
  5. Remove the latex barrier
  6. Do any additional clean up with brush and acetone
  7. Apply topcoat on all nails

 

This design went perfectly with my stainless steel & crystals Edblad bracelet:

 

Going Metallic with Models Own + Edblad Bracelet
Going Metallic with Models Own + Edblad Bracelet
Going Metallic with Models Own + Edblad Bracelet
Going Metallic with Models Own + Edblad Bracelet
Going Metallic with Models Own + Edblad Bracelet
Going Metallic with Models Own + Edblad Bracelet

 

Interesting piece, isn't it? I've discovered Edblad jewellery only recently when kind people from Chriselli.com offered to send me couple of pieces. I find them very unique and modern and quite strong and durable (definitely not a flimsy cheap piece of metal). I also like the crystals incorporated into the steel, they make it look much girlier ;) This particular bracelet is currently available here for £35. What do you think of this bracelet? Do you like contemporary pieces of jewellery or do you prefer more classic look?

 

Have a lovely day everyone! Lucie x

 

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Hello lovelies,

 

I have been testing the new Bliss Kiss Simply Peel Latex Barrier* for a while and today I'd like to share it with you. Simply Peel is a transparent liquid latex with added glitter for extra sparkle and visibility. This product has been designed for multiple uses:

 

  1. As a tool for simple clean up after nail art, stamping, watermarblig etc.
  2. As a protection of skin while doing cuticle removal
  3. As a short term peel off base coat (very handy for glitter swatches)

 

I have tested Simply Peel for all of the above and it worked well in all cases. The only thing I would want to warn you about is not to use it as a peel off base coat for polishes that aren't glitters or textured polishes. Why? Well the glitter makes slightly bumpy finish so if you use creme, shimmer, metallic and other smooth polishes over it you might still have little bumps from the glitter. Otherwise it works nicely and peels off in one piece. You can buy Simply Peel, Bliss Kiss Simply Pure nail oil (my favourite) and other fab Bliss Kiss products HERE.

 

Holo Stamping & Bliss Kiss Simply Peel Latex Barrier + TUTORIAL
Holo Stamping & Bliss Kiss Simply Peel Latex Barrier + TUTORIAL
Holo Stamping & Bliss Kiss Simply Peel Latex Barrier + TUTORIAL
Holo Stamping & Bliss Kiss Simply Peel Latex Barrier + TUTORIAL

 

The sun has been coming out some days which inspired me to pull out my drawer with holographic polishes. I have decided to create this patterned stamped manicure. I have used:


Cuccio Costa Rican Sunset

Cuccio Base Coat
HK Girl Top Coat Colour Club Beyond
Bliss Kiss Simply Peel Latex barrier
Uber Chic stamping plate 1-03
Creative Stamper

 

And here's a tutorial for this holo stamped manicure with use of Simply Peel:

 

 

 

Holo Stamping & Bliss Kiss Simply Peel Latex Barrier + TUTORIAL
Holo Stamping & Bliss Kiss Simply Peel Latex Barrier + TUTORIAL

 

As a base colour I have used Cuccio Costa Rican Sunset. This was the first time I've ever tried Cuccio brand and their polish and I was so impressed I want to dedicate it a part of this post. I talked to a Cuccio representative at the Pro Beauty exhibition in London in February and she kindly gave me a goodie bag to try some Cuccio products. There was no obligation to review or feature but my great experience definitely warrants one. Cuccio is aprofessional brand used in many spas and reputable salons and you should be able to buy their products through one of them. Unfortunately unless you are a beauty professional you can't buy directly from them (as far as I'm aware).

 

Cuccio Costa Rican Sunset is a bright raspberry creme shade with really good formula. It applied beautifully and the pigmentation was excellent as well. Two thin coats were fully opaque and smooth. It also dried fast and glossy. If I buy/try a professional product I expect a great quality and in this case I was very happy.

 

Have a lovely day everyone! Lucie x

 

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