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Hello lovelies,

Long time no see! I've been so swamped with swatching and editing that I had no time to write new post! Today is one of those days when it's getting dark around 4:30pm which is soo depressing and I can't take daylight photos and it sucks! The manicure I'll show you now was luckily photographed few weeks ago and I managed to get some decent light and I love how the photos came out! There's A LOT of them because I just couldn't bring myself to narrowing them down more and I hope you'll love them too ;)

So let's have a look...

Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers

 

 

Oh how I love this red! I've previously shown you this gorgeous polish in a review and it's of course HJ Manicure Red Wine! This polish is beautifully glossy and it has a hint of jelly formula but it's fully opaque in two coats. It perfectly matched the gerbera flower I've had so I couldn't help myself and pair them up.

 

And the gold stickers you ask? They are All That Jazz Metallic Filigree Stickers in a CROSS pattern. Guys, these stickers are awesome! I've bought loads at the Olympia Beauty exhibition in London back in October and next time I'll buy more next time. These are quite thin and only the pattern peels off so there is no clear backing in between the gold lines. This made it fit beautifully on the nail without creasing or folding. I never use stickers because they just generally suck and are not suitable for my super curved nails but I love these! These should be sealed with two coats of topcoat which I agree with. I've used just one coat to get a bit of a 3D effect but you can achieve nice and smooth surface.

 

Also what I find great is the price - one set of 10 stickers will only cost you £1.79 and even less at an exhibition where they usually give some extra discount. If you'd like to check them out, check out All That Jazz website.

 

 

Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers

 

 

I hope I didn't bore you with the overload of pictures but....pretty :D I'll definitely be doing some more manicures with the stickers as they were super easy to use and they look stunning, don't you think?

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

*Nail polish has been sent for feature

 

Hello lovelies,

I have attended the Olympia Beauty Exhibition in London again this year and I'm going to share with you some photos and also my first ever haul video!

British beauty exhibitions are great way to shop with discounts so I attend these twice a year and stock up on polish and other supplies. For the first time this year the new Beauty Blog Awards were hosted alongside the Olympia Beauty Exhibition. I was at the venue quite early so I stopped at the Beauty Blog Awards site first...plus first couple of hundred bloggers received a goody bag (yes, one more reason to stop by there!). I haven't been shortlisted for an award so I didn't stick around for long. The awards were situated in the Pillar Hall and few sponsoring brands had their small stand there. Both very interesting for me so I moved on..

Beauty Blog Awards in Pillar Hall, the view of Olympia Beauty Exhibition
Beauty Blog Awards in Pillar Hall, the view of Olympia Beauty Exhibition
Beauty Blog Awards in Pillar Hall, the view of Olympia Beauty Exhibition

Beauty Blog Awards in Pillar Hall, the view of Olympia Beauty Exhibition

 

 

Let the shopping spree begin! I stopped by most of the stands with nail polish and snapped few pictures for you:

 

China Glaze stand
China Glaze stand

China Glaze stand

Cuccio stand

Cuccio stand

Morgan Taylor stand
Morgan Taylor stand
Morgan Taylor stand

Morgan Taylor stand

Alessandro stand

Alessandro stand

Soigné stand

Soigné stand

 

One stand I was particularly eager to visit this year was All That Jazz! They've introduced new range of filigree nail art stickers and I just had to have them! I've seen them on Instagram and they looked awesome so I wanted to check them out. There was a whole stand of stickers so I went a bit overboard but I don't regret it. There are so many beautiful patterns and I bought loads in gold, silver and rose gold colours and now. They do have neon, black and white ones as well but metallic ones just rule! I kind of wish I bought some black and white ones too.

 

Watch my video at the bottom of this article for more details on these stickers and if you haven't already, check out my review of All That Jazz manicure products range and video tutorial on luxury manicure at home!

All That Jazz stand and the always fabulous Jazz Smedley
All That Jazz stand and the always fabulous Jazz Smedley

All That Jazz stand and the always fabulous Jazz Smedley

 

I also visited the Scratch Stage again for some seminars and lovely Gemma aka Polished Inka joined me and kept me company.

 

The first seminar we sat through was Sam Biddle's New Ideas for Nail Art In Your Salon. Sam took the stage together with her business partner and showed us how to use her Nail art pen and Be Creative Medium and paints to achieve couple of nail art designs. I really enjoyed watching Sam live as she is a nail industry veteran and award winning nail artist. And as a little surprise she gave most of us one of their Nail art pens so I will definitely be playing with it later! I've actually purchased a lot of things from Sam's Be Creative shop but never got to try them out. This seminar gave me the kick I need and motivated me to try new techniques with her products. Stay tuned!

Be Creative team
Be Creative team

Be Creative team


Straight after Sam's seminar, Sophie Harris-Greenslade aka The Illustrated Nail took the stage to introduce everyone to her new nail art book (reviewed here) and show us how to create one of her beautiful lace designs. It looked so simple when she broke it down into small steps so I might attempt it myself one day.

Sophie's seminar and OPI stand
Sophie's seminar and OPI stand
Sophie's seminar and OPI stand
Sophie's seminar and OPI stand
Sophie's seminar and OPI stand

Sophie's seminar and OPI stand

Obligatory selfie with Gemma aka Polished Inka! (Picture taken by Gemma)

Obligatory selfie with Gemma aka Polished Inka! (Picture taken by Gemma)

 

 

We did a bit more walking around the show and checking out Nails Supreme stand and then it was time to say bye and go home. We both brought home a lot of new goodies, here are mine:

 

 

 

Hope you've enjoyed my post and quite lengthy haul video and have a lovely day! Lucie x