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Hello lovelies,

 

Let's kick the year off with an elegant white lace manicure, shall we? It's very easy to do because I have used water decals instead of painting the lace freehand.

White Lace Decals Nail Art feat. Barry M and Born Pretty Store
White Lace Decals Nail Art feat. Barry M and Born Pretty Store
White Lace Decals Nail Art feat. Barry M and Born Pretty Store

 

When working with water decals I've found that the preparation is really important. Pre-cut all the decals before you start painting your nails to avoid any smudging. It's also good to find a small glass or bowl you'll later need.

 

When everything was prepared I could start applying two coats of Barry M Caramel which is a matte beige brown shade. Then I followed following steps:

 

1. Remove the first layer of film from the pre-cut piece of decal and plunge it into bowl of warm water for 10-20 seconds
2. Moisten the nail and place the wet decal in position
3. Once you're happy with the position you can dry out the water drops carefully using a tissue or a paper towel. You can also blow dry your nails a bit
4. When completely dry, seal the whole design with topcoat

5. Repeat the same process with next nail

 

White Lace Decals Nail Art feat. Barry M and Born Pretty Store

 


I think the result looks very nice and it didn't take very long to do. I did have few small problems on the way because I'm not very experienced in working with water decals but I've managed. The decals crinkled a bit because of my naturally curved nails so sometimes I've had to cut them a little so they would lie flat. They are a bit firmer than some of the really soft and tear-prone decals I've used before and they tke a bit more drying and pressing on nail.

 

The water decals I have used are from Born Pretty Store (pattern D205). One sheet contains 10 decals. Don't forget to use my 10% discount code LUHH10.

 

 

*PR samples - both decals and the polish were provided for review

 

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Hello lovelies,

 

It will be a little longer post today because I want to show you swatches of Barry M Vanilla AND a simple reversed french manicure I did with it. This polish was also sent to me for review from Brandnation.

 

Barry M Vanilla - greige matte creme. This shade is sooo interesting! It's like pastel mauve mixed with grey and even better - it's matte finish. The formula was good to apply but thin coats were a bit patchy so I applied thicker coats. Two coats were enough for full coverage. This whole matte range needs a bit longer to dry and harden beause you can't use topcoat.

Reversed French Tips & Barry M Vanilla Review
Reversed French Tips & Barry M Vanilla Review
Reversed French Tips & Barry M Vanilla Review

 

And as always, I've done sime nail art with the polish. I combined two Barry M Matte shades Vanilla and Crush in a simple reversed french manicure.

Reversed French Tips & Barry M Vanilla Review
Reversed French Tips & Barry M Vanilla Review
Reversed French Tips & Barry M Vanilla Review
Reversed French Tips & Barry M Vanilla Review

 


The beautiful watercolour invitation in the pictures is to the Professional Beauty 2014 exhibition in London and I so can't wait to go again!

 

Barry M polishes are available at every Superdrug and Boots stores and at the official Barry M website.

 

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