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Hello lovelies,

 

Today's post is about an experiment. Experiment with bright neon loose glitter. Lovely people from Bundle Monster have sent me a set of glitters and among them were the glitters I'll be using today. Glitter placement can look stunning but sometimes it can be a right pain, especially if you unwisely layer the glitter like I did! I wanted to do a gradient with it but layering glitters made the surface uneven and a bit bump even after applying topcoat.

 

Let's have a look...

 

Welcoming Summer with Neon Glitter Placement Gradient
Welcoming Summer with Neon Glitter Placement Gradient
Welcoming Summer with Neon Glitter Placement Gradient
Welcoming Summer with Neon Glitter Placement Gradient

 


I started with two coats of Barry M Gelly Coconut, a creamy off-white polish. Then I've painted a small part of the nail with top coat and started sticking glitters to it. I repeated the same process and added less and less glitter towards the tip of the nail and most glitter near the cuticle. Lastly, I've sealed the nails with a coat of topcoat. This manicure wasn't a total success and I can still see that bumpy surface in the pictures but we learn from our mistakes, eh? I also regret forgetting to take pictures under UV light, it could have been epic!

 

The glitter didn't bleed colour so I really appreciated that. The set also offers a nice range of colours in three different shapes - circle, hexagonal and diamond. The glitter set can be purchased at a Bundle Monster website.

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

 

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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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