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Hello lovelies,

 

It's the last day of the month (and year!) and that means the Nailvengers Assemble! challenge. Joining me in the challenge will be Sammy (The Nailasaurus), Alice (One Nail To Rule Them All) and Allie (Brit Nails).

 

This month's theme couldn't be anything else than New Year's Eve Nails! I've opted for elegant black and gold with matte finish. I started with a coat of Cirque Memento Mori, then added the gold glitter Rimmel Bling Thing. I have stamped the thumb with China Glaze Passion and Bundle Monster plate BM-H14 from the Holiday Collection set. Then I've used China Glaze Passion again and painted on the 2015. Lastly, I've used OPI Matte Top Coat to 'mattify' the whole manicure.

Nailvengers Assemble! - New Year's Eve Nails
Nailvengers Assemble! - New Year's Eve Nails
Nailvengers Assemble! - New Year's Eve Nails
Nailvengers Assemble! - New Year's Eve Nails

 

 

I'm not very happy with how the thumb turned out and it ruined the whole manicure but I'm really liking the other nails. I've also prepared a small collage of some of this year's Nailvengers Assemble challenges I did:

 

Nailvengers Assemble! - New Year's Eve Nails

 

 

I wish you all Happy New Year and all the best in 2015! See you tomorrow ;) Lucie x

 

Hello lovelies,

Yes it's true, Winter is almost here and it looks like it's going to be a cold one here in UK. I'm already 'armed' with lots of warm jumpers and chic red winter coat and I have quite a few Wintery manicures coming. I'm not really feeling Christmas this year and I really lack some inspiration and unique ideas so I don't think there will be any Christmas designs, sorry. I just really like to do something new rather than repeat somebody else's ideas.

The manicure I'll show you today is very cute one and I created it specifically to go with my pink jumper I wore for Nailartists UK meet up. I met so many lovely ladies that day in London and each one of them had super cute manicure on! But about it later on...

I'm ready for you, Winter! + a mini report from a blogger meet up in London
I'm ready for you, Winter! + a mini report from a blogger meet up in London
I'm ready for you, Winter! + a mini report from a blogger meet up in London
I'm ready for you, Winter! + a mini report from a blogger meet up in London
I'm ready for you, Winter! + a mini report from a blogger meet up in London
I'm ready for you, Winter! + a mini report from a blogger meet up in London
I'm ready for you, Winter! + a mini report from a blogger meet up in London

 

 

So I started this manicure with three coats of Zoya Dot on all fingers but my ring fingers. Three coats because the polish was quite sheer and patchy :( I prepped the ring finger nails with OPI Peel Off Base coat because later on I painted them with the mind-blowing Cirque Mirror Mirror (back in stock early January).

 

On some nails I combined Dot and Mirror Mirror into shiny metallic gradient which I absolutely loved! I stamped the remaining nails with a subtle pattern from the MoYou London Festive 03 plate. I think those are like simple poinsettia flowers but I'm not sure. I've seen this pattern on jumpers and it just works so well and evokes Winter to me.

 

And then there was the meet up...

 

I'm ready for you, Winter! + a mini report from a blogger meet up in London
I'm ready for you, Winter! + a mini report from a blogger meet up in London
I'm ready for you, Winter! + a mini report from a blogger meet up in London

 

There were 10 of us at the meet up with couple of ladies coming later. It was so great to meet other bloggers and to get to know them a bit - who am I talking about? Well you'll probably know them by their IG usernames, they were @nailsbynemo, @nailsbydaniellet, @tillynailart, @falguni_nails, @enamelled, @charsnails, @lacqueredlondon, @cassgooner, @polishedbymaria. These are great and talented ladies so check them out!

 

We've been lucky to have Nailc Inc sponsoring our meet up so we've had little goodie bags waiting for us with a glitter polish in Snowflake and the new Kale base and top coats. Thank you Nails Inc ;)

 

That's all from me today, don't forget to check out my past posts if you haven't already and have a good day!

Lucie x