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Hello lovelies,

 

How is your weekend? I'm catching up on some blog work and preparing some new secret project ;) Today I'll show you a gradient manicure and then an updated version of it.

 

Lovely people from Models Own have sent me their latest colours added to the metallic Chrome collection and I've integrated them into some of my nail art manicures. I started with two coats of Models Own Chrome Grey and then I've sponged on I Love Nail Polish Metropolis and Cold Fusion flakies from the tip of the nail toward the centre.

Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥

 


For me, flakies are still amazing polishes and I really love them so I'll do my best to incorporate them little bit more in the future. I purposely used two different flakie polishes to achieve a nice range of colours and I quite liked the result. But it wasn't quite good enough so I added floral stamping on top!

 

I have used my Bundle Monster x Lucy's Stash collaboration plate and Hit The Bottle Snowed In stamping polish. All sealed with a coat of Seche Vite top coat.

 

Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥

 

I see myself coming back again and again to my collaboration stamping plate, probably until I do a manicure with every single image. What about you? Have you gotten yourself this plate yet?

 

I hope you enjoyed this post and had a nice weekend! Lucie x

 

*Some of the products were previously sent as PR samples

 

 

Hello lovelies,

 

I'm majorly behind with posting new nail polish releases (you know, busy life and all ;) so you've probably seen this polish before but because it's very pretty I want to review it anyway!

 

So what polish am I talking about? A England Whispering Waves of course, one of the two new additions to the Heavenly Quotes line! Let's check it out first...

 

A England Whispering Waves | Review & Swatches
A England Whispering Waves | Review & Swatches
A England Whispering Waves | Review & Swatches

 

 

Whispering Waves is a turquoise blue  polish with fine holo finish. What's even more interesting about his shade is that it has a slight duochrome effect as well. In the right angle it leans towards denim blue and pink. For some reason my camera didn't capture the beautiful soft holo effect nor the full colour shift. BUT if you'll buy the polish you'll be very pleasantly surprised at how much prettier it is in real life.

 

The formula was the perfect buttery A England formula that we all so love. It applied very easily and two thin coats were fully opaque. The polish dried fast and smooth but I still applied topcoat for the swatch. The only problem I found was staining - I have had all nails with peel-off base with no staining and one nail where I haven't used any base coat and there I've experienced blue staining. So please use thicker base coat with this polish!

 

A England Whispering Waves | Review & Swatches
A England Whispering Waves | Review & Swatches

 

You really can't go wrong with A England. This is just another in a row of beautiful polishes and I'm so glad I got to try it. I'd also recommend you to check out To Emily Bronte collection, it's full of ah-mazing colours!

 

Whispering Waves and other collections are available at A England website or from one of the international distributors.

 

Hope you've enjoyed today's review and I'll see you soon! Lucie x

 

*Product sent for review