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Hello lovelies,

 

I've got another exciting manicure to show you today AND there's a video tutorial! You already know that I love the shattered glass nail trend but I like to try new things. I came across a beautiful opal photo at The Arkenstone (big thanks to them for allowing me to use their photo) that inspired me to use the shattered glass method to create this rainbow opal look.

 

Rainbow Opal Nails TUTORIAL - The Shattered Glass Technique
Rainbow Opal Nails TUTORIAL - The Shattered Glass Technique
Rainbow Opal Nails TUTORIAL - The Shattered Glass Technique
Rainbow Opal Nails TUTORIAL - The Shattered Glass Technique
Rainbow Opal Nails TUTORIAL - The Shattered Glass Technique
Rainbow Opal Nails TUTORIAL - The Shattered Glass Technique
Rainbow Opal Nails TUTORIAL - The Shattered Glass Technique
Rainbow Opal Nails TUTORIAL - The Shattered Glass Technique

 

I couldn't be happier with this manicure, it looked amazing in real life! I stared at my nails for ages and didn't want to take them off. It resembled the opal stone even more than I thought I could pull off and it wasn't that difficult to do. Here is the list of products I've used and where you can buy them..

 

Products used:

Color Club French Tip
US: http://bit.ly/1YH4fxU
UK: http://bit.ly/1QTg0zK

OPI Sheer Tints:
UK: http://amzn.to/1NGZ9zQ (Amazon UK)
US: http://amzn.to/1l72iwC (Amazon US)

Pearlescent cellophane (all in the UK)
http://www.lucysmylarandcrafts.co.uk
http://www.gwchadwick.co.uk/pearlescent-cellophane.html
http://www.bakerross.co.uk/iridescent-cellophane-craft-rolls

Seche Vite topcoat
UK: http://amzn.to/1MkcSvL (Amazon UK)

US: http://go.magik.ly/r/lucysstash/1271b/ (Walmart)
US: http://go.magik.ly/r/lucysstash/ffa5/ (Ulta)

 

 

And here's the promised tutorial on how to recreate this look:

 

 

 

What do you think? Simple enough to create? If you do give it a try I'd love to see your nails! Tag me @lucysstash or include #lucysstash to let me know :)

 

Just as I'm writing this post I've done some googling and found that Lexa from glitterfingersss-en.blogspot.hu has done little bit similar look at the beginning of this year even though she has used a bit different method.. So just to avoid any misunderstandings, I'm not claiming to have invented this look but I didn't see anyone else until I just googled it :) Check her out!

 

Hope you've enjoyed this look and will check out my tutorial as well! Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

 

 

Hello lovelies,

 

Today's post is about possibilities and the pearlescent cellophane that's rocking the nail world right now. The shattered glass look is very hot right now but have you thought about what else can be done with it? I've already tried half-moon manicure which worked well (coming soon).

 

Today I'll show you a different look where I've cut the cellophane into squares (or as close as I could get to a square shape) and then arranged it on the nails.

 

All About Squares! Nail Art with Models Own GlitterGel Starburst
All About Squares! Nail Art with Models Own GlitterGel Starburst
All About Squares! Nail Art with Models Own GlitterGel Starburst
All About Squares! Nail Art with Models Own GlitterGel Starburst
All About Squares! Nail Art with Models Own GlitterGel Starburst
All About Squares! Nail Art with Models Own GlitterGel Starburst
All About Squares! Nail Art with Models Own GlitterGel Starburst

 

My head is buzzing with ideas about all the possibilities, shapes and sizes that can be done with the cellophane, this is just one of them! I have applied the cellophane squares over two coats of Models Own GlitterGel Starburst and then sealed them with two coats of topcoat.

 

You can buy different shades of the cellophane in Born Pretty Store which ships worldwide. You can also use my code LUHH10 for $10 off your order.

All About Squares! Nail Art with Models Own GlitterGel Starburst
All About Squares! Nail Art with Models Own GlitterGel Starburst
All About Squares! Nail Art with Models Own GlitterGel Starburst

 

 

Starburst* is a charcoal black base with gold-green and blue sparkle. The formula was nice and not at all chunky like I would expect. It flowed nicely and application was so easy! I applied two coats which were fully opaque and quite glossy. I applied a coat of topcoat to get a lovely smooth finish.

 

All About Squares! Nail Art with Models Own GlitterGel Starburst
All About Squares! Nail Art with Models Own GlitterGel Starburst

 

 

The Models Own GlitterGel Starburst is a new colour and formula from the GlitterGel collection so I'll tell you a bit more about it. It contains five brand new sparkling glitter shades. All polishes have thicker and shiny HyperGel formula and the wide brush for easier application. They are described as party season collection so whether you'll wear them at Christmas party or New Year's, you'll be in!

 

The GlitterGel collection is out right now and available at www.modelsownit.com, in Bottleshops and in Superdrug.

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

*PR sample