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Hello lovelies,

I think it's about time to show you some Valentine's Day designs. This year I'm trying something little bit different so I'm doing three gel polish designs! I'm still quite new to gel polish so I like to practice and test what can be done with them.

There are so many Valentine's manicures out there done with nail polish and acrylic paint and I wanted to do something different. BUT these designs can be recreated with regular nail polishes too.

Let's have a look at the nail art...

3 Valentine's Day Nail Art Ideas with IBD Gel Polish + TUTORIAL




I've teamed up with a beauty website Just Beauty UK to prepare today's video for you. For the first design (background) I've drawn inspiration from Neiru, nail art community and subscription service. The second design is like a Heart wallpaper idea so you can basically modify it as you like and to your nail size. In the last design I've played with negative space and contrasting colours. If you're not entirely confident with your freehand lines, you can remove the 'sticky layer' with alcohol and use a striping tape to guide your lines.


All three designs were created using IBD Just Gel Polish colours, namely:
IBD Top Coat
IBD Base Coat
IBD Just Gel Polish Purple Paradise
IBD Just Gel Polish Ivory Tower
IBD Just Gel Polish Pan-duh
IBD Just Gel Polish Bing Cherries
IBD Just Gel Polish Vespas & Siestas
IBD Just Gel Polish Head-to-Toe Gelato


They are available at Just Beauty UK -  use discount code JustLucy20 for 20% off!





So that's all from me for today :) What will you wear on your nails on Valentine's Day?


Have a lovely day! Lucie x


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Hello lovelies,

Firstly, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays again! Hope you all had a wonderful time, lots of presents and good food :) I've been in a need of a break so I haven't done ANYTHING in the past week or so but I feel like I have to get back to work to catch up on the mountain of work I have here.

I'll cheat today a little bit with these nails because in all honesty, I did these nails a year ago for the Scratch Magazine except I added a pink colour over them. I managed to take pictures before the pink because I liked the jumper nails in white as well. The good news is - there are 'recycled' picture and video tutorials!

White Jumper Nails with Bio Seaweed Gel | Cable Knit Nail Art
White Jumper Nails with Bio Seaweed Gel | Cable Knit Nail Art
White Jumper Nails with Bio Seaweed Gel | Cable Knit Nail Art
White Jumper Nails with Bio Seaweed Gel | Cable Knit Nail Art
White Jumper Nails with Bio Seaweed Gel | Cable Knit Nail Art


I think that white jumper nails are very elegant on their own and they would look even better with a matte topcoat. I didn't do matte topcoat because I went on to cover these in pink but if I was to leave them white I would apply a coat of matte gel top coat to finish them off.


I have used only Bio Seaweed Gel No Sanding Base Coat, Bio Seaweed Gel polish in Snow White and dotting tool. This particular BSG is from their All-in-one line which means it doesn't need to be topcoated and it doesn't leave a sticky residue. Perfect for this design!





US & rest of the world:


Here's a picture tutorial for these:

White Jumper Nails with Bio Seaweed Gel | Cable Knit Nail Art


Pretty simple, right? Well, if a picture tutorial isn't enough, here's a video tutorial. Just stop at the step 6 - painting on second coat of knit design and cure. And as I said above, if you have gel matte top coat, use it! It will be epic ;)





So that's it for today, I might go and prepare some colourful tutorial to brighten the mood..or maybe I''ll do something wintery... I'll see and you will too!


Have a lovely day everyone! Lucie x