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Hey girls!

How are you all? I can't believe how fast the Summer is flying past..not that it's much of a Summer here in England. So I'm left to cheer myself up with pretty colours on my nails ;)

The manicure I'm going to show you in the post was inspired by Maria over at So Nailicious so if you don't already know her fabulous blog, you simply must check it out!

I wore this this easy-to-create dry brush & gold leaf nail art for this year's Scratch Stars Awards held in Tropicana Beach Club in London. I've written a whole post about the evening and who won the Best UK Nail Blogger, read the post here

Let's check out the nails...

The Manicure That (I) Rocked The Scratch Stars Awards 2017 ;)
The Manicure That (I) Rocked The Scratch Stars Awards 2017 ;)
The Manicure That (I) Rocked The Scratch Stars Awards 2017 ;)

As I've said, this manicure was very easy to do, Maria actually created a video tutorial, watch it here

For my version I've used two coats of Color Club Je T'aime, a lovely creme candy floss pink. Then I've used the dry brush technique and added blue, fuchsia and orange brushstrokes. The polishes I've used were:

Once I was happy with the brushstrokes, I've added gold leaf pieces. Sometimes the polish underneath was still tacky so the gold leaf would stick just fine but if it wasn't sticking I just lightly brushed a bit of base coat where i wanted the gold leaf to go. Lastly, I've finished off with couple of coats of Morgan Taylor REACT Top Coat. I've also used the Morgan Taylor REACT Base Coat for longer lasting wear and as always, my manicure lasted about 10 days with this superb duo! If you haven't tried it yet, it worked great for me!

The Manicure That (I) Rocked The Scratch Stars Awards 2017 ;)
The Manicure That (I) Rocked The Scratch Stars Awards 2017 ;)

Some of you might also be wondering where i got those cute gold & turquoise stone rings. I bought them at Luna Pyxis and this is my favourite site for beautiful and affordable rings. 

What did you think of this manicure? Have you tried the dry brush technique yet? If not, I've previously created a video tutorial for this technique, give it a try, it's super easy!

Have a lovely weekend!

Lucie x

Hello lovelies,

 

I'm so excited to be the first to show you the latest Models Own collection - Glitterball! Models Own introduces new collections regularly and it's about time we've had some new glitters for the holiday season! The glitterball collection is being released this Thursday, 17 November 2016.

 

The Glitterball collection consists of five holographic glitter shades in coloured jelly base. They can applied by themselves or layered over other nail polish or they can also be transformed into textured glitters similar to Zoya Magical Pixie or OPI Liquid Sands. So this collection is pretty versatile.

 

Let's have a look at the collection:

 

Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches

 

FORMULA

Formula was the same for the whole collection - it applied well and the glitter is medium to densely packed. You can get a nice coverage in the first coat but the colour (or nail) will be visible through (you can see one coat over different colours at the end).

 

The glitter is suspended in a clear or coloured base which affects it's opacity. The darker colours are almost opaque in two coats, the lighter shades like Fine Flicker and The Precious would need three coats for full opacity. They dry fast and textured/rough due to glitter so I would recommend 1-2 coats of thicker top coat for smooth and glossy finish.

 

BOTTLE & BRUSH

Each of the bottles has a limited edition silver cap with embeded silver glitter so the caps themselves feel textured. This colection has the popular flat tapered brush with rounded off bristles. I love this brush because it allowed me for more precise application and I didn't have to do ANY clean up on these swatches. I wish this brush was in all their polishes!

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICE

The Glitterball collection will be available at modelsownit.com and in their Bottle Shops from 17 November 2016 for £4.99 per bottle.

 

 

Fine Flicker - holographic glitter in a golden yellow jelly base. 2 coats and a thick layer of top coat.

Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches

 

 

Glitz n Glam - holographic glitter in dark turquoise blue jelly base. 2 coats and a thick layer of top coat.

Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches

 

 

Showbiz - holographic glitter in dark grey jelly base. 2 coats and a thick layer of top coat.

Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches

 

 

Tinsel Town - holographic glitter in rose pink jelly. 2 coats and a thick layer of top coat.

Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches

 

 

The Precious - silver holographic glitter in clear base. 2 coats and a thick layer of top coat.

Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches

 

 

How to transform Model Own Glitterball polishes into textured finish:

 

Step 1 - Paint your nails with base coat and one coat of the Glitterball polish

Step 2 - Apply a skin protector around nails (e.g. liquid latex)

Step 3 - Paint the glitterball polish on a makeup sponge and sponge it on the nail. Repeat until the nail is covered in glitter

 

You can leave it like this and have a textured finish which feels like a sand or you can apply two coats of topcoat to get a full coverage glitter with glossy finish. The glitter comes alive with topcoat and the sparkle is amazing!

 

 

Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches

 

 

Here's the list of colours I've used for the above layered looks (all polishes used were Models Own):

 

  1. Fine Flicker over Dare to Bare
  2. The Precious over Pink Icing
  3. Tinsel Town over Cashmere Rose
  4. Tinsel Town over Marquise Maroon
  5. Glitz n Glam over Powder Blue
  6. Glitz n Glam over Blue Glint
  7. Showbiz over Everyday grey
  8. The Precious over Emerald Black

 

 

THE COMPETITION

 

You can with one of 3 sets of the Glitterball collection right now on my Instagram thanks to Models Own who are donating the prize. Open to UK residents.

 

To enter: Head over to my Instagram page, follow @lucysstash & @modelsownofficial, repost the competition image and tag @modelsownofficial along with #GlitterballNails and that’s it! Good Luck!

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

*Polishes sent for review, no sponsored content