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Hello lovelies,

Long time no see! I've been so swamped with swatching and editing that I had no time to write new post! Today is one of those days when it's getting dark around 4:30pm which is soo depressing and I can't take daylight photos and it sucks! The manicure I'll show you now was luckily photographed few weeks ago and I managed to get some decent light and I love how the photos came out! There's A LOT of them because I just couldn't bring myself to narrowing them down more and I hope you'll love them too ;)

So let's have a look...

Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers

 

 

Oh how I love this red! I've previously shown you this gorgeous polish in a review and it's of course HJ Manicure Red Wine! This polish is beautifully glossy and it has a hint of jelly formula but it's fully opaque in two coats. It perfectly matched the gerbera flower I've had so I couldn't help myself and pair them up.

 

And the gold stickers you ask? They are All That Jazz Metallic Filigree Stickers in a CROSS pattern. Guys, these stickers are awesome! I've bought loads at the Olympia Beauty exhibition in London back in October and next time I'll buy more next time. These are quite thin and only the pattern peels off so there is no clear backing in between the gold lines. This made it fit beautifully on the nail without creasing or folding. I never use stickers because they just generally suck and are not suitable for my super curved nails but I love these! These should be sealed with two coats of topcoat which I agree with. I've used just one coat to get a bit of a 3D effect but you can achieve nice and smooth surface.

 

Also what I find great is the price - one set of 10 stickers will only cost you £1.79 and even less at an exhibition where they usually give some extra discount. If you'd like to check them out, check out All That Jazz website.

 

 

Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers
Fiery Nails With HJ Manicure Red Wine & All That Jazz Stickers

 

 

I hope I didn't bore you with the overload of pictures but....pretty :D I'll definitely be doing some more manicures with the stickers as they were super easy to use and they look stunning, don't you think?

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

*Nail polish has been sent for feature

 

Hello lovelies,

 

It's time for a nail art challenge! I'm part of a Facebook group called PAINT ALL THE NAILS and this month's challenge is double stamping. I admit to cheating a bit because I've filled flowers with gold polish as stamped decals, not just pure stamping. But I'm pretty happy with the result so let's have a look at the manicure ;)

 

Double Stamp All The Nails!
Double Stamp All The Nails!
Double Stamp All The Nails!
Double Stamp All The Nails!
Double Stamp All The Nails!
Double Stamp All The Nails!
Double Stamp All The Nails!
Double Stamp All The Nails!
Double Stamp All The Nails!

 

How to achieve this look:

 

  1. Apply a coat of base coat on clean dry nails
  2. Paint the nails with two coats of grey polish, I've used 'Ard As Nails Slated
  3. Then using B. Loves Polish Colour Alike stamping polish in B. a Twilight and chevron pattern from B.01 ♥ geometry is perfect ♥ stamping plate, stamp on the charcoal chevrons
  4. Next create the stamping decals, gold roses framed with white. Stamp roses from B.02 ♥ flower power ♥ plate with white Essence stamping polish onto B. Loves plates XL stamper and leave it to dry a minute.
  5. Then fill in the roses with gold B. Loves Polish Colour Alike stamping polish in B. a Golden Queen
  6. Once it dries paint a layer of topcoat over the decal and let it dry again. I've used Seche Vite top coat
  7. Once the decal is dry, peel it off the stamper and lightly press it on the nail freshly painted with topcoat
  8. Apply another layer of topcoat over the whole nails and decals
  9. Cut off the excess pieces of the decal with scissors and then clean up the rest with brush and acetone

 

I've also played with matte topcoat (Cuccio Matte Topcoat) and the matte version looks great, so I want to share it with you as well:

 

Double Stamp All The Nails!

 

As always, if you recreate this look then please let me know by tagging @lucysstash or you can include #lucysstash so I can see your creation. I love seeing your nailart!

 

Hope you've enjoyed today's post and manicure and please check out manicures from other bloggers: