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Hello lovelies,

 

Today I want to share with you a gold leaf manicure which I've created over the new Barry M Midnight Gelly Black Pistachio (reviewed here). I didn't have high hopes in the beginning but I ended up loving the result!

 

Going for gold! Autumnal gold & green nail art manicure
Going for gold! Autumnal gold & green nail art manicure
Going for gold! Autumnal gold & green nail art manicure

 

 

I think that the gold beautifully contrasts with the dark green and the whole look just screams autumn to me. I have started with two coats of Barry M Black Pistachio and then I've stuck gold leaf pieces on the nails with topcoat. The ring and little fingers are stamped with Pueen 108 stamping plate from the 24M - Make Your Day set and Hit The Bottle To have and to Gold stamping polish (also available at Nail Artisan Shop).

Going for gold! Autumnal gold & green nail art manicure
Going for gold! Autumnal gold & green nail art manicure
Going for gold! Autumnal gold & green nail art manicure
Going for gold! Autumnal gold & green nail art manicure
Going for gold! Autumnal gold & green nail art manicure
Going for gold! Autumnal gold & green nail art manicure
Going for gold! Autumnal gold & green nail art manicure

 

What do you think? Would you wear nails like this? If you recreate don't forget to tag me @lucysstash, I'd love to see ;)

 

Hope you've enjoyed this post and have a lovely day everyone! Lucie x

 

 

*PR samples

Hello lovelies,

 

Let's take a break from nail art, I still have some reviewing commitments ;) This time I want to show you 4 out of 6 shades from the Dance Legend Hammering collection.

 

Hammering is a special effect collection and each polish has a strange pattern described as the look of hammered metal. The effect shows shortly after applying the polish and shows best in just one coat. Each polish applied easily and was well pigmented so most were looking good in one coat.

 

Let's have a look at my four picks...

Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches

 

 

Creep - pale blue metallic shade with special finish. One coat, no top coat. The effect seems to be the strongest in one coat and it shows nicely in Creep.

Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches
Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches

 

 

Constant Reminder - minty green metallic shade. I've applied two coats and no top coat. The effect was still quite strong with this one.

Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches
Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches

 

 

All Or Nothing - gold metallic shade with green undertones. I'm wearing two coats and no top coat. The usual pattern I expected didn't appear in the first coat so I've applied second just in case I did it wrong. It didn't work with this colour at all, there are larger specks that create slightly textured finish but that's about it.

Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches
Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches

 

 

As You Wish - berry pink metallic shade. Some swatches from other bloggers show it lighter and more pink but mine was quite dark colour. I'm wearing two coats and no top coat again. The polish was almost opaque in the first coat but I applied two in the end. This one dried very fast so I had to work fast to avoid patching. The pattern with this one wasn't very strong either but I could see the effect a bit.

Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches
Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches

 

So there you go, another unique collection from Dance Legend! I'm still a little bit torn between loving and hating the effect, I guess it's just something very unusual to have on my nails. I used to have a kid bicycle that had the same finish and colour as Constant Reminder and I remembered it straight away. Interesting...

 

All the polishes in the collection are very well pigmented and will mostly be fully opaque in the first coat. They are also sold in the 'mini' bottles and each holds 6,5ml of polish. Hammering collection is available at Dance Legend website and other international retailers.

 

What do you think of this effect? Let me know in the comments. Lucie x

 

*PR samples