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Hello lovelies,

 

Today I have a stamped metallic nails for you and a cute silver bracelet to complement it. I have been playing with the Models Own Colour Chrome collection and this is one of my experiments.

 

Going Metallic with Models Own + Edblad Bracelet
Going Metallic with Models Own + Edblad Bracelet
Going Metallic with Models Own + Edblad Bracelet

 

 

This look is very easy to achieve, here's a step-by-step:

 

  1. Paint the nails with two coats of Models Own Chrome Gold
  2. Paint latex around nails to avoid lengthy clean up or use sticky tape if you don't have latex. I have used Simply Peel latex barrier
  3. Using make up sponge, sponge on Models Own Chrome Silver. You can either sponge just silver or you can paint stripes of gold and silver on the sponge and sponge them on the whole nail together. The second method get more blended look
  4. Stamping - using MoYou London Fashionista plate 12 and white stamping polish, stamp on your chosen pattern
  5. Remove the latex barrier
  6. Do any additional clean up with brush and acetone
  7. Apply topcoat on all nails

 

This design went perfectly with my stainless steel & crystals Edblad bracelet:

 

Going Metallic with Models Own + Edblad Bracelet
Going Metallic with Models Own + Edblad Bracelet
Going Metallic with Models Own + Edblad Bracelet
Going Metallic with Models Own + Edblad Bracelet
Going Metallic with Models Own + Edblad Bracelet
Going Metallic with Models Own + Edblad Bracelet

 

Interesting piece, isn't it? I've discovered Edblad jewellery only recently when kind people from Chriselli.com offered to send me couple of pieces. I find them very unique and modern and quite strong and durable (definitely not a flimsy cheap piece of metal). I also like the crystals incorporated into the steel, they make it look much girlier ;) This particular bracelet is currently available here for £35. What do you think of this bracelet? Do you like contemporary pieces of jewellery or do you prefer more classic look?

 

Have a lovely day everyone! Lucie x

 

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Hello lovelies,

 

There are few new products from SpaRitual that recently came out and that are worth showing to you - they are the Spring Collection Rhythm (today I'll show you Cycles) and Unveil Peel Off basecoat. Rhythm collection consists of six shades in total and I've already reviewed Pattern from the, you can check it out here.

 

Cycles is a muted creme shade that is quite light but not light enough to be called pastel colour. The formula was easy to apply but little bit watery. Despite that, I needed just two thicker coats for full coverage. The drying time was average and the polish dried glossy. I still applied topcoat though.

 

SpaRitual Cycles & Unveil Peel Off Basecoat - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual Cycles & Unveil Peel Off Basecoat - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual Cycles & Unveil Peel Off Basecoat - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual Cycles & Unveil Peel Off Basecoat - Review & Swatches

 

 

I was testing the new SpaRitual Unveil Peel Off basecoat together with Cycles. It is a bit different from the other peel off base coats like OPI because it dries matte and chalky but it works well. I have applied it under Cycles and Soul (gold holo glitter) just to test it with glitter as well. Pictures below show how it looks applied and how it looks when it's dry and ready for use. I've applied two coats on the index finger.

 

SpaRitual Cycles & Unveil Peel Off Basecoat - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual Cycles & Unveil Peel Off Basecoat - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual Cycles & Unveil Peel Off Basecoat - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual Cycles & Unveil Peel Off Basecoat - Review & Swatches

 

 

The Unveil Peel Off basecoat has a thin brush which I quite liked working with because it helped me not to flood my cuticles. It is quite important not to with peel off base coats otherwise when you do clean up it might cause early lifting and peeling off. Once I wore the manicure for full 24 hours I peeled the polish off. It might a bit hard to find some good edge to start peeling but I always find it easier to start at the free edge. I 'wrap' the free edge with the peel off base coat and then with polish and when I want to remove it I use the other end of a hoof stick (the plastic handle) and gently scrape the free edge. This opens up the sealed nail and the polish can be peeled off easily. I find this base coat worked well, peeled off in a single piece and didn't chip after few hours.

 

SpaRitual Cycles & Unveil Peel Off Basecoat - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual Cycles & Unveil Peel Off Basecoat - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual Cycles & Unveil Peel Off Basecoat - Review & Swatches

 

 

The Rhythm collection and the Unveil basecoat are available at SpaRitual US and SpaRitual UK and if you plan to visit Professional Beauty London this Sunday or Monday you can purchase them there as well.

 

Have a nice day! Lucie x

 

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