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Hello lovelies,

 

Today's guest post is from another fabulous nail blogger - Very Emily! Emily is a dear (online) friend and I love all her blogging work from swatches to great nail art. She recently started creating nail art with gel polish as well and she came up with some really cool looks. I'm proud to show you one of them.

 

Hi Lucy's Stash readers! I'm Emily from the blog Very Emily. It's truly such an honour to be here today, I was thrilled when Lucie asked me to guest post for her (again!). She created an absolutely incredible nail art look for me a few weeks ago when I was on holiday so I naturally had to return the favour. Let's take a look at what I came up with!

 

Guest Post: Stamped Nail Art from Very Emily

 


I'll be honest and admit that I didn't create these nails specifically for this guest post but ended up choosing them for this purpose as I loved how they turned out. During my three week break I wore only soak-off gels, so I could have beautiful nails and not worry about redoing them every few days. It was so nice to get to enjoy nail art for more than a few days for a change! This is one of those manis I did during my holiday.

 

Guest Post: Stamped Nail Art from Very Emily

 


I started by prepping my nail, as is necessary for soak-off gel then proceeded straight to colour application. The system I'm using here is Gelaze by China Glaze which is a 2-step system that does not require a base coat. I started with one coat of Gelaze Re-Freshmint and cured it for 30 seconds. Then I applied random dots of Gelaze Re-Freshmint, Gelaze Highlight Of My Summer, Gelaze Four Leaf Clover, Gelaze In The Lime Light and Gelaze Celtic Sun. I then swirled these shades together using a fine brush before curing them. Then I wiped off the sticky inhibition layer and stamped on top using Messy Mansion in Chalk and a leaf image from Born Pretty Store BPL-026. I then finished up with Gelaze top coat and one final cure.

 

Guest Post: Stamped Nail Art from Very Emily

 

For the accent nails I started with Gelaze Innocence as my base. Then I followed the same steps but applied the colours only to the top part of my nail and shielded the bottom half of my nail with latex before stamping. Finished off with a silver triangle and circle stud, both from Born Pretty Store and finally with Gelaze top coat.

 

I really hope you like this fun Summer-y look! I really loved wearing these and I'm excited to finally share them with you all. Thank you so much for having me Lucie, I hope you enjoy a much-deserved break!

 

 

Thank you Emily for a beautiful manicure and great guest post! I absolutely love this look you've created and I want it on my nails too! It is always a pleasure to have you and I'm sure everyone loves this manicure as much as I do! You can also follow Emily on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

 

Have a lovely day everyone! Lucie x

 

 

Hello lovelies,

 

It is my pleasure to have a truly amazing nail artist here today - Lexa aka Glitterfingersss! I've been following her work for a long time and I'm always amazed at her nail art ideas and of course skills! Lexa is a super talented nail artist and swatcher with just about the perfect nails. I suspect you all already know her ;)

 

Hello everyone! My name is Lexa, I'm behind the blog called Glitterfingersss. Lucie was kind enough to ask me to guest posting on her beautiful blog, and I feel so honored to be here, thank you so much Lucie for this great opportunity! Lucie was one of the first nail girls that I started to follow back in 2011 when I discovered this whole amazing world of nail polish and nail art. I'm hooked ever since, and today I will share my passion with you!

 

I do a lot of swatching, but my real obsession is nail art, the freehand kind ;) Although I really like minimalistic nail art, I always find myself creating detailed patterns, those are the ones that make me really excited. I thought I will paint something really summery for today, and when it comes to summery patterns, all I can think of is tropical. To be honest, I could paint tropical all year long :D

 

Guest Post: Flamingo Nail Art from Lexa aka Glitterfingersss

 


For the flamingo pattern I was inspired by NataliaKo on shutterstock.com. I used 2 coats of Essence Wild White Ways as my white base, then I painted on the wavy pattern with acrylic paint. I'm not good at painting waves, so as you can see they are a bit wonky :D, but the overall look is all right I guess. After the waves I painted on the tiny flamingos too, also with acrylic paint. As my accent nail I've chosen a coraly red nail polish that matches to the color of the flamingos: Seche Coral. Then I painted on the palm leaves with acrylic paint. I've finished off with Essie Matte About You matte topcoat.

 

Guest Post: Flamingo Nail Art from Lexa aka Glitterfingersss
Guest Post: Flamingo Nail Art from Lexa aka Glitterfingersss

 

 

I really like how it turned out, even with those crazy waves :D I hope you like it too, and for more nail art feel free to stop by at my blog or my Instagram account. Thank you so much again Lucie for having me here today!

 

 

How crazy amazing are Lexa's nail art skills?! I absolutely adore this manicure, thank you so much, Lexa for guest posting for me! If you don't already, you really need to follow Lexa, she's created so many amazing manicures already and I'm looking forward to seeing what she'll create next.

 

Have a lovely day everyone! Lucie x