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Hello lovelies,

 

I have an awesome and colourful post today! Lovely ladies from Morgan Taylor have sent me their CHROME collection and I have been playing with it in the past couple of months and created quite a few nail arts with them (more coming soon!) and today I want to finally review it and share the first looks with you. I'm always up for any new technique or nail art product and since the ledlighting technique started to be popular, the mainstream companies seemed to have jumped on the bandwagon.

 

Morgan Taylor CHROME collection consists of six bold translucent polish appliqués and a silver chrome base polish. This collection has been created to make it easier to create colourful nail art designs and I've put it to test.

 

Morgan Taylor CHROME Collection | Review & Nail Art Manicures
Morgan Taylor CHROME Collection | Review & Nail Art Manicures

 

The idea is to apply a coat of Silver Chrome Base polish and then apply the colours in single layer, overlapped or mixed together, marbled or stamping with them. Of course there are plenty more possibilities to create eye-catching nail art!

 

The Silver Chrome Base is surprisingly pigmented and it's opaque in one coat, making it the perfect base. It helps the colours to stand out and stay bright even in single coat. All of the colour appliqués, as Morgan Taylor calls them, have pigmented jelly formula. This means they are not fully opaque, they are partially translucent and have that glossy and 'squishy' look. They can be used for ledlighting but the darker colours are almost too pigmented (you'll see what I mean in the last few photos).

 

The colours are:

  • Chrome Base (silver metallic)
  • Sunset Yellow Appliqué (yellow)
  • Amber Rush Appliqué (orange)
  • Cherry Appliqué (cherry red)
  • Royal Appliqué (royal purple)
  • Ultra Marine Appliqué (rich blue)
  • Ivy Appliqué (green)

 

I have created a needle-marble manicure using the whole collection which nicely shows how the colours behave, layer and create new shades when overlapped and mixed together. It created some really interesting moments, my favourite are the thumb nail and middle nail.

 

Morgan Taylor CHROME Collection | Review & Nail Art Manicures
Morgan Taylor CHROME Collection | Review & Nail Art Manicures
Morgan Taylor CHROME Collection | Review & Nail Art Manicures

 

 

I think it looks pretty cool, eh? I love how colourful and unique each nail it! This manicure is without topcoat because I did some further nail art with it. But it was still nicely glossy and mostly smooth even after the marbling. All of the colours and the silver base dry fast so I either had to work fast or apply thicker layer.

 

In this next manicure I've tried the ledlighting technique. As I've said previously, the dark colours are quite well-pigmented which means they can almost cover the black stamped lines. I still like the darker nails (on the second one I used less colour to make it lighter) but the yellow-to-pink nails are my favourite because I can clearly see the floral pattern underneath.

 

Morgan Taylor CHROME Collection | Review & Nail Art Manicures
Morgan Taylor CHROME Collection | Review & Nail Art Manicures
Morgan Taylor CHROME Collection | Review & Nail Art Manicures
Morgan Taylor CHROME Collection | Review & Nail Art Manicures
Morgan Taylor CHROME Collection | Review & Nail Art Manicures

 


You've probably noticed, that I've used a floral pattern from my Bundle Monster collaboration plate! I'm still finding myself reaching out for this plate a lot - what can I say? I really like it :D

 

My last thought on the Morgan Taylor CHROME collection? I definitely like it a lot and you'll see many more manicures done with this collection. I love the boldness and versatility and also that the polishes are easy to work with, they don't get gloopy and stringy like OPI Sheer Tints and they don't smudge under top coat. If you like creating easy nail art looks, this might be a great collection for you.

 

Morgan Taylor CHROME collection availability:

UK: Sally stores or online at www.sallyexpress.com | or at Amazon UK

US: MT at Amazon US http://go.magik.ly/r/lucysstash/1519a/

 

Hope you've enjoyed today's review and manicures and I hope to see you soon! Have a lovely day. Lucie x

 

*Polishes sent for review

Hello lovelies,

 

I'm SO EXCITED to share today's post with you! The secret is out - I have designed a stamping plate in collaboration with Bundle Monster! My own plate, yay! This collaboration has started back in April so I had to keep this under the wraps and believe me, it wasn't easy!

 

I was surprised and honoured that Bundle Monster approached me with proposal to design my plate and I was even more appreciative after I found out there are only 10 of us doing this project (I hope there will be more in the future though)! I instantly started to think about the direction in which to take the designs. I've decided to translate my love for florals and patterns into this plate. You can find some hard-to-do zentangle patterns, a kaleidoscope-like floral design, pretty feathers and more! Many of them are great for creating stamping decals or for the leadlighting technique.

 

Without further ado, this is my plate:

 

Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!
Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!

 

 

It's so nice to see my blog name on the plate as well! The plate itself is numbered BM-XL209 and it has 12 different designs in XL size so it nicely fits longer nails like mine. It is etched very well and each one stamped beautifully for me (stamped designs below with B. Loves Plates B. a Twilight stamping polish).

 

Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!
Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!
Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!

 

Above is just a basic monochrome stamped manicure ready for some leadlighting. I've used Morgan Taylor Chrome Base and Hit The Bottle As Black as Night stamping polish.

 

What Bundle Monster says about the plate:

 

"It is so easy to fall in love with this ultra feminine collaboration nail plate created by Lucy's Stash (BM-XL209)! Get gorgeous details and fine lines with ease using this girly nail plate. We are uber excited how this XL stamping plate came out, and us at Bundle Monster and Lucy's Stash hope to see you rocking these designs on your newest nail art manicures soon!"

 

I've of course done more than just one manicure with 'my' plate so here's next one where I've tested this plate a bit more:

 

Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!
Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!
Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!
Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!
Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!
Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!
Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!
Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!
Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!

 

I have opted for full feathery design where the background peeks out through the silver. Again, the image stamped beautifully and I had absolutely no issue which makes me really happy! For this manicure I have used three 'Ard As Nails polishes in Juju, Blogger Girl and Bex Smiles. They all had very nice formula and worked well for the gradient background. Then I stamped over it with China Glaze Millennium. What do you think of the result..and my collab plate?

 

You can buy Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash BM-XL209 as a single plate for $4.99 or in a set of five for $15.99 (currently sold out, expected restock mid-November). Thank you Bundle Monster for such amazing opportunity and stamping plate!

 

You can no WIN one plate for yourself! Enter through the Rafflecopter widget below to win one of six plates.. Good luck!

 

Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash Collaboration Stamping Plate & GIVEAWAY!