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Hello lovelies,

 

The world seems to be going crazy over so called 'shattered glass nails' done by Korean UNISTELLA brand and to be honest I like them too! When I saw them I was little bit puzzled as to what kind of foil or plastic they are using and then I realized that I have something similar at home too - a wrapping cellophane! I'm not sure if it's the same thing but it does look very similar. So today I'll show you my recreation of this trend, I'm sure it will be one of many! I've also found this cellophane in Born Pretty Store (LUHH10 for 10% discount ;).

 

I have done my nails in Halloween colours of black and blood ;)

 

Shattered Glass Nails Halloween Style! feat. Morgan Taylor The Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection for Hallowen 2015
Shattered Glass Nails Halloween Style! feat. Morgan Taylor The Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection for Hallowen 2015
Shattered Glass Nails Halloween Style! feat. Morgan Taylor The Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection for Hallowen 2015
Shattered Glass Nails Halloween Style! feat. Morgan Taylor The Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection for Hallowen 2015
Shattered Glass Nails Halloween Style! feat. Morgan Taylor The Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection for Hallowen 2015
Shattered Glass Nails Halloween Style! feat. Morgan Taylor The Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection for Hallowen 2015
Shattered Glass Nails Halloween Style! feat. Morgan Taylor The Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection for Hallowen 2015

 

For this look I have also used Morgan Taylor polishes in Little Black Dress and Pretty Woman from The Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection for Hallowen 2015*. This collection celebrate the iconic film’s 40th anniversary and contains four mini bottles in total including white creme All White Now and Glow in the dark topcoat.

 

Both polishes are just ONE COAT(!) for this manicure but if course I will always recommend two coats for longer lasting nails. Their formula is absolutely great and pleasure to work with even though they are mini bottles. The collection is available at £14.99 from Sally stores or online at www.sallyexpress.com

 

Shattered Glass Nails Halloween Style! feat. Morgan Taylor The Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection for Hallowen 2015
Shattered Glass Nails Halloween Style! feat. Morgan Taylor The Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection for Hallowen 2015
Shattered Glass Nails Halloween Style! feat. Morgan Taylor The Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection for Hallowen 2015

 

How to achieve this look:

 

  1. Apply your favourite base coat
  2. Paint your nails with two coats of polish. In this case I alternated between Morgan Taylor Little Black Dress and Pretty Woman and on some nails I painted half of the nail with one colour, half the other colour.
  3. Apply something sticky on the nails - you can use nail foil glue, fresh coat of top coat or sticky base coat. I've used Glisten & Glow Stuck on Blu! sticky base coat.
  4. Cut your cellophane (or whatever material you're using) into pieces, sharp triangles look best.
  5. Gently stick them to the nail and press them down a bit. Cover part or whole nail with the cut pieces.
  6. Apply two coats of topcoat. Two coats are necessary if you want your manicure to last at least few days. The pieces have tendency to peel off easily with just one coat of top coat. It's even better with gel top coat but don't apply it on fresh nail polish or it will peel off!

 

 

And that's it really! My cellophane is very crinkled because it has been used for wrapping before but I'm sure you can buy new one that will be completely straight.

 

So what do you think? Does it look anything like the UNISTELLA trendy look to you? Let me know in the comments ;) Lucie x

 

*PR sample

Hello lovelies,

I have attended the Olympia Beauty Exhibition in London again this year and I'm going to share with you some photos and also my first ever haul video!

British beauty exhibitions are great way to shop with discounts so I attend these twice a year and stock up on polish and other supplies. For the first time this year the new Beauty Blog Awards were hosted alongside the Olympia Beauty Exhibition. I was at the venue quite early so I stopped at the Beauty Blog Awards site first...plus first couple of hundred bloggers received a goody bag (yes, one more reason to stop by there!). I haven't been shortlisted for an award so I didn't stick around for long. The awards were situated in the Pillar Hall and few sponsoring brands had their small stand there. Both very interesting for me so I moved on..

Beauty Blog Awards in Pillar Hall, the view of Olympia Beauty Exhibition
Beauty Blog Awards in Pillar Hall, the view of Olympia Beauty Exhibition
Beauty Blog Awards in Pillar Hall, the view of Olympia Beauty Exhibition

Beauty Blog Awards in Pillar Hall, the view of Olympia Beauty Exhibition

 

 

Let the shopping spree begin! I stopped by most of the stands with nail polish and snapped few pictures for you:

 

China Glaze stand
China Glaze stand

China Glaze stand

Cuccio stand

Cuccio stand

Morgan Taylor stand
Morgan Taylor stand
Morgan Taylor stand

Morgan Taylor stand

Alessandro stand

Alessandro stand

Soigné stand

Soigné stand

 

One stand I was particularly eager to visit this year was All That Jazz! They've introduced new range of filigree nail art stickers and I just had to have them! I've seen them on Instagram and they looked awesome so I wanted to check them out. There was a whole stand of stickers so I went a bit overboard but I don't regret it. There are so many beautiful patterns and I bought loads in gold, silver and rose gold colours and now. They do have neon, black and white ones as well but metallic ones just rule! I kind of wish I bought some black and white ones too.

 

Watch my video at the bottom of this article for more details on these stickers and if you haven't already, check out my review of All That Jazz manicure products range and video tutorial on luxury manicure at home!

All That Jazz stand and the always fabulous Jazz Smedley
All That Jazz stand and the always fabulous Jazz Smedley

All That Jazz stand and the always fabulous Jazz Smedley

 

I also visited the Scratch Stage again for some seminars and lovely Gemma aka Polished Inka joined me and kept me company.

 

The first seminar we sat through was Sam Biddle's New Ideas for Nail Art In Your Salon. Sam took the stage together with her business partner and showed us how to use her Nail art pen and Be Creative Medium and paints to achieve couple of nail art designs. I really enjoyed watching Sam live as she is a nail industry veteran and award winning nail artist. And as a little surprise she gave most of us one of their Nail art pens so I will definitely be playing with it later! I've actually purchased a lot of things from Sam's Be Creative shop but never got to try them out. This seminar gave me the kick I need and motivated me to try new techniques with her products. Stay tuned!

Be Creative team
Be Creative team

Be Creative team


Straight after Sam's seminar, Sophie Harris-Greenslade aka The Illustrated Nail took the stage to introduce everyone to her new nail art book (reviewed here) and show us how to create one of her beautiful lace designs. It looked so simple when she broke it down into small steps so I might attempt it myself one day.

Sophie's seminar and OPI stand
Sophie's seminar and OPI stand
Sophie's seminar and OPI stand
Sophie's seminar and OPI stand
Sophie's seminar and OPI stand

Sophie's seminar and OPI stand

Obligatory selfie with Gemma aka Polished Inka! (Picture taken by Gemma)

Obligatory selfie with Gemma aka Polished Inka! (Picture taken by Gemma)

 

 

We did a bit more walking around the show and checking out Nails Supreme stand and then it was time to say bye and go home. We both brought home a lot of new goodies, here are mine:

 

 

 

Hope you've enjoyed my post and quite lengthy haul video and have a lovely day! Lucie x