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Hello lovelies,

 

You've probably been wondering why I haven't been posting. Well, life has gotten crazy busy and overwhelming towards the end of last year and I needed a break from blogging and all the pressure that comes with it. This was the first blogging break in 7 years ad it was much needed. Do you ever feel so overwhelmed you just want to stop blogging? Well that's how I was feeling. Some would call it blogger burnout but the good news is, I'm back! I'll be posting as often as I can but I'll take it easy now, I'm sure you'll understand. I won't be reviewing new collections as I'd rather focus on nail art and beautiful polishes. There are plenty of talented swatchers out there you can see new collections on ;)

 

You know what I just realised? I've missed my 7th Bloggiversary! It was at the beginning of February and I missed it! Oh well, maybe next year! ;)

 

Today I finally want to share with you nail art that I wore to the Olympia Beauty Show 2016 in London last October. I wanted something intricate, abstract and kind of unique. I wasn't totally crazy about the result but it was still wearable so I kept it on. Let's check out those nails...

 

I'M BACK!...along with Abstract Handpainted Nail Art
I'M BACK!...along with Abstract Handpainted Nail Art
I'M BACK!...along with Abstract Handpainted Nail Art

 

It's very unlikely that any of you will ever re-create this monstrosity on your nails but just in case, I'll tell you roughly how I did these ;)

 

I painted my nails with a coat of pastel beige polish so that other colours would stand out. Then I've used small pieces of makeup sponge to add splashes of colour. I opted for mint green and pastel purple to create watercolour-ish background. For that I've sponged on one of the colours randomly and then went in with a small brush and bit of acetone. Once the subtle watercolour-style background was finished, I've added moss green and white dots using dotting tool. Then I've painted the brown rectangular shapes with a thin brush from the Winstonia Berry Wine set.

After that it still looked very plain so I've painted on some black and white line work. For that I've used another brush from the Winstonia Berry Wine set (the brushes are super  thin) and acrylic paint. Lastly, I've sealed the whole design with a coat of Seche Vite topcoat. All polishes I've used were from Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure.

 

I hope you enjoyed this kinda crazy abstract look and let me know what's new with you! What collections are your favourite right now?

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

Hello lovelies,

 

I have a last design that I've prepared for Halloween and despite posting it a bit late I think you still might enjoy it ;)

 

Here I've opted for a dark, vampy base with stamped spider and nets. It's a simple look to create and it's not too extravagant. Let's have a look at the final design and how to recreate it!

 

Spider & Web Nails: Simple Stamping Nail Art feat. A England In Robe And Crown
Spider & Web Nails: Simple Stamping Nail Art feat. A England In Robe And Crown
Spider & Web Nails: Simple Stamping Nail Art feat. A England In Robe And Crown

 

How to create this look:

 

Step 1 - start with clean and dry nails and apply a coat of your favourite base coat. I'm using OPI Natural Nail base coat.

 

Step 2 - paint the nails with two coats of A England In Robe And Crown and let dry for few minutes.

 

Step 3 - stamp the spiders in the middle of the nail and spider web in a half-moon style. I've used Pueen Halloween Party 01* stamping plate, A England Excalibur RENAISSANCE and Pueen HD Chunky clear stamper*. The clear stamper really helps with an accurate placement of the stamp.

 

Step 4 - seal the design with your favourite top coat. In this case I've used Revon Gel Envy Diamond top coat.

 

Spider & Web Nails: Simple Stamping Nail Art feat. A England In Robe And Crown
Spider & Web Nails: Simple Stamping Nail Art feat. A England In Robe And Crown
Spider & Web Nails: Simple Stamping Nail Art feat. A England In Robe And Crown

 

Pueen has sent me this Halloween Party 01* stamping plate full of Halloween designs. Some cover full nail, some only a portion so it has a good selection. I love the simplicity of just having the spider web half moons and spider accent nails and also how gorgeous is the subtle holo effect that peaks out of that sexy vampy polish?! I loved wearing these nails so much! What do you think?

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

*PR sample