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Hello lovelies,

 

It's time for another instalment of ABC Challenge! You can read everything about the challenge in this post from Emily from Nail Polish Society, who is hosting it :) If you'd like to see my previous challenge post, check it out here.

 

This week's letter is B and my theme is BLUE for this beautiful Color Club gel polish. I didn't want to have just a plain colour (I'll save that for another day) so I've taken inspiration from some pretty amazing nail artists and added a white 3D lace design.

 

Let's have a look first..

 

ABC Challenge: B is for Blue | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: B is for Blue | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: B is for Blue | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: B is for Blue | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: B is for Blue | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: B is for Blue | Nail Art Challenge

 

 

Firstly, I've applied a thin coat of Color Club* Foundation + Primer, followed by two coats of Bright Night gel polish and Seal + Shine Top Coat. Then I've followed a tutorial from @s.surkova. The product I've used for this is a 3D nail drawing UV gel because I didn't have s.surkova's own product. This cheap gel worked great too. The white dots were done using Color Club French Tip gel polish.

 

If you'll be purchasing anything from Color Club UK, you can use my discount code STASH15 for 15% off.

 

I wanted to do this 3D lace on my nails for ages. I've already practised on a nail wheel so this is not my very first design. It does take a little bit of practise just to see how the product behaves but it not a difficult technique to learn. Would you like to see a video tutorial in the future?

 

ABC Challenge: B is for Blue | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: B is for Blue | Nail Art Challenge

 

 

You've probably noticed my beautiful new rose gold rings* - they are from Luna Pyxis, an online store that sells jewellery handmade in South Korea. I fell in love with their products straight awayso when they approached me if I'd like to try some of their rings, it was a no-brainer. Right now they have a free shipping for orders over $50 and I'm all over that, getting more jewellery!

 

This first ring I'm wearing is X Criss Cross Ring which is an adjustable ring with lots of crystals. The other one is Rectangle Cubic midi ring also in rose gold colour and features one big crystal. How gorgeous are they!?

 

I hope you've enjoyed today's post and will consider joining the ABC challenge :)

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x


 

*PR samples

Hello lovelies,

 

Today I'd like to share with you a new nail art tuorial and my experience with the Mylee PRO Elite 12W LED Lamp from JustBeauty.co.uk. I've been testing this new lamp for the past few weeks and I'm finally ready to tell you what I think.

 

About: "The revolutionary light cures gel polish in just 30 seconds using an intelligent memory timer and equal light distribution, so there is no need to keep on adjusting. In fact Mylee Pro Elite does all the hard work for you, the touch sensor cleverly turn the lamp on when your hand is in place so it's ready to go when you are.

 

Mylee’s compact, lightweight design means that the lamp is ultra-portable and comes complete with grooves for precise, comfortable finger placement."

 

Nail Art Tutorial + Mylee PRO Elite LED Lamp Review
Nail Art Tutorial + Mylee PRO Elite LED Lamp Review

 

My very first thoughts when I opened the box with the lamp in it was how tiny it is! This lamp is very small and lightweight compared to my Nsi UV lamp that is 3x the size. I like that it makes it great for travelling either for long holiday or if you are a mobile nail technician.

 

The lamp cam in two boxes - first one was the outer packaging for shipping and then the box with lamp itself. The box is branded with a picture of the lamp and a brief description of it and of the main features; some of them are:

  • 30 second curing cycle
  • touch sensor
  • equal light distribution
  • 2 year warranty
  • 50,000 hour life span
  • 4 + 1 – comfortably fits 4 fingers in the precise grooves

 

This lamp has a discreet logo at the back and no button or additional settings. I just plugged it into the power outlet and that's it. It operates on touch sensor so once I put my hand in it automatically started a pre-set 30 second cycle. If hand is removed before the 30 seconds are finished, the lamp switches itself off. At first, I wasn't sure I like this feature because I like to move and turn my hand in the lamp to get to cure every spot on my nails (this is not necessary to do) and I accidentally switched the lamp off because I lifted my hand too much. But after few uses I've gotten used to it and now it's very convenient that I don't have to press any button to turn the lamp on or off.

 

As mentioned above, the lamp is very compact and it can fit up to 4 nails at a time. Some professionals already do 4 nails at a time and then do the thumbs last because the product on thumbs can flood the skin if the whole hand is done at once. This is definitely a case of preference.

 

Nail Art Tutorial + Mylee PRO Elite LED Lamp Review
Nail Art Tutorial + Mylee PRO Elite LED Lamp Review

 

I've tested the lamp on different brands of gel polish including Color Club, Gelish and IBD and all seemed to be cured well. I've also tested it with Color Club gel polish on myself and it also worked well without any problems.

 

Overall, I'm happy to recommend this little lamp. It worked well for me, it's very compact and lightweight and simple to operate.

 

Mylee PRO Elite 12W LED Lamp is priced at £29.99 - making it very affordable especially for home users. PLUS I have an exclusive discount code for you to use! Use code JustLucy20 for 20% off!

 

Nail Art Tutorial + Mylee PRO Elite LED Lamp Review

 

 

And now I have for you new gel polish tutorial that I've prepared using this Mylee LED lamp and IBD gel polishes from JustBeauty.co.uk. I've called it Crack into a Rainbow Universe :)

 

 

 

 

 

What do you think of the nail art design and the cute little Mylee lamp? Would you consider it for yourself to use at home? Let me know in the comments ;)

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie

*PR sample