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Hello lovelies,

I'm so proud to have a guest post from lovely Leslie from work / play / polish. She is one of the handful bloggers I subscribe to by email (plus other channels) so I don't miss a single post. Her photography is exceptional and her nail designs are inspirational. I truly love her blog and I'm very happy she agreed to guest post for me.


Hello Lucy’s Stash readers! I must admit…I was completely shocked when Lucie asked me to write a guest post. I thought she most certainly was confusing me with someone else! She’s such a nail art icon. I’m honored to grace the pages of her blog. I hope you all like my mani.

Guest post: Leslie from work / play / polish


The two polishes I used are new to me and super cool. I thought a simple look showed them off best. Both polishes are by Italian manufacturer, Layla Cosmetics. The blue is from their recently released professional line. These polishes have 15% more pigment than Layla’s consumer polishes and come in a large 17ml bottle. The extra pigment shows. It has really beautiful and dense color! The silver is called Metal Chrome and is from the Layla Mirror Effect line.


Guest post: Leslie from work / play / polish


I used a dotting too to accomplish the look. The pics don’t do this look justice! The mirrored silver over the deep blue is really stunning in person!



I hope Lucie is enjoying her vacation and I hope you enjoyed this post. Thanks for reading!



Thank you Leslie for another great post and look at the perfect clean lines!


I hope you all liked it as much as I did and will visit Leslie's work / play / polish blog. Come on, show her some love, she deserves it! You can find work / play / polish on other social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Have a nice day everyone!

Hello lovelies,


Beginning today I am on almost three-week holiday so I will be publishing some guest posts from other bloggers from around the world and the posts will be mixed with my own as well.


I'd like to start the series with fellow British blogger Jemma from Eeeek! Nail Polish. Jemma does plenty of nail art including stamping, freehand, embellishments, sequins etc. I've asked Jemma to guest post for me because I love her nails, pictures and I see a lot of potential in her :) Let's check out her post



Hey there!


It's Jemma here from Eeeek! Nail Polish. Firstly, I'd like to say a big thank you to Lucy for giving me the opportunity to do a guest post for her wonderful blog - I'm so thrilled to be here! When Lucy contacted me to see if I'd like to do it I jumped at the chance :-) but then I had the difficult task of deciding what to do! So after much hmm-ing and ah-ing (and some ARGH-ing when things didn't go to plan lol) I have a little bit of stamping with a little bit of bling to show you. For this manicure I used:

  • Essie - In The Cab-Ana (from the 2013 Resort collection) 2 coats
  • O.P.I - My Boyfriend Scales Walls, 2 coats
  • Konad plate M51
  • Konad Stamping polish in black
  • Seche Vite


Essie - In The Cab Ana Essie - In The Cab Ana 2


I started of with 2 coats of In The Cab-Ana on my pinky, index and thumb then two coats of My Boyfriend Scales Walls on the 2 remaining nails. I then put a coat of Seche Vite on them all and once dry, I stamped the image down the side of each accent nail. I then used a fine paint brush to fill in some of the petals and a dotting tool to go over the centre of each flower. Finally I added some rhinestones (gotta have a little sparkle!) and then carefully (as stamping can sometimes smudge) put another layer of topcoat on.


Thanks for reading and I hope you liked it!



Beautiful, right? Don't forget to visit Jemma's blog and show her some love! You can also find Eeeek! Nail Polish on Facebook.


Thank you Jemma for the great post, I personally have almost resigned on stamping so I'm sure my readers will appreciate some nice stamping design.