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Hello lovelies,

Today's post has two parts: in the first part I'll show you the Bundle Monster Festival box and stamping plates set and in the other half I'll do a nail art manicure with the set and it's also my Pastel Geometric manicure for a nail art challenge.

Bundle Monster has released their first themed collection called Festival which includes new stamping plates, California Dreaming Gel polish, festival water decals, natural stones, and holographic nail stickers!

Bundle Monster says: "Festival came together based on the trending movement of living young, wild and free! A little bit of 1970's Woodstock mixed in with our music culture of today. Everyone loves to go to a good festival where you can let your hair down and dance to the beat of your own drum. That's what our Festival collection is all about!"

Paint All The Nails Presents Pastel Geometric Nail Art + Bundle Monster Festival Box Review
Paint All The Nails Presents Pastel Geometric Nail Art + Bundle Monster Festival Box Review

 


As you can see, there are so many gorgeous new products in this collection! All of them seem to be sold separately so you can pick and choose which ones you want.

 

The first item is the California Dreaming Gel polish set. It consists of 6 creme gel polishes in summer shades. I will be doing review and some cool nail art with this collection later in a separate post.

 

Next, there is a set of water transfer decals with different sets of images ranging from palm trees and leaves, star signs and constellations to chevron stripes and more! These are thin and easy to use so I'll definitely be showing you some nail art manicures with them later as well.

 

Then there is a pot full of Natural Semi Precious Pebble Stones. These are different colours, shapes and sizes and I would probably use this with gels or gel polishes rather than with nail polish. I can see amethyst, coral, turquoise and other types of stones.

 

Another new release are Holographic Nail Art Stickers, I have the Cosmic Array set. These can be cut into any shape and adhered to the nail/nail polish and then sealed with top coat. They look very beautiful but I find them to be little bit thicker than I'd like. That's because my nails are very curved and stickers either crease or lift off at the edges.

 

But my absolute favourite from this box is the new set of Festival stamping plates! The images are so versatile and fun and there are several themes like geometric, hippie, festival, star constellations, hipster animals etc. Here are all the plates photographed for you:

 

Paint All The Nails Presents Pastel Geometric Nail Art + Bundle Monster Festival Box Review

 

They are so beautiful - am I right or am I right? :D They all seem to be etched properly and I haven't spotted any mistakes. So far I have tested 4 out of the 10 plates and haven't had any problems with the images. I've also seen countless of awesome manicures with these plates from bloggers like Very Emily and Glitterfingersss and you should definitely check them out!

 

The plates come with the regular protective backing and blue foil (don't forget to remove it!). There is 10 of them in the set and they can be purchased for $14.99 or separately for $2.49 at Bundle Monster website or on Amazon.

 

And now, let's have a look at the second part of this post - the nail art challenge manicure. I am part of a group called Paint All The Nails and besides chatting about nails we also do a monthly nail art challenge. This month's theme is Pastel Geometric and I've decided to use the Bundle Monster Festival plates to create this manicure.

 

Paint All The Nails Presents Pastel Geometric Nail Art + Bundle Monster Festival Box Review
Paint All The Nails Presents Pastel Geometric Nail Art + Bundle Monster Festival Box Review
Paint All The Nails Presents Pastel Geometric Nail Art + Bundle Monster Festival Box Review
Paint All The Nails Presents Pastel Geometric Nail Art + Bundle Monster Festival Box Review

 

For this look I have used two techniques - stamping decals and kind of an acetone wash with stamping. First I've created stamping decals with a geometric design from BM-S307 plate and applied them to naked nail, creating a negative space around the decal. I've used Zoya Cole, Dot, Lillian and Blu, all light and pastel colours.

 

I've painted the remaining nails with one coat of white nail polish (Color Club French Tip). Then I've mixed little bit of nail polish in one of the four pastel colours with acetone and painted the mixture over the white polish. This helped me get a watercolour look and overlap the pastel shades. Finally, I've stamped over the watercolour look with white geometric stamping from Bundle Monster BM-S303 plate.

 

I really like the soft look of the watercolour nails and the contrasting boldness of the geometric stamping decals. I think that despite decals being a lot of work they are totally worth it :)

 

Paint All The Nails Presents Pastel Geometric Nail Art + Bundle Monster Festival Box Review
 
Don't forget to check out other fabulous nail bloggers participating in this challenge and what design they came up with! Have a lovely day! Lucie x
 

 

 

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Hello lovelies,

 

I've promised you two tutorials in the previous post and here's the second one! I have partnered up with

JustMyLook.co.uk to inspire you to do some cool Easter nail art :) This tutorial is little bit advanced but with a bit of practice I'm sure you can do it too!

 

Today's tutorial has been inspired by multiple Easter manicures that I kept seeing over the years  like Polish Is The New Black and Paulina's Passions. I took different inspirations and put them together to create today's nails.

 

Here's the look and a step by step tutorial for you:

 

Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL
Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL
Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL

 

 

Step 1 – Apply a base coat. I’m using OPI Natural Nail Base Coat

Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL

 

 

Step 2 – Apply first coat of nail polish, each nail in different pastel colour. I’ve usedthe following polishes:

 

  • OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook
  • Models Own Banana Split (alternative at JustMyLook.co.uk Nails Inc Seven Dials Gel Effect)
  • OPI Pink-Ing Of You
  • Models Own Mint Icing (alternative at JustMyLook.co.uk OPI Gargantuan Green Grape)
  • Models Own Lilac Icing (alternative at JustMyLook.co.uk CND Vinylux Cake Pop).
Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL

 

 

Step 3 – Apply second coat of nail polish to each nail

Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL

 

 

Step 4 – Add white polka dots to all nails except the ring finger. I’m using a small dotting tool and OPI Alpine Snow. If you don’t have a dotting to you can use bobby pin or a pin with round head stuck in a pencil.

Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL

 

 

Step 5 – It's time to paint the Easter bunny. Paint a half circle near the edge of the nail using the nail polish brush in the bottle or a smaller nail art brush. I’m using OPI Alpine Snow again.

Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL

 

 

Step 6 – Use a thin nail art brush and paint two ears with white polish

Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL

 

 

Step 7 – Now add a pink middle to both ears with a nail art brush and OPI Pink-Ing Of You

Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL

 

 

Step 8 – Draw two eyes with black nail polish and thin nail art brush. Alternatively paint two black dots as eyes instead if you prefer that look

Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL

 

 

Step 9 – Add a small pink dot as a nose with OPI Pink-Ing Of You and dotting tool

Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL

 

 

Step 10 – Paint whiskers with black nail polish and thin nail art brush

Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL

 


Step 11 – Seal the nails with a coat of topcoat. I’m using OPI Top Coat. It helps to have a nice little drop at the end of the brush and float it just above the nail so you don't smear your artwork.

Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL
Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL

 

So there you go, cute Easter bunny nail art tutorial :) Are you planning to do something special on your nails this Easter? If you recreate this look, don't forget to tag me, I'd love to see your creation!

 

The polishes I've used or similar shades can be found at JustMyLook.co.uk. You can follow their latest offers of nail products on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

*PR samples