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Hello lovelies,

Today marks the 6 year anniversary since I founded this very blog! I can't believe how fast the time went and how much my nail art and polishing evolved since then. A lot of things happened since then - I graduated from university, got married, got my manicurist and nail technician license that enabled me to work on some cool projects including Fashion Scout at London Fashion Week, got two nominations in Cosmopolitan Blog Awards and the most importantly, YOU are here with me! Every year I thank you and every year I mean it. Somehow my Facebook audience alone has grown to more than 1.6 million and so many of you read my blog regularly. For that I am eternally grateful! I've never been big on writing long speeches so I think I'll shut up now :)

I've been thinking what nails to post today and what a better representation than the latest hot trend - Shattered Glass nails! I know I've done these quite a few times but I can't help myself, I just love the look so much! This time I've opted for a plain white background which made the nails look so pure and fairy-like.

It's my 6th BLOGIVERSARY! feat. White Shattered Glass Nails
It's my 6th BLOGIVERSARY! feat. White Shattered Glass Nails
It's my 6th BLOGIVERSARY! feat. White Shattered Glass Nails

 

 

For these nails I've used:

UK: http://www.gwchadwick.co.uk/pearlescent-cellophane.html
Worldwide: http://bit.ly/1QA1IEl (Born Pretty Store - use LUHH10 for 10% off)

 

This is such a simple yet striking look for me and it's easy enough to do for everyone. Here's one of my previous tutorials on how to do these nails, just replace the sheer pink polish with white or any other colour. After some testing I've concluded that it is best to use foil glue instead of topcoat to get the cellophane stick to the nail.

 

 

 

 

 

I hope that you've not only enjoyed today's post but also some of the past ones I've done and thank you for all the comments you leave me here and on social media, I read them all! I wish I could reply to each and every one of them too. THANK YOU again for being here with me :)

Love, Lucie x

 

Hello lovelies,

 

How is your weekend? I'm catching up on some blog work and preparing some new secret project ;) Today I'll show you a gradient manicure and then an updated version of it.

 

Lovely people from Models Own have sent me their latest colours added to the metallic Chrome collection and I've integrated them into some of my nail art manicures. I started with two coats of Models Own Chrome Grey and then I've sponged on I Love Nail Polish Metropolis and Cold Fusion flakies from the tip of the nail toward the centre.

Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥

 


For me, flakies are still amazing polishes and I really love them so I'll do my best to incorporate them little bit more in the future. I purposely used two different flakie polishes to achieve a nice range of colours and I quite liked the result. But it wasn't quite good enough so I added floral stamping on top!

 

I have used my Bundle Monster x Lucy's Stash collaboration plate and Hit The Bottle Snowed In stamping polish. All sealed with a coat of Seche Vite top coat.

 

Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥
Flowers & Flakies Nail Art ♥

 

I see myself coming back again and again to my collaboration stamping plate, probably until I do a manicure with every single image. What about you? Have you gotten yourself this plate yet?

 

I hope you enjoyed this post and had a nice weekend! Lucie x

 

*Some of the products were previously sent as PR samples