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Hello lovelies,

 

How are you all? Sorry I've been so quiet lately, the wedding preparations combined with my lack of motivation lately caused me to slack with posting. I feel bad about it but I guess after 5 years of full on, almost every day blogging finally took its toll. Maybe that's why today's nail art isn't exactly amazing but it's still good enough to show it to you :)

 

For today I have prepared a review of five Bundle Monster Polynesia Stamping Plates and I've done a stamped nail art of course! So let's start with the nail art...

 

Hawaiian Floral Design & Bundle Monster Polynesia Stamping Plates Review
Hawaiian Floral Design & Bundle Monster Polynesia Stamping Plates Review
Hawaiian Floral Design & Bundle Monster Polynesia Stamping Plates Review
Hawaiian Floral Design & Bundle Monster Polynesia Stamping Plates Review
Hawaiian Floral Design & Bundle Monster Polynesia Stamping Plates Review

 

 

I have started with a coat of Dance Legend As You Wish (reviewed here). Then I've used the dry brush technique to apply Dance Legend aquarelle polishes Levitan, Tiziano, Picasso, Rafael, Dali, Sisley. This wasn't enough for me so I stamped over the colourful background with white Essence stamping polish and a floral design from Bundle Monster Polynesia plate BM-XL108.

 

The stamping plate comes from the new Bundle Monster Polynesia series that has 4 sets with 5 plates each (so 20 new plates). I have the Land Of Aloha set. So far I have tried few designs from different plates and all stamped without a hitch. Each plate also has hard plastic backing which I always like to see because it reduces chances of sharp edges. Some of the designs don't have the thinnest lines that I don't know if that was intent or not. Either way, the quality is good and for the price of just under $4 per plate it's a great value.

 

Hawaiian Floral Design & Bundle Monster Polynesia Stamping Plates Review
Hawaiian Floral Design & Bundle Monster Polynesia Stamping Plates Review
Hawaiian Floral Design & Bundle Monster Polynesia Stamping Plates Review

 

How I wish I could just snap my fingers and be in Hawaii! These Polynesian plates certainly entice me :) I also really enjoyed testing the Dance Legend polishes from the Aquarelle collection - tinted polishes great for leadlighting technique. They are less pigmented that the new Formula X and OPI polishes so they layer better.

 

What do you think of this colourful design and fun Polynesian plates?

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

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Hello lovelies,

 

Today's post is about an experiment. Experiment with bright neon loose glitter. Lovely people from Bundle Monster have sent me a set of glitters and among them were the glitters I'll be using today. Glitter placement can look stunning but sometimes it can be a right pain, especially if you unwisely layer the glitter like I did! I wanted to do a gradient with it but layering glitters made the surface uneven and a bit bump even after applying topcoat.

 

Let's have a look...

 

Welcoming Summer with Neon Glitter Placement Gradient
Welcoming Summer with Neon Glitter Placement Gradient
Welcoming Summer with Neon Glitter Placement Gradient
Welcoming Summer with Neon Glitter Placement Gradient

 


I started with two coats of Barry M Gelly Coconut, a creamy off-white polish. Then I've painted a small part of the nail with top coat and started sticking glitters to it. I repeated the same process and added less and less glitter towards the tip of the nail and most glitter near the cuticle. Lastly, I've sealed the nails with a coat of topcoat. This manicure wasn't a total success and I can still see that bumpy surface in the pictures but we learn from our mistakes, eh? I also regret forgetting to take pictures under UV light, it could have been epic!

 

The glitter didn't bleed colour so I really appreciated that. The set also offers a nice range of colours in three different shapes - circle, hexagonal and diamond. The glitter set can be purchased at a Bundle Monster website.

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

 

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