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Hello lovelies,

 

By now you probably have seen the new Barry M Sunset polishes swatched and reviewed on many other blogs so I want to show you the colours in nail art. For today's manicure I have picked Barry M You Drive Me Navy and The Way You Make Me Teal and combined them into a vertical gradient. That would never be enough for me so I've stamped a floral filigree design using Barry M Gold Foil, Creative Stamper and Pueen Lace Blossom stamping plate.

 

Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review
Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review
Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review
Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review
Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review
Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review

 

 

In this second part of the post I want to take a closer look at the Pueen Lace Blossom stamping plate. It is the second big plate that Pueen has released (the first one was the Fireworks Festival) and it's full of florals, lace but also some geometric patterns and for some reason, a Christmas tree(!). There are so many patterns that I adore, especially the florals and lace and the places where flowers meet the geometric patterns! The plate is well made and I've tested almost every inch of it and all patterns worked well and are nicely etched. The only place that I had to try stamp twice was a delicate lace but in the end it worked fine. The first thing I always do with new plates is to remove the (blue) protective foil. Never forget to remove it otherwise your plate won't work.

 

"This plate measures 7"x9.5" (18x24cm) with sanded edges and backing for easy, comfortable handling and a protective nylon screen. This image plate is made from high grade stainless steel and backing to prevent scratching during storage."

 

Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review
Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review
Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review
Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review

 

 

Another great plate from Pueen that I will enjoy using in the future :) It is currently available on their website for $18.99.

 

If you'd like to see another Barry M Sunset shade swatched and in nail art, check out this post.

 

I hope you've enjoyed this post and let me know your thoughts in the comments! Have a lovely day. Lucie x

 

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Hello lovelies,

 

Lovely people from diego dalla palma have sent me few of their nail polishes to try and I've combined them into one stripy manicure. This is the first time I've been using diego dalla palma polishes and my first encounter with this Italian brand.

 

diego dalla palma about their polishes: "An intense colour that has maximum coverage, with a brilliant finish and a long lasting life. The new formula, combined with the maxi brush guarantees an easy application without any smudging."

Going girly! Feat. diego dalla palma Nail Polishes
Going girly! Feat. diego dalla palma Nail Polishes
Going girly! Feat. diego dalla palma Nail Polishes
Going girly! Feat. diego dalla palma Nail Polishes
Going girly! Feat. diego dalla palma Nail Polishes
Going girly! Feat. diego dalla palma Nail Polishes

 

 

I have used diego dalla palma Sorbet, Violet Underground, Modern romance and Cool Peony. I started with two coats of Sorbet (peachy colour) and then just applied curvy lines using stripy brush and all the other shades. All were well pigmented so I only had to paint the lines ones which was brilliant. Only Sorbet was a bit sheerer and needs two coats.

 

Overall, the polishes were a pleasure to work with, especially with the dark, super-pigmented shades. The brush is flat with rounded corners so that ticks the box for me as well. It's kind of like the upgraded Models Own brush in certain collections. diego dalla palma polishes are available at their website and at M&S website. The price is inder £10 per 14ml bottle.

 

You've probably seen this manicure yesterday and will see it once again because I've re-used it for other project but for that look in the next post!

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

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