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Hello lovelies,

 

Today's glitter gradient is a bit different from the ones I've done previously because I've used loose glitter! Lovely Franziska from Fanzis has send me a set of 10 glitters to play with and this is the first manicure I've done with them.

 

Fanzis is a Danish brand by Franziska Christensen who is nail technician herself and uses these glitters for her work. She has 25 different glitters and Appeal4 nail polish line to offer. There is also a nail gallery and blog on her site so it's worth a visit.

 

Let's have a look at my manicure:

 

Glitter Gradient with FANZIS Glitter & Dance Legend
Glitter Gradient with FANZIS Glitter & Dance Legend
Glitter Gradient with FANZIS Glitter & Dance Legend
Glitter Gradient with FANZIS Glitter & Dance Legend
Glitter Gradient with FANZIS Glitter & Dance Legend
Glitter Gradient with FANZIS Glitter & Dance Legend

 

I have used Dance Legend Enamel Glass #1049 as a base and dark grey holographic Fanzis glitter. The glitters don't have names, only numbers on the website so I'm not so sure about the number for this one as it's not on the pot. As a last step I've sealed the glitter with a coat of Seche Vite. It didn't make the nails completely smooth but either two coats of topcoat or patting down and flattening the glitter more would help. Glitter can be difficult to work with but once I got hang of I it was much easier.

 

Fanzis glitter is regular size, it's not very fine nor chunky as you can see in the next picture.

 

 

 

Glitter Gradient with FANZIS Glitter & Dance Legend
Glitter Gradient with FANZIS Glitter & Dance Legend
Glitter Gradient with FANZIS Glitter & Dance Legend

 


Set of 10 glitters comes in this cute branded plastic box and you can choose any selection of colour you want just like I did. Many of them have holographic effect and all are beautifully sparkly and each pot holds 10 grams of glitter.

 

EDIT: I have done a 'Glitter Porn' video showing all 10 glitters up close!

 

 

Franziska has offered a 3-week temporary 15% discount on all glitters so you can just shop as usual, no need to use any code. The glitters & polishes are available in the Fanzis store.

 

I'm off tomorrow to The Body Shop HQ for some special project so there will be no post tomorrow. Don't forget to enter my current giveaway if you haven't already and have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

*PR samples

 

Hello lovelies,

 

This is very exciting, I have been doing manicures at the London Fashion Week with The Body Shop! I've put together a report of what was going on and some manicures I've done so I hope you'll like it! I haven't had my digital camera with me so all pictures were taken with my mobile phone.

 

About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...

 

 

My day started quite early and with a train journey to London. I was doing my hair on the train so I got some weird stares as always :D Then I was heading to Freemason's Hall in Covent Garden where the Fashion Scout section and The Body Shop Nail Bar was located. People from The Body Shop have created an amazing nail bar that featured my own nail designs and photos. Needless to say I loved it and I was so proud to see my work out there!

 

I was also lucky to work with the talented Metta from Nails by Mets on Friday & Saturday, check her out (the manicures she did are on her Instagram).

 

I was working with The Body Shop Colour Crush nail polish range and their other products and tools so every single nail colour you'll see is from The Body Shop. We were doing express manicures that were basically file & polish so no cuticle work and all pictures are pre-cuticle oil as well ;)

 

About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...

 

 

As you can see my phone doesn't do great job with photos so please excuse the lower quality. Bu man, so many nails! I did even more but I didn't include all those one-colour manicures I did.

 

There was always somebody waiting in a queue to have their nails done so at times I felt like I should rush so to do as many people as possible I've been doing nail art mostly as an accent nail. Nevertheless I still very much enjoyed it and I hope I'll be able to do events like these again in the future.

 

There was also friendly and talented fashion & beauty photographer Andrew R. Moore (http://www.andrewrmoore.com/) occasionally taking nail bar and nail pictures and he was kind enough to allow me to share some of the pictures with you. This is the nail bar and nails through his eyes (and lens ;)...

 

About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...
About That Time I Did Nails At The London Fashion Week 2015 for The Body Shop...

 

 

How different are Andrew's pictures from my bad phone ones!? It was nice to have a second pair of eyes and some interesting photos so thank you, Andrew.

 

The day always ended with yet another train journey home but I would do it again! PLUS I finally got to meet the lovely Antonia who works for The Body Shop but she's also the face behind @nailsandpolkadots! Big thanks to The Body Shop for putting it all together and for having me on board! everyone was so kind and lovely despite the pressure and busy environment :)

 

So that was my experience of London Fashion Week - what was yours? And which nails are your favourite?

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x