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Hello lovelies,

 

I'm stamping again! This time I'm doing aztec print nail art that combines stamping, freehand painting and rhinestones. I call it stamp-paint method. It is basically using a stamped design as a guide, or complimentary design to freehand painting. It's meant to be different than the lead-lighting technique where you colour in empty parts of stamped design.

 

Let's have a look at what exactly I mean...

Aztec Print Nail Art | Stamp-paint method
Aztec Print Nail Art | Stamp-paint method
Aztec Print Nail Art | Stamp-paint method
Aztec Print Nail Art | Stamp-paint method

 

 

I started with painting two coats of SpaRitual Oracle. Then I stamped the aztec print using white nail polish and MoYou London stamping plate PRO XL collection 03. The next step was to paint yellow and blue patterns using acrylic paint. Lastly, I topcoated the nails and added rhinestones.

 

What do you think of this technique of freehand painting into stamping? I quite like the result :) It is a bit more difficult than creating stamping decals by filling in colours or the lead-lighting technique but it is also more versatile. If you try this technique then please tag me and let me know how you got on, I'd love to see your creation!

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

 

Hello lovelies,

 

Don't you just wish the summer would last forever? Sunny days spent at the beach, warm sunsets and blooming flowers everywhere! That's just my dream and I can keep dreaming because I live in Britain after all... So at least I can create pretty flowers on my nails :)

 

I've decided to decorate Illamasqua Melange with vintage style roses. I have used Illamasqua Melange, OPI Red Hot Rio, OPI Alpine Snow, OPI Chic From Ears To Tail and Barry M Cardamom.

 

Vintage Roses over Illamasqua Melange - Nail Art Design
Vintage Roses over Illamasqua Melange - Nail Art Design
Vintage Roses over Illamasqua Melange - Nail Art Design
Vintage Roses over Illamasqua Melange - Nail Art Design
Vintage Roses over Illamasqua Melange - Nail Art Design

 

 

I'm also wearing a beautiful midi ring by Astrid & Miyu in the pictures. It's called Gold Crystal Floating Heart Midi Ring* and it is the perfect size to fit above my knuckles. Midi Rings are usually too big for me as I have slim fingers but this one fits nicely.

 

The ring is very delicate and feels like good quality product as opposed to some very cheap rings I bought before. The crystals fit perfectly, none of them are loose and this ring also comes in rose gold and silver colour.

 

It is made of gold plated brass and it's nickel free. If you would like to find out more and see some other Astrid & Miyu rings, visit their website.

 

Vintage Roses over Illamasqua Melange - Nail Art Design

 

 

You might have noticed that my pictures have changed a bit. Well I have a new camera which I'm currently testing so the pictures are mix from my new and old camera. I hope you like them and I hope you've enjoyed today's post.

 

Also, my dear friend Ruth has entered me into a birthday contest and I could win a pretty watch. The competition is on Facebook and as always with FB competitions, the most likes win. So if you would like to help me to get an awesome watch for my bday then please like comment from Ruth Knall in this picture: https://www.facebook.com/Watches2U/photos/a.234279439925292.65920.183000838386486/866629470023616/?type=1&comment_id=866639626689267&offset=0&total_comments=45  Thank you so much! xxx

 

Have a lovely Friday! Lucie x

*The ring was sent for feature