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Hello lovelies,

Happy Easter Monday! It's finally a bit sunny here in England and I want to bring out the pastel shades! I have here four new Barry M Speedy Quick Dry shades released this year that I want to show you...and of course I had to pair them up with a pretty flower ;)

Skittle Nails with Barry M Speedy Quick Dry | Review
Skittle Nails with Barry M Speedy Quick Dry | Review
Skittle Nails with Barry M Speedy Quick Dry | Review
Skittle Nails with Barry M Speedy Quick Dry | Review

 


Barry M keeps adding seasonal shades to their nail polish line and in February they've added these four new pastel shades to their Speedy Quick Dry line. This whole line has flat wide brushes with rounded ends to allow fast 3-stroke application and a signature chequered cap. The new colours are: In A Flash, Personal Best, Winning Streak and Freestyle.

 

All the polishes have little bit thicker formula so the application was challenging. They dry really fast so I had to work little bit faster than I usually do otherwise I was experiencing some bald spots. The finish is smooth and glossy but topcoat is a must as it evens out any uneven application.

 

I'm wearing them in photos in the following order:

Index: Winning Streak - 2 coats

Middle: In A Flash - 3 coats

Ring: Freestyle - 2 coats

Pinkie: Personal Best - 2 coats

 

Skittle Nails with Barry M Speedy Quick Dry | Review
Skittle Nails with Barry M Speedy Quick Dry | Review
Skittle Nails with Barry M Speedy Quick Dry | Review
Skittle Nails with Barry M Speedy Quick Dry | Review

 

These new additions to the Speedy Quick Dry line are pretty and feminine and fitting the Spring season. I wore this look for about three days and haven't experienced any chipping so on me they lasted nicely.
 

Have you bought any of these yet? Do you like them?

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

PS: In case you're wondering, the rings are from H&M :)

 

*PR samples

 

 

Hello lovelies,

 

I've promised you two tutorials in the previous post and here's the second one! I have partnered up with

JustMyLook.co.uk to inspire you to do some cool Easter nail art :) This tutorial is little bit advanced but with a bit of practice I'm sure you can do it too!

 

Today's tutorial has been inspired by multiple Easter manicures that I kept seeing over the years  like Polish Is The New Black and Paulina's Passions. I took different inspirations and put them together to create today's nails.

 

Here's the look and a step by step tutorial for you:

 

Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL
Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL
Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL

 

 

Step 1 – Apply a base coat. I’m using OPI Natural Nail Base Coat

Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL

 

 

Step 2 – Apply first coat of nail polish, each nail in different pastel colour. I’ve usedthe following polishes:

 

  • OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook
  • Models Own Banana Split (alternative at JustMyLook.co.uk Nails Inc Seven Dials Gel Effect)
  • OPI Pink-Ing Of You
  • Models Own Mint Icing (alternative at JustMyLook.co.uk OPI Gargantuan Green Grape)
  • Models Own Lilac Icing (alternative at JustMyLook.co.uk CND Vinylux Cake Pop).
Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL

 

 

Step 3 – Apply second coat of nail polish to each nail

Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL

 

 

Step 4 – Add white polka dots to all nails except the ring finger. I’m using a small dotting tool and OPI Alpine Snow. If you don’t have a dotting to you can use bobby pin or a pin with round head stuck in a pencil.

Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL

 

 

Step 5 – It's time to paint the Easter bunny. Paint a half circle near the edge of the nail using the nail polish brush in the bottle or a smaller nail art brush. I’m using OPI Alpine Snow again.

Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL

 

 

Step 6 – Use a thin nail art brush and paint two ears with white polish

Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL

 

 

Step 7 – Now add a pink middle to both ears with a nail art brush and OPI Pink-Ing Of You

Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL

 

 

Step 8 – Draw two eyes with black nail polish and thin nail art brush. Alternatively paint two black dots as eyes instead if you prefer that look

Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL

 

 

Step 9 – Add a small pink dot as a nose with OPI Pink-Ing Of You and dotting tool

Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL

 

 

Step 10 – Paint whiskers with black nail polish and thin nail art brush

Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL

 


Step 11 – Seal the nails with a coat of topcoat. I’m using OPI Top Coat. It helps to have a nice little drop at the end of the brush and float it just above the nail so you don't smear your artwork.

Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL
Easter Bunny & Polka Dots Nails | Advanced TUTORIAL

 

So there you go, cute Easter bunny nail art tutorial :) Are you planning to do something special on your nails this Easter? If you recreate this look, don't forget to tag me, I'd love to see your creation!

 

The polishes I've used or similar shades can be found at JustMyLook.co.uk. You can follow their latest offers of nail products on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

*PR samples