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Hello lovelies,

 

August has passed very fast for me and it's time for the monthly nail art challenge from Paint All The Nails. I completely forgot (thanks to my 2-week holiday) and I didn't have time to do any special colour block design. Luckily I've had an older manicure that I've done and that I can use. I still have my square shaped nails there but I'm sure you won't mind ;)

 

Today's manicure is very colourful and summery and I can show you a step by step tutorial of the design too! I've done it using Leighton Denny polishes and a Color Club French Tip white polish as a base. Yes guys, this is so far my favourite white nail polish. Here's the final look and list of all the polishes I've used:

 

Paint All The Nails Presents Colour Block Nail Art + TUTORIAL
Paint All The Nails Presents Colour Block Nail Art + TUTORIAL
Paint All The Nails Presents Colour Block Nail Art + TUTORIAL

 

These nails might look difficult to do but I've broken the design into small steps for you and in the end it's just painting lines. A great design to practice your line work ;)

 

 

How to:

 

Step 1 - Apply a base coat to clean and dry nails. Then paint them with one or two coats of white nail polish. I've used Colour Club French Tip which is very opaque so I got away with just one coat.

Paint All The Nails Presents Colour Block Nail Art + TUTORIAL

 

Step 2 - Paint the top of each nail with a different colour. I chose colours that will be somewhat dominant on the nail.

Paint All The Nails Presents Colour Block Nail Art + TUTORIAL

 

Step 3 - Add thin and thick stripes of the same colour to the nails

Paint All The Nails Presents Colour Block Nail Art + TUTORIAL

 

Step 4 - Start adding more stripes of different colours. Try to stick to similar colour families with the odd stripe in colour of the next nail to tie the nails visually together

Paint All The Nails Presents Colour Block Nail Art + TUTORIAL

 

Step 5 - Continue with adding more stripes and colours to the rest of the nails. Different widths of stripes make a really interesting effect

Paint All The Nails Presents Colour Block Nail Art + TUTORIAL
Paint All The Nails Presents Colour Block Nail Art + TUTORIAL

 

Step 6 - Finish up with a coat of Leighton Denny One For All (as a top coat) and admire your new beautiful nails ;)

Paint All The Nails Presents Colour Block Nail Art + TUTORIAL

 

My line work is far from perfect but all in all I quite liked this look. And practice makes perfect so imperfection isn't a fail at all, just another lesson on the path to perfection!

 

What do you think of this look? Would you wear it?

 

I'm so glad I was able to participate in this month's Paint All The Nails Challenge again and if you'd like to see what my fellow nail bloggers came up with, check out #paintallthenailscolorblock and the link up below!

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

 

 

Hello lovelies,

 

Remember the cool Bundle Monster Festival Box I've showed you few weeks back? Well, I promised you a review of the Cali Dreamin' gel polish collection so here it is! But first, here's the description of the collection that brings summer to your heart just by reading it!

 

"High desert backdrops, Springtime music festivals, and the lifestyles of these concert goers were the inspiration for our Cali Dreamin' Collection of cream colored gel nail lacquers. These 6 colors will personify your inner music loving-road warrior that's rollin' with the top down on your '69 VW bug and just feeling new and fresh: Acoustic Asana (G097) is a salmon pink fitting of beautiful Cali sunsets, Mojave Mixer (G098) is a lime green inspired by lush green grass of the Mojave Performance Stage, Indigo Indio (G099) is a gorgeous dusty, navy lavender blue inspired by some of the art of the desert in Indio, California, Papaya Whip (G100) is a soft orange befitting of the pueblo colored high desert mountains. Lightweaver (G101) is a stunning lilac purple at will warm your inner flower child, and Escape Velocity (G102) was inspired by the brilliant turquoise blue skies of a warm Spring day cruising down the I-10 leaving LA to fresh, desert air."

 

Marble Nail Art Tutorial with Bundle Monster Cali Dreamin' Gel Polish Collection
Marble Nail Art Tutorial with Bundle Monster Cali Dreamin' Gel Polish Collection

 

This was my first experience with Bundle Monster gel polish and I didn't have many expectations. I thought it will probably be poorly pigmented and maybe with some curing issues. But luckily, I was pleasantly surprised so I'm happy to share it with you.

 

The gel polishes come in black bottle and cap with white writing and a colour label at the top of the cap. Each bottle holds 13ml. I've also swatched these on swatch sticks to see the formula and opacity and I was happy with both. The polishes are creamy and smooth, they applied lovely and were opaque in two coats. They look a bit brighter over white base.

 

I've decided to do a marble drag design with all of the colours because they look amazing together! I've used the following BM gel polishes: Mojave Mixer, Acoustic Asana, Lightweaver, Indigo Indio, Escape Velocity, Papaya Whip.

 

Marble Nail Art Tutorial with Bundle Monster Cali Dreamin' Gel Polish Collection
Marble Nail Art Tutorial with Bundle Monster Cali Dreamin' Gel Polish Collection
Marble Nail Art Tutorial with Bundle Monster Cali Dreamin' Gel Polish Collection
Marble Nail Art Tutorial with Bundle Monster Cali Dreamin' Gel Polish Collection
Marble Nail Art Tutorial with Bundle Monster Cali Dreamin' Gel Polish Collection
Marble Nail Art Tutorial with Bundle Monster Cali Dreamin' Gel Polish Collection

 

The marble came out perfect and I love how some of the shades seep into each other in some areas. It is such a fun and summery design!

 

I've prepared a step by step tutorial for you, you can recreate this design with any other gel polish brand.

 

 

How to get this look

 

Step 1 - apply a coat of base coat, cure.

 

Marble Nail Art Tutorial with Bundle Monster Cali Dreamin' Gel Polish Collection

 

Step 2 - apply a coat or two of white gel polish, cure. This is so that we can apply just one layer of colours and they will be fully opaque and bright. Cure.

Marble Nail Art Tutorial with Bundle Monster Cali Dreamin' Gel Polish Collection

 

Step 3 - Use a small nail art brush or striping brush and apply a stripe of each gel colour on the nail. Paint the strips next to each other with different widths and cover the white underneath completely, do not cure yet.

Marble Nail Art Tutorial with Bundle Monster Cali Dreamin' Gel Polish Collection
Marble Nail Art Tutorial with Bundle Monster Cali Dreamin' Gel Polish Collection
Marble Nail Art Tutorial with Bundle Monster Cali Dreamin' Gel Polish Collection
Marble Nail Art Tutorial with Bundle Monster Cali Dreamin' Gel Polish Collection
Marble Nail Art Tutorial with Bundle Monster Cali Dreamin' Gel Polish Collection

 

Step 4 - use a pin/very thin brush to drag through the colours. Drag in one direction (from cuticle to the tip) and leave a bit of space in between the lines, do not cure yet.

Marble Nail Art Tutorial with Bundle Monster Cali Dreamin' Gel Polish Collection

 

Step 5 - drag through the colours again in the opposite direction. Drag in one direction again (from tip to the cuticle) in between the existing lines, cure.

Marble Nail Art Tutorial with Bundle Monster Cali Dreamin' Gel Polish Collection

 

Step 6 - Apply gel polish top coat, cure. Remove the inhibition (sticky) layer.

Marble Nail Art Tutorial with Bundle Monster Cali Dreamin' Gel Polish Collection
Marble Nail Art Tutorial with Bundle Monster Cali Dreamin' Gel Polish Collection

 

Not that difficult to do this, right? What do you think?

 

Cali Dreamin' gel polish collection is available at Bundle Monster website for $31.99 or here at $6.50 each.

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

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