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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,

How are you all today? It's new collection time! Barry M has recently sent me their Summer 2016 releases and today I'd like to show you the Lolly Gloss Collection. This collection features four new colours in a sheer jelly gloss formula. The polishes are meant to be worn alone or layered over each other or other polishes.

Barry M Lolly Gloss Collection | Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Lolly Gloss Collection | Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches

 

 

Orange Fizz - bright red orange jelly with orange sweets scent. I've applied four coats which provided quite good coverage but I could still see my nail line a bit. Below also shown coverage of 1-4 coats. No topcoat.

Barry M Lolly Gloss Collection | Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Lolly Gloss Collection | Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches

 

 

Pink Candy - raspberry pink jelly with very sweet candy scent. I've applied four coats which provided quite good coverage. Below also shown coverage of 1-4 coats. No topcoat.

Barry M Lolly Gloss Collection | Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Lolly Gloss Collection | Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches

 

 

Cherry Drop - cherry red jelly with very sweet scent. I've applied four coats which again provided quite good coverage. Below also shown coverage of 1-4 coats. No topcoat.

Barry M Lolly Gloss Collection | Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Lolly Gloss Collection | Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches

 

 

Purple Pop - grape purple jelly with sweet scent with a hint of grape. This is my favourite shade of all, it looked exceptionally well! I've applied four coats which again provided quite good coverage. Below also shown coverage of 1-4 coats. No topcoat.

Barry M Lolly Gloss Collection | Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Lolly Gloss Collection | Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches

 

I thought I won't like this collection at all but after swatching all of the shades I've changed my mind. I really like that each colour has a sweet scent when it dries and they are all super glossy. The formula was easy to apply and thin layers dry relatively quickly but when there are 4 layers built up, it takes much longer and I would recommend using fast drying topcoat.


This collection has the very popular rounded and tapered flat brush that makes it very easy to achieve clean lines and I didn't have to do almost any clean up! So overall, I was pleasantly surprised :)

 

Barry M Lolly Gloss Collection is available at barrym.com, in Superdrug and Boots stores and their websites. Boots currently has an offe buy 1, get 2nd half price.

 

Have a lovely weekend! Lucie x

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