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Hello lovelies,

It's the last day of the month and that means the Nailvengers Assemble! challenge. Joining me in the challenge will be Sammy (The Nailasaurus), Alice (One Nail To Rule Them All) and Allie (Brit Nails).

This month's theme is Christmas Nail Art because we want to show you some seasonal designs and inspire you :) I am doing a very simple yet chic stamping manicure:

Nailvengers Assemble! - Christmas Nail Art
Nailvengers Assemble! - Christmas Nail Art
Nailvengers Assemble! - Christmas Nail Art
Nailvengers Assemble! - Christmas Nail Art

 

 

I have used Zoya Posh (matte) and then I've stamped over it with metallic China Glaze Passion. The snowflake pattern is from Bundle Monster 323 plate.

 

And of course I had to see how this manicure looks glossy so here are couple of glossy shots:

Nailvengers Assemble! - Christmas Nail Art
Nailvengers Assemble! - Christmas Nail Art

 

I can't decide which version I like better - the glossy one looks better in pictures but the matte version looked so chic in real life! I hope you enjoyed today's post and will check out other Nailvengers' nails!

 

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Hello lovelies,

Yesterday I've spent a day training Gelish (gel polish) application at Nail Harmony UK headquarters together with some other bloggers. I will be preparing post about it so stay tuned!

Today I want to show you an experiment with stamping decals and the new(ish) Kaleidoscope stamping plate from MoYou London. Let's have a look at the final look:

Kaleidoscope Nails with Spell Polish + TUTORIAL
Kaleidoscope Nails with Spell Polish + TUTORIAL
Kaleidoscope Nails with Spell Polish + TUTORIAL
Kaleidoscope Nails with Spell Polish + TUTORIAL
Kaleidoscope Nails with Spell Polish + TUTORIAL

 

This manicure consists of two main elements - polka dot nails and the kaleidoscope design nails. The polka dot ones are plain easy and created using dotting tool so I'll focus on the kaleidoscope design nails.

 

How to:

 

Step 1 - Paint several rectangle shapes larger than your nails on a non-porous, smooth surface like a plastic folder or a silicone pad using a top coat. Once they dry properly stamp over them with your chosen design.

 

Step 2 - Start colouring in different parts of the stamped design using small brush and different nail polish colours. Bear in mind that the parts that are transparent will be in the colour of nail polish you are wearing underneath

 

Step 3 & 4 - Paint your nails with two coats of nail polish and let them dry OR apply the decal over the second layer of nail polish while it's still wet. Apply coat of topcoat over the nail which will seal the decal in place

 

Step 5 - Clean up all the excess of decal and edges of nails using flat brush dipped in acetone

 

 

Kaleidoscope Nails with Spell Polish + TUTORIAL

 

 

Products used:

Spell Polish Smile Transference

Spell Polish Swinging Through Stars

MoYou London Kaleidoscope 04 stamping plate

Konad Special Stamping Polish in black

Seche Vite Top coat

Small detailing brush

 

Here's a video tutorial on stamping decals I did earlier, it's basically the same process only with different design:

 

 

 

 

 

I think that this design would look even better in some bright colours but I wanted to use the new Spell Polish multichromes and I really liked to see the colour-shift in the design. What do you think? What colours would YOU use?

 

Have a good day and stay polished! Lucie x