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Hello lovelies,

 

Today is the third day of the Nail Art Fashion Week and we take inspiration from bags, handbags and clutches. There haven't been many bags that caught my eye but I finally found one that inspired me! It is from a London-based designer Orla Kiely and her collection called Orla La which introduced a collection that looked very retro to me. It features patterns and colour combinations that I found very different from what the other designers introduced.

 

"Kiely was inspired by British Fifties and Sixties kitchen sink drama; The New Wave; and Northern Soul, the early Seventies British dance movement based on American soul. The designer took her initials and fused them into structured, glossy leather handbags and small leather goods. One structured, boxy bag with a gold chain featured different skins, including polished natural leather, shiny leather and crocodile." Read more about this collection and see all the pictures here.

 

NAFW 2016 Day 3 - Inspired by an Orla Kiely BAG
NAFW 2016 Day 3 - Inspired by an Orla Kiely BAG
NAFW 2016 Day 3 - Inspired by an Orla Kiely BAG

 

For this nail design I've used OPI Incognito In Sausalito, OPI My Very First Knockwurst, Zoya Daisy, OPI Matte Top Coat, MoYou London PRO collection 03 stamping plate and white stamping polish. And of course I added the gold chain to the remaining nails :)

 

The process was quite complicated and I had to use a nail vinyl, latex barrier, stamping and painting over it so I'm not doing step by step description. But I like how the nails look with the matte top coat but this time I didn't forget to snap a picture of the glossy version! Let's compare the two:

 

NAFW 2016 Day 3 - Inspired by an Orla Kiely BAG
NAFW 2016 Day 3 - Inspired by an Orla Kiely BAG

 


So which version is your favourite? Matte or glossy?

 

 

Don't forget to check out manicures from all the other co-hosts: Maria from So Nailicious,  Victoria from

Manicurator, Emily from Very Emily and Anja from Lieve91.

 

You can follow the challenge and see all the manicures created each day by checking out the #NAFW2016 hashtag on Instagram and Twitter. We will be reposting our favourites on our Instagram accounts so join the challenge, create some amazing looks as suggested by the schedule, include #NAFW2016 and maybe you'll be the one featured on my IG account! If you'd like to know more, check out the announcement post with all details and how to join!

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

Hello lovelies,

Today's post has two parts: in the first part I'll show you the Bundle Monster Festival box and stamping plates set and in the other half I'll do a nail art manicure with the set and it's also my Pastel Geometric manicure for a nail art challenge.

Bundle Monster has released their first themed collection called Festival which includes new stamping plates, California Dreaming Gel polish, festival water decals, natural stones, and holographic nail stickers!

Bundle Monster says: "Festival came together based on the trending movement of living young, wild and free! A little bit of 1970's Woodstock mixed in with our music culture of today. Everyone loves to go to a good festival where you can let your hair down and dance to the beat of your own drum. That's what our Festival collection is all about!"

Paint All The Nails Presents Pastel Geometric Nail Art + Bundle Monster Festival Box Review
Paint All The Nails Presents Pastel Geometric Nail Art + Bundle Monster Festival Box Review

 


As you can see, there are so many gorgeous new products in this collection! All of them seem to be sold separately so you can pick and choose which ones you want.

 

The first item is the California Dreaming Gel polish set. It consists of 6 creme gel polishes in summer shades. I will be doing review and some cool nail art with this collection later in a separate post.

 

Next, there is a set of water transfer decals with different sets of images ranging from palm trees and leaves, star signs and constellations to chevron stripes and more! These are thin and easy to use so I'll definitely be showing you some nail art manicures with them later as well.

 

Then there is a pot full of Natural Semi Precious Pebble Stones. These are different colours, shapes and sizes and I would probably use this with gels or gel polishes rather than with nail polish. I can see amethyst, coral, turquoise and other types of stones.

 

Another new release are Holographic Nail Art Stickers, I have the Cosmic Array set. These can be cut into any shape and adhered to the nail/nail polish and then sealed with top coat. They look very beautiful but I find them to be little bit thicker than I'd like. That's because my nails are very curved and stickers either crease or lift off at the edges.

 

But my absolute favourite from this box is the new set of Festival stamping plates! The images are so versatile and fun and there are several themes like geometric, hippie, festival, star constellations, hipster animals etc. Here are all the plates photographed for you:

 

Paint All The Nails Presents Pastel Geometric Nail Art + Bundle Monster Festival Box Review

 

They are so beautiful - am I right or am I right? :D They all seem to be etched properly and I haven't spotted any mistakes. So far I have tested 4 out of the 10 plates and haven't had any problems with the images. I've also seen countless of awesome manicures with these plates from bloggers like Very Emily and Glitterfingersss and you should definitely check them out!

 

The plates come with the regular protective backing and blue foil (don't forget to remove it!). There is 10 of them in the set and they can be purchased for $14.99 or separately for $2.49 at Bundle Monster website or on Amazon.

 

And now, let's have a look at the second part of this post - the nail art challenge manicure. I am part of a group called Paint All The Nails and besides chatting about nails we also do a monthly nail art challenge. This month's theme is Pastel Geometric and I've decided to use the Bundle Monster Festival plates to create this manicure.

 

Paint All The Nails Presents Pastel Geometric Nail Art + Bundle Monster Festival Box Review
Paint All The Nails Presents Pastel Geometric Nail Art + Bundle Monster Festival Box Review
Paint All The Nails Presents Pastel Geometric Nail Art + Bundle Monster Festival Box Review
Paint All The Nails Presents Pastel Geometric Nail Art + Bundle Monster Festival Box Review

 

For this look I have used two techniques - stamping decals and kind of an acetone wash with stamping. First I've created stamping decals with a geometric design from BM-S307 plate and applied them to naked nail, creating a negative space around the decal. I've used Zoya Cole, Dot, Lillian and Blu, all light and pastel colours.

 

I've painted the remaining nails with one coat of white nail polish (Color Club French Tip). Then I've mixed little bit of nail polish in one of the four pastel colours with acetone and painted the mixture over the white polish. This helped me get a watercolour look and overlap the pastel shades. Finally, I've stamped over the watercolour look with white geometric stamping from Bundle Monster BM-S303 plate.

 

I really like the soft look of the watercolour nails and the contrasting boldness of the geometric stamping decals. I think that despite decals being a lot of work they are totally worth it :)

 

Paint All The Nails Presents Pastel Geometric Nail Art + Bundle Monster Festival Box Review
 
Don't forget to check out other fabulous nail bloggers participating in this challenge and what design they came up with! Have a lovely day! Lucie x
 

 

 

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