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Hello lovelies,

 

Today I want to show you one of the promised manicures with Morgan Taylor CHROME collection. It's actually the marbled nail art I've shown you in the review but I've stamped over it and it looks EPIC! (probably not to you but I still love it ;)

 

I've divided post into two part - firstly I'll show you the nail art and how to recreate it with my video tutorial and then I'll review the Bundle Monster Shangri-La stamping plate collection I've used for this look.

 

Marbled Madness! | Nail Art Tutorial | Bundle Monster Shangri-La Collection Review
Marbled Madness! | Nail Art Tutorial | Bundle Monster Shangri-La Collection Review
Marbled Madness! | Nail Art Tutorial | Bundle Monster Shangri-La Collection Review

 

Wow, I just can't get over how bright, busy and colourful this look is! I was loving the plain marble nail art too but it looks even cooler with the stamping in my opinion - what do you think?

 

I have used all the polishes from Morgan Taylor CHROME collection to create the marble, the colours are:

  • Chrome Base (silver metallic)
  • Sunset Yellow Appliqué (yellow)
  • Amber Rush Appliqué (orange)
  • Cherry Appliqué (cherry red)
  • Royal Appliqué (royal purple)
  • Ultra Marine Appliqué (rich blue)
  • Ivy Appliqué (green)

 

Then I've stamped over the nails with Hit The Bottle Snowed In (white) stamping polish and the Bundle Monster Shangri-La stamping plates BM-S101 and BM-S108.

 

Marbled Madness! | Nail Art Tutorial | Bundle Monster Shangri-La Collection Review
Marbled Madness! | Nail Art Tutorial | Bundle Monster Shangri-La Collection Review
Marbled Madness! | Nail Art Tutorial | Bundle Monster Shangri-La Collection Review

 

I just had to record a tutorial for this look because it looks difficult but it's in fact very easy to re-create. I would love to see your manicures inspired by this tutorial so please do tag me @lucysstash or #lucysstash so I can check them out!

 

Here's how to do it:

 

 

 

 

Now I want to show you the Bundle Monster Shangri-La collection which consists of 10 small square stamping plates. Each plate is fully etched so you can stamp any portion of the design 'buffet style'. The plates come in a plastic pouch and each has the blue protective foil so please don't forget to remove it before stamping ;) All plates are etched well and all stamped very nicely, I didn't have any issues in that sense.

 

This collection is full of abstract designs ranging from mehndi and paisley style to zentangle and geometric-like styles. I really like them all but I definitely prefer and reach for the floral and paisley-like plates. To me they are a bit more feminine and prettier.

 

Marbled Madness! | Nail Art Tutorial | Bundle Monster Shangri-La Collection Review
Marbled Madness! | Nail Art Tutorial | Bundle Monster Shangri-La Collection Review

 


I wanted this stamping plates collection since it came out and it didn't disappoint me. It offers such great variety and I can see great possibilities for ledlighting designs, simple overlay of stamping over plain or colourful background (like I did above) and more! Well done Bundle Monster on this great set!

 

Availability:

Bundle Monster Shangri-La stamping plate collection

UK: Amazon UK http://amzn.to/1RV1usu (£16.99)

US: Walmart at go.magik.ly/r/lucysstash/15863/ ($11.89) | Bundle Monster website at http://bit.ly/1S6Lrpy ($14.99)

 

Morgan Taylor CHROME collection:

UK: Sally stores or online at www.sallyexpress.com | or at Amazon UK

US: MT at Amazon US http://go.magik.ly/r/lucysstash/1519a/

 

 

Hope you've enjoyed today's post and the tutorial and I'll see you soon! Lucie x

 

*PR samples sent for review

Hello lovelies,

 

I have an awesome and colourful post today! Lovely ladies from Morgan Taylor have sent me their CHROME collection and I have been playing with it in the past couple of months and created quite a few nail arts with them (more coming soon!) and today I want to finally review it and share the first looks with you. I'm always up for any new technique or nail art product and since the ledlighting technique started to be popular, the mainstream companies seemed to have jumped on the bandwagon.

 

Morgan Taylor CHROME collection consists of six bold translucent polish appliqués and a silver chrome base polish. This collection has been created to make it easier to create colourful nail art designs and I've put it to test.

 

Morgan Taylor CHROME Collection | Review & Nail Art Manicures
Morgan Taylor CHROME Collection | Review & Nail Art Manicures

 

The idea is to apply a coat of Silver Chrome Base polish and then apply the colours in single layer, overlapped or mixed together, marbled or stamping with them. Of course there are plenty more possibilities to create eye-catching nail art!

 

The Silver Chrome Base is surprisingly pigmented and it's opaque in one coat, making it the perfect base. It helps the colours to stand out and stay bright even in single coat. All of the colour appliqués, as Morgan Taylor calls them, have pigmented jelly formula. This means they are not fully opaque, they are partially translucent and have that glossy and 'squishy' look. They can be used for ledlighting but the darker colours are almost too pigmented (you'll see what I mean in the last few photos).

 

The colours are:

  • Chrome Base (silver metallic)
  • Sunset Yellow Appliqué (yellow)
  • Amber Rush Appliqué (orange)
  • Cherry Appliqué (cherry red)
  • Royal Appliqué (royal purple)
  • Ultra Marine Appliqué (rich blue)
  • Ivy Appliqué (green)

 

I have created a needle-marble manicure using the whole collection which nicely shows how the colours behave, layer and create new shades when overlapped and mixed together. It created some really interesting moments, my favourite are the thumb nail and middle nail.

 

Morgan Taylor CHROME Collection | Review & Nail Art Manicures
Morgan Taylor CHROME Collection | Review & Nail Art Manicures
Morgan Taylor CHROME Collection | Review & Nail Art Manicures

 

 

I think it looks pretty cool, eh? I love how colourful and unique each nail it! This manicure is without topcoat because I did some further nail art with it. But it was still nicely glossy and mostly smooth even after the marbling. All of the colours and the silver base dry fast so I either had to work fast or apply thicker layer.

 

In this next manicure I've tried the ledlighting technique. As I've said previously, the dark colours are quite well-pigmented which means they can almost cover the black stamped lines. I still like the darker nails (on the second one I used less colour to make it lighter) but the yellow-to-pink nails are my favourite because I can clearly see the floral pattern underneath.

 

Morgan Taylor CHROME Collection | Review & Nail Art Manicures
Morgan Taylor CHROME Collection | Review & Nail Art Manicures
Morgan Taylor CHROME Collection | Review & Nail Art Manicures
Morgan Taylor CHROME Collection | Review & Nail Art Manicures
Morgan Taylor CHROME Collection | Review & Nail Art Manicures

 


You've probably noticed, that I've used a floral pattern from my Bundle Monster collaboration plate! I'm still finding myself reaching out for this plate a lot - what can I say? I really like it :D

 

My last thought on the Morgan Taylor CHROME collection? I definitely like it a lot and you'll see many more manicures done with this collection. I love the boldness and versatility and also that the polishes are easy to work with, they don't get gloopy and stringy like OPI Sheer Tints and they don't smudge under top coat. If you like creating easy nail art looks, this might be a great collection for you.

 

Morgan Taylor CHROME collection availability:

UK: Sally stores or online at www.sallyexpress.com | or at Amazon UK

US: MT at Amazon US http://go.magik.ly/r/lucysstash/1519a/

 

Hope you've enjoyed today's review and manicures and I hope to see you soon! Have a lovely day. Lucie x

 

*Polishes sent for review