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Hello lovelies,

 

Lately I haven't been feeling like writing anything so all the swatches, photos and everything else is just piling up waiting to be written about. Don't you just hate moments like these? Sometimes I wish I could just paint my nails and the reviews would magically write themselves!

 

One of the products waiting to be reviewed is the Bundle Monster Work It! collection* of stamping plates. There are three sets with five plates each and I was able to choose one and I really wanted the set with yoga images on them. I must admit, I hate exercising and currently don't do it at all but when I did exercise before my wedding I enjoyed yoga the most (partly because of all the awesome videos on YouTube channel Yoga with Adriene). So naturally I've used the yoga images first ;)

 

Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review
Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review
Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review
Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review
Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review
Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review

 

 

So let me show you Bundle Monster Work It! Set 1 - Gym Junkie. There are five themed plates (BM-XL171-175) with images ranging from yoga poses and patterns to power words and phrases. Each plate is the standard Bundle Monster rectangular plate with dark blue hard plastic backing. Plates come with the blue protective foil which' removed already ;) Images are the larger, XL size which suits me and my longer nails very well.

 

I've tested quite a few of images from each plate and so far all of them stamped nicely, there were no badly etched parts, no problems at all. I particularly like the variety of thickness of the lines. There are some very fine images in the yoga plates that I really liked. Sometimes plates are etched too thickly but luckily that's not the case here. I've created a gradient manicure with stamped yoga images and this is how they came out:

 

Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review
Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review
Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review
Stamping Nail Art with Bundle Monster Work It! Plates & Review

 

I have used Models Own Chrome Turquoise and Chrome Pearl for the gradient background. Next I've applied Bundle Monster Poli-Peel, a latex protector. Then I've stamped over them with Hit the Bottle As Black As Night. All sealed with Seche Vite topcoat. 

 

The plates worked great as you can see! The whole range of Work It! plates is available at Bundle Monster website for $19.99 per set of 5 plates. Plates can be purchased separately as well.

 

I have another nail art manicure that I've done with this cool set but that's for the next time... ;)

 

Have a lovely start of the week! Lucie x

 

*PR samples

 

Hello lovelies,

 

Today's post is very special because it's a Secret Santa edition of Paint All The Nails nail art challenge! Usually we vote on a theme and then do nail art inspired by the theme or technique but because this month is special, that's not what's happening. The point of this challenge is to recreate a nail art from randomly drawn blogger who also joined this challenge. I will be doing manicure inspired by ......Christine from Serenity Nails, a talented Australian blogger! Christine is a great swatcher and she ventures into nail art pretty often too!

 

Christine has done a review of Dance Legend Aquarelle polishes and she's done quite a few ledlighting designs with them. I got inspired by one of the geometric stamped design (then last one in the review). I didn't have the exact design so I improvised and also added two accent nails. Here's my manicure:

 

Paint All The Nails: Secret Santa Edition
Paint All The Nails: Secret Santa Edition
Paint All The Nails: Secret Santa Edition
Paint All The Nails: Secret Santa Edition
Paint All The Nails: Secret Santa Edition
Paint All The Nails: Secret Santa Edition

 

I really liked all the different designs Christine did with purple and blue Aquarelle shades and this was my attempt inspired by her creations. I didn't have the exact stamping plate and patterns so my manicure isn't exactly the same but I hope she won't mind. I've used the Uber Chic plate 2-01 for both stamped images. I stamped with Hit the Bottle As Black As Night, really good black stamping polish and the white pattern is stamped with Essence polish. Then I filled the geometric patterns in with Dance Legend Sisley and OPI Purple Perspective. Lastly, I sealed the nails with Seche Vite topcoat.

 

So that was my nails inspire by Christine from Serenity Nails :) Don't forget to check out Christine's blog or Facebook and Instagram and to find out whose manicures were other participating bloggers recreating, click on the manicures below in the link-up.

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x