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Hi everyone, 

Hope you're all well and try and have a nice Christmas this year despite everything that's going on. I won't even go there, that would be a long and ranty post haha. Let's focus on why you're probably here - to see what's on my nails 😉


I was undecided about what I wanted for my Christmas nails till the last minute. It's always so hard to plan for me because I just want to try so many different thing. 


I've settled on a red French and full colour nails complemented with delicate snowflakes. 

My Snowflake Nails for Christmas 2020 with Semilac UK

I've created these using Semilac Hybrid Gel polish in colour called My Love. It's a beautiful Christmassy red with subtle red sparkles. I've also used the Semilac Base and Top coat and their LED lamp. 

Then I've used white gel polish, dotting tool and thin brush to create the snowflakes and little snow dots. This type of snowflake is very popular this year and there are many tutorial floating around, I'm sure you've seen them. Basically paint all the dots first and then drag the brush from the centre dot outward through the other dots. It creates these perfectly delicate snowflakes ❤

My Snowflake Nails for Christmas 2020 with Semilac UK
My Snowflake Nails for Christmas 2020 with Semilac UK
My Snowflake Nails for Christmas 2020 with Semilac UK

I am so happy about how the nails came out and I'll be keeping them on till New Year!

What do you think? Would you wear them?


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Hello lovelies,


You've probably been wondering why I haven't been posting. Well, life has gotten crazy busy and overwhelming towards the end of last year and I needed a break from blogging and all the pressure that comes with it. This was the first blogging break in 7 years ad it was much needed. Do you ever feel so overwhelmed you just want to stop blogging? Well that's how I was feeling. Some would call it blogger burnout but the good news is, I'm back! I'll be posting as often as I can but I'll take it easy now, I'm sure you'll understand. I won't be reviewing new collections as I'd rather focus on nail art and beautiful polishes. There are plenty of talented swatchers out there you can see new collections on ;)


You know what I just realised? I've missed my 7th Bloggiversary! It was at the beginning of February and I missed it! Oh well, maybe next year! ;)


Today I finally want to share with you nail art that I wore to the Olympia Beauty Show 2016 in London last October. I wanted something intricate, abstract and kind of unique. I wasn't totally crazy about the result but it was still wearable so I kept it on. Let's check out those nails...


I'M BACK!...along with Abstract Handpainted Nail Art
I'M BACK!...along with Abstract Handpainted Nail Art
I'M BACK!...along with Abstract Handpainted Nail Art


It's very unlikely that any of you will ever re-create this monstrosity on your nails but just in case, I'll tell you roughly how I did these ;)


I painted my nails with a coat of pastel beige polish so that other colours would stand out. Then I've used small pieces of makeup sponge to add splashes of colour. I opted for mint green and pastel purple to create watercolour-ish background. For that I've sponged on one of the colours randomly and then went in with a small brush and bit of acetone. Once the subtle watercolour-style background was finished, I've added moss green and white dots using dotting tool. Then I've painted the brown rectangular shapes with a thin brush from the Winstonia Berry Wine set.

After that it still looked very plain so I've painted on some black and white line work. For that I've used another brush from the Winstonia Berry Wine set (the brushes are super  thin) and acrylic paint. Lastly, I've sealed the whole design with a coat of Seche Vite topcoat. All polishes I've used were from Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure.


I hope you enjoyed this kinda crazy abstract look and let me know what's new with you! What collections are your favourite right now?


Have a lovely day! Lucie x