When Colours Collide Bi-weekly challenge entry (Black and White 25th Sept 2016) @iamcherrylemon

​#whencolourscollide #nailartchallenge for black and white manicure without stamping

When colours collide nail art challenge on 23rd Sept 2016

When colours collide nail art challenge on 23rd Sept 2016 “black and white dry marbling” @iamcherrylemon

Hey there! I’ve never joined the Colours collide. Challenge before.  I’m so happy to be able to join this round. It was tough for me as I’m a stamper through and through! And this week’s nail art challenge was limiting to 2 colours and no stamping!

I’ve tried drag marble and it looked like bird poop. I’ve tried acrylic paints but the gradient looked grey! I’ve included the nail fail mani here too… For your amusement of course. The drag marble manicure was so bad, I don’t have a single photo to show you. 

So this chosen design a very simple mani to do (probably too simple :o:o), took a total of 25 mins for both hands!

When colours collide nail art challenge on 23rd Sept 2016

When colours collide nail art challenge on 23rd Sept 2016 “black and white dry marbling” @iamcherrylemon

Video tutorial for the #wcc challenge here

Video tutorial for the acrylics nail fail

Black and White acrylic painted manicure nail fail for wcc challenge @iamcherrylemon

Black and White acrylic painted manicure nail fail for wcc challenge @iamcherrylemon

Thank you and hope you enjoyed these black and white manicures. Have a nice day!  

Duochrome nails stamped with Uber Chic Beauty stamping plate 6-01 Photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Uber Chic beauty stamping plate 6-01 stamped over Polish me Silly duo chrome Legacy and Vixen

Uber Chic beauty stamping plate 6-01 stamped over Polish me Silly duo chrome Legacy and Vixen  (photo swatch) @iamcherrylemon

Uber Chic beauty stamping plate 6-01 stamped over Polish me Silly duo chrome Legacy and Vixen (photo swatch) @iamcherrylemon


Hello! Today I’m sharing another Uber Chic stamped manicure.
This plate 6-01 is packed with great images that are easy to work with and looks fabulous. I haven’t had any issues with these plates. But it does take time to find the right stamping polishes and the way (or angle) to scrape off the polish. I’ve used quite a few different stampers with these plates and didn’t encounter major problems. I prefer to use my clear but not sticky stamper, but I must admit it doesn’t work with every single image. For beginners, I would recommend to practice more, you’ll need a bit more time to get used to these plates. Once you’ve mastered them, they offer the most versatile and beautiful stamping images.

Uber Chic beauty stamping plate 6-01 stamped over Polish me Silly duo chrome Legacy and Vixen  (photo swatch) @iamcherrylemon

Uber Chic beauty stamping plate 6-01 stamped over Polish me Silly duo chrome Legacy and Vixen (photo swatch) @iamcherrylemon

What I’ve used in this manicure :

Thank you for looking and have a lovely Friday!

Polish My Life "Bronzed Beauty" (anniversary edition) photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Polish My Life “Bronze Beauty” (anniversary edition) photo swatch

Happy Sunday everyone! Today’s post is a quick swatch with tiny weeny bit of stamping! PML is a brand new indie label for me, I’ve heard so much good things about it so I was so excited to try this. I’m not disappointed! The formula is fabulous, dries quick, evens it extremely well and looks stunning. 

Polish My Life

Polish My Life “Bronzed Beauty” (anniversary edition) photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

This is “Polish my Life” Bronze Beauty, this is a limited edition anniversary nail polish. This is truly a beauty in its own right… to me, this is an antique bronze with tiny holo throughout.

This is only available for a limited time only, so grab yours at polishmylife.com or selected stockist. PML is selling this anniversary polish with gift, Matterialistic  (a mattifying top coat).

I’ve purchased mine from Nail Artisan UK.

Polish My Life

Polish My Life “Bronzed Beauty” (anniversary edition) photo swatch @iamcherrylemon


I’ve stamped it with a subtle snakeskin pattern on accent nails. It is from Moyra stamping plate Animalistic.

I’m in love! 

Thank you and have a lovely day. 

(Macro Shot) Illyrian - Awaken Your Magic stamped with CreativeShop plate 30 (Photo Swatch) @iamcherrylemon

​Illyrian nail polish “Awaken Your Magic” Stamped with Creativeshop Stamping plate 30 photo swatches

Illyrian - Awaken Your Magic stamped with CreativeShop plate 30 (Photo Swatch) @iamcherrylemon

Illyrian – Awaken Your Magic stamped with CreativeShop plate 30 (Photo Swatch) @iamcherrylemon

Hello there! Today’s mani post is on Illyrian polish, a brand new indie label to arrive at Rainbow connection. “Awaken Your Magic” is one of the Witch every way Collection.

It is a purple pink base with pink shimmer and holographic glitter. The glitter pieces are really pretty in this, looking like little fireflies!

Illyrian - Awaken Your Magic (Bottle shot) @iamcherrylemon

Illyrian – Awaken Your Magic (Bottle shot) @iamcherrylemon

 

I’ve pair this polish with a beautiful and delicate butterfly pattern from the Creativeshop plate range. I’ve made decals and colour in with holo polishes. No tutorial this time. .. I had to make these while burning the midnight oil!
Do you like this? It’s a totally gorgeous polish…

(Macro Shot) Illyrian - Awaken Your Magic stamped with CreativeShop plate 30 (Photo Swatch) @iamcherrylemon

(Macro Shot) Illyrian – Awaken Your Magic stamped with CreativeShop plate 30 (Photo Swatch) @iamcherrylemon

Thank you for dropping by! Have a super duper day!

Smooshy Nail Sunday (11th Sept 2016) with add-ons (black, gold and neon pink) photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

#smooshynailsunday entry for 11th September 2016 [black, gold and neon pink] with tutorial

Smooshy nails Sunday entry ( 11th Sept 2016 ) [black, gold and neon pink]  photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Smooshy nails Sunday entry ( 11th Sept 2016 ) [black, gold and neon pink] photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Happy Sunday! What a glorious morning with full sun beaming! I’m extra happy todayπŸ˜€ no, definitely not because I’ve lost 2hrs sleep last night :<

It’s that time again! Smoosh Attack! This week’s colour theme is interesting. We need to use black, gold then choose 1 neon colour. I’ve chosen pink! Firstly, because I like pink and secondly, that was the only neon colour on my workstation. Haha

Smooshy nails Sunday with add-ons  ( 11th Sept 2016 ) stamped with Dixie girl stamping plate DP02 - photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Smooshy nails Sunday with add-ons ( 11th Sept 2016 ) stamped with Dixie girl stamping plate DP02 – photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

What I’ve used in the smooshy base :

  • Sinful Colors in black on black
  • Colour Alike Golden queen stamping polish
  • Indigo Bananas neon polish in The 10th Element

For the add-ons :

  • Born Pretty stamping polish in black and xl clear red metal stamper
  • Moyra stamping polish in white
  • Dixie girl stamping plate DP02
  • Seche Vite fast drying top coat

Tutorial here

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram tooπŸ™‚

Smooshy nails Sunday entry ( 11th Sept 2016 ) [black, gold and neon pink]  photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Smooshy nails Sunday entry ( 11th Sept 2016 ) [black, gold and neon pink] photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Thank you and have a wonderful week ahead.

Pastel nails with [faked] Watermarble (Dixie Plate DP02) photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Pastel nails with Stamped Watermarble (Dixie girl DP02 Stamping plate)

Pastel nails with Stamped Watermarble ( Dixie girl DP02 Stamping plate ) @iamcherrylemon

Pastel nails with Stamped Watermarble ( Dixie girl DP02 Stamping plate ) @iamcherrylemon

Hello there! I hope you’re having a lovely Saturday. Before tomorrow’s #smooshynailsunday post, I would like to share this pastel coloured manicure with fake watermarble. Why is it faked? Well, this gorgeous stamping plate has the most realistic watermarble patterns! So far, I’m loving this plate!

This manicure is inspired by a fellow nailart lover, @deespolishednails at Instagram. Check her nailart account outπŸ˜‰ I love her non mainstream style! 

What I’ve used for this manicure:

  • Sinful Colors in Snow me White
  • Colour Alike Golden queen stamping polish
  • Moo moo signatures neons Rainbow Bath pastel colours in Forget me not, bells of Ireland and April moon
  • Seche Vite fast drying top coat
  • Dixie girl stamping plate DP02

Tutorial hereπŸ™‚

Thank you and catch you again soon xx

Foil Nail Art stamped with Uber Chic Beauty stamping plate 6-01 @iamcherrylemon

Foil nail art stamped with Uber Chic beauty stamping plate 6-01 Β (photo swatch )Β 

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Foil Nail Art stamped with Uber Chic Beauty stamping plate 6-01 @iamcherrylemon

Foil Nail Art stamped with Uber Chic Beauty stamping plate 6-01 @iamcherrylemon

Hello there, today I’m sharing a foil nail art manicure and it’s tutorial on YouTube. 
I like using nail foils, it creates lovely base for any manicure. I yet to buy a top coat that doesn’t kill the foils! I’ve heard clear water based varnish is the one!  I’ve used PNL Glass slipper for now. 
What I’ve used:

Foil Nail Art stamped with Uber Chic Beauty stamping plate 6-01 @iamcherrylemon

Foil Nail Art stamped with Uber Chic Beauty stamping plate 6-01 @iamcherrylemon

Foil Nail Art stamped with Uber Chic Beauty stamping plate 6-01 @iamcherrylemon

Foil Nail Art stamped with Uber Chic Beauty stamping plate 6-01 @iamcherrylemon

    Tutorial here <—πŸ™‚
    Thank You!

    Back to school mani 2016 @iamcherrylemon

    2016 – Back to school mani with tutorial

    Hi hi, how are you? OK I’m going to be honest. .. It has been awhile since I set foot in a school! But I like all the back to school manicures that are floating about nowπŸ˜‰ and here’s my version and yes. … Once again, I have the tutorial to show you how I did it. It is mega easy! Check it out on my instagram or my YouTube channel.

    Back to school mani 2016 @iamcherrylemon

    Back to school mani 2016 @iamcherrylemon

    What I’ve used:

    Thank you and catch up with you soon!

    Smooshy Nail Sunday (4th Sept 2016) with add-ons [Aqua, Lavender & Pastel Pink] photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

    ​Smooshy Nails Sunday entry Β (4th Sept 2016) [Lavender, pastel pink and aqua] + Tutorials!Β 

    Smooshy nails Sunday solo entry (4th Sept 2016) [lavender, pastel pink and aqua] @iamcherrylemon

    Smooshy nails Sunday solo entry (4th Sept 2016) [lavender, pastel pink and aqua] @iamcherrylemon

    Morning everyone! What a fine Sunday morning! The sun is shining and the air is chilling!
    I’ve rejoined smooshy nail Sunday challenge this week. The colour combination is very lovely, soft and delicate. The looks of pastel pink, lavender and aqua. I’ve managed to use just 1 brand of polishes again. Yes it is the trusty Barry M (our UK drugstore polish range). I’m using 3 Gelly Nail paints this week, Fondant (pastel pink), Prickly Pear (lavender) and Guava (aqua).

    I actually know exactly what I want as add-ons before I even got started on the smoosh! It’s the Sanrio “Little Twin Stars”! I wasn’t a huge fan of them, I was more of a badtz maru kinda girlπŸ˜›

    Smooshy nails Sunday entry with Add-ons (4th Sept 2016) [lavender, pastel pink and aqua] @iamcherrylemon

    Smooshy nails Sunday entry with Add-ons (4th Sept 2016) [lavender, pastel pink and aqua] @iamcherrylemon

    I’ve also added some clouds as background and a layer of holo glitter top coat or a layer of starry glitter polish by nyx.
    What I’ve used in the decal tutorial:

    • Uber Chic beauty stamping plate Far East 02 
    • My Online shop stamping plate 
    • Born Pretty stamping polish in black 
    • Sinful Colors in Snow me White 
    • Nails Inc nail polish in Sloane Square
    • Sally Hansen InstaDri in Brisk Blue
    • Sally Hansen double duty 
    • NYX girl nail polish in ngp167
    • China Glaze Fairy Dust 

    a hhh, I’ve added more smooshy before adding my decals onto the original manicure. Hence they do look different and no I did not redo the whole manicure. That would be silly! 

    OK. .. Here’s the deal. .. I’ve borrowed a tripod, I’ve made a video on “how to do smooshy nails” and also included the add-ons. 

    The shortened videos are on Instagram and full length (gentle paced) videos are on YouTube. I hope you like them. 
    Smooshy nail tutorial: https://youtu.be/znESFiM-a0g

    Decal making: https://youtu.be/-UmyHNawMM4

    Instagram: @iamcherrylemon

    This is the first time I’m making tutorials. Hope you can check them out and let me know if you like them. If you don’t, please don’t break my heart!
    Thank you and have a lovely SundayπŸ™‚

    Close up - Painted Polish POTM April 2016 stamped with Bundle Monster BM-XL209 Lucy's Stash (Photo swatch in natural indoor light) @iamcherrylemon

    Nine Zero lacquer – polish of the month “April 2016” photo swatches

    Happy Saturday! 

    Nine Zero lacquer - polish of the month

    Nine Zero lacquer – polish of the month “April 2016” photo swatch 

    This potm is a cool pink straight linear holographic polish, it has a bronzy glow even in dull lights. Such a beauty and you can’t go wrong with a pink polishπŸ˜‰
    Today, I had cashier ladies noticing and liking what they see… Pink rainbows on my nailsπŸ˜€

    Here are some macro shots to show off the lovely holo glitter.


    I’ve purchased this polish and plate from Rainbow connection UK.

    On my Cindy hand, I’ve used some Born Pretty water decals. It has a transparent background, so the pink holo still shine through. The whole mani doesn’t look plain nor overdressed.


    10 Sheets/Set Flower Owl Nail Art Water Decals Set Transfer Sticker BORN PRETTY W01-W10

    To use water decals, you cut out the decals and dunk it into some water for 30 seconds or so. Then gently push the decal part off. If it doesn’t budge then return it to the water for few seconds. It should loosen itself.

    Next, you stick the decal onto your base colour before sealing it with a top coat.
    This set of water decals cost $5, pretty good value!

    That’s it!

    Thank you and happy weekend!

    Nine Zero lacquer - polish of the month

    Nine Zero lacquer – polish of the month “April 2016” photo swatch @iamcherrylemon 

    Ps. I have rejoined smooshy nails Sunday again PLUS I’ve made my first tutorials everπŸ˜‰
    I admire those ladies who film tutorials day in day out. The amount of preparation is unbelievable. Hence, you’ll see that I’m searching and scramble for tools or polishes all the time. Just be kind to me, pretty please?
    I’ll be sharing the YouTube links after posting turn on my instagram account @iamcherrylemon

    Cool.

    What a long end note!