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NOTD Blobbicure, an easy and free hand nail art technique

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NOTD Holographic Blobbicure using Colour Club Lacquers in Angel Kiss, Harp on It, Eternity Beauty and Cloud Nine @iamcherrylemon - Shortcut

Hello everyone! It’s Wednesday finally :) hope your week is going well!
Today I’m sharing a new nailart technique I’ve been meaning to try for awhile. Blobbicure! It is very beginner friendly, easy to do and all you need is some patience while the polishes dry!

How to do Blobbicure?
You’ll need to prepare your selection of colour polishes to use for the blobs, base colour, a base coat and top coat.
I find it easier to attempt 1 finger nail at a time.
Apply base coat on all nails, paint 1 or 2 coats of base colour (I chose black).
Before it dries, start to drop blobs of colour polishes onto the base colour. This will magically form colour blobs.
Repeat on other nails.

Let dry and apply top coat.

What did I use?
NYX nail polish in Black
Colour Club holo hues in Eternity Beauty, Harp on It, Angel Kiss and Cloud Nine.
Seche Vite fast dry top coat
Essie Nourish Me base coat

The beauty of this nailart technique is that you don’t need any tools! I would like to try this again, possibly blobs within blobs :D

Thanks for dropping by and have a great day!


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Burberry Eye Colour Cream Shadows in No.100 Gold Copper and No.102 Mink, Photo Swatches and Review #BurberryBeauty

Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Gold Copper and Mink @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Gold Copper and Mink @iamcherrylemon

Morning there, how are you? Retail therapy strikes again (at me obviously!). I was browsing the internet last week and realised Burberry has launched a new line of cream eye products, call the Eye Colour Cream! There are 8 colour variations available. The colours look great on the webpage but it was not easy to pick the colours! So I picked Gold Copper and Mink, thinking these might be easier to use for the summer months and great for everyday use.

These glass jars might look familiar, I have got the Cheek Lip Bloom which also come in a glass jar (reviewed here)! These things are looking cuter by the minute. Ok, ready for a quick review?

Burberry Lip Cheek Bloom in Poppy, Eye Colour Cream in Gold Copper and Mink @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip Cheek Bloom in Poppy, Eye Colour Cream in Gold Copper and Mink @iamcherrylemon

I received these pots with next day delivery last week, and have been using them for a week :)

Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Gold Copper and Mink @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Gold Copper and Mink @iamcherrylemon

Official DescriptionA creamy, blendable eye shadow that delivers an effortless wash of luminising colour. The cushion-soft, lightweight cream eye shadow glides across the skin to deliver illuminating colour that can be easily blended to create a bespoke finish. The long-lasting, crease-free formula can be worn alone to add tone, depth and shadow or combined for a more dramatic result. Using the unique, flat-angled brush, it can also be applied as an eyeliner along the upper or lower lash line.

Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Gold Copper and Mink @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Gold Copper and Mink @iamcherrylemon

Packaging: These glass jars are great to look at and stackable. They won’t look out of place on your pretty vanity. For me, I do prefer travel friendly packaging. These are pretty weighty. Each cream shadow pot comes with a retractable angled brush. I can imagine myself losing these brushes already…. They are small!

Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Gold Copper and Mink wiuth Brush @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Gold Copper and Mink wiuth Brush @iamcherrylemon

Product/formulation: The formula is not like your average cream eye shadow, this has no oily feel to it at all. It is almost dry and velvety to touch. Yet it spreads and blends easily on the eyelids without dragging. I prefer to use my fingers to apply and blend the shadows. The brush is better used for apply these colours as liner.

The 2 colours I have are both *luminous*, basically not matte!

Burberry Beauty Eye Colour Cream in No.100 Gold Copper @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Eye Colour Cream in No.102 Mink @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Eye Colour Cream in No.102 Mink @iamcherrylemon

Colour/Pigmentation: The colour is not super intense but you can build on it pretty quickly. For the photo swatches, I have used 2 swipes of each colour and photos were taken in natural indirect sunlight. I wished we had brighter sunlight today for better swatches. I might redo these in the near future.

The Gold Copper has a more noticeable sheen to it than Mink. These 2 colour work well together.

Burberry Eye Colour Cream in No.100 Gold Copper and No.102 Mink Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Eye Colour Cream in No.100 Gold Copper and No.102 Mink Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

Longevity: I did not expect the cream shadow to last as long as it did without eyelid primer on my super oily lids! I got around 6 to 7 hours wear out of these, By the end of the day, it started to fade at the outer corner area. All in all, I am happy and impressed with its performance.

Overall Summary: I am in love with the colours! I would like to get my hands on Dusty Pink and Dusty Mauve next! Although, these are pretty pricy at £25 a pot! 4 out of 5 from me!

It would be fantastic if Burberry woud release colour coordinated palettes with these shadow formula. Hint hint! ;)

Price: £25 for 3.6g Burberry Online

Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Gold Copper and Mink @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Gold Copper and Mink @iamcherrylemon

Oh and I have another cheeky purchase! My brand new sunnies! These are square so they look lovely on my round shaped face :p Do you like these too?

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Burberry Oversize Square Frame Sunglasses @iamcherrylemon

Thank you for dropping by and have a great week ahead.


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NOTD Pastel Gradient and Holographic Fishes! Moyou London Origami Collection plate 05 #StampingDecals

NOTD Pastel Gradient with Holographic Fishes / Moyou London Origami Collection Plate 05 @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Pastel Gradient with Holographic Fishes / Moyou London Origami Collection Plate 05 @iamcherrylemon

Hello and Happy Sunday! Moyou London has recently launched a brand new collection called “Origami”. It has many origami related designs, some are very pretty, intricate and some are super cute. I’ve selected few plates to play with and I’m using plate 05 for today’s manicure.

I’ve started off with a pastel gradient using the 2 Barry M Gellys. Topped with Essie luxe effect to give the “sea life” scene a little magical feel!
I’ve created 4 DIY stamping decals using the Origami plate. The images on this plate are adorable!!

What I’ve used for this manicure:

  • Moyou London Origami Collection plate 5
  • Konad special stamping polish in White
  • Barry M Gelly Nail Paints in Elderberry and Prickly Pear
  • Essie luxe effect
  • Color Club holographic polishes in Harp on it and Eternity Beauty (for decals)
  • Hk girl Fast drying top coat
Moyou London Origami Collection plate 05

Moyou London Origami Collection plate 05  (Credit Image: http://www.moyou.co.uk)

Thank you for reading and have a great day!!


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NOTD multicolour Chrome gradient manicure

NOTD Chrome Gradient Manicure (Models Own Chrome Gold, Pink and Green Nail polishes) @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Chrome Gradient Manicure (Models Own Chrome Gold, Pink and Green Nail polishes) @iamcherrylemon

Morning!! Today’s manicure is a new gradient try-out using three chrome polishes by Models Own Chrome Collection (recently reviewed here).

These polishes dry really quickly so when I was completing this gradient manicure, the damp sponge really helped and it creates no streaks! So if you do like these chrome polishes, you might want to sponge the very top layer instead of painting it. Quite high maintenance I must admit! Guess it depends on how much of a perfectionist one is (I’m not).

NOTD Chrome Gradient Manicure (Models Own Chrome Gold, Pink and Green Nail polishes) @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Chrome Gradient Manicure (Models Own Chrome Gold, Pink and Green Nail polishes) @iamcherrylemon

For this manicure, I’ve used Chrome Gold as the base colour, spot gradient using Chrome gold, pink and green. A make-up sponge and Seche Vite fast dry top coat. That’s it!

These polishes look very lovely in a gradient, don’t you think? The colours merge nicely and easy to apply. No streaks!

Other NOTDs using the same Chrome polishes  #1 (Double Stamping) and #2 (Floral Pattern).

Thanks for looking and have a nice day!


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Review: WondeRuci Cacao Brightening Mask #KBeauty

WondeRuci Cacao Brightening Mask @iamcherrylemon

WondeRuci Cacao Brightening Mask @iamcherrylemon

Hi there! Hope you’re having a great week so far. I’m back with a review post on a pot of Korean face mask.
This is no ordinary mask… this mask smells, looks and feels like chocolate!! Oh yummy! I have tried couple of chocolate masks from the drugstores and I did enjoy them :) full review here.

What is this?
WondeRuci Cacao Brightening Mask is one of those well known Korean facial masks. Possibly made famous for being part of an extremely popular Memeboxes. I didn’t get mine via Memebox but I did learn about it being a well loved product by many KBeauty enthusiasts.

Packaging: This jar of chocolate mask comes in a sophisticated frosted glass jar with a silver twist top lid. Very grown up, so you can imagine who are the targeted buyers for this!! The pink outer box has English instruction printed on it.

WondeRuci Cacao Brightening Mask @iamcherrylemon

WondeRuci Cacao Brightening Mask @iamcherrylemon

Product: This mask looks just like chocolate; it has the consistency of a jar of Nutella! This is probably slightly thicker and gluey, but smells more like chocolate than Nutella! It is very thick but not too hard to spread onto the face.

Formulation: We all know chocolate is great for our skin, it contains antioxidants, vitamin C and omega 6 fatty acids. This mask claims to moisturise, declogs pores and brighten your complexion.
The mask is not easy to rinse off, I did have to use the loofah pad to remove it, followed by a gentle facial gel cleanser to remove all traces of it.
Very sticky!

WondeRuci Cacao Brightening Mask @iamcherrylemon

WondeRuci Cacao Brightening Mask @iamcherrylemon

WondeRuci Cacao Brightening Mask @iamcherrylemon

WondeRuci Cacao Brightening Mask @iamcherrylemon

Scent/fragrance: Smells deliciously like real chocolate, there is no doubt about that and it lasts while it’s in your face too. Please try not to lick it. I haven’t tried but I can’t imagine it tasting like chocolate too.

Effectiveness: This mask only gets a Ok from me. Deal breaker… It is a brightening mask but I didn’t find it too effective. My skin had a slight reaction after use (red patches) which I’m very surprised about. I do not have sensitive skin and it doesn’t react to normal skincare products.

Price: 100ml for $30 USD from TesterKorea
Also available on amazon.com and other major KBeauty online specialist sites

How to use:
1. Using a spatula to scoop out the rich and creamy mask
2. Apply directly onto your cleansed face,  avoiding the eye area
3. Relax and let the mask work on your skin for 15 to 20 minutes
4. Rinse cleanly with warm water and follow by your normal skincare routine

WondeRuci Cacao Brightening Mask @iamcherrylemon

WondeRuci Cacao Brightening Mask @iamcherrylemon

Overall Summary:
Not a product that I would recommend to everyone.
This is a disappointing product for me, as I had high hopes for it being a great mask. It probably does not suit my oily combination skin. Back to my English drugstore hot chocolate masks!

 

Thanks for reading and have a great day :D


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NOTD Summery Dry Marbling (messy) manicure!

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NOTD Dry Marbling Manicure @iamcherrylemon

Hello! Happy Saturday!!

Today I’m sharing another of my first attempts with you! This time I’m trying dry marbling nailart technique.

It is actually incredibly easy to do. My left hand version is much nicer than my Cindy hand. But it’s OK, this manicure supposed to look messy anyway :P

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NOTD Dry Marbling Manicure @iamcherrylemon

What I’ve used for this manicure:

• Nails Inc nail polish in William Mews
• Rimmel London Lasting Finish nail polish in Your Majesty
• Rimmel London Salon Pro in Purple Rain
• Essie nail polish in Blanc
• Inm Out the Door Super fast drying top coat
• And a toothpick!

How to:

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Dry Marbling - Drawing Patterns @iamcherrylemon

Paint your base colour. Before it gets too dry, dot some random coloured polishes around. Draw/drag the blobs of polishes around with the toothpick. It is that simple!
Wait a few minutes, paint a fast drying top coat for the shine and protect your *hard work*.
I repeat this step for rest of the nails.

I’m liking this technique, hope my next attempt will look more impressive than this one!
There is so much you can do with dry marbling. The colour combination, the patterns, each nail looks like a mini piece of art :P

Have you heard of or seen Murano glass? Beautiful European glassware craft pieces… Artisans make jewellery, decorative pieces and vases using this Murano crafts.
I’m sure it can be mimic on nails, using a clear base instead of a white/colour base colour ;)

Anyhow, hope you like it too and have a go as well!

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NOTD Dry Marbling Manicure @iamcherrylemon

Thanks for reading and have a fab day.


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NOTD Distressed Neon Manicure using dry brush technique

NOTD Neon Distressed Manicure (Dry Brush Technique) @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Neon Distressed Manicure (Dry Brush Technique) @iamcherrylemon

Morning! Happy Sunday!

For Today’s manicure, I’ve combined a new nail art technique (new to me!) and a hot summer nail art trend. Dry brush technique is super cool and super easy to do!

As you can see I can probably improve on the dry brush part! It doesn’t look as “cool” as it should! But I’m pretty happy with the colours. The neon studs were a fabulous addition, love them!

What is dry brush technique?

It really is what it reads! Using a dry nail colour brush!

On a base colour, use a dry brush to paint abstract or graffiti-like strokes.

To get that, you just wipe off majority of the polish on the nail colour brush. I only made sure I deposit it all back into the bottle. Test the “dryness” on a piece of paper before painting my dry brush pattern…. Sounds 10 times more difficult than it really is. But it really is simple to do :)

What I’ve used:

  • Illamasqua nail varnish in Force (Dark purple blue)
  • Illamasqua nail varnish in Collide (Neon pink)
  • Essie nail polish in Blanc
  • Models Own nail polish in Neon Yellow
  • Colour Club nail polish in Cloud Nine (holographic)
  • Neon yellow and pink square studs

Neons are wonderful colours to use in summer manicure. They looks so good against tanned skin and have such a fun presence on any mani! Must make more use of these neons :)

 

Thank you for reading and have a great week ahead!


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Review: CANMAKE Candy Wrap Lipgloss in No.02 Navel Drop #JBeauty

Canmake Candy Wrap Lipgloss in No 2 Navel Drop review by @iamcherrylemon

Canmake Candy Wrap Lipgloss in No 2 Navel Drop review by @iamcherrylemon

 

Morning!
As summer is here! UK weather is in the 20C+ zone, which is HIGH for us Brits. So my SPF, sunglasses and all my summery makeup are out in full force :)
 
Today, I will be reviewing one of my favourite lip glosses! A Japanese branded product, Canmake Candy Wrap Lipgloss!
 
Official Description: Colourful and sweet like candy. A lip color that dramatically changes the impression of your face.
A moist finish, as though you have wrapped your lips in a colorful veil of moisture.
 
Canmake is a Japanese Beauty brand, I was first introduced to it by my Beauty buddy Elly. She had been to Japan and got me this to try. There are currently 8 different colours available in this range, although only 6 are shown here in the official marketing image!
 Canmake Candy Wrap Lipgloss Colour Options
 [01] Sugar Love A classic pink that’s perfect for sweet-looking make-up.
 [02] Navel Drop A reddish orange that gives a delicately girlish glow amidst the freshness.
 [03] Peach Shower A coral pink that gives a natural yet cute look, whatever your skin tone.
 [04] Lady Strawberry A versatile red that suits both a classical and a casual look.
 [05] Pinkholic Syrup. A vivid color that you’ll want to try at least once. A trendy pink in a clear tone that’s easy to use, even with your usual make-up.
 [13] Mellow Berry Milk. A milky pink with an exquisite translucence for an innocent impression.
 [15] Cinnamon Rose Tea. A classic pinkish-beige that combines grown-up sophistication with sweetness.
 [16] Ruby Liqueur. A glamorous red-pink.
 

Canmake Candy Wrap Lipgloss in No 2 Navel Drop swatch by @iamcherrylemon

Canmake Candy Wrap Lipgloss in No 2 Navel Drop swatch by @iamcherrylemon

Initially, when I first received Navel Drop… I was thinking “this is not my colour”, as I don’t own or ever tried anything light and peachy coloured on my lips. To my surprise, it lightens up the overall look and goes extremely well with simple makeup. It is such a lovely and youthful colour! J Who doesn’t like to claim back some years? (unless you are a teen that is!)
I have only got 2 colours and gifted the rest of the range to my girley friends! They too love these glosses!
 
Ok, let me tell you why this is so good!
 
Packaging: I love how pretty and girley it looks, nice and handy size.
 
Formulation: The lipgloss is lightweight and non-sticky, it feels very comfortable on the lips. It also provides hydration and a nice sheen. It uses tiny amount of shimmer or glitter but still won’t irritate sensitive lips.
It contains hyaluronic acid, honey and royal jelly extract as moisturising agents. It also nourishes your lips with shea butter, jojoba oil, oliveoil, grape seed oil, mango seeds and apricot kernel oils.
 
Pigmentation/Colour: What you see is what you’ll get! The colour is true to life after application. It has a normal doe foot applicator, it ensures the coverage is achieved in 1 swipe.
 
Price: 600 Japanese Yen (£4 GBP), Amazon $10 USD
 

Canmake Candy Wrap Lipgloss in No 2 Navel Drop applicator @iamcherrylemon

Canmake Candy Wrap Lipgloss in No 2 Navel Drop applicator @iamcherrylemon

Overall Summary: 4 out of 5. A great value lip gloss with fab range of colour, non-sticky, moisturising and does magic to your look! I love it!
Would I repurchase this item? Of course, I have already bought more for myself in other colourways :)
 

Canmake Candy Wrap Lipgloss in No 2 Navel Drop review by @iamcherrylemon

Canmake Candy Wrap Lipgloss in No 2 Navel Drop review by @iamcherrylemon

Thank you for reading and have a fabulous rest of the week!


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Review: Models Own Chrome Collection nail polishes plus photo swatches

Models Own Chromes Collection Nail Polishes @iamcherrylemon

Models Own Chromes Collection Nail Polishes @iamcherrylemon

Hi there! I’ve been meaning to blog about these polishes for so long! This Chrome Collection might be old news to you, if this is the case… Then please click on other NOTD posts I’ve completed using the chrome collection :D

Models Own launched this collection earlier in the year, coincides with their half price sale! I was very quick, probably lucky and picked these up! :p There are 10 colours available at the moment.

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Models Own Chrome Rose, Olive, Silver, Gold and Green (Photo Swatches) @iamcherrylemon

Models Own Chrome Rose, Olive, Silver, Gold and Green (Photo Swatches) @iamcherrylemon

Models Own Chrome Cerise, Mauve, Pink, Blue and Indigo (Photo Swatches) @iamcherrylemon

Models Own Chrome Cerise, Mauve, Pink, Blue and Indigo (Photo Swatches) @iamcherrylemon

My favourite of the bunch will probably be Chrome olive, indigo and rose gold!

Pros:
Great for stamping nailart (silver was good but not great)
Good value
Comes in various colours (10 currently available)

Cons:
Need to shake out mix well before use!
Can be streaky (tip: use a sponge to create a smoother finish)
Dries very quickly
Not all polish performs the same

Price: £4.99

Overall Summary: due to the fact that these polishes can be tricky to use (streaks). I’ll probably keep them for stamping! Good value polishes so you can grab a few favourite colours. But you won’t need all 10 colours!
NOTD #1 / NOTD #2 / NOTD #3

Do you like these chrome colours?

Thanks for reading and have a great day!
It is very lovely and warm in the UK! 25c! What’s it like where you are?  :)

Models Own Chromes Collection Nail Polishes @iamcherrylemon

Models Own Chromes Collection Nail Polishes @iamcherrylemon


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NOTD Silver floral pattern stamped over Illamasqua Jo’mina (plus new items from “Fab Ur Nails”)

NOTD Silver Floral Stamped Manicure using Fab Ur Nails stamper and Fun 14 plate @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Silver Floral Stamped Manicure using Fab Ur Nails stamper and Fun 14 plate @iamcherrylemon

Hello there! Happy Tuesday!
This is a simple stamped manicure, the base colour is Illamasqua’s Jo’Mina stamped over with Models Own Chrome Silver. The mani was decorated with two pink rhinestones on the accent nail. More importantly, I would like to share my thoughts on these items for stamping!

Why another stamper!?!? Many fellow stampers were raving about these golden mini stampers, so I got the set to find out :) Look at my new toys! :p

Fab Ur Nails - Fun 14 plate and Stamper and scraper set @iamcherrylemon

Fab Ur Nails – Fun 14 plate and Stamper and scraper set @iamcherrylemon

Fab Ur Nails!
This is a indie stamping plate company from Philippines. I have purchased my set from Rainbow Connections (UK online nail supplies website).

The cost of the stamper set (stamper with scraper) is £6 (Rainbow Connection, no affiliated). For the stamper head, you can choose from four colours: Bright pink, bright green, blue and translucent clear).

This is by far my favourite stamper! No priming required, it picks up images beautifully and it’s not too expensive! It comes with a plastic card scraper.

The squishy stamper head is sticky and soft, this helps with picking up the tiniest details from intricate patterns.
The stamper can be conveniently placed standing up, ready and waiting when you get your plate images ready! It is small but easy to hold.

Fab Ur Nails Stamper - demo @iamcherrylemom

Fab Ur Nails Stamper – demo @iamcherrylemom

There isn’t a single thing about this stamper that I do not like! Really easy to use so it’s great for beginners!

This is fun plate 14 from the Fab Ur Nails collection. I’ve chosen this one for the lovely butterflies. But firstly, I’m testing this gorgeous floral design. The plate is well made and it cleans well. I can’t wait to try other designs available. There are few that would love fantastic as double stamping patterns!

Fab Ur Nails motto @iamcherrylemon

Fab Ur Nails motto @iamcherrylemon

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day!

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