Watermarble manicure - Freckles crème polishes (Tiki bar, Pop my cherry) over Kiss from a Rose @iamcherrylemon

Watermarble manicure: UK Indie brand Freckles polishes in “Tiki Bar”, “Pop my cherry” and “Kiss from a Rose”

Watermarble manicure - Freckles crème polishes (Tiki bar, Pop my cherry) over Kiss from a Rose @iamcherrylemon

Watermarble manicure – Freckles crème polishes (Tiki bar, Pop my cherry) over Kiss from a Rose @iamcherrylemon

 

Morning! So I am trying to watermarble again… this time I am not using polishes MADE for watermarbling. Yes there is such a thing, polishes made especially for the purpose of watermarbling! Native War Paints, Boii Cosmetics and Pip Dreams polish all do great polishes and they really do make watermarbling a lot easier.

To be honest, I didn’t enjoy the experience as much this time round. No fault to the polishes, as you can see they watermarble well. I think the room temperature was a bit low and the taping of cuticles nearly made me mad! Well I should know better next time!

Macro: Watermarble manicure - Freckles crème polishes (Tiki bar, Pop my cherry) over Kiss from a Rose @iamcherrylemon

Macro: Watermarble manicure – Freckles crème polishes (Tiki bar, Pop my cherry) over Kiss from a Rose @iamcherrylemon

I was aiming for some more horizontal stripes on my watermarble pattern, and I only got 1 decent nail with stripes that representing what I originally wanted. Lesson learned is all about practice and do not rush!

 

Products used:

  • Freckles polishes in “Tiki Bar”, “Pop my cherry” and “Kiss from a rose”
  • Native War Paints in Negative
  • Whatsup Nails Pure Color watermarling tool
  • Sellotape for cuticle taping!

On my Cindy hand, I’ve cheated and went for stamping instead. I was using the Pueen Marble paradise plate 01 for this look. I have also added some glitter polish dots in the center of the flower pattern. Doesn’t it look like Christmas plant “poinsettia”?

Freckles polish in Kiss from a Rose stamped with Pueen Marble Paradise 1 plate @iamcherrylemon

Freckles polish in Kiss from a Rose stamped with Pueen Marble Paradise 1 plate @iamcherrylemon

 

Next, I will need to test these polishes for stamping! I heard that “Tiki Bar” does stamp 🙂 I have already tried “Kiss from a Rose” for stamping and it did a good job!

 

Thank you and see you soon! Take care xx

 

(Macro) 26 Great Nail Art Ideas (Blue Floral) @iamcherrylemon

​#26GNAI 26 Great Nail Art Ideas – Blue floral

Hello there, today’s mani is for the #26GNAI prompt “Blue Floral”. I’ve gone for a silver holographic base with blue floral stamping images. Then I stupidly added some sparkling  rhinestones… It didn’t need them, but hey-ho 😛
Products used: 

  • Octopus Party nail lacquer in The Crown of Elizabeth
  • Moyra navy stamping polish
  • Mundo de Una’s turquoise Stamping polish
  • Uber chic beauty stamping plates 14-02
  • Love Angeline Topped with Love fast drying top coat

This Uber chic beauty plate 14-02 is very popular, I see manicures using this particular image all the time. Love it thou.

The octopus party polish holo is very strong, but it requires 3 coats, possibly 4 to be totally? opaque. 
The polish looks pearly gray in indoor natural light. 

I wanted to take pictures of this mani in the sunlight, to show off its holo but it is overcast today in the UK. I do like this polish shade but it would be perfect if it takes less coats to reach opacity! 

All pictures shown with 3 coats of OPNL with to coat under daylight lamp.

Thank you and I hope you are having a great Saturday.

Easy gradient nails using Lina nail art Supplies “Make your Mark #3” and Moyou London stamping polishes

Hello there! Today I am posting about a really interesting stamping plate, yes a plate! I don’t normally get too excited with stamping plate launches.. but this plate has something special! Crazy nail lady.. I know :p

This is Make your Mark #3 by Lina nail art supplies, all the Make your mark plates are great but this plate has this “blank” image that might raise a few eyebrows at first, why do I want a blank space??… until you discover that it is meant for easy gradient work!
Yes, you will only need to use stamping polishes (I have tested others but not getting good results), and I also found that I can skip the base colour that generally required for gradients. This is because stamping polishes are highly pigmented and not needing a base colour. But the downside, it means if you want to bright neon gradient, you better make sure your neon stamping polishes are bright. As putting a white base colout is not going to work anymore! Then just go back and use the sponges for those cases 😉

Here is my manicure I’ve created within hours of receiving the plate.

Easy gradient nails: Lina nailart supplies - Make your Mark #3 and Moyou London stamping polishes (Mint Green, Dreamy Holiday and Jungle Gold) @iamcherrylemon

Easy gradient nails: Lina nailart supplies – Make your Mark #3 and Moyou London stamping polishes (Mint Green, Dreamy Holiday and Jungle Gold) @iamcherrylemon

A tropical gradient manicure that took half the time with the plate, compare to the traditional sponging way.

How to do gradient using this blank space: (there are youtube videos already, you can go google)

1. Apply liquid latex or cuticle tape for easy clean up
2. Add 2 to 5 different stamping polishes on 1 of the longer sides of the blank space
3. lightly scrape the polishes few times to integrate the colours nicely
4. get a sticky stamper to pick up the “blank” image
5. apply onto your nail!
With stamping polishes, they normally dry pretty quick so you are free to add another layer of gradient if you wish to do so.

Conclusion! No more sponges and mess! For me, it saves tons of waiting time in-between layers of gradient polishes.
I love this idea and I think it is total genius. But I won’t lie, it will take some practise to get the smooth colour transition perfected.
What do you think, do you think this is gimmicky at all? Or a clever idea?

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed today’s post 🙂

#2ndHalloweenManiCollab Anti-Valentine’s / Halloween Nails

 

#2ndHalloweenManiCollab Anti-Valentines / Halloween Nails (Vapid Lacquer Hard Candy and Lina Nail Art Supplies - Spooklicious plate) @iamcherrylemon

#2ndHalloweenManiCollab Anti-Valentines / Halloween Nails (Vapid Lacquer Hard Candy and Lina Nail Art Supplies – Spooklicious plate) @iamcherrylemon

Hey! Yes it is only February and you are looking at a Halloween manicure! :p

 

This is my anti-Valentines manicure for the current nail art challenge #2ndHalloweenManiCollab with @ChelseasNailStory and @Riot_PR on Instagram.

I am not particularly one for or against Valentine’s day, but I do love creating manicures for the 2 very different events.

So I have joined this nail art collaboration on Instagram, the aim is to post an anti-Valentines / Halloween mani between 13th Feb and 20th Feb 2017!

Products used:

  • Lina Nail Art Supplies – Spooklicious plate
  • Vapid Lacquer – Hard Candy
  • Glisten & Glow HK Girl fast drying top coat
  • Born Pretty black stamping polish
  • OPI Alpine Snow
  • Princess Nail Lacquer – Rapunzel Magic flower base coat

I originally wanted to use a bright pink glitter bomb for this but I could not locate it at all. It was really frustrating, so I had to tap on my precious Vapid! I love this Vapid, it was in a recent launch and I believe this is going to be offered again on Vapid lacquer ecom site. This is 1 coat with top coat, no base colour added. Isn’t it great!?

For the stamping plate, I ordered this in December. I didn’t get to use it for last year’s Halloween, so glad I have a chance now! 😉 The images are varied and very usable. Lina nail art supplies stamping plates are fast becoming one of my favourites.

Oh yes, do you want to join in with this nail art challenge? Check out the relevant post on @ChelseasNailStory feed.

Thanks for checking this out! I hope you had a great day 🙂

Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet in no. 5 Fawn @iamcherrylemon

​Product review: Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet in No.5 Fawn with photo swatch

Morning! Today I am sharing a quick review post on a recent makeup purchase of mine. I have ordered a Liquid lip velvet (LLV) from Burberry. There are 14 shades available but the ones I originally wanted were out of stock. In the end, I went for a more neutral and natural looking shade, Fawn.

Official product description

A new statement-making matte cream colour with a comforting, whipped texture.

Developed with a new, innovative formula that combines rich pigment, smooth application and a whipped, creamy texture to create a bold, velvet finish that lasts for up to eight hours. The comfortable, non-drying formula keeps lips supple and moisturised during wear, ensuring the colour does not dry, fade or crack.

Available in our boldest palette, each of the 14 shades coats lips with a shot of saturated colour in one gliding movement.

Joining the Lip Velvet collection, new Liquid Lip Velvet provides a light-as-air feeling and a cushion-soft sensation upon application.

£26 for 6ml, Made in Italy

Fawn is a neutral brown shade with pink/peach undertone that goes pretty well with my warm skin tone. I originally thought this will be a “MLBB” shade, it pulls more brown on me. 

The packaging is very nice, same shape and size as their lipgloss range. The lid is non-shiny and the tub is frosted.
The LLV has an airy texture to it, it applies smoothly and evenly. It felt very nice on the lips, like I wasn’t wearing lipstick at all. The matte-ness does not mean it will be non-transferable. In fact, it transferred onto all my cups and glasses which I was quite disappointed by. This means I will need to touch-up more often, I guess this is no different to normal lipsticks.

I also agree that this is highly pigmented, full coverage in 1 swipe.

I did not find this to be long-lasting, but I did wear lip balm so it might worn the longetivity down by alot! 
Pros:

Beautiful palette of shades available

Comfortable to wear and non-drying

Unscented

Highly pigmented

No bleeding of colour into lines

Lovely packaging
Cons:

Expensive

Not non-transferable

Not long-lasting enough
In summary, I do like how comfortable it feels and pigmented it is but it will be unlikely for me to get another shade… I would prefer it to be longer lasting. 
Thank you for reading and have a great day!!
Cherry x

Valentine’s Manicure: Tonic polish in Angelfish stamped using DixieGirl DP03 Lace stamping plate

Valentine's Manicure - Tonic polish in Angelfish and Dixie Girl plate DP03 @iamcherrylemon

Valentine’s Manicure – Tonic polish in Angelfish and Dixie Girl plate DP03 @iamcherrylemon

Morning! I have finally caught up with posts on my valentine’s manis. I could not believe just how behind I was, 4 manis!? tut tut!
Anyhow, this is my final valentine’s mani of the year, I think I have done enough.. I am not a lovey dovey person at all, but I love creating valentine’s mani more than Halloween ones. Maybe I find these alot easier to do :p

This mani is very simple with stamping over 2 accent nails. I have chosen to use my new DP03, it has 3 panels of lace designs and the plate is extremely easy to use. With a sticky stamper, it picks up the crisp images really well.

Products used:

  • Tonic polish in Angelfish
  • DixieGirl stamping plate DP03 Lace
  • Moyra white stamping polish
  • Rhinestones are from Born Pretty
  • Seche Vite fast drying top coat

My lamp is washing out the colours, the polish should be lilac with pink sheen, with lots of holographic glitter and pretty magneta pink flakes. What a beauty!!

Thank you for reading and take care!

Valentine’s Manicure: Princess Nail Lacquer in Forever and Unicorn Sparkles (Uber Chic Beauty Love and Marriage #3 stamping plate)

Valentine's Manicure (Princess Nail Lacquer "Unicorn Sparkles" and "Forever") stamped using Uber Chic Love and Marriage plate #3 photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Valentine’s Manicure (Princess Nail Lacquer “Unicorn Sparkles” and “Forever”) stamped using Uber Chic Love and Marriage plate #3 photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Hello and welcome!

Ahhh.. I love this manicure so much! I am using a brand new thermal polish Forever (part of a quarter from PNL) and it is beautiful. This polish contains lovely duochrome flakes and glitter, isn’t it clever?! This thermal transition from rosey purple to pale purple (on me). The pictures I have here are taken in its cold state… because my hands are so cold all the time! Trust me, it does change colours.

Close up of Princess Nail Lacquer in "Unicorn Sparkles" photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Close up of Princess Nail Lacquer in “Unicorn Sparkles” photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

I used my Uber Chic Beauty Love & Marriage #3 plate AGAIN, might as well make the most out of it. Although, most of the images are suitable for all year round wear.

Close up of Princess Nail Lacquer in "Unicorn Sparkles" photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Close up of Princess Nail Lacquer in “Unicorn Sparkles” photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Products used:

  • Princess Nail Lacquer Rapunzel Magic Flower base coat, Glass slipper topcoat, Forever (thermal) polish, Unicorn Sparkles (LE) polish
  • Uber Chic Beauty Love & Marriage plate #3
Valentine's Manicure (Princess Nail Lacquer "Unicorn Sparkles" and "Forever") stamped using Uber Chic Love and Marriage plate #3 photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Valentine’s Manicure (Princess Nail Lacquer “Unicorn Sparkles” and “Forever”) stamped using Uber Chic Love and Marriage plate #3 photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Valentine's Manicure (Princess Nail Lacquer "Unicorn Sparkles" and "Forever") stamped using Uber Chic Love and Marriage plate #3 photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Valentine’s Manicure (Princess Nail Lacquer “Unicorn Sparkles” and “Forever”) stamped using Uber Chic Love and Marriage plate #3 photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

You can get these lovely polishes from princessnaillacquer.com (4 thermals for £22) and the UC plate £12.50 from Nailartuk.co.uk
Thank you and please look out for my last Valentine’s mani next… it is the last one, I promise 😛

Valentine’s Manicure: Wikkid Polishes in Very Violet and I’m a Barbie girl with DixieGirl Love plate

Valentine's manicure: Wikkid polishes in I'm a Barbie Girl and Very Violet (stamped with DixieGirlxoxo Love plate) @iamcherrylemon

Valentine’s manicure: Wikkid polishes in I’m a Barbie Girl and Very Violet (stamped with DixieGirlxoxo Love plate) @iamcherrylemon

Hi there, I have a very cute Valentine’s manicure here! Using the DixieGirlxoxo stamping plate – Love, it has some very nice images on this plate. The images are very big and I find it a little bit overwhelming with my newly shortened nails! But glad to find this cute heart pattern that is suitable for all nail lengths.

The 2 patterned accent nails are actually stamping decals. I made these with my stampers, by picking up the image using the silver stamping polish. Then applying a layer of clear top coat, before colouring the pattern in using the 4 colour polishes (listed below). Once the decals have dried, I transferred these onto my nails and finished it with a shiny top coat.

For the rest, I have applied 2 coats of “I’m a Barbie Girl” and lightly dabbed the pink polish with “Very Violet”. It made the polish look duochrome, and I love the effects!
Products used:

  • Wikkid polishes in I’m a Barble Girl and Very Violet
  • Leighton Denny nail lacquer in Jailbird
  • A England nail polish in Order of the Garter
  • Barry M foil effects in Silver
  • Seche Vite fast drying top coat
  • Dixie Girl xoxo Love Plate (you can buy this plate direct from DixieGirlxoxo or UK Nail stamping queen)

Thank you and have a great day!

ps. 2 more Valentine manis to follow!! eeekkk!!

Red hot valentine’s manicure! using Superchic Lacquer in Realm of Erotica and Born Pretty stamping plate celebration plate BP-L014

Valentine's Manicure using Superchic Lacquer in Realm of Erotica (BPS Stamping plate BP-L014) Photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Valentine’s Manicure using Superchic Lacquer in Realm of Erotica (BPS Stamping plate BP-L014) Photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Realm of Erotica is a true beauty, intense red holo with lots of depth. I was constantly staring at my mani because it was just too pretty.
Superchic Lacquer is a brand that I always wanted to try, their holo polishes are insane and they all look amazing. I have a few in my untried pile, which I hopw to get round to them soon! I have also seen them being used for stamping, can’t wait to try that out too.

I’ve purchased this BPS stamping plate in January and it took 11 days to reach me, giving me plenty of time to use it for Valentine’s day! I am particularly attracted to this heart wood grain pattern. Isn’t it beautiful!?

Products used:

  • Born Pretty stamping plate PL-L014
  • Painted polish by Lexi in Midnight mischief
  • Superchich Lacquer in Realm of Erotica
  • Colour Alike silver king
  • Glisten and Glow HK girl fast drying top coat

ps. quite a few more valentine manicures to follow! I must get these posts out before the big day tomorrow! 😛

Tonic polish “Dragons at Dusk” stamped using Dixie Plate DP02 and CbL Shifty stamping polish

Tonic polish in Dragons at Dusk (Dixie Plate DP0X and CbL Shifty stamping polish) @iamcherrylemon

Tonic polish in Dragons at Dusk (Dixie Plate DP0X and CbL Shifty stamping polish) @iamcherrylemon

Hello there, I hope you are well.

Dragons at Dusk is a shify multichrome polish that does not disappoint. Now I understand why this is one of Tonic Polish bestsellers! I love how it shifts from purple to green to blue. It was not easy to capture all 3 shifting colours… so my photo only shows 2. The consistency of the polish is thicker than normal nail polishes, it does stamp but requires 2 coats.
I did use CbL Shifty for this mani, I double stamp the images onto the nails as the images are not as noticeable with only 1 stamped layer.

Products used:

  • DixieGirlxoxo plate DP02
  • Tonic polish “Dragons at Dusk”
  • Coloprs by Llarowe Shifty stamping polish
  • OPI nail polish in Alpine Snow
  • Glisten & Glow HK Girl fast drying top coat
  • Claw midi ring, $0.99 from Born Pretty Store

For DixieGirlxoxo stamping plates, you can purchase these from DixieGirl herself. She is based in Australia and she can ship internationally. For UK, you can visit nailstampingqueenUK.

Thank you for reading 🙂