​NOTD Diamonds and Roses #manicure featuring Lilypad Lacquer Diamond in the rough and stamped with Uber Chic plate 8-03 photo swatches

Morning and happy Friday… Today’s post is of this sparkling diamonds and roses manicure! I love this polish, I can’t believe it was sitting in my pile of untrieds for so long. 

This polish is Lilypad lacquer Diamond in the rough, I’ve stamped it with the rose patterns from Uber Chic plate 8-03. Then coloured them in with red and green sharpies. It is sharpies again! Because the ink is vibrant but thin, it really does let the holographic glitter shines through. 

While I’m the direct light, it looks like I’m wearing diamonds in my nails. Totally gorgeous! 

Thank you for reading and have a great weekend! 

​Cbl “Do you know you are my hero” and Moo Moo signatures “Snow Bunny” Stamped manicures

Hi there! 

I’ve 2 manicures to share with you today. I seem to have this incidental preference over blue polishes in the summer! 
First up, we have one polish from the Cbl Spring 2016 Tribute collection “Do you know you are my hero?”. I’ve stamped it with Pet’la plate Rising Sun, using the fish and gorgeous wave patterns. The beautiful dark teal green stamping polish is Edk ultra holo Haltere.

Next, we have the Moo Moo signatures Snow Bunny. I love this type of blue, not quite my usual shade of duck egg blue. It is subtly beautiful. 

I’ve used the Moyou London Jungle Gold stamping polish, it is a colour shifting one changes from gold to green to blue. The pattern is from Uber Chic beauty stamping plate 05-1. 

Thank you for reading and have a lovely Thursday! 

NOTD CbL "Did the penny drop?" Musical Notes stamped manicure (Bundle Monster BM-XL208) Photo Swatches

​NOTD Colors by Llarowe – Rainbow Connection store exclusive “Did the penny drop?” Photo Swatch

Hello!

I’ve found some swatches I forgot to share with you!

This is CBL “Did the penny drop?”,  this is a store exclusive for Rainbow Connection.

The polish looks like a bronzy gold in real life, very pretty with strong holo.

Please excuse the warm tone on the photo, I took these during the early evening!

I’ve chosen a very simple musical notes stamping design. It is from the Bundle Monster BM-XL208 stamping plate.
There are about 4 of these Cbls left on the Rainbow connection website at the time of this post being published. Bundle Monster plates are pretty good and well made.

Both items available from RC website. Have fun!

Thank You!

Danglefoot Nail Polish "I'm Beach Ready" @iamcherrylemon

Freckles “Sea you at the Shore” and Danglefoot  “I’m Beach Ready” manicures – “Life’s a Beach” UK indie polish box Summer 2016

Hi there! This is part 2 of my blog post on the “Life’s a Beach” indie polish box. Check here for part 1 and the first manicure I’ve completed using the first polish “Summer Droplets”.

Today I’m showing you the final 2 manicures. 

“Sea you at the Shore” is a lovely shimmery blue with holo. The formula is lovely to work with and notably good drying time too!

My little girl is helping me with holding the polish for the bottle shot! I think she did a grand job😀

I’ve used same stamping plate as before, the Born Pretty BP-L017 which is also from the box! This time round, I’ve chosen to use gradient stamping on the shell pattern. Multiple colour stamping with different colours on the accent nail. It seems to be very effective and eye catching. Plus a couple tiny 3d nail studs which completed my mani. Again, I’m happy with this!
Pictures shown with 2 coats of polish plus top coat.

  • Red stamping polish – Hit the Bottle
  • Gold stamping polish – Golden Queen by Color Alike
  • White stalling polish – Konad white  
  • Princess lacquer Glass slipper fast drying top coat 


Final manicure using the polishes! 

This is “I’m Beach Ready”, a bright warm coral pink with holo! As always, the formula is excellent with Danglefoot polishes. The polish levels out very nicely, it makes it so easy for me to paint! Love it! 

It looks amazing in direct light:)
For the stamping, I’m using the same Born Pretty plate. The base stamping is the star fish pattern done with Color Club Cherubic.

I didn’t expect it to look like this but I love it! This manicure is so happy and truly “Beach Ready”.

And for a reminder, this is the first manicure I’ve done with the first polish from the box,

If you’re not already following these amazing UK indie polish makers… Make sure you do😉

Danglefoot

Freckles 

Luna loves Lacquer 

Thank you for reading and enjoy your weekend! 

​Life’s a Beach UK indie polish box – Unboxing and “Summer Droplets” manicure

Hello there! I’ve always been interested in UK indie polishes. I was really drawn to the UK polish scene ever since meeting Lolly from Frightfully Spectacular online. It is just amazing how many polish lovers are living their dreams and making polishes for nail addicts like me. 
Today I’ve a UK indie polish box created by the creators of Danglefoot, Freckles polishes and Luna loves. Luna loves lacquer is a totally new brand to me. I’ve tried Danglefoot and absolutely love it! I’m waiting to use a few polishes I’ve got from Freckles (blog posts to follow!).
Life’s a beach was very limited in numbers, 25 boxes to be exact. I’m very happy that I’ve managed to grab one before it sold out! All of the polish shades are limited editions and will only be obtainable via this box. 
The box contains; 

  • I’m Beach Ready (Danglefoot polish)
  • Sea you at the Shore (Freckles polishes)
  • Summer Droplets (Luna loves Lacquer)
  • Born Pretty stamping plate BP-L017 Summer themed! 
  • Jumbo clear stamper with scraper

The cost of the box including UK postage is £25. 

I’ve used the stamper, the Born Pretty stamping plate and Summer Droplets to create this simple and serene beach inspired manicure:) Summer Droplets is a dream to work with. The brush is lovely and firm-ish. These pictures are showing 2 coats with top coat. 

The pale pink stamping polish is Moyou London Frosted Lips and the gold is from Colour Alike. Topped with Princess lacquer glass slipper fast drying top coat. The stamping polishes and top coat are not part of the box. 
I like this manicure alot, to me it is peaceful and remind me of relaxation by the sea in the summer evenings. Summer Droplets is truly beautiful polish, I just love those copper and turquoise flakies. 

Life’s a Beach indie polish box is now all sold out but if you’re interested, the ladies are planning another polish box for release in Autumn. Make sure you follow them on Instagram for details nearer the time. 

Danglefoot

Freckles 

Luna loves Lacquer 

NOTE: please stay tuned for 2 more manicures using the Freckles and Danglefoot polishes! They’re coming very soon x

Thank you for reading and HAPPY Friday! 

Innisfree Hydrogel Mask (Perfect 9 Repair and Green Tea) review @iamcherrylemon

​Innisfree hydro gel masks (Green Tea and Perfect 9 Repair) #K-Beauty skincare review

 

Innisfree Hydrogel Mask (Perfect 9 Repair and Green Tea) review @iamcherrylemon

Innisfree Hydrogel Mask (Perfect 9 Repair and Green Tea) review @iamcherrylemon

I’m reviewing 2 Innisfree Hydro Gel masks, these were purchased from TesterKorea online store.

I love using hydro gel masks, for me, they adhere to my face better, my skin always feel deeply hydrated and plump after use.
I was in holiday while I tested these masks. My skin felt irritated, tired and in desperate need of hydration!
Green Tea

Official description : Tea tree ingredients soothe skin irritations and protect the skin from environmental damage. The all-natural green complex, certified by ECOCERT, enhances your complexion. 

 

Innisfree Hydrogel Mask (Green Tea) review @iamcherrylemon

Innisfree Hydrogel Mask (Green Tea) review @iamcherrylemon

I loved using the “It’s a real squeeze Green tea mask” (review here). So I had high expectations for this one!

This mask claims to deeply hydrates the skin and soothe daily damage from the elements.

The product : Like most of other branded hydro gel masks, this one also comes in 2 pieces. Separate ones for upper part and lower part of the face.

The mask pieces are embedded in layers of clear plastic backings. It was a real hassle to get them out of its packaging and separating the pieces. The mask pieces are unusually thin compare to normal hydro gel masks. It feels firmer to the touch and not as flexible.
Instructions: Apply upper part of the mask first before finishing applying the lower part. Leave on for 20 to 25 minutes. Pat on the remaining essence and finish off with your normal skin routine.
Results: I’ve left it on for around an hour as my skin needed the extra tlc! The mask pieces felt sticky-dry to the touch, it seems that my skin has absorbed it all in! It obviously needed it?

Anyhow, the skin felt normal afterwards and the dryness on my face came back the very next morning.
Score: 2 out of 5!

I won’t be repurchasing this one and most likely to go back to the “It’s a squeeze” version.

£2.50 + Postage from Innisfree Official, or stalk TesterKorea site for restock! You can get this alot cheaper there.

Innisfree Hydrogel Mask (Green Tea) review @iamcherrylemon

Innisfree Hydrogel Mask (Green Tea) review @iamcherrylemon

 

Perfect 9 Repair 

Official description: A total anti-aging mask formulated with 9 active ingredients from the Jeju Island provides a solution for aging skin. 

 

Innisfree Hydrogel Mask (Perfect 9 Repair) review @iamcherrylemon

Innisfree Hydrogel Mask (Perfect 9 Repair) review @iamcherrylemon

This gel mask has the same feel to the green tea version. It doesn’t fully adhering to the face contour. I don’t normally have this problem with hydro gel masks.
Result: I’ve left this mask on for around 30 minutes. This time my skin feels softer and more hydrated. I’m pretty impressed (comparing to the green tea gel mask). I doubt my skin will benefit from the anti-aging properties of this mask with just one use. But it does a very good job on moisturising my skin.

Score: 3.5

 

Innisfree Hydrogel Mask (Perfect 9 Repair) review @iamcherrylemon

Innisfree Hydrogel Mask (Perfect 9 Repair) review @iamcherrylemon

Summary

I’m slightly disappointed with the green tea hydro gel mask, the perfect 9 is better but still not as impressive as expected. I would suggest you go for the “It’s a real squeeze” normal sheet mask range if you had to choose between the two mask types.

Thank you and I hope you enjoyed this post:)

NOTD Berry Gem (Nailland Exclusive) in Direct Sunlight - Photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Colors by Llarowe LakkomLakkom at  Nailland exclusive “Berry Gem” and “Scattered Sun flare” photo swatches

NOTD Berry Gem (Nailland Exclusive) in Direct Sunlight - Photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Berry Gem (Nailland Exclusive) in Direct Sunlight – Photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

 

Hi there,

A very quick swatch post for you today! We have 2 store exclusive polishes designed by nail blogger LakkomLakkom for Nailland Hungary!

These are amazing polishes, formula and colours! There are some copper flakies in both of them. So when the sun is out, these polishes are still very interesting to look at. Needless to say, they are totally breathtaking in direct lights. The holo awesome-ness is just incredible. Yes I do like these very much😀
Thank you and I hope you like these too. They are still available and can be ordered via Nailland online store.

Berry Gem

Berry Gem Bottle shot @iamcherrylemon

Berry Gem Bottle shot @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Berry Gem (Nailland Exclusive) in indoor indirect light - Photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Berry Gem (Nailland Exclusive) in indoor indirect light – Photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Berry Gem (Nailland Exclusive) in indoor indirect light - Photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Berry Gem (Nailland Exclusive) in indoor indirect light – Photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

 

 

Scattered Sun Flare

NOTD Scattered Sun Flare (Nailland Exclusive) Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Scattered Sun Flare (Nailland Exclusive) Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Scattered Sun Flare (Nailland Exclusive) Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Scattered Sun Flare (Nailland Exclusive) Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Scattered Sun Flare (Nailland Exclusive) Direct sunlight - Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Scattered Sun Flare (Nailland Exclusive) Direct sunlight – Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Scattered Sun Flare (Nailland Exclusive) Close up - Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Scattered Sun Flare (Nailland Exclusive) Close up – Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

 

 

 

 

Non affiliated links

Scattered Sun Flare and Berry Gem, both 12.90EURO from Nailland Hungary

 

Have fun!

NOTD Stamped Glitter Watermarble Manicure! Born Pretty stamping plate L005 water/texture (& my first Sharpie mani!)

NOTD Stamped Glitter Watermarble manicure (Born Pretty stamping plate L005, Nails Inc Hatton Garden) Natural Daylight - Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Stamped Glitter Watermarble manicure (Born Pretty stamping plate L005, Nails Inc Hatton Garden) Natural Daylight – Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

Hello! Hope you’re well and having a pretty lovely weekend.
I have only ever watermarbled properly once, it turned out OK but not as impressive as I have hoped! So when I saw this stamping plate with watermarble patterns, I truly thought my dreams are becoming true!

Today I am road-testing the Watermarble stamping plate from Born Pretty. This plate is from their newest plate collection. I’m very happy to have ordered it as I know this will be very popular and possibly a sellout.

So for this fake watermarble manicure, I’ve used the following items;

春の歌 12*6cm Rectangle Nail Art Stamp Template Watermarble Design Image Plate L005

How I achieved this manicure look!
1. Apply a glitter polish base (I did the sponge application method to intensify the glitter look)
2. Apply a fast drying top coat
3. Stamp the watermarble patterns onto the nails
4. Colour in with your chosen sharpies
5. Top coat to finish!
Easy peasy!

Everything works very well together. I had no trouble with the image pick up, the images are sharp and clear. There are many variations of watermarbling patterns available on this plate, you bound to find ones you would like:)

The best and easiest part was colouring in with the sharpies!

NOTD Stamped Glitter Watermarble manicure (Born Pretty L005 plate, Nails Inc Hatton Garden) Indoor spotlight - Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Stamped Glitter Watermarble manicure (Born Pretty L005 plate, Nails Inc Hatton Garden) Indoor spotlight – Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

I’m happy with this mani, it is so sparkly, don’t you think?

I have the moving video swatch (?) on my instagram, it shows the glitter-ness much better:) Check it out here

You can use my 10% discount code FTL91 for non-sale items on Born Pretty online store.
Note: This is not a sponsored post but it contains affiliated links. I’ve purchased all the mentioned products with my own money and I am not being compensated for reviewing the products.

Thank you for reading and have an awesome week ahead.

NOTD Summer holiday manicure (Moo Moo signatures Rainbow Bath collection pastel neon polishes) Photo swatches

NOTD Summer Manicure (MooMoo Signatures Neon Pastels, Petla Plate OhNomNom) Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Summer Manicure (MooMoo Signatures Neon Pastels, Petla Plate OhNomNom) Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

Morning!
In my true style, I did my mani the night before we travel for our holiday! I didn’t have a design but just wanting to use the pastel neon polishes!
These are made by Moo Moo signatures, an indie polish maker based in Singapore. The brainchild behind the brand is MeiMei, a lovely and friendly lady so also owns the indie polish shop MeiMei Signatures.
I bought the set from their UK stockist, Nail Artisan.

I’ve heard alot of good things about this set of polishes. They water marble very well, so I might give that a go in the near future:)

NOTD Summer Manicure (MooMoo Signatures Neon Pastels, Petla Plate Petra's Wishes) Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Summer Manicure (MooMoo Signatures Neon Pastels, Petla Plate Petra’s Wishes) Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

For my holiday mani, I couldn’t decide so please excuse the mismatch hands! The base on both hands are the smooshy nail design which I’ve used the pastel neons. Smooshy nails are great! It is super easy, takes no time at all but it will always look great.

For my right hand, I’ve made some stamping decals using the Pet’l a plate “OhNomNom”. Added a layer of China Glaze Fairy Dust. I love that stuff, it makes all manicures look amazing!

NOTD Summer Manicure (MooMoo Signatures Neon Pastels, Petla Plate Petra's Wishes) Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Summer Manicure (MooMoo Signatures Neon Pastels, Petla Plate Petra’s Wishes) Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

For my left hand, I’ve simply chosen a broken lattice pattern from the pet’la plate “Petra’s Wishes”. This pattern is amazing! So simple but really cool! The stamping polish “Jungle Gold” is9 fabulous, so well done and thank you Moyou London!

Thank you for reading and have a lovely weekend!

NOTD Princess Nail Lacquer “21” stamped with Sharks! [Radial Gradient Manicure]

NOTD Radial Gradient manicure, Princess Nail Lacquer '21' Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Radial Gradient manicure, Princess Nail Lacquer ’21’ Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

Haha how are you? I hope you’ll like my manicure today. I’m on the fence with this one at the moment. This is the first time I’ve tried radial gradient … I now know why I don’t do gradient mani that often… I hate the cleaning up! Even after using liquid latex to protect around the nails.
Anyhow!
The gorgeous shimmery holo sky blue/teal polish is “21” by Princess Nail lacquer (PNL). Princess nail lacquer is a UK based indie polish brand, this is the first polish I’ve tried from my recent order.

“21” was created by store owner Ashleigh, and she turned 21 recently! Happy birthday!

Princess Nail Lacquer '21' (Bottle shot) @iamcherrylemon

Princess Nail Lacquer ’21’ (Bottle shot) @iamcherrylemon

Gosh I love this blue! This polish is so sparkly and the blue reminds me of holidaying by the beach! The sea being so blue and shimmers so brightly! The polish dries pretty quickly and requires a top coat to really bring out the sparkles. All swatches are 2 coats plus top coat.

NOTD Radial Gradient manicure, Princess Nail Lacquer '21' Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Radial Gradient manicure, Princess Nail Lacquer ’21’ Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

The reason why I’m the fence is because I’m not sure if I’ve ruined mani by putting in a gradient nail art! I’m sure “21” will look awesome without the extra nailart! Aww..I’ll wear it on its own next time!
Leave me a comment and tell me what you think?

Princess nail lacquer Etsy store is here (not affiliated link). PNL has discounts on grab bags and “3 for 2” offers too.

Thank you for dropping by and have an excellent day!