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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 (New post is coming up)

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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REVIEW: Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours in No.09 Poppy @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours in No.09 Poppy @iamcherrylemon

Hello there :) Hope this post finds you well!
I’m reviewing one of the newer products I’ve bought in my recent makeup haul.
I’ve been using this cute little guy for more than a week now. I’ve tested this product on bare skin as well as on top of BB cream and foundation.

Official DescriptionAn airy, petal-soft flush of colour inspired by the hues of an English country garden
Effortlessly buildable across lips and cheeks for a subtle sheer wash or an intense result, the velvet texture remains transparent on the skin, gently blurring imperfections.
Mistake-proof Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom can be gently applied with fingertips for an instantly moisturised feeling.

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours in No.09 Poppy @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours in No.09 Poppy @iamcherrylemon

Product
This is a great 2 in 1 product for the summer months! Offered in 6 universally flattening shades.
The packaging screams “Buy me!” and I did :D I have always loved Burberry’s lip products! Let’s see how this performs…

Packaging
The product is housed in a lovely but weighty glass jar with an embossed metallic twist top lid. It looks cute yet elegant. It is a lot of packaging for 3.5g of product. I probably have chunky fingers and I keep getting knocked by the lid while trying to open it.
This won’t happen to any round jars but this is no ordinary branded item! Nice looking packaging but slightly impractical.
I do have long nails so I need to think of a way of getting to the product once it is running low. I will cross that bridge when I come to it ;P

Scent
I cannot detect any scent from this product, which is a good sign for those who are sensitive to scented products. I believe Burberry is phasing out scented products to appeal to a wider audience. But I do miss that vintage rose fragrance from some of the older products.

Colour/Pigmentation
The colour of my Lip & Cheek cream blush is No.09 Poppy. I chose it for its vibrant summer colour! I do love it on my lips, but it is a tad too strong for my cheeks. If I do not blend it out thinly, I would look sun burnt!
Once blended it out nicely, it would look nice with a pop of healthy tint!

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours (Photo Swatches - no.09 Poppy) @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours (Photo Swatches – no.09 Poppy) @iamcherrylemon

Longevity
The product last really long as a cheek product and I am very impressed! I didn’t even set it with powder. It applies and looks great on bare skin as well as being part of full-face makeup.
However, the product did not last too long on the lips and it tinted them only very lightly. I did not mind reapplying it, as it feels really comfortable and soft on the lips.

Ease of use
Extremely easy, just remember less is more! Blend with fingers on your cheeks and apply directly onto your lips :) easy peasy!

Overall Summary

Great little product to take in your handbag, it lasts really well as a cheek product and performs well as a lip tint. I would give this product 3.5 out of 5!

Burberry online £24 for 3.5 grams

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours No.09 Poppy @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours No.09 Poppy @iamcherrylemon


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Burberry Beauty Makeup Haul Summer 2015

Burberry Beauty Makeup Haul Summer 2015 @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Beauty Makeup Haul Summer 2015 @iamcherrylemon

Good morning! This is what happens when I wandered aimlessly in Covent Garden on a pay day, but to give me credits.. I was on a half day from work and was meeting up with a dear friend :)
I choose to blog a quick post on these before I put my finger prints all over them, obsessed? Yes maybe.
Let’s go through the haul, it contains a new product, some repurchased and a lovely gift from my dear friend!

Brand new!
Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours in No.09 Poppy

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours in No.09 Poppy @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours in No.09 Poppy @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours in No.09 Poppy @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours in No.09 Poppy @iamcherrylemon

There are currently 6 new colours in this new line. Looks so dainty and cute in its glass jar!
No.09 Poppy is currently out of stock online. But I am sure it will come back! £24 for 3.5g (Burberry online)
I cannot wait to start trying this now! For summer, I would like to carry less products in my bag! Dual purpose item? Yes please!

Repurchase items:

Burberry Fresh Glow BB Cream in No.02 Nude Honey and Effortless Liquid Eyeliner in No.01 Jet Black @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Fresh Glow BB Cream in No.02 Nude Honey and Effortless Liquid Eyeliner in No.01 Jet Black @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Fresh Glow BB Cream in No.02 Nude Honey (My review here / Burberry online)

Burberry Effortless Liquid Eyeliner in No.01 Jet Black (My review here / Burberry online)

 

New to me:

Burberry Curve Lash Mascara in No.01 Ebony

Burberry Curve Lash Mascara in No.01 Ebony @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Curve Lash Mascara in No.01 Ebony @iamcherrylemon

I have always used the original effortless mascara so this is new to me! I am very curious about this, as most mascaras do not hold the curve on my short stubby lashes! Fingers crossed this will work wonders for me :p

This is one of my fellow beauty blogger Annie’s favourite mascaras (her Burberry mascara range / Burberry online)

Gift!

Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Highlighting Powder in No.01 Nude Radiance

Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Highlighting Powder in No.01 Nude Radiance @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Highlighting Powder in No.01 Nude Radiance @iamcherrylemon

I love my highlighting products, I’ve tried this and really enjoyed using it! A quick swipe will give a very lovely sheen on my cheekbones, and it has the signature Burberry Beauty scent. My friend gave me her backup :~D as she knows how much I loved this product from the last Summer Splash collection!! Muah muah!! (This is out of stock but for more details, please follow this link)

We did wandered to Urban Decay beauty store after our coffees but it was so busy! Fleur de Force was having a book signing at the store, there was apparently exclusive 20% discount on products. I now wished I queued up too! hahaha

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful Saturday!


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NOTD Summer Daisy Stamping Manicure

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NOTD Summer Daisy Stamping Manicure @iamcherrylemon

Hello and good morning :)

This is one cheerful manicure suitable for most summer days. I have received many compliments while wearing this, thanks to the bright and eye catching colours used!

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NOTD Summer Daisy Stamping Manicure (with Rhinestones) @iamcherrylemon

I was in two minds which hand I would prefer, I’ve decorated my left hand mani with yellow rhinestones and only dotted yellow paint on the right hand version. It looks like the right hand version is more “casual” and more people are liking it :)

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NOTD Summer Daisy Stamping Manicure @iamcherrylemon

What I’ve used for this mani:

Apilia Super Plate A (Stamping Plate used)

Konad Special Stamping Polish in White

Seche Vite Fast Drying Top Coat

Rimmel London Lasting Polish in “Orange Your Life”

Rimmel London Lasting Polish in “Pear Drop”

Sally Hansen InstaDri Nail Polish in “Just in Lime”

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in “Force”

Yellow rhinestones / Sally Hansen InstaDri Nail Polish in “Lightening”

What do you think?

Thanks for reading and have a gorgeous day ahead!


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Review: Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar (#4 Juicy Cherry and #9 Neon Red) Photo Swatches

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bars (#4 Juicy Cherry and #9 Neon Red) @iamcherrylemon

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bars (#4 Juicy Cherry and #9 Neon Red) @iamcherrylemon

 
Hello everyone! Sorry I’ve been AWOL for awhile. Work has hijacked my life for the past few weeks. I’m glad to surface for a breather today :)
 
Today, I’m back to review a couple of petite bunny gloss/ lip balms by Tony Moly. Tony Moly is a Korean drugstore brand that’s fairly popular in Korea (and rest of the K-Beauty world!) for its cute packaging, affordability and a good product range. You can order Tony Moly from many online sources. They’re even available in Urban Outfitters US.
 
The packaging
I must admit I was drawn to its cute little bunny packaging in pen form. Look at those cute but cheeky faces on the lid with the little bunny ears! You just cannot fault its cute design! The pen shape is compact and makes it easy to apply with. It is light and travel-friendly product.
Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bars (#4 Juicy Cherry and #9 Neon Red) @iamcherrylemon

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bars (#4 Juicy Cherry and #9 Neon Red) @iamcherrylemon

The product
There are 6 flavours in the original Gloss Bar range, plus 3 new neon colours added to the line. The scent is different on each one depending on its flavour! My #4 Juicy Cherry does smell like cherry-scented and the #8 Neon Red has a sweet but fainter strawberry scent. It’s not an overpowering scent at all.
#4 Juicy Cherry has slightly more pigment than #9 Neon Red. I find Neon Red not at all Neon nor Red!
 

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bars (#4 Juicy Cherry and #9 Neon Red) Photo Swatches @iamcherrylemon

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bars (#4 Juicy Cherry and #9 Neon Red) Photo Swatches @iamcherrylemon

These are essentially tinted lip balms. They do deliver hydration to the lips while providing a tint of colour.
The colour does transfer and doesn’t last too long. So I foresee finishing these balms pretty quickly! As I find myself reapplying for the colour as well as the much needed hydration.
The gloss feels very light on the lips, and more like a lip balm which is soft and creamy.
  • 2g of product
  • Sweet fruits scent
  • Soft and creamy texture
  • Provide moisture and nutrition for skin
  • Formulated with vitamin E, berry complex
Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bars (#4 Juicy Cherry and #9 Neon Red) @iamcherrylemon

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bars (#4 Juicy Cherry and #9 Neon Red) @iamcherrylemon

Price: $4.95 or $9.00 for 2 (members offer) from BeautyNetKorea.com
Colour/Pigment: Light wash of colour with slight sheen.
Hydration factor: Light, not likely to be suitable for dry, chapped lips
Score: 3 out of 5
Overall Summary: This product is cute and affordable. It delivers slight hydration and might not be nourishing enough for drier lips.
Great product for handbags, easy and fast touch up of colour on the lips without the need of a mirror. I can see myself using these colour tint!
 
Image Credit: Beauty Net Korea Image Credit: Beauty Net Korea


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Non-Beauty: A Day out at Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Wisley

Hello there! A different type of post today!

RHS Wisley is situated in the county of Surrey, south of London. It is a lovely place to visit in any season of the year. It covers over 200 acres of land, it contains landscaped gardens, few glasshouses and it also hosts many seasonal events throughout the year.

I actually prefer Wisley to Kew Royal Botanic Gardens. But I guess this is because everytime I visit Kew, it always rain!

Here are some pictures I’ve taken using my handphone. Hope you like them :)

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley - Camassias May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley – Camassias May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley - Camassias May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley – Camassias May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley - Bird of Paradise May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

RHS Wisley – Bird of Paradise May 2015 @iamcherrylemon

Thank you and have a great day ahead :D

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