​26 Great Nail Art Ideas – Sunshine

Hello there! Today I’m sharing a mellow and cheery manicure, created for the #26GreatNailArtIdeas prompt “Sunshine”. 

I’ve chosen a simple gradient with stamping mani design.. It is so much quicker to create a gradient using the Lina Make your mark 3 plate. 

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Sunshine @iamcherrylemon

26 Great Nail Art Ideas – Sunshine @iamcherrylemon

Products used:

  • Uber Chic beauty stamping plate 12-01
  • Lina plate Make tor mark 3
  • Hit the bottle – Chromeo
  • Painted polish – Stamped in Starfruit
  • Glisten and Glow HK girl fast drying top coat
  • Colour Alike – Kinda white
26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Sunshine @iamcherrylemon

26 Great Nail Art Ideas – Sunshine @iamcherrylemon

Thank you for visiting and have a gorgeous day!

Click to check out other manis for this #26GNAI edition.

​Purple gradient nails with double stamping

Double stamping over purple gradient nails (Born pretty BP-L078) @iamcherrylemon

Double stamping over purple gradient nails (Born pretty BP-L078) @iamcherrylemon

#PRSample

Hello

This manicure is created for a “Get Well” nail art collaboration for our ig friend Tammy. Tammy has gone under several surgeries, and is currently home recovering.

We wish Tammy a speedy recovery, you can find all the individual manis in this Collab by check out the hash tag #RecoveryWishesForTammy on Instagram.

The collab prompt was to create a manicure in the colour purple. So I picked the 3 polishes (see product list) and created a gradient mani, then double stamped using holo silver and black.

This BP-L078 plate has It has 14 cute images with each measuring 14mm by 25mm, suitable for most nail lengths. These images can also be easily adaptable for shorter nails too. As always, I had no problem picking up the images from this plate. I was using a sticky galaxy stamper (reviewed here as item #2). I can see more manicures will be created using this plate 😍

This is the first time I have used the Ejiubas clear stamper to create mani. A more in-depth review will be posted in the future. As I am putting it to the serial stamper test!! (so far, I am loving the results and the gorgeous little crystals!)

Ejiubas stamper @iamcherrylemon

Ejiubas stamper @iamcherrylemon

Ejiubas stamper @iamcherrylemon

Ejiubas stamper @iamcherrylemon

 

Products used:

  • Barry M Gelly nail paints in Coconut and Plum
  • Illamasqua nail varnish in Jo’mina
  • Emily de Molly Holo silver
  • Painted polish Midnight mischief
  • Born pretty stamping plate BP-L078
  • Ejiubas clear stamper

I would prefer the gradient to look smoother but the polishes didn’t play well with me that night, it was pretty hot!
Thank you for visiting x

Note: This plate was sent to me for honest review and opinion.

#ForKnittyNails IG nail art collaboration and  belated birthday nails (Cute cat sparkly nails)

On IG, the nail art community feels like a close knit circle or made up of many circles… You can get along really well with like minded people. You chit chat day in day out, some kind of relationship or friendship develops. 
Debbie, aka KnittyNails is one of those sweet and kind people you will come across and would like instantly. I find Debbie to be very supportive and n encouraging. She was one of the first IG accounts that I’ve follow.

It has been a tough few months for her and we wanted to show her that we care. So a group of us have come together to show some support for Debbie, by cooperating in a nail art collaboration. 

This is my creation, a blue based floral layered stamping. It is because Debbie is the Queen of layered stamping. She makes it looks so easy, but it really isn’t!

Products used: 

  • Mavala nail lacquer in Cobalt Blue
  • Painted polish Stamped in Mint, Stamped in Guava and Stamped in Taro
  • Uber Chic beauty stamping plate 17-03
  • Glisten and Glow HK girl fast drying top coat

I think this manicure could look a bit better, but I’m so glad Debbie told me that she loves it alot. I really need to take a lesson or 2 on layered stamping!

I have also included her birthday collab manicure which I’ve done back in March. I somehow, not posted it here. 

It is a cute kitten manicure with lilac and glitter polishes.


Products used:

  • Grey cat water decals from She sells sea shells
  • ILNP Rosewater
  • China glaze Pearl Jammin
  • CreativeShop stamping plate 04
  • Colour Alike stamping polish in Berry Smoothie

Two very different manis that are inspired by the same cat loving, kind and supportive lady.

Hope you like these, thank you for reading

​maniswap with Instagram nail artist @nellemiemani (Pastel neon gradient nails with geometric designs) @iamcherrylemon

Hello there! Hope it is a nice and sunny day where you’re​ at! It is hitting high 20s in the UK today. The Sun is actually burning my skin right now.

Today’s post is on my mani swap with the lovely Gaia (IG @nellemiemani). Gaia has the most delicate and cut nail shapes! Her nail art designs are fabulous and a good variation of techniques.

To be honest, I panicked a bit when it was my turn to choose one of her designs for the mani swap.  I suddenly realised most of Gaia’s designs are extremely suited to her small but cute nails.

Anyhow, I’ve picked to recreate one of her recent nail designs. It has a bright pastel background with gorgeous stamping. Gaia has chosen to recreate my pastel gradient mother’s day mani! I love her version alot and I love the fact the two manicures are so similar but different. 


IG @nellemiemani check out Gaia’s profile on Instagram 🙂 it’s pretty awesome!
Products used to create my recreation:

  • Pueen – Visual wonderland Stamping plate
  • Painted polish in Midnight mischief
  • Pretty Serious neon pastels in Fluffykins,  Bunny foofoo, Peachie poo, Doodle bug, Cutie Patootie and also a bright yellow called “Honey puff”
  • Wikkid polish in Star Dust
  • Glisten and Glow HK girl fast drying top coat
  • Makeup sponge
  • Rainbow connection liquid latex cuticle protector

What do you think? 🙂

Thank you for reading and have a lovely day.

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Lilac, Pink and Gold (gradient mani with gold nail studs) @iamcherrylemon

#26GNAI 26 Great Nail Art Ideas – Lilac, Pink and Gold

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Lilac, Pink and Gold

26 Great Nail Art Ideas – Lilac, Pink and Gold

Good morning and hope you are well! Today I am sharing another #26GNAI mani with you. This is for the prompt “Lilac, Pink and Gold”, and isn’t this colour combination lovely?

I have temporarily put my stamper to rest and did some gradient work complete with embellishment instead. But looking at the results, I will need to up my game on non-stamping nail art or just give it all up! I guess I am so used to having stamped manicures, and I rarely wear plain colours on their own…. Unless it is “plain” holographic polishes!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Lilac, Pink and Gold (gradient mani with gold nail studs) @iamcherrylemon

26 Great Nail Art Ideas – Lilac, Pink and Gold (gradient mani with gold nail studs) @iamcherrylemon

Products used:

  • Barry M Gelly nail paint in Prickly Pear
  • Trust Fund Beauty – Do you know who my father is?
  • The Body Shop – Gold party glitter polish (PR sample)
  • Danglefoot polish – Don’t dangle about (fast drying) top coat
  • Random nail decorations from Ali Express
  • Makeup sponge
  • Princess Nail Lacquer – Magic Flower base coat

Mini polish reviews:

The pale pink (Trust Fund Beauty) polish is one of the polishes received in last month’s Meebox. The formula is on a thicker side so it gradients easily and perfectly on the nail. The colour took me awhile to get used to, but now I really like this pale pink!

Barry M Prickly Pear has been a nail bloggers’ favourite for a long while and I believe you can see why. It is such an easy shade to wear, and it’s so so shiny.

The Body Shop glitter polish was sent to me as a PR review product. It contains gold and black glitter pieces in various sizes. The base is clear so you can wear this over any base colours. I did not sponge it on my nails, as I wanted a gentle glitter look (is there such a thing?) and not a full on version. The brush is thin but it can pick up a decent amount of glitter.

Thank you for reading and have a gorgeous day.

 

​#NailsWithIGfriends Nail art collaboration “Marine”

#NailWithIGFriends Nail Art Collaboration "Marine" (ILNP Ultra holo Bermuda and Rose Water, CreativeShop stamping plate 28) @iamcherrylemon

#NailWithIGFriends Nail Art Collaboration “Marine” (ILNP Ultra holo Bermuda and Rose Water, CreativeShop stamping plate 28) @iamcherrylemon

Hello! It looks as if most of my backed up manicure posts are all challenges and collaborations…. Yes I overbooked myself in March and was participating in too many collaborations. Please don’t get me wrong, I loved every single one of them as each one of very different and fun.
Last round of #NailsWithIGfriends was hosted by IG@Nailpaintreview. The theme was Marine, so I’ve chosen to use gradient and some stamping.
Products used:

  • CreativeShop stamping plate 28
  • ILNP ultra holo polish in Bermuda and Rosewater
  • Moyra white stamping polish
  • Danglefoot Don’t dangle about top coat
  • Shell nail art stud from Born Pretty nail art store (#21578 $3.99)
#NailWithIGFriends Nail Art Collaboration "Marine" (ILNP Ultra holo Bermuda and Rose Water, CreativeShop stamping plate 28) @iamcherrylemon

#NailWithIGFriends Nail Art Collaboration “Marine” (ILNP Ultra holo Bermuda and Rose Water, CreativeShop stamping plate 28) @iamcherrylemon

I called this my Shelly-mad mani! I wanted to achieve the look of these shells stacked on a sandy beach as it appears on the lighter gradient.

With the extra stamping and nail stud to finish the look off. I was very surprised about the nail stud actually laid flat and stayed on my nail for days!

Macro: #NailWithIGFriends Nail Art Collaboration "Marine" (ILNP Ultra holo Bermuda and Rose Water, CreativeShop stamping plate 28) @iamcherrylemon

Macro: #NailWithIGFriends Nail Art Collaboration “Marine” (ILNP Ultra holo Bermuda and Rose Water, CreativeShop stamping plate 28) @iamcherrylemon

Macro: #NailWithIGFriends Nail Art Collaboration "Marine" (ILNP Ultra holo Bermuda and Rose Water, CreativeShop stamping plate 28) @iamcherrylemon

Macro: #NailWithIGFriends Nail Art Collaboration “Marine” (ILNP Ultra holo Bermuda and Rose Water, CreativeShop stamping plate 28) @iamcherrylemon

Ilnp Ultra holo “Bermuda” is exactly that, ultra sparkly, ultra holographic and ultra gorgeous. It applies well, I’ve used 2 coats in photos and kept this mani on for 3 days without experiencing any chipping. It might have gone on for longer but I needed to change my mani obviously!

Cool, I hope you like this one. ILNP polishes have never been disappointing for me, loving every single one at the moment 🙂

Thank you for reading xx

Peach and Pink Gradient nails stamped with Uber chic 12-03 @iamcherrylemon

​#twinsietuesdaynailart 18th April 2017 theme: Peach

Morning! Hope you are well.

Instagram nail art challenge #twinsietuesdaynailart Peach @iamcherrylemon

Instagram nail art challenge #twinsietuesdaynailart Peach @iamcherrylemon

This is another Instagram nail prompt! I quite like this one, it’s very adhoc, spontaneous… Basically, the host announces the prompt on Monday morning and you can decide to join in and post your themed mani with the hash tag #twinsietuesdaynailart and link the host (Melanie @99probsbutmynailsaint1). But it needs to be on Instagram before Tuesday midnight PST! Yes, it’s that simple! The entries will be collected by the host and the nail collage get created on Tuesday night.

IMG_20170419_161149_769I love the fact you can drop in and out pretty freely. But I’m aiming to join in as much as I can cope as the themes are very interesting week by week.

Products used:

  • Pretty Serious Pastel Pet names “Fluffykins” and “Peachie Poo”
  • Moyra white stamping polish
  • Colour Alike stamping polish in Golden Queen
  • Uber Chic beauty collection plate 12-02

I love the outcome of this mani, the pastel neons are going very well together. Shame that the stamping isn’t perfect, I really need to get my eyes tested and stop rushing!

Have a lovely day x

Cherry

Instagram Nail Collaboration to celebrate Nailseeys Birthday: Mermaid Manicure

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Hello there! April is/was a busy month for birthday nail art collaborations! It is so lovely to be included in collabs to celebrate birthdays with IG friends. The nail art community on Instagram is crazy friendly, and I love interacting with like-minded friends. Yes, talking about nails all day every day!

Emilia’s sister got in touch with a bunch of us to complete a collab for her sister, it is such a lovely thing to do! Emilia (Nailseeys) is a super sweet girl with great talents and her designs are really great! Be sure to check her IG profile when you can, IG @nailseeys . Emilia’s sister has given us some prompts and suggestions, and out of the ones suggested, I like the idea of mermaid nails. I have not done a proper mermaid manicure before so it would be something new to me.

 

I have selected some pretty pastels for this mermaid set.

Products used:

  • Barry M Gelly nail paints in Prickly Pear, Fondant and Coconut
  • Barry M Foil Effects nail paint in Silver
  • EdK Ultra holo in Medusa
  • DRK Magic Garden stamping plate
  • Danglefoot nail polish in Cosmic Girl 2.0 and Don’t dangle about top coat
  • Random rhinestones obtained from destashes!

 

I like the way this set has turned out, it’s simple and pretty.

 

My thoughts on some of the polishes used!

Danglefoot’s Cosmic Girl 2.0 is a reinvented version of the Cosmic Girl, but this version contains a ton of silver flakes. I was very surprised that the polish laid on smoothly despite the fact I piled on for opacity! IT only required 1 layer of top coat.

Barry M Gellys are the legends! They are affordable, great on their own or used in nail art. Some of the Gelly nail paints also stamp but I have not tried any of mine yet! Gellys are supposed to be super shiny like gel polishes. They are easily accessible in the UK too. I do have quite a few Barry Ms J If you have been onmy blog/Instagram for some time, you would know I absolutely love stamping with Barry M’s foil effects polishes. They are very easy to use but unfortunately this line of foil polishes have been discontinued.

Ps. I have over 10 nail art posts to catch up on! Totally snowed under this time :p

Thank you for reading and I hope you like this manicure.

#ClaireStelle8March Theme: Holi (Festival of Colours) Stamped Mani using Lina Nail Art supplies Make Your Mark 3 @iamcherrylemon

Instagram nail art challenge #clairestelle8march​

Hello!!! How are you?? It’s Spring and it has been warm in the UK 🙂 enjoying the sunshine and dusting off the cobwebs!!

 

Today I will be sharing quite a few manicures that I’ve used to entered the nail art challenge. I love Claire’s monthly nail art challenges, the prompts are fun and relevant. For March, she had incorporated mother’s day, Holi festival and other Spring related topics.

(I normally split the 8 manis from this challenge into 2 posts. I’ll see how this goes in terms of formatting. Please tell me if this post is way too long and if you prefer less manis within a post etc. TA!!)

First prompt is “Beige”

For this mani, I’ve used 2 Picture polish “Blush” and “Nude” to create a gradient base. Stamped it with Moyra white stamping polish. The floral swirls pattern is from Uber Chic beauty stamping plate collection 6-03. This design is very simple but pretty, I was surprised that the pattern stands out so well against the background.

 

Instagram nail art challenge #clairestelle8March, Theme: Beige (Picture Polish in Nude and Blush, Uber Chic Beauty plate 6-03) @iamcherrylemon

Instagram nail art challenge #clairestelle8March, Theme: Beige (Picture Polish in Nude and Blush, Uber Chic Beauty plate 6-03) @iamcherrylemon

“Butterflies”

I got a bit lazy and only did tiny bit of stamping! But I did use one of my treasured Tonic polish called “Windy City”. It is one of the Tonic store exclusive polishes at Color 4 Nails.

#ClaireStelle8March Theme: Butterflies @iamcherrylemon

#ClaireStelle8March Theme: Butterflies @iamcherrylemon

It looks fab with silver stamping polish by Barry M cosmetics. The plate used is Color Club “Butterfly”. Color Club plates are beautiful but etched very shallowly. It might be a little bit challenging for beginners. But with practise, I’m sure everyone can get good results!

#ClaireStelle8March Theme: Butterflies (non-entry) @iamcherrylemon

#ClaireStelle8March Theme: Butterflies (non-entry) @iamcherrylemon

 

“Holi” the festival of colours

To be very honest I didn’t actually know what Holi was until I googled it! It really is a festival celebrating colours, what a joyful event!

#ClaireStelle8March Theme: Holi (Festival of Colours) Stamped Mani using Lina Nail Art supplies Make Your Mark 3 @iamcherrylemon

#ClaireStelle8March Theme: Holi (Festival of Colours) Stamped Mani using Lina Nail Art supplies Make Your Mark 3 @iamcherrylemon

For this mani, I chose to use a platinum holo polish as base. It is called “Snow White (H)” by Wikkid polish. Quite a stunning polish I must admit! The heart patterns are from Lina nail art supplies stamping plate Make your mark #3. I’ve coloured the hearts in a rainbow of colours.

 “Swirls”

Hmmm this was a very frustrating mani to do. As I used a new technique that I have not tried before.. “Foil stamping”. It involves creating decals on a mat with stamping polish then transfer foil onto it. My success rate for that was around 1 in 15!! It was very frustrating as I thought I did everything right following online tutorials. Anyhow, I got the decals that I need in the end and they did look lovely.

#ClaireStelle8March Theme: Swirls (Nail Foil Stamping) @iamcherrylemon

#ClaireStelle8March Theme: Swirls (Nail Foil Stamping) @iamcherrylemon

Products used:

  • Cirque Colors nail lacquer in Hatch
  • Random nail art foil from eBay
  • Born Pretty stamping polish in Black
  • Uber chic beauty stamping plate collection 4-02
  • Clear Jelly Stamper big bling stamper
  • Picture polish foil top coat “Revolution”
  • Glisten and Glow HK girl fast drying top coat

It would be a very long time until the next foil stamping mani! Haha 

“St Patrick’s day”

I love this year’s green manicures! I have never been in involved in creating these fun and interesting prompts. For this prompt, I created a mani using a beautiful Moyra stamping plate and I submitted the same mani for another nail art collaboration too.

Instagram nail art challenge: #ClaireStelle8March and #StPatsDayNails2017, theme St Patrick's Day (Moyra Primavera stamping plate) @iamcherrylemon

Instagram nail art challenge: #ClaireStelle8March and #StPatsDayNails2017, theme St Patrick’s Day (Moyra Primavera stamping plate) @iamcherrylemon

This mani is so much fun to create, I did try to use alot of colours for the stamping decals! 

Products used;

  • Moyra Primeava stamping plate
  • Painted polish in Midnight mischief
  • Little Ondine nail polish in Copper Spark
  • Sally Hansen InstaDri polish in Just in Lime
  • Glisten and Glow HK girl fast drying top coat
  • Mundo dear Una neon green stamping polish

“Unseasonal”

For the prompt, I created a pastel snowy mani with snowflakes! My original plan was to create a Christmas mani but I liked the idea as I have to go into office the next day.

#ClaireStelle8March 2017 Theme: Unseasonal @iamcherrylemon

#ClaireStelle8March 2017 Theme: Unseasonal @iamcherrylemon

Products used;

  • Cadillac nail polish in Honeybells (Hypnotic polish store exclusive)
  • Uber Chic beauty stamping plates Christmas 1 and 2
  • Moyra white stamping polish
  • Freckles polish in you make me so matte
  • This matte top coat is one of the best I’ve tried! I got another 2 bottles for backup 🙂

“Mothers”

In the UK, mother’s day falls in March and couple of months before the international Mother’s day celebrated in the US. But we have father’s day the same as rest of the world.

#ClaireStelle8March 2017 Theme: Mothers @iamcherrylemon

#ClaireStelle8March 2017 Theme: Mothers @iamcherrylemon

#ClaireStelle8March 2017 Theme: Mothers @iamcherrylemon

#ClaireStelle8March 2017 Theme: Mothers @iamcherrylemon

#ClaireStelle8March 2017 Theme: Mothers @iamcherrylemon

#ClaireStelle8March 2017 Theme: Mothers @iamcherrylemon

#ClaireStelle8March 2017 Theme: Mothers (Femme Fatale nail polish in Odette: Rainbow Connection store exclusives) @iamcherrylemon

#ClaireStelle8March 2017 Theme: Mothers (Femme Fatale nail polish in Odette: Rainbow Connection store exclusives) @iamcherrylemon

For this prompt, I created a subtle but pretty design. My mum doesn’t really like bright colours and I like pink! So I’ve used a few soft pink polishes. Odette is to die for! It is such a beautiful thermal polish 🙂

Products used;

  • Femme fatale polishes in Odette and Lavera (Rainbow connection store exclusive)
  • Moyra Primeava stamping plate (again!)
  • Colour Alike stamping polish in Silver King
  • Glisten and Glow HK girl fast drying top coat

 I love the images here, especially the mum and cold palm prints!

 

#ClaireStelle8March 2017 Theme: Mothers @iamcherrylemon

#ClaireStelle8March 2017 Theme: Mothers @iamcherrylemon

“Magic”

Ahem! This is my #NailFail of the year! My original idea for this prompt “Magic” was to create an undersea scenery on my nails, then paint a dark blue thermal polish on top. So at cold state, you can only see dark sea with some sea weeds. In warm state, it would have exposed a lovely undersea scene with fishes and creatures. Unfortunately, the thermal polish I have chosen was not opaque enough and little on the sheer side! But I hope you get my vision on this one!

#ClaireStelle8March Theme: Magic (Thermal polish) @iamcherrylemon

#ClaireStelle8March Theme: Magic (Thermal polish) @iamcherrylemon

#ClaireStelle8March Theme: Magic (Thermal polish) @iamcherrylemon

#ClaireStelle8March Theme: Magic (Thermal polish) @iamcherrylemon

Products used;

  • Moyou London Sailor stamping plate 08
  • Barry M Silk nail paint in Mist
  • Painted polish Boating in Blue Jeans (blue stamping polish)
  • Sally Hansen InstDri polish in Just in Lime
  • Kpt themal polish in “Show me Polaris”

Phew!! What a long post to include all the manicures created for the March Nail art challenge! I hope you enjoyed this post and love these manis as much as I enjoyed creating them.

Thank you and have a beautiful week ahead!

 

 

 

Instagram nail art challenge: #ClaireStelle8March and #StPatsDayNails2017, theme St Patrick's Day (Moyra Primavera stamping plate) @iamcherrylemon

Green St Paddy manicures: Happy Saint Patrick’s day!

Hello there! I have 2 green manicures to show you today! Celebrating St Patrick’s day, you supposed to wear something green, so the leprechaun won’t see then pinch you! Interesting, I never knew that… But wouldn’t mind finding a pot of gold if I find any rainbow today!!! It was crazy warm and sunny in the UK. 

First up, we have a manicure created using stencils from Sweet Lacquer. I was very lucky to win some of their store credits in a recent raffle prize draw. I spent the whole $25 on some beautiful nail stencils!

Products used for this mani:

  • Fair maiden Golden holo Archeress
  • Born pretty dark green and gold stamping polishes
  • Sally Hansen InstaDri Just in Lime
  • Sweet lacquer Celtic knots nail stencils

The stencils have very clean peel, I like them! 

Next, we have a green mani that I created for nail art collaborations. I joined the St Patrick’s day mani Collab with Donna, as well as the #clairestelle8March for the prompt “St Patrick’s day”. 

I rediscovered my Moyra Primeava stamping plate, it has so many pretty spring themed images on it. 
Products used for this mani:

  • MdU neon green stamping polish
  • Moyra white stamping polish and Primeava stamping plate
  • Little Ondine Copper Spark
  • Painted polish in Midnight Mischief
  • Glisten and Glow HK girl fast drying top coat

I love this mani! It has gradient, stamping and stamping decals. The gold glitter polish by Little Ondine is a peelable polish! So I don’t have to soak my fingers in acetone when I want to remove them. It stays on well and very easy to remove after wear.

Thank you and have a lovely Saint Patrick’s day!