#pcanovember17 Purple Floral Manicure using Born Pretty stamping polish #39942 (Product Review)

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Hello there, I hope this post finds you well and ready for the festive season. Today, I will be sharing a review post on Born Pretty Shimmer purple stamping polish and one of the nail designs I used it with. As you know I am addicted to stamping, and I love nothing better than a beautiful and opaque stamping polish that works perfectly well with most of my plates.

This bottle of shimmer polish was sent to me by Born Pretty for honest opinion and review.

I have used this polish in this purple floral manicure as part of the #PancreaticCancerAwarenessMonth nail art collaboration.

Purple Floral Reversed stamping mani #pcanovember17 @iamcherrylemon

Purple Floral Reversed stamping mani #pcanovember17 @iamcherrylemon

As you can see, the shimmer shows well and the polish is very pigmented. It stamps well over white and black.

Pros:

Opaque in 1 coat

Semi-fast drying time

Good quality at affordable price

Cons:

The smell of the polish is strong, stronger than your normal nail polish!

Price: $2.99

Where to buy: http://www.bornprettystore.com/born-pretty-stamping-polish-colorful-nail-plate-printing-polish-nail-lacquer-colors-p-39942.html (Shimmer purple is #31)

Overall summary: Stamping polishes can be hit or miss, polishes in the same range can have different characteristics and behave differently.

This shimmer purple stamping polish is very good in my opinion, I love mine opaque so I do not have to over-stamp it.

I would recommend this polish to add to your stamping polish collection, purple will probably not as well used as your standard black, white, silver and gold stamping polishes but it is a good colour to own. I have got the 6ml bottle, which is suitable for occasional use.

Please feel free to use my discount code FTL91 for 10% off all non-discounted items 🙂

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Product Review: Ejiubas White Stamper set (Plus super cute Hello Kitty and Unicorn nail designs using reverse stamping technique)

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Hello all, it is Thursday 30th Nov 2017, and we just had a dusting of snow in London! I am not keen on cold Winter but snowflakes are so pretty!

In today’s post, I will be reviewing the new Ejiubas white stamper set, which was kindly sent to me for review, honest opinion and testing. Actually, Guiwen didn’t even request me to write a blog post on this! But I do like the stamper set and would like to share my thoughts on it with you!

Ejiubas White Stampers @iamcherrylemon

Ejiubas White Stampers @iamcherrylemon

 

The Stamper Set

There are 3 stampers within this set, each has a white sticky stamper head, cap filled with gorgeous coloured rhinestones pieces (pink, peach and lilac). The body of the stamper is clear and has Ejuibas logo printed on it. There are 3 firm and semi opaque scrapping cards within the set.

To be honest, I am not sure why the body is made of clear plastic, maybe this is for aesthetic purposes. I have the clear Ejiubas stamper too, and it looks crystal clear and very pretty!

This set of stampers is currently being sold on Amazon.com for $9.99 including free shipping.

Dimensions and usage

Each silicone stamper head is measured at 2.8cm across, the stamper casing measures approx. 7cm tall, not a huge stamper but big enough to fit most nail lengths.

The stamper heads are extremely sticky. It is great for beginners, as you will have higher chance of picking up the image.

I find that these stamper heads need no to minimal amount of prepping, in which I only have to use my lint roller and remove the *invisible* film. After a few rolls over the stamper head, the stamper was ready and been in full use ever since!

The scraper cards each measure 8.4cm by 5.3cm (your store card size).

Ejiubas White Stampers (Super Sticky stamper heads) @iamcherrylemon

Ejiubas White Stampers (Super Sticky stamper heads) @iamcherrylemon

Effectiveness

I use a clear stamper 90% of the time, I have a few sticky stampers in my stash to help me picking up trickier images. Usually the ones with finer details or the stamping polish I use is very fast drying. I find that a sticky stamper is fabulous in these situations. I have not had any issue picking up various branded plates with my usual stamping polishes.

Ejiubas White Stampers @iamcherrylemon

Ejiubas White Stampers @iamcherrylemon

Care instructions (No, the stamper set does not come with a care card!)

This is just how I care for my stampers to make my stampers last longer and perform better.

I clean my stamper heads with a lint roller after each image pick up, to remove residue polishes. I also clean the heads before each session, to ensure there is no debris and fluff. I never use acetone on it, nor prep it using nail file.

During each session, I stand my stampers up so it does not roll on my table; I replace the lid as soon as I finish using them and store them in a plastic storage case.

Being such a sticky stamper, any dust/fluff will really sticks and hard to remove.

I actually accidentally dropped my stamper onto my carpeted floor, it picked up so much fluff that I had to pick off my fingers. So be careful not to repeat my mistake! If yours do get dirty, just wash it under tap water and air dry it.

If you look after your stampers, they will serve well for months of use.

Ejiubas White Stamper Scrapper Cards @iamcherrylemon

Ejiubas White Stamper Scrapper Cards @iamcherrylemon

Pros:

  • Super sticky stamper heads, probably the stickiest stamper I own (and I own over 30 stampers in total!)
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to prime and prep
  • Great value, at $9.99 for 3 stampers plus cards, you just can’t beat the price.
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for finer detailed stamping images

Cons:

  • Maybe too sticky? (not really a “con” if you are not careless like me and dropping stampers onto the floor!
  • 3 stampers are practically the same, it would be nice to have different sizes. Maybe a bigger one so I can make bigger stamping decals and cut out the areas I like.
  • All 3 stamper heads are white, using white stamping polish with it will be tricky. May I suggest to mix in with a coloured stamper head?

My thoughts on this stamper set

I believe this set is of great value, for $9.99, you get 3 super sticky stampers that are easy to use and look very pretty!

The scraper cards are unfortunately not too useful to me, my personal preference is semi to fully-flexible scraper cards. I would use these as my mini polish-mixing palettes instead! For me, the best method to use with these stick stamper heads is to press straight down onto the plate for pick up. I am normally a roller, but pressing straight down seems to work beautifully. I would recommend this set of stampers, in fact, when these retire I will surely get the same set as replacement!

 

Here are 2 nail art designs I did showcasing the clear pick up of images, which helps with detailed designs and also make my reverse stamping decal-making a lot easier!

Funky Dancing Unicorns manicure using CreativeShop stamping plate 93 @iamcherrylemon

Funky Dancing Unicorns manicure using CreativeShop stamping plate 93 @iamcherrylemon

Hello Kitty pink manicure using reverse stamping technique @iamcherrylemon

Hello Kitty pink manicure using reverse stamping technique @iamcherrylemon

For details on products used on these manicures, you can visit my IG posts 🙂

Hope you like the manicures and my review on the stamper set.

Have a lovely day!

Easy Nail Art: WhatsUP Nails Colibri (Hummingbird) nail stencils and BeautyBigBang multichrome flakes @iamcherrylemon

Super Easy Nail Art! WhatsupNails Colibri Nail Stencils and BeautyBigBang Multichrome holo flakes [Product Review]

Easy Nail Art: WhatsUP Nails Colibri (Hummingbird) nail stencils and BeautyBigBang multichrome flakes @iamcherrylemon

Easy Nail Art: WhatsUP Nails Colibri (Hummingbird) nail stencils and BeautyBigBang multichrome flakes @iamcherrylemon

Hi there! I have a simple and easy yet pretty manicure to share with you today. I will go through step by step on how to achieve it, together with the products I used for this manicure. You are welcome to swap any of the items, shades, stencil designs!

How to achieve this look:

  1. Apply peel off base coat to nails.
  2. Apply 1 to 2 coats of black base colour onto each nail.
  3. Apply no wipe gel top coat then cure each nail.
  4. Accent nail: Apply multichrome holo flakes onto the entire nail, then stick one of the Colibri (hummingbird silhouette) sticker onto the nail.
  5. All other nails: Apply the Colibri stencil and rub the multichrome flakes in the Colibri silhouette. Peel off the stencil to reveal the Colibri in holo shape!
  6. Apply normal top coat to protect the design.

I know I shouldn’t but I reused the stencil for all other nails, but I made sure the sticker is clean prior to reusing each time! I also have few nails with just the multichrome flakes and not birdies.

Products used:

  • BeautyBigBang Multichrome holo flakes (SKU:J2419-4C)
  • Whats Up Nails Colibri nail stencils
  • Elite99 No wipe gel top coat
  • Revlon nail polish in Stiletto
  • UNT Ready to take off peel off base coat
  • Glisten & Glow top coat

Mini review on BeautyBigBang Multi chrome holographic Flakies

This tub of flakies was easy to use and it requires minimum amount of rubbing for the multichrome effect to appear on the gel top coat. It appears smooth and works very well just with the sponge applicator that comes with the tub. No extra tool is required.

The effect it gives is very pretty, you can see the holo while in the sun and the beautiful shifty colours while indoor or in less light source. I will definitely using this flakes again and would recommend it.

There is 0.2g of product, and I think you can get at least 3 full manicures from it! For $3.29, this is pretty good value.

To buy the flakes: https://www.beautybigbang.com/products/0-2g-box-laser-chameleon-holo-nail-art-flakes-powders-flakes-magic-mirror-2-effects-nail-glitters Option: SKU:J2419-4C

This is currently $3.29USD only, you can use my 10% discount code LEMON to save extra pennies. This code can be used on all items on the site, so have fun shopping!

Thank you for visiting!

NOTE: The tub of Multichrome holo flakes is a PR sample, and was sent to me for honest review. This post does not contain affiliated links.

Super Cute Hello Kitty soft pastel gradient manicure @iamcherrylemon

Super Cute Hello Kitty gradient manicure and [Product Review] BeautyBigBang Gold Glitter Aluminium Flakes

Super Cute Hello Kitty soft pastel gradient manicure @iamcherrylemon

Super Cute Hello Kitty soft pastel gradient manicure @iamcherrylemon

Hello there! Hope you are well and had a great weekend! Today I am sharing a birthday collaboration manicure with you.

This is a birthday manicure created for one of the sweet ladies on IG. The group theme was Hello Kitty nails, I could not pass up on this opportunity to use one of my oldest stamping plate purchase and one of the newest BeautyBIgBang nail art product!

How to achieve this look:

  1. Apply white base colours on all nails and add top coat.
  2. Gradient the pastel colours using a slightly damp sponge onto the nail
  3. Add gold flakes sparingly and protect with another coat of top coat
  4. Create stamping decal using the stamper method. (I picked up the image onto the stamper as usual, using the black stamping polish. Let it dry before adding colours to parts of the image (bows etc).
  5. Cover the decal with Sally Hansen Double Duty, then let dry…
  6. I carefully transfer the decal onto the nail and apply a generous coat of top coat to seal in the design.

Products used:

  • Models Own nail varnishes in Sugar Rush, Candy Floss and Lemon Popsicle
  • Painted Polish Midnight Mischief
  • MyOnlineShop JR40 (from Nail Artisan UK)
  • Gold Silver Glitter Aluminium Flake SKU:J2430-GD
  • Sinful Colors Snow Me White
  • Sally Hansen Double Duty polish
  • Glisten & Glow Top Coat

Mini review on BeautyBigBang Gold Glitter Aluminium Flakes

First of all, I would like to start with the price! $1.59 (or £1.25) for a nail art item, this is what I call a good deal! Although there is only 0.2g of product in the little tub, but that is plenty considering how light the actual material is.

I did find it fiddly to use as it is fairly light and I wanted it to go exactly where I needed the gold flakes. But this is the same problem I had with other flakes, I am not too familiar with the use of flakes yet! I hope to get better and limit myself to use a long handle brush instead of the little eye shadow applicator that comes with the tub. It is absolutely fine to use the applicator, but I need more precision!

I find the flakes add an extra bit of glam and sparkle to any nail design, and cannot wait to use it again. I have couple more designs in mind utilising this item.

To buy the flakes: https://www.beautybigbang.com/products/1-box-gold-silver-glitter-aluminum-flakes-magic-mirror-effect-powders-sequins-nail-gel-polish-chrome-pigment-decorations [SKU:J2430-GD]

This is currently $1.59USD only, you can use my 10% discount code LEMON to save extra pennies. This code can be used on all items on the site, so have fun shopping!

NOTE: The tub of Gold aluminium flakes is a PR sample, and was sent to me for honest review. This post does not contain affiliated links.

Halloween Manicure: Holographic Mummies and Born Pretty nail art brush set review #40899

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Hallow, hello!
Today, I am sharing a manicure I did for a Halloween nail art prompt, “mummies”. For this mani, I freehand the design using a set of nail art brushes I’ve received from Born Pretty.
“Mummies” is one of the themed nail art challenge prompt from #clairestelle8Halloween for 2017.

Halloween manicure: Mummies (Holographic nails) @iamcherrylemon

Halloween manicure: Mummies (Holographic nails) @iamcherrylemon

Products used:

  • Born Pretty nail art brush set #40899
  • Wikkid polishes in Ultra Holo “Parma Violet”, “Candy Floss”, “Chartreuse” and “Shades of Jade”
  • Wikkid “Ultra shine top coat”
  • Black and white acrylic paints

To recreate:
1. Paint your nails with your chosen holo nail polishes
2. Hand draw the bandages by using diagional lines across the nails
3. Add eyes
4. Add top coat onto all nails

I quite enjoy freehand nail art, this design is easy to complete and fun to do. I wished I took more care in drawing the lines, this is what happens when you need to wear glasses but don’t! ha!
Although this is cute, as a scaredy cat in her trun form. I got the creeps and had to take this design off soon after taking pictures! gosh I need to grow up and be brave, wahahaha!

This looks cute (but creepy scary to me), what do you think? 🙂

Mini review on the Born Pretty Liner Brush Set #40899
This is a set of 3 nail art brushes, these have gourd handles to make it very easy to handle and let the user have a firm and steady grip on the brush.
The bristles are not long, soft and very flexible. It makes them great for drawing and colouring in designs. The brush sizes of this set are very similar but they are not thin, the bristle lengths are different (see picture below).

These are not suited for ultra fine, detailed work. I use another set of BPS brushes for detailed work and thin lines. I do not expect 1 set of brushes to fit all my nail art design needs.

I love the grip handles on these brushes, they feel comfortable on the hand and glide effortlessly on the nail.
Overall, this nail art brush set is great and its price make it unbeatable! I can foresee myself reaching out for this set whenever I need a brush for stamping decal making, general nail art designs. (plus, I can finally retire my 3 years old brush set from BPS! They lasted me for 3 years and still hold up to all type of abuse I throw at them.)

This set of brushes are currently priced at USD $2.29 Born Pretty online store

Thank you for visiting and have a great day.

NOTE: The nail art brush was sent to me by Born Pretty PR, for honest review and testing. All other items are mine and purchased by me. This post is not sponsored and does not contain any affiliated links. But please feel free to use my 10% discount code FTL91 for all non-discounted items.

26 Great Nail Art Ideas – Your Signature Style (Holo+Multichrome powder tryout!)


Hello and happy Friday!
Well well well! My final blog post for #26GNAI! I cannot believe it was a year ago since I started this nail art challenge. It took quite a bit of commitment to finish all 26 prompts for this biweekly challenge.
But I’m glad I’ve done it, I love nail art challenges.

So this week’s prompt is “Your Signature Style”…. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I love stamping and I love multichrome. So I completed this prompt using a new holo chrome powder sent to me for review, plus my own stamping plate and stamping polish.

Products used:

  • Born pretty stamping plate BP-L093, black stamping polish and the new Peacock Holographic Chameleon Nail Powder item # 40893 (comes with a runny sponge applicator)
  • Gel top coat
  • Superchic marvel holo top coat

Mini review on the holo chrome powder
Ok, first of all, I would like to clarify that I’m pretty late to this powder mani party, I don’t normally use chrome or holo powder. I have only just started using these powder with normal polishes.
This is the first time I’ve used a gel polish with led light. Haha I could have just said I’m a beginner!
Anyhow, I’ve tried this holo Chameleon nail powder with normal and with gel powder. The normal polish does work with this powder but for some reason the holo dust doesn’t want to stick onto the polished nail.
When I used a no wipe top coat, then the holo layer of the multichrome powder does stick and it really changes the entire look. So I would highly recommend that you use this powder with gel.
The powder was easy to use and I would recommend that you use the sponge applicator. Using the finger kind of removes alot of the holo particles.
Summary: Use gel polish/top coat and sponge applicator with this Born pretty holo Chameleon powder to get the expected result.

You can get this teeny tub of Peacock Holographic Chameleon Nail Powder #40893 for $1.99. it is currently on sale!

The stamping plate BP-L093 is $2.99 from Born pretty as well.

And!… I’ll do a round up post for all my #26GNAI manis 🙂

Thank you and have a gorgeous day 😉

Note. The holo chrome powder was sent to me for honest review.
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Product Review: Born Pretty stamping plate Geometry designs BP-L070 (plus Geometric style manicures!)

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Hi there, hope you are well on this fine day 🙂 Today I am sharing 2 manicures and the review on the stamping plate I used for these designs.

First up, this is a recreation manicure I did for Amy’s 30th birthday nail art collaboration. To celebrate her birthday on IG, we were invited to recreate one of Amy’s designs or a mermaid themed design. I chose one of (IG: @nailsandstuff_here) Amy’s geometric mani.

Double stamped Geometric Nail Art Design (Tonic polish in I think You Blue Me Off and Born Pretty Stamping Plate BP-L070) @iamcherrylemon

Double stamped Geometric Nail Art Design (Tonic polish in I think You Blue Me Off and Born Pretty Stamping Plate BP-L070) @iamcherrylemon

This is an easy to do mani, I painted 2 coats of Tonic polish then double stamped it with various different stamping images from the plate, before topping it off with a glossy top coat.

Products used:

  • Tonic polish in “I Pink You Blue Me Off”
  • Painted Polish Midnight Mischief
  • Hit the Bottle “Chromeo” stamping polish
  • Glisten & Glow HKG top coat
  • Born Pretty stamping plate BP-L070

 

You can check out all other gorgeous designs here (https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/amysundertheseabirthday/)

 

I like this cool design 😉 what do you think?

 

 

Second design is a simple peach based with gradient stamping. My original design was to use 2 contrasting stamping polishes, creating tiny bit of optical illusion on the nails.

Gradient Stamping Geometric nail art designs (Born Pretty stamping polish BP-L070) @iamcherrylemon

Gradient Stamping Geometric nail art designs (Born Pretty stamping polish BP-L070) @iamcherrylemon

I applied 2 layers of the coral polish as the base. I added a drop of the white to the left side of the stamping image, follow by a drop of the grey stamping polish on the right side before scraping for the image pick up. I did not blend the colours too much as I am not after a subtle look 😉

 

Products used:

  • Lauren b Beauty polish in “Coral Cannon”
  • Painted Polish in Stamped in Stone
  • Colour Alike “Kind of White” stamping polish
  • Glisten & Glow HKG top coat
  • Born Pretty stamping plate BP-L070

I actually liked this design and I will try more gradient stamping in the future.

Mini review

This plate is measured at 6.5 by 12.5cm including the back plate. There are 7 full sized image each measuring 1.6 by 2.6cm; 16 small individual images at various sizes, designed for layering or use on its own.

The full sized images are fabulous for longer nails, but I like the fact there are also images that are suitable for both short and longer nails. As always, Born Pretty plates are well etched and this one is no exception. I used my Born Pretty XL Clear Duo stamper for the precise placement of the images.

You can get this plate for $2.99 from Born Pretty online store (not affiliated)

Thank you for visiting and Happy Friday.

Note: PR sample products sent to me for my honest review and opinion.

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - End of Summer @iamcherrylemon

26 Great Nail Art Ideas – End of Summer @iamcherrylemon

Hello there! Hope this blog post finds you well 🙂 It is #26GNAI time again, and this week’s prompt is “End of Summer”.

For this prompt, I first created a “rainy” manicure but found that, this current “Fall” manicure in earthy tones are more suiting. I don’t really want summer to be over just yet!

Products used

    • Nails Inc magnetic polish in London Town
    • Barry M foil effects in Gold
    • UK nail stamping queen’s stamping polish in Satin Bronze
    • Colour Alike stamping polish in Cherry
    • Kelly Negri KN27 stamping plate

This is one of the plates I’ve recently acquired, and they are the first KN plates that I own. I never knew their plates are etched slightly shallower than other brands. The shallowness did not cause much issue, it is a matter of getting used to it. I had to try a few stamper to find one that will pick up the images. The polish was drying too quickly so it is important to trial different combination.

Thank you for reading, are you ready for autumn??!

#AZnailartchallenge "M" for Music! Stamped manicure using BPL-59 and Hit the Bottle @iamcherrylemon

#AZnailartchallenge “M” for Music! Stamped manicure using BPL-59 and Hit the Bottle stamping polishes

AZNailArtChallenge M for Musical (Nail Collage) @iamcherrylemon

AZNailArtChallenge M for Musical (Nail Collage) @iamcherrylemon

Hiya! Hope you’re well. I will have to write up tons of backlogged blog posts in reverse order, might also need to skip some too. #Procrastination is not a good friend!

Here we have the manicure created for the AZ nail art challenge, M for music. I’ve wanted to create something similar since I’ve received the plate. I was so glad when AZ announced the theme of Music! Perfect timing! If you are not familiar with AZnailartchallenge, this is a nail art challenge on Instagram where the hosts decide on the theme based on the letter of the fortnight. For example, if we are on the week where we have assigned the alphabet N (this is current month’s letter and theme!), the theme could have been Neons, Numbers etc But this month’s theme is N for Nautical! All participants can create a manicure using any technique, colours, style/design as long as the mani is created within the stated theme.

Blue mani with colourful shimmer drybrush design (Macro) @iamcherrylemon

Blue mani with colourful shimmer drybrush design (Macro) @iamcherrylemon

Blue mani with colourful shimmer drybrush design @iamcherrylemon

Blue mani with colourful shimmer drybrush design @iamcherrylemon

Products used:

  • Born pretty stamping plate BPL-59 #PRSample
  • Hit the Bottle stamping polishes in Glint of gold, sparkling Cyan-ide, moonshine and Blu-tiful
  • Painted polish black stamping polish “midnight mischief”
  • iZ Beauty of London nail polish in “Baby blue”
#AZnailartchallenge

#AZnailartchallenge “M” for Music! Stamped manicure using BPL-59 and Hit the Bottle @iamcherrylemon

I started with a solid baby blue base colour, then dry brushed the purple shimmer, gold, blue and pearl stamping polishes onto each nail. Then double stamped the images with the gold and black stamping polishes with the chosen images from the same plate.

Mini review on the Born Pretty stamping plate BPL-59

This plate has a good mixture of music related images, Many of the designs are great for various nail lengths. I love the bird, music scores and the piano. I did not have any issue picking up the images with my trusty “Born pretty Clear duo XL stamper” stamper and my Painted polish. Each image is well etched and easy to pick up. I use pure acetone for plate clean up.

You can get this plate for $2.99 from Born Pretty Online Store (not affiliated)

Thank you and have a great week!

Meebox June 2017: Ibiza Mee and inspired manicures

 

Meebox June 2017 Ibiza Mee - box contents @iamcherrylemon

Meebox June 2017 Ibiza Mee – box contents @iamcherrylemon

So, the summer is finally here together with the June Meebox. Nothing screams summer more than neon colours, and would you just look at the colours here!

I had a big smile when I first opened the box, was really happy with the neon pink and orange, the royal blurple is very lovely too.

The box looks lovely and I had a few mani ideas straight away. Don’t you just love it when you get inspired for art!?

Box contents:

  • Zoya nail varnish “Mirajane” £9.95 from Nail polish direct.co.uk
  • Nails Inc Neon Activator £8 from NailsInc.com
  • Nails Inc “Claridges Garden” £15 from NailsInc.com
  • Models Own nail polish in “Beach Hut” – £4.99 from Boots.com
  • IZ Beauty of London – Multiple stripe decals – £4
  • NCLA End of Summer nail wraps ($16 from ShopNCLA.com / £10.95)

Total retail value: over £50 (if bought individually)

Mini product reviews:

Zoya “Mirijane” – This is from Zoya Ultra Brites 2016 Collection, a jelly polish in royal purple (leans blue if used on top of a white polish). This has a fairly thin formula, so for full opacity, I used 3 coats of the polish. It certainly looks best with a top coat. I do not own many Zoyas to compare, but this is very streaky and very tricky to use… saying that, I do love the shade of this polish.

Meebox June 2017 Ibiza Mee - Zoya "Mirajane" photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Meebox June 2017 Ibiza Mee – Zoya “Mirajane” photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Nails Inc “Neon Activator” – This is the white polish that you should use with Nails Inc neon colours. I used this under the Zoya and Claridges Garden on my swatch pictures and it does make a great difference in terms of brightness. Upon application, I find that this polish activator is fairly quick drying and it is not 100% opaque in 1 coat. This did affect the look of the neon polish that’s applied on top of it. I would suggest you use 2 coats to ensure a beautiful look for your neons!

 

Nails Inc “Claridges Garden” – This is an ultra-bright neon pink from a recent Nails Inc summer release. I was excited to try this polish! I love how insanely bright this neon is, it was like using a pink highlighter on your writing pad in school. This is the lovely effect of the activator, so the brightness does get affect as you apply more neon polish

Meebox June 2017 Ibiza Mee - Nails Inc neon "Claridges Garden" photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Meebox June 2017 Ibiza Mee – Nails Inc neon “Claridges Garden” photo swatch @iamcherrylemon

Models own Polish for Tan “Beach Hut” – This is a wonderful creamy neon orange polish that does not require a white base coat for it to pop! Quite easily my favourite polish from this month’s Meebox. It applies well, and fully opaque in 2 coats. You can probably get away with 1 thick coat of it.

IZ Beauty of London nail decals – Fabulous range of black, white and gold straight tapes.

I have used these in one of my Ibiza inspired manis (scroll down please!) and I really like these. I like them being stickers and the fancy effect it gives to the mani too. This is very useful for future nail art and the price is great too.

NCLA nail wraps £10.95 from Nail polish direct

These are so pretty, the colours go extremely well with the polishes from this month’s box. I like it so much to the point I didn’t want to use them at all!

These nail wraps apply like thin stickers on the nail, can be easily filed off any excess. I have used NCLA nail wraps (from the “No place like home” Meebox), and find them really easy to use and beginner friendly. Meebox, you did extremely well on picking this one!

Here are my manicures inspired by this month’s Meebox

Neon Pink Ice Lolly mani

I have nothing to say about this mani, just crazy bright and my phone camera could not handle it and making everything looks a bit weird. I am glad I captured the brightness in the sun for this.

Meebox June 2017 Ibiza Mee - Neon Pink Ice Lolly mani (Nails Inc Claridges Garden and Uber Chic 9-01) @iamcherrylemon

Meebox June 2017 Ibiza Mee – Neon Pink Ice Lolly mani (Nails Inc Claridges Garden and Uber Chic 9-01) @iamcherrylemon

Products used:

  • UberChic Beauty plate 9-01
  • Nails Inc “Claridges Garden”
  • Hit The Bottle “Spun gold” stamping polish
  • Colour Alike “Kind of White” stamping polish
  • Nails Inc neon activator
  • Glisten & Glow HK girl fast drying top coat

 

Blurple summer mani with nail wrap

The nail wraps are absolutely gorgeous, I did not want to use it at all… hoarder obession :p

Meebox June 2017 Ibiza Mee - Zoya "Mirajane" inspired nail art [Summer nails with NCLA nail wraps] @iamcherrylemon

Meebox June 2017 Ibiza Mee – Zoya “Mirajane” inspired nail art [Summer nails with NCLA nail wraps] @iamcherrylemon

Products used:

  • Zoya “Mirijane”
  • NCLA End of summer nail wrap
  • Iz Beauty of London Deco IT nail decals
  • Danglefoot “Don’t dangle about” top coat
  • Nails Inc neon activator

 

 

Matte neon orange with stamped paisley

This mani looks summery yet very chilled out, I have a new found love for paisley patterns!

Meebox June 2017 Ibiza Mee - Models Own "Beach Hut" [Chilled out Summer nails paisley print] @iamcherrylemon

Meebox June 2017 Ibiza Mee – Models Own “Beach Hut” [Chilled out Summer nails paisley print] @iamcherrylemon

Products used:

  • Models Own “Beach Hut”
  • Colour Alike “Kind of White” stamping polish
  • Uber Chic Beauty plate 13-01
  • Zoya Matte velvet lacquer (from a previous meebox)

 

My thoughts on the box!

One of my favourite in terms of colours, but I do wish that the polish formula was a bit easier to work with. I like both of the nail art items included, and I am glad these will get used again soon. Next month’s theme is “Birds of Paradise” and the box has already landed on doorstep, cannot wait to show you what’s in the box! If you fancy checking out Meebox yourself, click here to find out more (www.meebox.co.uk).

 

Thank you for reading and hope you have a great day.