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

#PRSAMPLE

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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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.

 

 

 

 

 

Instagram Nail Art Challenge: The Inspiration Challenge July 2017 [Uber Chic plate 2-03, Born Pretty Chameleon Nail Lacquer #39975] + Product review

 

Hello there, this is another round of the Inspiration challenge hosted by the lovely Riley and Sam (see my IG post for more details).

Each round, we are given an inspiration picture, the idea is to create nail art somewhat inspired by the picture. It could be the colours, the theme, the texture, whatever and however the picture has inspired you. I am not used to this type of inspiration challenge, and it was extremely difficult for the first round (which I need to write a blog post to document the *journey*!).

 

Inspiration picture for this round 13th July 2017:

Instagram Inspiration challenge July 2017 (Nail art Inspiration picture)

Instagram Inspiration challenge July 2017 (Nail art Inspiration picture)

For this round, I have created a manicure based on my interpretation of the picture, countries and places! So I have chosen to use a world map image from the Uber Chic stamping plate 2-03, and also couple of quotes from the same plate for the design. It sums up my idea pretty well… “Run away with me, see the world”.

Products used:

  • Uber Chic Beauty stamping plate 2-03
  • Painted Polish stamping polish in Midnight Mischief
  • Hit the Bottle stamping polish in Chromeo
  • Born Pretty Chameleon Nail Polish Romantic Heart Fiery Love Sequins Nail Lacquer (Item number 39975, PR Sample)
  • Glisten & Glow HK Girl fast drying top coat
Instagram Inspiration challenge July 2017 (Nail art collage)

Instagram Inspiration challenge July 2017 (Nail art collage)

 

My interpretation of the inspiration picture

Instagram Inspiration challenge July 2017 (Uber Chic 2-03, Born Pretty chameleon polish) @iamcherrylemon

Instagram Inspiration challenge July 2017 (Uber Chic 2-03, Born Pretty chameleon polish) @iamcherrylemon

 

Instagram Inspiration challenge July 2017 (Uber Chic 2-03, Born Pretty chameleon polish) @iamcherrylemon

Instagram Inspiration challenge July 2017 (Uber Chic 2-03, Born Pretty chameleon polish) @iamcherrylemon

 

Instagram Inspiration challenge July 2017 (macro) @iamcherrylemon

Instagram Inspiration challenge July 2017 (macro) @iamcherrylemon

Instagram Inspiration challenge July 2017 (macro) @iamcherrylemon

Instagram Inspiration challenge July 2017 (macro) @iamcherrylemon

Instagram Inspiration challenge July 2017 (macro) @iamcherrylemon

Instagram Inspiration challenge July 2017 (macro) @iamcherrylemon

 

What do you think?

Mini Review on the Chameleon nail polishes

There are 2 polishes in this set, 1 is a normal chameleon (multichrome) and 1 flakies polish. The set is currently retails at $7.99 (or $4.99 individually) from Born Pretty nail art store.

Each polish within this duo is 9ml, and they are of the same colour family (same shifty colours).

Application: The chameleon polish applies smoothly onto the nail and levels out well. The consistency is thick but not gloopy. It dries to a very smooth finish.

In all my pictures, I have applied 2 coats over a black base colour.

The flakies polish was packed full of flakes glitter in the bottle, the very sheer black jelly suspension base carried the flakies well and I did not have to fish around for the flakies for application. I have applied 1 coat over the chameleon polish. Please expect at least 2 to 3 thick coats to reach full opacity when not applied over any base colour.

Finish: both polishes go really well together, I have used the chameleon polish on all my nails, and flakies only to the little finger. After 1 coat of fast drying polish, all nails appear smooth (actually smoother than my actual nails!). Both polishes dry in reasonable time.

Born pretty "Chameleon Nail Polish Romantic Heart Fiery Love Sequins Nail Lacquer" item #39975 @iamcherrylemon

Born pretty “Chameleon Nail Polish Romantic Heart Fiery Love Sequins Nail Lacquer” item #39975 @iamcherrylemon

 

Thank you for visiting, have a great week!

 

Note: The Born Pretty nail polish set was sent to me for honest opinion and review

​Meebox May 2017 – Lost City (Unboxing and inspired nail art)

Hello there! Another month another Meebox, yay!  I’m too excited, let’s get straight into unboxing!

Box content:

  • Ruby Wing colour changing polish in “Hello Sailor” £9.95
  • Cuccio nail polish in “Pier pressure” £7.50
  • Annika “Blue Lagoon” £4.20
  • House of Wonderland Meebox Lost City water decals £5
  • NCLA “Take it Off” Soy remover wipes £12.50 from nail polish direct

Total box retail value at just under £40



Ruby Wing “Hello Sailor”

This is a UV colour changing polish. At normal indoor state, this polish is a paler shimmery orange. It turns into a darker shimmer orange while being outdoor. I think these UV colour changing polishes are better for the summer! I’ve been trying to use thermal polishes recently and it won’t change colours because everything and everywhere is just so warm. Good addition to my collection, I already have another one from Ruby Wing and I adore it!

Cuccio “Pier pressure”

This is a pale pink nude beige, a very flattening shade on the nails. I like this very much and have already used it in many nail designs. It is easy to use, opaque and looking gorgeous in 2 coats.

Annika “Blue Lagoon”

This colour is just stunning, a bright and beautiful teal blue fabulous for the summer months. It applies beautifully and dries to a gorgeous high shine finish. I believe everyone needs this polish in their collection, I’m definitely keeping mine.

House of Wonderland Meebox Lost City decals


I don’t normally use decals because I’m such a stamping addict. But I do love the convenience of a water decal, cut, wet and apply. It can’t possibly get any easier 🙂 It involves very simple steps and it can look stunning. The designs on this sheet is fitting to the theme “Lost City”. The only thing I don’t quite like about it, is that the designs are printed too closely together on the sheet. It took me awhile to carefully cut round the designs I like. But other than that, the decals works great.

NCLA “Take it off” remover wipes

My cuticles are very prone to dryness, so the idea of non acetone removal wipes really interests me.

After one use, I do find it doesn’t dry my cuticles like acetone does. It feels kinder to my skin and nails. It did a great job at removing my mani.
What is Meebox?

Meebox is a monthly subscription box for people who loves nails and manicures. It costs £20 a month postage included. Every month, there will be 3 polishes (or more), nail art and nail care items.

Nail art

Here’s a manicure I’ve created using all the items from this month’s Meebox.

I totally abused the dry brush technique here! But I love how it turns out, the “Blue lagoon” and “Pier pressure” create a scene of strong waves. “hey sailor” shimmers through and looks absolutely amazing as the base colour. So… Without putting any words in your head.. Does it look like crashing waves and evening sunset in the tropics? :p




For the accent nails, I’ve used dry brush technique again, created a base for the water decals. I do like the look of this, and will definitely recreate the “crashing waves” soon. 

What do you think?? 

Thank you for reading and have a great day!

NOTD Pastel Gradient and Holographic Fishes! Moyou London Origami Collection plate 05 #StampingDecals

NOTD Pastel Gradient with Holographic Fishes / Moyou London Origami Collection Plate 05 @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Pastel Gradient with Holographic Fishes / Moyou London Origami Collection Plate 05 @iamcherrylemon

Hello and Happy Sunday! Moyou London has recently launched a brand new collection called “Origami”. It has many origami related designs, some are very pretty, intricate and some are super cute. I’ve selected few plates to play with and I’m using plate 05 for today’s manicure.

I’ve started off with a pastel gradient using the 2 Barry M Gellys. Topped with Essie luxe effect to give the “sea life” scene a little magical feel!
I’ve created 4 DIY stamping decals using the Origami plate. The images on this plate are adorable!!

What I’ve used for this manicure:

  • Moyou London Origami Collection plate 5
  • Konad special stamping polish in White
  • Barry M Gelly Nail Paints in Elderberry and Prickly Pear
  • Essie luxe effect
  • Color Club holographic polishes in Harp on it and Eternity Beauty (for decals)
  • Hk girl Fast drying top coat
Moyou London Origami Collection plate 05

Moyou London Origami Collection plate 05  (Credit Image: http://www.moyou.co.uk)

Thank you for reading and have a great day!!

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!

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!

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) by Shop Dazzled #NOTD #Holographic

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) by Shop Dazzled @iamcherrylemon

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) by Shop Dazzled @iamcherrylemon

My goodness! I’ve been waiting for the arrival of this set for the longest of time!
Being the first timer ordering the holo-grail set from Dazzled, I had no idea when they will arrived,  thinking I’ll receive in March if it is a March set! But it arrived into the UK on 1st April. I would have forgotten about this order if it was cheaper 😛

Anyhow,  what is Holo-Grail?
Dazzled.com works with indie nail polish makers to create a set of 4 exclusive and limited edition holographic polishes. So these babies are rare, ok? 😛 Dazzled.com works with Lilypad Lacquer, Emily de Molly, Too Fancy Lacquer as well as many talented individual Indie makers.
I love these brands so when I’ve found out how unique these polishes will be… I couldn’t wait to get some myself. Every holo grail box is themed, March’s box is “Seussville” and April box is “80s Girl Power”. I’ve seen cat in the hat before but I’m not familiar with it. So the more I read up about it, the more interesting this theme gets!

All swatched are done with 2 coats without a top coat.

Holo Grail Box March 2015 by Shop Dazzled
On to the polishes!
First up we have “The Lorax” by Octopus Party Nail Lacquer, it had been described as an orange holo with yellow flakes. This is probably the most eye catching, most impressive holo from this box for me. I love it. I do not own any holo (or polish) that looks like this. I won’t call it orange holo, it’s more golden than your average orange! But this is very close resemblance to the colour of Lorax!
It is beautiful regardless, I can’t stop staring it how the holo bends in this one. I believe this will be just as breathtakingly beautiful with some stamping on it.

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) - Octopus Party Nail Lacquer in "The Lorax" @iamcherrylemon

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) – Octopus Party Nail Lacquer in “The Lorax” @iamcherrylemon

Next up, we have “Oh, the places you’ll go” by Philly loves Lacquer.
This is a creamy purple with scattered holo shimmer. I didn’t think I would like it but I am falling for it big time. This lilac will be perfect for Spring/Summer, it is special with the extra holo particles!

Inspiration for Philly Loves Lacquer

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) - Philly Loves Lacquer in "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" @iamcherrylemon

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) – Philly Loves Lacquer in “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” @iamcherrylemon

Thirdly, we have Lilypad Lacquer! One of the most famous indie brands (to me anyway). Their polishes are almost guaranteed to be great. I slowly building a nice Lilypad collection.
The name for this polish is “The Cat in the Hat”, it has been described as a black holo with pinky red shimmer and multi colour holo. This looks nicer on nails than in the bottle itself. I don’t have a black holo so I’m glad to get one that’s so unique too. It doesn’t have a high shine finish.

Inspiration for Lilypad Lacquer

 

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) - Lilypad Lacquer in "Cat in the Hat" @iamcherrylemon

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) – Lilypad Lacquer in “Cat in the Hat” @iamcherrylemon

Lastly, we have “Call it Love” by Too Fancy Lacquer. I adore this pink, it is kind of rosey with a hint of peach. It has been described as a bright pink happy holo. I can’t help but smile at this, it has the most appropriate name.
The consistency of this polish is a funny on the thicker side. Making it opaque in one coat but hard to get it nice and smooth.

Inspiration for Too Fancy Lacquer

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) - Too Fancy Lacquer in "Call it Love" @iamcherrylemon

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) – Too Fancy Lacquer in “Call it Love” @iamcherrylemon

I really enjoyed this holo grail box. I love getting amazing holo polishes that are totally exclusive and beautifully made. I get to sample brands that I would not normally hear of or be able to get my hands on. Thank you for introducing me to Dr Seuss quotes!

I didn’t order April nor May! Maybe June? For more details, you can go to Shop Dazzled official website.

Each box costs around $465HKD plus shipping at Shop Dazzled.

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) by Shop Dazzled @iamcherrylemon

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) by Shop Dazzled @iamcherrylemon

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, I’ve purchased all the products with my own money.

NOTD Valentine’s Manicure featuring Cute Pandas water decals on Gradient Nails Plus reviews on stamping plate BP QA86

NOTD Valentine's Manicure using Barry M Gellys and Water Decals @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Valentine’s Manicure using Barry M Gellys and Water Decals @iamcherrylemon

Hello and Happy Saturday! We are a week away from Valentine’s day, so today I am sharing a manicure I’ve completed using water decals. Those pandas are ultra cute! I have always liked pandas 🙂

What I’ve used in this manicure:

  • Born Pretty Water Decals BE149
  • Born Pretty Stamping plate QA86
  • Barry M Gelly Nail Paints in Guava, Prickly Pear and Grapefruit (Gradient colours)
  • La Rosa Polish in White (Base)
  • Konad stamping polish in White
  • HK Girl Fast Drying top coat
Barry M Gellys in Guava, Prickly Pear and Grape Fruit, Born Pretty Stamping Plate QA867 and Decals @iamcherrylemon

Barry M Gellys in Guava, Prickly Pear and Grape Fruit, Born Pretty Stamping Plate QA867 and Decals @iamcherrylemon

I do like using water decals for manicures as it takes no time at all. Results are impressive but probably not as satisfying as drawing them yourself. To be honest, I am not that good at free hand drawing on nails anyway!! This is the first time I am using these panda water decals, I thought the panda with hearts will be perfect for Valentine’s manicure and they are! This design is only $1.99, you can get these from Born Pretty nailart store.

Born Pretty Stamping Plate QA86 and Panda Water Decals @iamcherrylemon

Born Pretty Stamping Plate QA86 and Panda Water Decals @iamcherrylemon

I love this stamping plate, for which I have already completed a gorgeous snowflake manicure using it (see post). This stamping plate QA86 is $2.99 from Born Pretty nail art store. You can use the discount code FTL91 for 10% off on your orders. This plate has a strip of beautiful snowflakes across the plate and some funky heart shapes. It could be tricky to clean if you are using cotton balls, as the tiny teeny details will catch onto the fleece. So use a lint free cloth if you have one. Else, use a lint roller to pick up any fluff!

Barry M Gellys are great, they are ultra high shine, great for gradient nail art and they are only about £3.99 each! I get mine from Boots during 3 for 2 offers! The gradient polishes were chosen to represent lovely evening colours of the sky. I do like how they are integrating and it is dark enough as a background for the panda decals. I have used Prickly Pear (used with water decals again), Guava and Grapefruit (1 and 2) before, Prickly Pear is a very popular shade among nail art hobbyist in the UK.

 

Thank you for reading! Enjoy the weekend!

 

This post does not contain affiliate links, the discount is not affiliated so feel free to use it and share it with your family and friends.

Born Pretty has kindly sent me the stamping plate and the water decals for review purposes. All opinions are my own and this post is not sponsored.

NOTD Halloween inspired stamped manicure on China Glaze Riveting

NOTD Halloween inspired stamped manicure using China Glaze polish in Riverting Stamped with Moyou London Kaleidoscope Plate Collection 09 @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Halloween inspired stamped manicure using China Glaze polish in Riverting Stamped with Moyou London Kaleidoscope Plate Collection 09 @iamcherrylemon

Hello and Happy Friday, I’ve been AWOL… Please excuse me! Today I’m back with a Halloween inspired manicure.
At work, I don’t think anyone will take me seriously if I start wearing and drawing skulls and creepy crawlies on my nails XD
It did cross my mind what kinda spiders I want thou 😛 so here’s a toned down version with just the right colours.

Riveting is a brilliant orange shimmer, it fires up while in direct sunlight or with flash. I like it alot but I don’t wear it enough. I normally like pairing it with China Glaze “Electrifying”. Yes they make a serious orange overkill!

China Glaze poish in Riveting and Konad Stamping polish in Black @iamcherrylemon

China Glaze poish in Riveting and Konad Stamping polish in Black @iamcherrylemon

I’ve chosen to use this Moyou plate image for its simple yet effective design. It is not the most intricate design so it’s very easy to use and for the stamper to pick up the image clearly.

What I’ve used:

 

Thank you and until next time. .. Have fun 🙂