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Bundle Monster Voodoo Lounge with white floral stamping using BM-XL07

I am wearing another Bundle Monster gel polish today. This is my favourite from the Sands of Aruba collection, a light purple (or dark lilac) called Voodoo Lounge.

I painted three coats. I think I could have left it at two coats, but I could see a tiny bit of light coming through when I held my hands up to the light. It was probably down to my patchy application, but I added the third coat anyway.

I added some stamping using Bundle Monster BM-XL07 and a white Born Pretty Store stamping polish that I received free with a recent order of stamping plates. I’m loving the Bundle Monster XL plates; so many great images at the right size for my nails.

Bundle Monster Voodoo Lounge stamped using BM-XL07
Bundle Monster Voodoo Lounge stamped using BM-XL07

I do love stamping over gel.  If you get it wrong, you can just remove it and re-stamp. I had to re-do my middle nail on this manicure.

This roses image is very pretty. I’m not sure I’ve noticed it before in my collection – and I have most of the Bundle Monster plates. I must look it up.

Bundle Monster Voodoo Lounge stamped using BM-XL07
Bundle Monster Voodoo Lounge stamped using BM-XL07

Here’s a couple of photos of Voodoo Lounge swatched on its own, before I added the stamping.

Bundle Monster Voodoo Lounge
Bundle Monster Voodoo Lounge

Some of the photos have come out lighter than the polish really is. The closest match is the one above, the plain swatch with my nails in a straight line.

Bundle Monster Voodoo Lounge
Bundle Monster Voodoo Lounge

This stamping plate is BM-XL07, the Green Thumb plate, and costs $3.99 (or you can buy it as part of a set of 10 plates for $29.99). The gel polish can be bought singly for $4.99 (or you can get the whole Sands of Aruba 6 bottle collection for $28.99).

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: three coats of Bundle Monster Voodoo Lounge (gel)
  • Gel top coat: W7 2 in 1 top coat / base coat (gel polish)
  • Stamping polish: Born Pretty Store White Stamping Polish
  • Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM-XL07
  • Final top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Bundle Monster Voodoo Lounge and Bundle Monster BM-XL07 were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

Orange and Red Celtic Pattern: Tattoo: Wiki’d Nails

Welcome to the first of a new challenge, called the Wiki’d Nails challenge. This is a ten-week challenge, where we get our inspiration from a Wikipedia article. The first article this week is tattoos and I’ve done an orange and red Celtic pattern as a loose interpretation of a popular tattoo design.

I’m not into tattoos myself, so I’m hardly an expert, but I’ve seen similar designs to the one I’ve stamped used as a band around the upper arm. I’m not entirely sure that the image I’ve used is Celtic, but it’s reminiscent of it to me.

Nella Milano Chilli Blaze stamped with a Celtic tattoo design using Bundle Monster BM12 and Mundo de Uñas Red
Nella Milano Chilli Blaze stamped with a Celtic tattoo design using Bundle Monster BM12 and Mundo de Uñas Red

The base is yesterday’s Nella Milano Chilli Blaze, and I’ve stamped over it with Mundo de Uñas Red (9) and using an image from Bundle Monster BM12.

Nella Milano Chilli Blaze stamped with a Celtic tattoo design using Bundle Monster BM12 and Mundo de Uñas Red
Nella Milano Chilli Blaze stamped with a Celtic tattoo design using Bundle Monster BM12 and Mundo de Uñas Red

I don’t particularly like it, and it’s already off my nails. But I’m easing myself into this challenge gently; some of the prompts look very hard!

If you’d like to join in the challenge, drop Charlie of Pocket Money Polishes a message on her Facebook page and she’ll give you all the info.

 

Wiki'd Nails challenge image

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: three coats of Nella Milano Chilli Blaze
  • Stamping polish: Mundo de Uñas Red (9)
  • Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM12
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Nella Milano Chilli Blaze was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

Here are the other Wiki’d Nails manicure:

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Nella Milano Chilli Blaze

It’s Nella Milano day today – meaning it’s Wednesday and there’s another Nella Milano polish on their website at half price for a week! Today, it’s a spicy orange called Chilli Blaze.

This is a wonderful shade that really suits me. I do like orange anyway, but Chilli Blaze has something slightly intriguing about it. It’s not a full-on “Dutch” orange; it’s more creamy and muted than that.

Most Nella Milano polishes that I’ve tried so far have taken two coats, but this one needed three. Until then, I wasn’t quite happy with the coverage. But three coats is fine with these polishes, as they dry nice and quickly.

Nella Milano Chilli Blaze
Nella Milano Chilli Blaze

If you’re just starting out with nail polish and are looking for some new colours to add to your collection, I can wholeheartedly recommend Nella Milano polishes. The range of colours is great, and they apply beautifully smoothly. And you get a large, 12ml bottle.

Nella Milano Chilli Blaze
Nella Milano Chilli Blaze

Don’t forget that you can get 20% off all Nella Milano polish with the code Kerrspecial. And this week’s discounted polish, Chilli Blaze, is half price to start off with, so it’s £4.47  or £3.58 with the 20% discount code.

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: three coats of Nella Milano Sizzling Sienna
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Nella Milano Chilli Blaze was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

Nail Geek Clear Skies

Today I have a review of Nail Geek Clear Skies, a cornflower blue colour from Makeup Revolution.

It’s a really beautiful colour. I do love my blues, and this one is a great colour. I was surprised to find that I have little that comes close to it in my collection.

It dried averagely quickly, to a nice shine, although I did use top coat. It’s pretty opaque too. I used two coats, but with a thicker coat you could easily get away with just the one, especially if you have short nails. For me, I could still see some slight visible nail line after one coat, so I painted a second one.

Nail Geek Clear Skies
Nail Geek Clear Skies

I used this blue previously, as the base for some daisies nail art. It comes as part of the 5-part collection, Cool Nails, which has some lovely blue, teal and mint green shades. I’ve reviewed Dreams before, and have also stamped over it. I’ve also used Dreams, Peppemint, Inbetween and Live Fearless in some camouflage nail art.

Nail Geek Clear Skies
Nail Geek Clear Skies

The Nail Geek polishes are excellent value at just £1.49 each. You can buy them in Superdrug or online from the Makeup Revolution website. And if you buy the 5-part collections online, you get 5 for the price of 4. Bargain!

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Nail Geek Clear Skies
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Nail Geek Clear Skies was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

Nails Inc Marylebone Mews With Paisley Stamping (52 Week Challenge)

The two prompts for this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge are taupe and paisley. For the first time since February, I’ve combined the two and done some taupe paisley stamped nails using Nails Inc Marylebone Mews.

It’s not the most imaginative nail art you’ll see for the this prompt. I couldn’t get very inspired today and quite fancied some plain black stamping on the mushroomy, taupe background of Nails Inc Marylebone Mews.

Nails Inc Maylebone Mews with paisley stamping using Konad Black and Bundle Monster BM-315
Nails Inc Maylebone Mews with paisley stamping using Konad Black and Bundle Monster BM-315

This polish came free with Glamour magazine last December, but this is the first time I’ve worn it. It’s a lovely colour. I’m always seduced by the magazine offers of a free polish for the cost of a magazine. But they’re mainly Nails Inc polishes, and we just don’t get along very well. I find they bubble a lot.

I had a bit better luck with this one. The second coat *did* bubble, but I left it overnight and painted a third coat the next, and that seemed to be fine. I do know though that when I remove it I will see all the bubbles. I can’t understand why Nails Inc polishes are so bubbly. I don’t shake my polish, and it’s not like it’s very hot today (my polish bubbles more when applied in the heat).

Nails Inc Maylebone Mews with paisley stamping using Konad Black and Bundle Monster BM-315
Nails Inc Maylebone Mews with paisley stamping using Konad Black and Bundle Monster BM-315

I stamped the paisley pattern from Bundle Monster BM-315, using Konad Black. It’s a very simple look. But lovely too.

 

 

52 week challenge

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: three coats of Nails Inc Marylebone Mews
  • Stamping polish: Konad Black
  • Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM-315
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.

 

 

 

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