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Leadlight Pebble Skittle with Bundle Monster Mosaic Glass Sheer Tints

I previously posted some nails using some of the Bundle Monster Mosaic Glass Sheer Tint gel polishes. And I’ve used them a different way today to create a pebble skittle manicure, using the leadlight technique.

Starting with two coats of Gelish Black Shadow and a gel top coat, I then removed the sticky layer and stamped an image from Bundle Monster BM-211 using Barry M Foil Effects Silver. The image looks like pebbles to me.

Leadlight pebble skittle using Bundle Monster Mosaic Glass Sheer Tints in Sea You Clearly, Apricot Beauty, Locked In Secrets and Peony Blush
Leadlight pebble skittle using Bundle Monster Mosaic Glass Sheer Tints in Sea You Clearly, Apricot Beauty, Locked In Secrets and Peony Blush

After that, I added two coats of each Mosaic Glass Sheer Tint gel polish. From left to right in the pictures I’ve used: Sea You Clearly (blue), Apricot Beauty (orange), Locked In Secrets (purple) and Peony Blush (pink).

Leadlight pebble skittle using Bundle Monster Mosaic Glass Sheer Tints in Sea You Clearly, Apricot Beauty, Locked In Secrets and Peony Blush
Leadlight pebble skittle using Bundle Monster Mosaic Glass Sheer Tints in Sea You Clearly, Apricot Beauty, Locked In Secrets and Peony Blush

These are very versatile polishes. With this technique – painting over the silver, and using two coats – I got a greater depth to the colours than with my previous manicure.

I do love these, especially the blue.

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Gelish Black Shadow (gel polish)
  • Gel top coat: W7 2 in 1 top coat / base coat (gel polish)
  • Stamping polish: Barry M Foil Effects Silver
  • Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM-211
  • Leadlight colours: Bundle Monster Sea You Clearly, Bundle Monster Apricot Beauty, Bundle Monster Locked In Secrets, and Bundle Monster Peony Blush
  • Final top coat: W7 2 in 1 top coat / base coat (gel polish)


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
The Bundle Monster Mosaic Glass Sheer Tint gel polishes shown in this post were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

Morgan Taylor Under The Stars with Mermaid Scales Stamping (52 Week Challenge)

Oops, I’m late again for the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge … but only by a day. The prompts were navy and scales. I’ve combined them this week and have used Morgan Taylor Under The Stars, stamped with a mermaid scales design in silver.

Morgan Taylor Under The Stars is a long time lemming of mine. But even after waiting a couple of years to buy it, I still waited another four months to wear it. That’s not surprising though seeing as my untrieds pile currently numbers more than 300 polishes. I really need a concerted effort to try to use them all.

Navy blue mermaid scales manicure using Morgan Taylor Under The Stars, Barry M Foil Effects Silver and Bundle Monster BM-502
Navy blue mermaid scales manicure using Morgan Taylor Under The Stars, Barry M Foil Effects Silver and Bundle Monster BM-502

Under The Stars has a navy blue jelly base with small and tiny holographic silver glitters. It’s gorgeous to look at. I stamped a mermaid scales pattern using  Bundle Monster BM-502 and Barry M Foil Effects Silver.

Navy blue mermaid scales manicure using Morgan Taylor Under The Stars, Barry M Foil Effects Silver and Bundle Monster BM-502
Navy blue mermaid scales manicure using Morgan Taylor Under The Stars, Barry M Foil Effects Silver and Bundle Monster BM-502

The polish was still a bit lumpy, despite a coat of Gelous and a coat of top coat. But with a final coat of top coat after the stamping, it was nice and smooth.

The final look is not particularly mermaid-like. Under The Stars would be perfect for a galaxy manicure; not so much for a marine look. But it’s beautiful all the same. I’m glad I slayed that lemming.

 

 

52 week challenge

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: three coats of Morgan Taylor Under The Stars
  • Initial top coat: Gelous Advanced Nail Gel Coat plus Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
  • Stamping polish: Barry M Foil Effects Silver
  • Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM-502
  • Final top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.

 

 

 

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Neon Pink with 3D Crystal Gems

In this post, I’m wearing Bundle Monster Sunset Walk, a neon pink gel polish – to which I’ve added some 3D crystal gems.

My camera hates bright pink, but this gel polish is most certainly bright and neon – it’s a true “highlighter pen” pink, and is just perfect for summer. It glows really brightly under UV light. My son has a neon party to go to soon, so this is one of the possible polishes I will wear for it. I’m not actually going to the party, but it’s not often (ever!) that I go out partying and I want to enjoy the neon effect to the full when I go to collect him!

Neon pink with 3D crystal rhinestones, using Bundle Monster Sunset Walk
Neon pink with 3D crystal rhinestones, using Bundle Monster Sunset Walk

I painted two coats, then added the rhinestone studs on two accent nails.  I used three rhinestones per nail. To add them, I dabbed a small amount of gel top coat onto the nail, then placed the studs. I have a gem picker/holder, but I didn’t have much luck in dropping the rhinestones onto the nail in the right place with it! It was a comedy of errors for a few minutes, placing and adjusting, replacing, readjusting. They slid around a lot and it took me a lot of patience to get them where I wanted them! I should just have used my wax pencil really; I’m sure it would have been so much easier!

When I was finally happy with my placement, I then dropped on some more gel top coat and cured.

Neon pink with 3D crystal rhinestones, using Bundle Monster Sunset Walk
Neon pink with 3D crystal rhinestones, using Bundle Monster Sunset Walk

It was wonderful to know that the gems were solidly placed. When I use regular nail polish top coat, I always worry that gems will fall off, which makes me touch them more often to check that they are still in place, which in turn – of course – makes them loosen and frequently fall off!

Bundle Monster Sunset Walk costs $4.99 – or $28.99 for the set of all 6 polishes in the Sands of Aruba collection. The rhinestones come in a wheel of different sized stones, which is sold as a pack of three wheels: different shapes of silver studs, different shapes of gold studs and different sizes of clear rhinestones. The nail art studs pack costs $5.25, but is currently reduced to $4.73.

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Bundle Monster Sunset Walk (gel polish)
  • Gel top coat: W7 2 in 1 top coat / base coat (gel polish)
  • Studs: Bundle Monster 3D clear rhinestones


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Bundle Monster Sunset Walk and the Bundle Monster 3D studs shown in this post were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

Nella Milano Crystal Coral

Today’s swatch is of Nella Milano Crystal Coral. I typically think of coral – the colour – as being lighter and more pink than this. But I know that coral comes in all sorts of colours, including this deeper, more orange hue. This polish reminds me of the time when my sister bought some coral earrings in Venice when we were teenagers; they were exactly this colour.

This manicure is three coats, but it was worn first as two coats. I had worn it for a few days prior to taking photos and had managed to scratch the surface a little, so I added a third coat and another top coat to restore its original, immaculate state before I photographed it.

Nella Milano Crystal Coral
Nella Milano Crystal Coral

As ever, this week this polish is on promotion on the Nella Milano website. It’s on special offer for half price, at £4.47, and there’s an extra 20% off this or any other Nella Milano polish if you use the code Kerrspecial.

Nella Milano Crystal Coral
Nella Milano Crystal Coral

 

 

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


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

 

 

 

 

 

Neon Blue Saran Wrap (52 Week Challenge)

The two prompts this week for the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge are Saran wrap (cling film) and glitter. I am fairly short on time at the moment, so opted for a simple neon blue cling film manicure, using two China Glaze neons.

I started with a base of China Glaze At Vase Value. For me, it’s a truer Tiffany colour than the acclaimed For Audrey. It’s more blue, whereas For Audrey is more green. And for me, the Tiffany colour leans more to blue than green.

Neon blue Saran wrap manicure using China Glaze At Vase Value and DJ Blue My Mind
Neon blue Saran wrap manicure using China Glaze At Vase Value and DJ Blue My Mind

I adore At Vase Value. For me, it’s a perfect pale turquoise. At first, I didn’t realise that it’s also a neon polish. It’s part of the Spring 2014 City Flourish collection, a typical spring-like collection of pastels, with a few brighter corals and more summery colours.

I didn’t buy any of the collection at the time, and in fact had not been particularly inspired by any China Glaze collections for quite a while before then. I only bought this very recently, and chose to wear it because it matched one of the colours in a top I have. When it dried, it was matte, which made me think that perhaps it was neon. So I checked it under my LED nail lamp and was pleasantly surprised that it glowed bright white.

Neon blue Saran wrap manicure using China Glaze At Vase Value and DJ Blue My Mind

After wearing it alone for a few days, I added the Saran wrap finish to it. Knowing the colour was neon, I chose another neon to go over it, this time from a more recent China Glaze collection, this summer’s Electric Nights collection. I have a couple of polishes from this collection, and thought DJ Blue My Mind would go well over the top.

I love the manicure, but I am left feeling mildly irked that the pun in the polish name for At Vase Value doesn’t “work” in British English. Anyone else feel the same? No, just me – thought so!

 

52 week challenge

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of China Glaze At Vase Value
  • Saran wrap top colour: China Glaze DJ Blue My Mind
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.

 

 

 

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