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Red Lace Nails | Fashion | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

These red lace nails are inspired by a dress and are for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas fashion prompt.

The base for this is Barry M Nude, but apart from that, I’ve used some fantastic Moyra products for this look, which is inspired by a red lace dress – see below for the inspiration.

I used Moyra stamping plate 15, Lacelove, for the stamping. I am loving the Moyra plates. This one has 20 full size – and nice and large – images on it. About 11 of them are classic lace patterns, and the rest are mandalas, paisley and floral images.

Red lace nails using Moyra Lovelace and Moyra SP.02 (red) stamping polish
Red lace nails using Moyra Lovelace and Moyra SP.02 (red) stamping polish

The stamping polish is also by Moyra. It’s a red, and is labelled as SP.02 on the bottle. I don’t own a red stamping polish to compare it with. I do have some Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes which are quite good, but this is proper stamping polish, highly pigmented and it works so well. It’s probably comparable to a Konad. I am very impressed.

The next Moyra products I used were a clear stamper and scraper. Scrapers are scrapers, pretty much, so there’s not much to be said about that, but the stamper picked up beautifully. I own the original Clear Jelly Stamper, and the Moyra one is superior in my opinion. It is very slightly squishier, but not by much, but it does seem to be a little stickier, so maybe that’s why it picks up better.

I’m not sure which thing contributed most to the quality of this, but the combination of plate, polish, scrape and stamper gave an almost perfect image.

Red lace nails using Moyra Lovelace and Moyra SP.02 (red) stamping polish
Red lace nails using Moyra Lovelace and Moyra SP.02 (red) stamping polish

One final Moyra product I used, and which I also have to praise to the heavens, is the Moyra Stamping Polish Top Coat. I thought it probably wouldn’t be that great – sceptical old me – but it was. It’s not as fast drying as my other favourite for stamping, Glisten & Glow HK Girl, but it didn’t smear the stamping at all. I can wait those few seconds longer for it to dry with a performance like that.

This is the dress that I based my manicure on (apologies if you’re reading this in a feed reader – you’ll probably need to open the full post or click the link to see it):

I am so impressed with these Moyra products. If you’re in the UK, you can buy them from Nail Artisan or Rainbow Connection. There’s a Moyra stockist in Ireland and for other countries, check on the Moyra.hu website.

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: three coats of Barry M Nude
  • Stamping polish: Moyra SP.02 (red)
  • Stamping plate: Moyra Lovelace (plate 15)
  • Top coat: Moyra Stamping Polish Top Coat


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
All the Moyra products shown or referenced in this post were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

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Chanel Sunrise Trip with Studs | Twinsie Tuesday

This is Chanel Sunrise Trip with studs for Twinsie Tuesday, the prompt for which is studs or embellishments this week.

Sunrise Trip is a gorgeous colour. It is a jelly polish in a deep purple, almost indigo colour. It is the first “Nail Gloss” that Chanel has launched, and is distinct from their “Nail Colour” range. The nail gloss colour is a gel-like formula, presumably akin to OPI Infinite Shine or Sally Hansen Miracle Gel. I can’t vouch for the wear though as I have only just put it on.

Chanel Sunrise Trip with studs
Chanel Sunrise Trip with studs

While the colour is stunning, I didn’t much like the formula as it pooled in my cuticles. It did level out nicely though, and two coats were just enough to still be able to see a jelly effect but not too much visible nail line.

The worst thing about this polish though is that the brush is just dreadful. It is more useless than one you’d find on a cheap market stall polish. I don’t know what they have done, but I am pretty sure that Chanel has changed its brush supplier. The last few Chanel polishes that I have bought – Vibrato, Fortissimo, Rouge Noir (new), Top Coat Lamé Rouge Noir and now Sunrise Trip – all have ropey brushes.

I used to love the slim Chanel brushes, but these new ones are thicker, with more bristles, and the individual bristles don’t lay very straight, making the brush flare out at the bottom. Not only is this completely inconsistent with a top notch brand such as Chanel, it makes it very difficult to paint your nails nicely!

Chanel Sunrise Trip with studs
Chanel Sunrise Trip with studs

I added a domed round stud and a long triangle stud – both from Bundle Monster – to each nail to complete what I think is a classy look.

I am very disappointed that Chanel still hasn’t sorted its brushes out, but I have (begrudgingly) been willing to overlook it recently because the colours are so nice. However, I will stop buying Chanel polishes if they can’t provide a good quality brush.

 

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Please take a look at all the other studs and embellishments manicures from the Twinsies this week:

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Chanel Sunrise Trip
  • Studs: Bundle Monster studs
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
The studs shown in this post were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

Red Geometric | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

This week’s 40 Great Nail Art Ideas theme is red and my own personal prompt is geometric. So these are my red geometric nails.

The base is the classic and iconic Chanel Rouge Noir. To that, I’ve then added some colour using a Bundle Monster nail stencil.

The stencil is Bundle Monster #24, which has both geometric mosaic patterns and diagonal stripes. This pack comes in a set of 9 packs for $12.99. There are two types of these 9-pack stencil sets, one called Sunny Weather Fun and the other – this one – called Geometric Shapes.

Red geometric nails, using Chanel Rouge Noir, and Barry M Sparkling Ruby sponged over Bundle Monster stencils
Red geometric nails, using Chanel Rouge Noir, and Barry M Sparkling Ruby sponged over Bundle Monster stencils

The nail stencils are really easy to use. They stick to the nail well, and I find they work best when the additional colour is sponged on. The thin coat you achieve with sponging ensures that the colour doesn’t bleed under the stencil.

For the sponging, I used Barry M Sparkling Ruby. The overall effect is really lovely and the Barry M polish lives up to its name by sparkling when the light catches it.

Red geometric nails, using Chanel Rouge Noir, and Barry M Sparkling Ruby sponged over Bundle Monster stencils
Red geometric nails, using Chanel Rouge Noir, and Barry M Sparkling Ruby sponged over Bundle Monster stencils

The post is a few days late as I was away for my birthday at the end of last week, when this was due to be posted, and I hadn’t prepared the manicure ahead of time as I had been ill in bed with flu earlier on in the week. Anyway, I’m all good now, albeit not very well prepared for the next lot of challenges coming up. I have lots of manicures that I have never posted too, so I must get around to publishing those.

Today’s post also marks the start of the next round of prompts – so if you look at the image below, you’ll see what we have coming up between now and the middle of July.

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of Chanel Rouge Noir
  • Stencil: Bundle Monster Mixed Nail Polish Vinyl Stencil Bundle – Geometric Shapes
  • Sponged colour: Barry M Sparkling Ruby
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
The Bundle Monster Mixed Nail stencils were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

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Coffee-Inspired Swirls | Twinsie Tuesday

I’m late with the Twinsie Tuesday prompt this week. I’ve been ill in bed with flu, and then I went away for a few days at the end of the week for my birthday. So these coffee inspired swirls are rather late.

I wasn’t sure what to do when I saw the coffee prompt. Normally some stamping is my easy option, but I don’t even have any stamping plates with coffee cups or coffee beans on them.

Ultimately, I have gone for some stamping, but it’s a bit tenuous. I’ve stamped the kind of swirl pattern you sometimes get on your coffee in a Starbucks or Costa Coffee kind of place.

Coffee inspired swirls
Coffee inspired swirls using Barry M Cocoa, Barry M Almond and Bundle Monster BM-XL210

The base is Barry M Cocoa – a pretty apt name, but a very apt colour. It’s certainly a deep, chocolatey coffee colour.

Then I stamped over it. I was going to use Mundo de Uñas Cream, but my Cream is more pale yellow and it looked awful. So instead I used another Barry M polish, Almond and it worked quite well.

Coffee inspired swirls
Coffee inspired swirls using Barry M Cocoa, Barry M Almond and Bundle Monster BM-XL210

The image is from one of the Bundle Monster Blogger collaboration plates, BM-XL210, Sloteazzy’s plate that has lots of watermarble-type images on it. It costs $4.99 if you buy it on its own, or you can get the whole set of five plates for $19.99.

It’s sort of like the swirls they put in your coffee. It’s not very well executed, but blame the flu as I did it when I was still ill last week.

 

 

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Please take a look at all the other coffee-inspired manicures from the Twinsies this week:

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: one coat of Barry M Cocoa
  • Stamping polish: Barry M Almond
  • Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM-XL210
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Bundle Monster BM-XL210 was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

Dry Brush Pink Hearts | Love | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

These dry brush pink hearts nails are two days late for the love prompt of 40 Great Nail Art Ideas. Everyone in our house has, or has had, flu. It’s an unhealthy place this week. I didn’t really fancy painting my nails today, but thought there wasn’t much point in getting this post up any later, seeing as the theme is love and it’s Valentine’s Day today.

I was already wearing a base of NYC Rosy Nose over which I dry-brushed three Barry M Gellys: Pink Punch, Dragon Fruit and Rose Hip.

Dry brush pink hearts for Valentine's Day
Dry brush pink hearts for Valentine’s Day

Then I stamped the hearts in white using ÜberChic Beauty 6-01.

Dry brush pink hearts for Valentine's Day
Dry brush pink hearts for Valentine’s Day

I’ve been waiting patiently for ÜberChic Beauty’s set 7 plates to come into stock in the UK, but they are taking their time. It’s my birthday this coming week and someone wanted to buy them for me. It’s not going to happen at this rate 🙁

 

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of NYC Rosy Nose
  • Dry brush colours: Barry M Pink Punch, Barry M Dragon Fruit, Barry M Rose Hip
  • Stamping polish: Essence Stamp Me! White
  • Stamping plate: ÜberChic Beauty 6-01
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.

 

 

 

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