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Bundle Monster Night Fall | Thermal Colour-Changing Gel Polish

This beauty is Bundle Monster Night Fall, a thermal, colour-changing gel polish.

It’s quite thick, as with all Bundle Monster gel polishes that I have used – so it needs a little care when applying. But it’s not hard to apply, it just requires more attention at the cuticle and along the sides to get an even line and a smooth application.

Bundle Monster Night Fall thermal colour-changing gel polish
Bundle Monster Night Fall thermal colour-changing gel polish

The colour-changing effect is wonderful. Night Fall is purple when cool and a pink/magenta when warm. It has tiny flakies in it that give a purple and blue shimmer effect. My nails are really quite long at the moment, so the thermal effect is easily evident where the free edge is obviously the cooler part of my nails.

My application skills are lacking here a bit. I don’t think I wrapped the tips well enough, as it is a little thin there. (Who’d have thought I was gel polish qualified, eh?! It’s a good thing I don’t have paying clients!) It lasted well enough though, so I got away with it.

Night Fall is part of the Enchanted collection. You can buy it on its own; it’s currently $7.99. Or you can buy the full three piece Enchanted collection for $22.99.

I know that normal nail polish thermals degrade after about six months. I’m not so sure about gel polish.  Does anyone know if it degrades as well?

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Bundle Monster Night Fall
  • Gel top coat: W7 2 in 1 top coat / base coat (gel polish)


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

 

 

 

Birds in a Tree | Twinsie Tuesday

Birds is the theme for the Twinsie Tuesday prompt today. I’ve put some birds in a tree, after I saw this manicure by Wacky Lacki where she used the same Fake Tattoos of birds that I was planning to use.

For the background, there was nothing better to start off with than Barry M Sky Blue for the sky. Then I stamped on some clouds using an image from my MoYou Nails Pro Board VII plate.

Birds in a tree
Birds in a tree

I used the tree from Born Pretty Store BP-L015 on my middle fingernail and then used parts of the same image on the nails next to it to give the impression of branches spreading outwards.

For the tree stamping, I used Barry M Cocoa and as it’s not a proper stamping polish, you could see the clouds through it. So I went over it a bit with a cut down detailing brush and some more Barry M Cocoa. I just painted roughly, so that it looked a bit like bark.

Birds in a tree
Birds in a tree

Finally, I added in my birds, using Fake Tattoos, which are effectively water decals. And I added one coming in to land on my little finger nail.

My scene looks very wintry and bare, and I toyed with adding in some green leaves, but wasn’t sure my freehand was up to it. I didn’t want to ruin what I already had, so I called it quits and stuck with it as it was.

 

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

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of Barry M Sky Blue
  • Clouds: stamped using Essence Stamp Me! White and MoYou Nails Pro Board VII
  • Tree: stamped using Barry M Cocoa and Born Pretty Store BP-L015
  • Birds: Fake Tattoos (water decals)
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


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

 

 

 

OPI She’s A Bad Muffuletta with Spring Flowers | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

I have some spring flowers for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group today.

I used some polishes from the OPI New Orleans Spring 2016 collection. The base is OPI She’s A Bad Muffuletta. I don’t understand the pun behind this polish name at all. I looked up muffuletta, because I had no idea what that was, and it seems it’s a sandwich of some sort. Now I just need to understand why it goes with “she’s a bad …”. It makes zero sense to me. Can an American please explain?

Spring flowers on a base of OPI She's A Bad Muffuletta
Spring flowers on a base of OPI She’s A Bad Muffuletta

The colour is lovely. It’s one of those “nearly red” pinks. It’s bright and it freaks out my camera a little, and while I have adjusted the image a little, it still isn’t quite colour-accurate. So if you’re looking to buy this polish, please don’t rely on my photos.

Spring flowers on a base of OPI She's A Bad Muffuletta
Spring flowers on a base of OPI She’s A Bad Muffuletta

I added in some some flowers and dots using OPI Crawfishin’ For A Compliment, which is a pale peach colour. The centre of the flowers is SpaRitual Gentle, which I reviewed yesterday. I wanted a nice cream for the centre of the flowers, and this was still on my desk, so it was perfect all round.

I’m not sure that the base is very spring-like. I think I perhaps should have done it with the light colour as the base and the darker one for the flowers. This is probably more summers flowers than spring flowers!

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of OPI She’s A Bad Muffuletta
  • Flowers: OPI Crawfishin’ For A Compliment and SpaRitual Gentle
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


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

 

 

 

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SpaRitual Gentle

I recently reviewed a mint green from SpaRitual, called Caring. This is another polish from the same Nurture collection – this is SpaRitual Gentle.

This beautiful soft cream colour has the merest hint of a touch of a whiff of a trace of pink to it.

It’s absolutely delightful and I love it.

It took three coats to be opaque, which I often find with SpaRitual polishes, but they always dry nice and quickly, so painting three coats is no problem at all.

SpaRitual Gentle
SpaRitual Gentle

It’s name is so apt. It really is such a gentle colour. I can imagine this as a wedding colour, or used somehow in a wedding manicure. But I also think it looks great on its own.

SpaRitual Gentle
SpaRitual Gentle

 

There are six colours in the  spring 2016 Nurture collection:

  • Loving – a light pink creme
  • Affection – a shimmery blue with glitters
  • Supportive – a purple shimmer
  • Gentle – a cream creme
  • Tender – a turquoise creme
  • Delight – a mint creme

In the UK, you can buy the Nurture collection from the SpaRitual UK website or from Nail Polish Direct.

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: three coats of SpaRitual Gentle
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


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

 

 

 

Silver Swirls | Inspired by Jewellery | Twinsie Tuesday

I’m on time for Twinsie Tuesday this week, for the first time in a while! The prompt is inspired by jewellery. My silver swirls are inspired by some silver and abalone jewellery I saw.

I didn’t want to faithfully recreate it; I just wanted to take a few aspects from it to create my manicure. So I chose a swirled pattern and stamped that in silver. I used a grey base because the jewellery was photographed against a grey background (see below).

Silver swirls using Born Pretty Store BP-L003 over Essie Cashmere Bathrobe
Silver swirls using Born Pretty Store BP-L003 over Essie Cashmere Bathrobe

The base is Essie Cashmere Bathrobe, one of my very favourite polishes. I wear it a lot. Thank you to my friend Debbie and her daughter Katie for the lovely gift!

Silver swirls using Born Pretty Store BP-L003 over Essie Cashmere Bathrobe
Silver swirls using Born Pretty Store BP-L003 over Essie Cashmere Bathrobe

The stamping image is from Born Pretty Store BP-L003 stamping plate. This is a lovely plate. It has 15 full size – and nice and large – geometric and repeating images on it.

Here’s the jewellery that I based my manicure on (sorry 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):

 

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

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Essie Cashmere Bathrobe
  • Stamping polish: Barry M Foil Effects Silver
  • Stamping plate: Born Pretty Store BP-L003
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Born Pretty Store BP-L003 was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.