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Nautical Nails | Bundle Monster Hangloose Collection

These nautical nails are for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group. The theme this week is holidays or seaside or the beach and I’ve done a nautical take on the prompt. My husband hankers after a sailing holiday, and would love to sail around the Caribbean, but I prefer to keep that to the nails only.

I made some reverse stamping decals using some images from the new Bundle Monster Hangloose plates collection. This collection is 10 square plates with a lovely range of ocean and beach images. It has seas, the ocean floor and its creatures, shells and scallops, sailor and nautical themed images, as well as tropical beach, holiday (vacation) and surfing images.

Nautical nails using Bundle Monster Hangloose stamping plates
Nautical nails using Bundle Monster Hangloose stamping plates

I used plates BM-401 and BM-402 and coloured them in with a range of blue, red and white polishes (see below for the details). I mattified the final look as it showed up better on camera.

Nautical nails using Bundle Monster Hangloose stamping plates
Nautical nails using Bundle Monster Hangloose stamping plates

You can buy the Hangloose plates singly for $2.99 each, or as a set of 10, currently on sale for $12.74.

Bundle Monster Hangloose collection of stamping plates
Bundle Monster Hangloose collection of stamping plates

There are also a couple of sets that they come in that seem a great buy. For $33.15 you can buy one of two sets. Each has three stamping polishes, the set of 10 Hangloose plates, 4 sheets of similarly-themed water decals and a wheel of gold studs that includes shells, seahorses, starfish and pineapples. You can choose either the set that has 3 metallic stamping polishes in Sky Blue, Gold and Silver or the set with 3 Moonbeams stamping polishes in Pinky Red, Purplish Blue and a Greenish Gold. These are metallic stamping polishes that look great over darker colours.

Bundle Monster Hangloose Gift Set water decals
Bundle Monster Hangloose Gift Set water decals

I don’t have either of the stamping polish sets, but I do have the decals and the studs, and think the sets would make a great gift – either for someone else, or for yourself.

Bundle Monster Hangloose Gift Set studs
Bundle Monster Hangloose Gift Set studs

 

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colours: Barry M Sky Blue, Barry M Blood Orange, Essie Make Some Noise and Nella Milano Chantilly Cream
  • Stamping polishes: Essence Stamp Me! Black, Moyra SP.02 Red and Moyra SP.05 Blue
  • Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM-S401 and BM-S402
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl, then Barry M Matte Top Coat


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
The Bundle Monster product images are copyright to, and courtesy of, Bundle Monster.
The Bundle Monster Hangloose stamping plates and Moyra Red stamping polish were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

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Geometric Molten Metals | Twinsie Tuesday

I’ve called this multi-coloured design “geometric Molten Metals” and it’s for the geometric prompt for the Twinsie Tuesday group. I’m still very late in posting my nails – these were not for Tuesday as in yesterday, but for Tuesday last week.

I’ve used all four of the recently launched Molten Metals from Barry M. They are metallic polishes with a distinct shimmer and come in four colours, each with very self-explanatory names: Gold Digger, Silver Lining, Copper Mine and Bronze Bae.

Geometric Molten Metals using ÜberChic Beauty 2-01 and the Barry M Molten Metals polishes
Geometric Molten Metals using ÜberChic Beauty 2-01 and the Barry M Molten Metals polishes

I was pleased to see this launch from Barry M, although I had been hoping they were replacements for the Foil Effects polishes that got discontinued. The Foil Effects are brilliant for stamping, and when they were discontinued, I kind of hoped it was because a new metallic range was coming out, and I was hoping for other colours like blue and purple and pink and green.

Well, Barry M did bring out a range of metallics, but these Molten Metals aren’t like the Foil Effects, and they don’t really stamp well. They do stamp, but because of the shimmer, they give the kind of “patchy” effect you get when stamping with holographic polishes. Never mind, I still have my fingers crossed for plain Foil Effects-like metallics from Barry M. [Hint, hint, Mr. Mero et al].

Geometric Molten Metals using ÜberChic Beauty 2-01 and the Barry M Molten Metals polishes
Geometric Molten Metals using ÜberChic Beauty 2-01 and the Barry M Molten Metals polishes

I stamped the image from ÜberChic Beauty 2-01 using Essence Stamp Me! Black. While it was still on the stamper, I filled it in with the four Barry M Molten Metals. Then, when it was dry, I painted a coat of fast-drying top coat on to my middle nails, left it for a minute or so and then stamped the filled-in image onto the nail. I find it easier to do that rather than to stamp on a mat and then lift the image and place it – stamping straight from the stamper works so much better for me.

 

 

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

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colours: Barry M Gold Digger, Barry M Silver Lining, Barry M Copper Mine and Barry M Bronze Bae
  • Stamping polish: Essence Stamp Me! Black
  • Stamping plate: ÜberChic Beauty 2-01
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.

 

 

 

Multicoloured Paisley Flow

I’ve called this manicure a multicoloured paisley flow because it uses a stamping plate from Bundle Monster’s most recent collection, the Paisley Flow collection.

Paisley Flow is a collection of ten square, buffet-style plates that carry on from where the Shangri-La collection left off.

It has some brilliant open images, which are great for colouring in as reverse decals. The set currently costs $14.99, or you can buy individual plates for $2.49.

Multicoloured Paisley Flow using benecos nail polishes
Multicoloured Paisley Flow using benecos nail polishes

I used benecos Oh Lala! as a base, then stamped using BM-S116, which is called Shattered Tranquility.

I stamped with the new Bundle Monster Glass Stamper, a clear stamper with a clear holder. It is absolutely my new favourite clear stamper. I love how well the clear stamper heads seem to pick up and this one is better than the other two that I have. (I have the original Clear Jelly Stamper and a Moyra one). It currently costs $7.99 and comes with a spare head and a scraper too.

Bundle Monster Glass Stamper - image courtesy of and copyright to Bundle Monster
Bundle Monster Glass Stamper – image courtesy of and copyright to Bundle Monster

I filled the image while it was on the stamper with the other benecos polishes I have: Ice Ice, Baby! (pale blue), Peach Sorbet (peach) and French Lavender (dusky purple). I left some gaps for the pink of Oh Lala! to show through.

Multicoloured Paisley Flow using benecos nail polishes
Multicoloured Paisley Flow using benecos nail polishes

I didn’t do the best job ever. Admittedly, it looks fab from a distance, but it doesn’t stand up too well to close scrutiny. I didn’t leave it quite long enough to dry and the image is a little warped, especially on my middle finger. I know lots of people leave their reverse stamping decals to dry for a while, then peel them off and place on the nail. My favourite way to do it is to stamp them straight from the stamper, and often I am a little too impatient to get the job done, as I was in this case.

Bundle Monster Paisley Flow stamping plates - image courtesy of and copyright to Bundle Monster
Bundle Monster Paisley Flow stamping plates – image courtesy of and copyright to Bundle Monster

I adore this new collection of plates, and love how the four benecos polishes go together too. I wore this for a little while like this, then mattified it – which looked even better.

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of benecos Oh Lala!
  • Stamping polish: Essence Stamp Me! Black
  • Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM-S116 (Shattered Tranquility)
  • Polishes: benecos Oh Lala!, benecos Ice Ice, Baby!, benecos Peach Sorbet, benecos French Lavender
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


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