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Blue herringbone stamping | Bundle Monster BM-XL212

This blue herringbone stamping manicure disappointed a little on camera.

In the flesh, it was awesome, creating a stunning optical illusion effect of a 3D pattern. But I just couldn’t seem to capture how it looked on camera.

It’s a real shame that I can’t demonstrate how good this looked, but if you have this plate, I urge you to try this particular design out.

Blue herringbone stamping
Blue herringbone stamping, using OPI The I’s Have It and Bundle Monster BM-XL212

The base is the beautiful pale blue OPI The I’s Have It. It’s from the Alice Through The Looking Glass, Brights 2016 collection. I confess that I have finally stopped buying nail polishes in quantity. For many years, I was buying 20-30 a month. Now that my collection numbers over a thousand, I find myself frequently seeing new shades and simply thinking, I’ve got that colour … ten times over. So it’s only rarely that I see a polish and really want it. And The I’s Have It was one of those.

Blue herringbone stamping, using OPI The I's Have It and Bundle Monster BM-XL212
Blue herringbone stamping, using OPI The I’s Have It and Bundle Monster BM-XL212

I stamped over the baby blue base using 2true Athena, a metallic-blue polish. The image comes from one of the plates in the Bundle Monster Blogger Collaboration Set 3. It’s a 3D herringbone design made from dots, created by “gotnail”. It’s on plate BM-xL212. It’s my favourite plate in the set as it has lots of abstract and geometrical designs, which are my favourites to use.

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of OPI The I’s Have It
  • Stamping polish: 2true Athena
  • Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM-XL212
  • Top coat: Moyra Stamping Polish Top Coat


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Bundle Monster BM-XL212 was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

Metallic Blue With Wavy Lines | Twinsie Tuesday

The Twinsie Tuesday prompt for this week (I’m late again – sorry to the other ladies) is your favourite colour. My favourite colour is blue, so I’ve created some metallic blue wavy lines stamped nails.

The blue is Ciaté Birthday Blue. It is gorgeous and I adore it. It is perfect. It has such a jewelled feel to it. It’s brighter blue than other metallic blues I have; more cobalt and less navy than they are.

Metallic blue wavy lines
Metallic blue wavy lines

I stamped using Bundle Monster BM-XL209, from the second blogger collaboration set. This is the “Lucy’s Stash” plate. I first received this plate as a prize from Lucie in a competition she ran. Then I also received it from Bundle Monster to review. So now I have two plates. I also recently bought some duplicate plates (by accident), and I have many a duplicate polish. So I think a big giveaway might be on the cards.

Metallic blue wavy lines
Metallic blue wavy lines

I love this Lucy’s Stash plate. It’s a nice collection of lots of different types of image: floral, geometric, abstract, feathers and leaves.

Bundle Monster BM-XL209 Lucy's Stash plate
Bundle Monster BM-XL209 Lucy’s Stash plate – image courtesy of, and copyright to, Bundle Monster

For the stamping polish, I used 2true Athena.  You can’t seem to get the 2true polishes in Superdrug any more, but these Metallica polishes are excellent for stamping. They remind me of the Essie Mirror Metallics. You can still buy Athena though on the 2true website.

I only stamped the centre nails; I wanted to be able to see that beautiful base polish.

 

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Please go and see what the other Twinsies’ favourite colours are:

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Ciaté Birthday Blue
  • Stamping polish: 2true Athena
  • Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM-XL209
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Bundle Monster BM-XL209 was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.