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Raspberry with Floral Stamping | Bluesky Diva Dash & MoYou Nails 487

I have lots of posts to publish, but I am rather behind due to having had flu and then, after that, a poorly husband who’s had six weeks with pneumonia. That is all, thankfully, now behind us and I can hopefully catch up and post everything I’ve been sitting on for the past few weeks.

This is a manicure I actually wore between Christmas and New Year. It’s a gel base, with some floral stamping.

The base is Bluesky Diva Dash, a raspberry colour that seems to perfectly suit my colouring. It’s a shade I return to again and again for that reason.

Bluesky Diva Dash with floral stamping using MoYou Nails 487
Bluesky Diva Dash with floral stamping using MoYou Nails 487

The stamping uses a MoYou Nails plate, number 487. The plate has some lovely, detailed floral images on it. A lot of my stamping plates are no good any more, as the images just aren’t large enough for my long nails – but the images on MoYou Nails plates are just the right size.

I also used the MoYou Cuticle Peel Off Latex. I have always just cleaned up my nails and haven’t bothered with latex barriers like this. But it was great to use – so easy – and nice and clean! I did experience a bit of tingling though, so I may be allergic to latex.

Bluesky Diva Dash with floral stamping using MoYou Nails 487
Bluesky Diva Dash with floral stamping using MoYou Nails 487

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Bluesky Diva Dash (gel)
  • Gel top coat: Bluesky Top Coat
  • Stamping polish: Konad Black
  • Stamping plate: MoYou Nails 487
  • Top coat: Moyra Stamping Polish Top Coat

 

Geometric Colour Blocked Nails: A is for: Angles

I’m starting a new challenge today, a new A2Z series challenge where the A to Z prompts are words, not polishes beginning with the letters.

So, the first one is angles. I decided on a three-colour, colour-blocking, geometric, chevron sort of design. (This look needs a name, doesn’t it? That’s too much of a mouthful).

I used all Barry M polishes: Coconut for the base, then Cappucino and Raspberry for the overlays.

The Raspberry is quite see-through, despite doing two coats of it. I didn’t realise it was quite so sheer, and over cream and brown, you can see through it a bit, especially on the index finger.

Angles geometric chevron 3 colour tips Barry M
Geometric chevron angles using Barry M Coconut, Cappucino and Raspberry
For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of Barry M Coconut
  • Brown: one coat of Barry M Cappucino
  • Red: two coats of Barry M Raspberry
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


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Here are the manicures from the other A2Zers:

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Maybelline Wine Shimmer

I have long lusted after some of the Zoya Ornate collection … Blaze, Aurora and Storm. These jelly based scattered holo polishes are just beautiful. But Zoyas are expensive and difficult to get in the UK.

So I was excited to see this Maybelline Color Show polish. I don’t normally stop to look for very long at the Maybelline stand. I don’t know why though. The polishes are inexpensive and they have some nice colours. I guess it’s because I’m more usually drawn to the Barry M stand, and by the time I’m finished there, I’ve spent so much I can’t justify looking at much else!

But I shall be keeping an eye on Maybelline in future, solely because of this little beauty, Wine Shimmer.

It’s a raspberry red jelly, full of shimmering holographic particles. It’s just wondrous. It’s a little sheer, so I used it over a base of Barry M Raspberry. I couldn’t get a photo in the sun, so you’ll just have to imagine those particles shimmering away in a rainbow of colours.

Maybelline Wine Shimmer
Maybelline Color Show Wine Shimmer

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Undies colour: one coat of Barry M Raspberry
  • Colour: two coats of Maybelline Color Show Wine Shimmer
  • Top coat: No. 7 Stay Perfect

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Revlon Bewitching

This is a nice shade. It’s Revlon Bewitching, and it’s a rich, deep, raspberry colour. I have similar colours that have “plum” in their name, but it’s more red and less purple than something I would describe as plum. In some lights it looks completely burgundy, but most of the time it has a deep raspberry colour.

I think it has a very classy look. It’s probably not really right for this time of year. The weather in the UK has been bright and sunny for a few weeks now, and so the pastels and brights have been coming out for the most part. This is more of an autumn or winter shade. But I don’t care. I love it and so I will wear it!

I used two coats. The first looked pretty good and gave nice opaque-looking coverage, but I did this manicure last thing at night, and I expect if I had looked at it today, in sunlight, it might have shown up some bald patches. So, I did two coats to be sure.

Revlon Bewitching
Revlon Bewitching
For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Revlon Bewitching
  • Top coat: Seche Vite

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Gold stamping over Barry M Raspberry

I jazzed up my Barry M Raspberry manicure with some stamping. I used Cheeky plate CH5 and Barry M Foil Effects Gold, which always stamps beautifully.

I’ve peaked a bit too soon with this look. I have a Christmas lunch to go to later this week, and this would have looked great for that, but I’m sure it won’t last that long, and I won’t really want to recreate it again so soon.

Last week I bought a new top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip topcoat. (That’s a name and a half: for those of you in the know, it’s the one in the red bottle!). I read a lot of blogs and this top coat is rated very highly by many of the US bloggers, so when I spotted it in Superdrug, I thought I’d buy a bottle. Sometimes my top coat will smudge my stamping a little, but this didn’t, so I’ll be using it over my stamping from now on.

Barry M Raspberry stamped with Gold Stars
Barry M Raspberry stamped with gold stars using Barry M Foil Effects and Cheeky plate CH5
For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base: two coats of Barry M Raspberry
  • Intermediate top coat: No.7 Stay Perfect
  • Stamping polish: Barry M Foil Effects Gold
  • Stamping plate: Cheeky CH5
  • Final top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri