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Review of Loki’s Nail Aprons from Lokislacquer

I was very kindly sent a pack of nail vinyls from Lokislacquer which incorperates Loki’s Nail Vinyls to review….
We are always looking for great things to help us with our nail art whether it’s techniques or aids to improve a design or anything to make things easier and quicker for us. This is why I was so pleased to be able to try some of these vinyls out from Loki’s Nail Vinyls 
If any of you know me then you will know my love of gradients even though I make a wonderful mess. So the first item I will review for you is Loki’s Nail Aprons from Tara at Lokislacquer 
Here they are ….This is the smaller size but there are two sizes to fit all size nails.

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These are in 2 parts so can be adjusted to fit snugly round your nail and the vinyl is very good quality so it sticks to your nail/finger extremely well. They were so simple and easy to apply. I started with 2 coats of white polish and applied my nail aprons.

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Once in place you are all set to create as much mess as you like without any worry of excessive clean up.
Once you are happy with your design/colour then you can remove the apron. I re stuck them onto the sheet as they can be used more than once.

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As you can see there is minimal clean up …..you can’t ask for better than that can you ?????
Once you’ve cleaned up then your ready to finish your design.
I used some transparent nail stickers over fine glitter polish and finished off with top coat. Here is my finished design.

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My thoughts 
These are great to have as a permanent addition to your nail art accessories. Clean up was a dream and so speeded up the whole process. Easy to apply and reuse so they last a lot longer than you think.
It states that they can be used up to 10 times but I found after about 4 nails they were becoming less sticky but I was in a warm room and my fingers were exceptionally warm so in my opinion that did not help but even to be able to reuse 1 apron a few times is great in itself.
Do I recommend these ….oh yes deffinately.
You can find Tara the creator of Lokislacquer and Loki’s Nail Vinyls here
http://www.lokislacquer.com
http://instagram.com/lokislacquer
https://twitter.com/lokislacquer
https://www.facebook.com/LokisLacquer
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LokisLacquer/posts/p/pub
http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/11315149
http://lokislacquer.tumblr.com/

Polishes used were ….
Primary PS White
Barry M Greenberry
OPI A Grape Fit
China Glaze Fairy Dust
Glisten and Glow HE Girl Top Coat and Stuck on Blu Base coat

Thanks for reading and hope this review was helpful for you my lovelies. Keep an eye our for part 2 xxx

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Instagram Mani Swap Fun no4

Hello my lovelies and welcome to September. Wow where has the time gone.
Continuing my series here is another mani swap I did on instagram with the amazingly talented Tracie aka ig @mentalmoma or also know as my Nail Sis
Tracie chose to do my sunset/sunrise vines/flower nails.
Here is my original
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And here is Tracies recreation

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How amazing is that….she has recreated it perfectly with the colours and detail.
Below is Tracies original design inspired by a dress.

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And below is my recreation.

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Not completely happy with it but enjoyed myself creating this and I am deffinately will try this design again.
Below are all 4 designs together, originals on the left and recreations on the right.

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Thank you so much my lovely nail sis for joining me on this I enjoyed every moment 😘😘
Well i hope you enjoyed this and I will be back soon with another installment.
You can find us both over on instagram.
Tracie
http://instagram.com/mentalmoma
Me
http://instagram.com/lala_lacquer

Instagram Fun Twin Nails no 3

Continuing on from my previous posts in this series here is the next installment of my #bestietwinnails from instagram.
I got together with the lovely Katy ig @thepolishedpeony and we decided to recreate this gorgeous design from ig @_gems09_

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Below is Katy version and i think she did an amazing job recreating this design.

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Here is my version below. I love gradients and animal print ( have i told you all that before lol )and am really happy with how this turned out.

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And here are the two pictures together

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I really enjoyed creating this with Katy and look forward to doing some more in the future. Thank you hunny for joining me with this xxxx
You can find myself and Katy over on Instagram here
Katy http://instagram.com/thepolishedpeony
Me http://instagram.com/lala_lacquer
You can find Gemma @_gems09_ our inspiration for this here
http://instagram.com/_gems09_
See you soon for the next installment my lovelies 💕

Instagram Mani Swap Fun no3

Here we have a another post for a #maniswap it did with the talented Cheyenne ig @cdbnails143. She chose my Dream Catcher and Feather mani and i chose to recreate her Feathers and Paws mani so we ended up with a Native American theme.
Below is Cheyennes beautiful original

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Here is my recreation. I found this so difficult to fit on my nails but am happy how it turned out. Deffinately not as good a Cheyenne though.

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Below is my original that she chose to recreate.

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Here is her recreation. I think she has done an amazing job.
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Here they all are together ….originals on the left and recreations on the right

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This really stretches my skills at more fine detail and i so so enjoyed this. Thanks you Cheyenne.
You can find us both over on instagram here
http://instagram.com/cdbnails143
http://instagram.com/lala_lacquer
Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you enjoyed it. xxxx

Instagram Fun Twin Nails no2

Continuing with my recent Twin and Mani Swap series …
Today I have another #bestietwinnails post for you that I did with the lovely Kim ig @kimmarieex.
We chose a more simple, elegant design and I’m really pleased with how it turned out. Our inspiration came from a design by ig @newlypolished that Kim liked. 
Here is the original design that we based our nails on.

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Here is my recreation. I had some trouble getting the design as I wanted with the stripping tape as my nails are a different shape.

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Here is Kim’s recreation. I think she has done an amazing mani and got the pattern perfectly.

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Here are both pictures together

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I would like to thank Kim for joining me with this I had so much fun and love our chats over on Kik…….
You can find Kim and myself mainly on Instagram here
http://instagram.com/kimmariex
http://instagram.com/lala_lacquer
Thanks for reading and there will be quite a few more posts in this series so keep an eye out for them xxxxxx

Instagram Fun Twin Nails

In response to a post I put up on instagram for Mani Swaps or Twin nails here is the first #bestietwinnails post
I got together with the lovely and amazingly talented Tracie ig @mentalmoma and we decided to do a Scaled Gradient inspired by @simplynailogical as we had both been wanting to try out this technique and design. We chose our own colours and used a single chevron guide.
Here is Tracies design

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I absolutely adore the colours she chose for the gradient and so beautifully blended.
Here is mine

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I chose to use holographic polishes and love how they blended.
But Tracie being Tracie decided she wanted to add something to make them stand out and I’m so glad we did

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As you can see we added some leopard print and i love how it turned out. Here are both pictures together
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Thank you to Tracie doing this with me and the laughs we had along the way. Can’t wait for our Mani Swap hun
You can find us, Tracie and myself frequently on instagram and here are the links
Tracie http://instagram.com/mentalmoma
Me http://instagram.com/lala_lacquer

See you for the next installment of mani swaps and twin nails
xxxxx

Instagram Mani Swap Fun no2

If you read my last post you will know i am doing some mani swaps and twin nails.
Today’s post is my #maniswap with ig @emmaelizabethxxx
Emma chose to recreate my peach and purple roses.
Below is my original mani.

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And here is Emmas recreation.

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I think she has done a brilliant job. The colours and detail are so accurate. She changed the placement slightly to fit better with her nail shape and i love it.

I chose to do Emmas rose mani and below is her original.

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And here is my recreation of her mani

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Here below are all 4 pictures together. On the left are the originals and on the right are the re reactions

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I thoroughly enjoyed recreating and working with Emma and she has done an awesome recreation. 
You can find us both here
Instagram
http://instagram.com/lala_lacquer
http://instagram.com/emmaelizabethxxx
Keep your eyes open for my next installment.
See you soon xxxx