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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

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Completed the Nail Art Challenge April on Instagram

Hi everyone.
Sorry I haven’t posted for a while but things have been abit hectic, but I am glad to say it’s all settled down.
Today I have all the nail art i have done for the April challenge on Instagram. I completed every challenge except 2 of them but in my defence I was also doing an Autism Awareness Challenge aswell.
Here is the challenge list.

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So first was Blue Puzzle (for autism)

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I enjoyed this one and was all done in nail polish instead of acrylic paint.

Next was Eggs.

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Kept with pastel colours with a custom indie holo base colour.

The next 2 challenges I combined into 1 Baby Chicken and Bunny.

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Not completely happy with these as I think the chicks and bunny’s look abit mad lol but I can only get better. Another one for the “I must practise more” list.

The next one was Easter.

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This one had me abit lost for ideas to start with as a lot of the challenges covered things to do with easter but once I thought of this it went really well.

Earth Day was one of the challenges I couldn’t find time to do.

Next one was Flowers.

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I really enjoyed this one as I love doing the more detailed art with acrylic paint.

Lastly was Moon and this was the other challenge I could not get around to doing

Here they all are …….

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Hope you enjoyed this and I will be back soon with some more varied nail art as I am not taking part in a May challenge.
See you soon
Lisa xxx

Last day of the Nail Art Challenge March on Instagram is Chevron

Oopppsss sorry I am abit late posting this but had quite a few things going on…..
Right well the very last day of the #nailartchallengemarch on Instagram was Chevron …..not something I had done before so gave me a great excuse to have a go….
Started with a base colour of Foxy Paws Polish in I See The Light from her Disney Themed Collection and used acrylic paint for the free hand chevron and added a couple of purple gem stones …..I wasn’t overly happy with how it ended up but I know i need more practice in this design …..

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As you can see my free hand chevrons are far from perfect and uneven ….
Well this is the March challenge completed. I am participating in another challenge for April and also one for Autism so going to be very busy nail art wise so keep an eye out for my posts. ..
Bye for now
Lisa xxx

Review and Swatches of Nail Honey “A Honey Coated Rainbow ” Collection. ..

I was very supprised and honoured to be approached by Bee,  the creator of Nail Honey Custom Lacquers, to swatch for her amazing 5 free Indie line. Her spring collection, of 6 beautiful coloured polishes, ” A Honey Coated Rainbow” arrived quickly and safely and i couldn’t wait to try them and loved the personal touch and the little extras that were included. Below is what was in my swatch package.

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Mojito is an amazing green with a lovely shimmer that really catches the eye in certain light. It surprisingly suited my skin tone and looked stunning. Application was 2 coats with topcoat no base coat. Perfect application and no staining on removal. Drying time was perfect. Picture taken in a light box. A gorgeous green that will go with virtually any skin tone.

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Ocean Slide is an amazing mid toned blue with a subtle shimmer. Only 2 coats were needed with top coat no base coat. Great application and drying time between coats and no staining on removal, as is so often the case with blue polishes. A very eye catching polish that is gorgeous just as it is. Picture below is taken in a light box.

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Purple Blaze is a gorgeous mid toned purple again with a lovely shimmer. I used 3 coats as slightly more sheer, with top coat and no base coat. Once again application and drying time were perfect. No staining on removal. A truly unique purple to add to any polish collection. Picture taken in a light box.

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Next is Pinkin a really beautiful pink. A bright almost neon in colour and is certainly gorgeous. Slight subtle shimmer that enhances the colour perfectly. Once again only 2 coats with top coat and no base coat. Perfect application once again. No staining on removal. Picture below taken in a light box.

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Blazin is an amazing burnt orange colour and this really shows the shimmer beautifully. Only 2 coats with top coat and no undies. Looks absolutely gorgeous on your nails. No staining on removal. Picture below was taken outside in some rare British sunshine.

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Sunshine in a Bottle is one of the best toned yellows I have come across and once again shows the shimmer beautifully. Suprisingly only 2 coats were needed for full coverage with top coat and no base coat. Easy removal with no staining. Stunning. Picture taken in natural sunlight.

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This amazing collection really is worth taking the time to buy. I was really supprised that all of them suited my skin tone as I wasn’t sure they all would. Presentation is gorgeous I love the bottles and the coordinating colour gem on the top. I do love little personal touches like that. Application with the brush was perfect and the consistency of the polish is perfect as is the drying time. Enough time to get the polish on how you want before it starts drying and drys quickly enough to be ready for your next coat after 5 mins. I was supprised on removal that I didn’t have any staining on my nails which is always a bonus as they are quite pigmented polishes. So perfect all round.

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An amazing worth while collection to own. Great for not only Spring but Summer too. I can see these being used a lot by myself as I adore them.
You can find Bee and her polishes on

http://www.facebook.com/beenailhoney

http://www.instagram.com/nailhoney

and her store to buy these and more lovelies is
http://www.nailhoney.storenvy.com
Bee also ships internationally as she is USA based xxxxx

As a special thank you to Bee and this stunning collection I decided to do some nail art inspired by them ….
I give you ” A Honey Coated Rainbow ”

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