Hello lovelies,

 

As a first guest post, I've chosen Hannah from Dalai Lama's Nails because up until recently I didn't know her blog well and she certainly deserves your attention. Hannah does everything from regular swatches to nail art manicures so definitely check out her blog!

 

It's so exciting to be guest posting for Lucy's Stash today! My name is Hannah, and I blog over at The Dalai Lama's Nails. I love all things polish and art - so Lucie has obviously been one of my role models. Her freehand nail art is truly beautiful, and I am so often inspired by her creativity. I hope she's off enjoying her vacation!

 

When I was in high school, I used to doodle a lot. I always did these very abstract combinations of color and shape - but it always started with triangles! When I went to university, though, I started taking notes on a computer, and so I forgot about my love of doodling. Nail art has reawakened my love of the abstract, of fitting shapes together and combining colors in just the right way.

 

The Dalai Lama's Nails for Lucy's Stash - Colourful Doodling | Guest post
The Dalai Lama's Nails for Lucy's Stash - Colourful Doodling | Guest post
The Dalai Lama's Nails for Lucy's Stash - Colourful Doodling | Guest post

 

Today's nail art is based on my old notebook doodles! I used a fine detailing nail art brush, and just went to town over a nude base. I don't know about you, but I am still loving negative space manicures! I used Essie Butler Please, Watermelon, Mojito Madness, and Fear or Desire to create a bright, summery doodle. I sealed it all in with a coat of Seche Vite.

 

 

 

Thanks for having me, Lucie!

The Dalai Lama's Nails for Lucy's Stash - Colourful Doodling | Guest post
The Dalai Lama's Nails for Lucy's Stash - Colourful Doodling | Guest post

 

 

Very cool, huh? Thank you so much Hannah for guest posting for me!

 

For more fun nail art, you can find The Dalai Lama's Nails on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

Hello lovelies,

 

So I'm officially on holiday and this is my last post! From today I will be publishing guest posts from very talented bloggers that I'm sure you'll recognize :)

 

Today's post is the regular Nailvengers Assemble nail art challenge and this month's theme is Glitter Placement Nail Art! Joining me in the challenge will be Sammy (The Nailasaurus), Allie (Brit Nails) and Amelia (xAmeliax) and I hope you'll check their amazing manicures. Alice (One Nail To Rule Them All) will not be joining us this month.

 

I've decided to put a spin on my mermaid glitter nails and do a neon pink & purple gradient with opalescent glitter. I've used SpaRitual Vivid, Jubilee, White Light and glitter :)

 

Nailvengers Assemble! - Glitter Placement Nail Art
Nailvengers Assemble! - Glitter Placement Nail Art
Nailvengers Assemble! - Glitter Placement Nail Art
Nailvengers Assemble! - Glitter Placement Nail Art
Nailvengers Assemble! - Glitter Placement Nail Art
Nailvengers Assemble! - Glitter Placement Nail Art

 


I've also prepared a video tutorial for this design. It's a bit longer process so I've speeded it up a bit but you'll get the gist ;) The whole manicure took about three hours but I was watching (well...more like listening) TV so it wasn't boring.

 

 

 

I know this is very time-consuming and not for everyone but I love to create these complicated designs. I hope you've enjoyed the pictures and video and please don't forget to support my YouTube channel and subscribe :)

Check out last month's post if you've missed it >> click here. If you recreate any of our manicures then please use #nailvengers, we would love to see it! You can also follow us on Facebook:

 

 

 

 

 

 

And just to remind you - The voting for Cosmo blog awards is open! I would be very grateful if you would find few minutes and give me your vote in this year's Cosmopolitan Blog Awards. I'm in the very first category - Best Established Beauty Blog (Lucy's Stash of course) ;) You can or don't have to vote in each category, you can just keep pressing the next button to get to the end. Also you don't have to live in UK to vote. Thank you SOOO MUCH! xx Please vote here!

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

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Hello lovelies,

 

I have decided a while ago that I will feature more jewellery and accessories complimenting my manicures. When I have been approached by JORD watches if I'd like to review for them I was very happy to accept...after I went straight to their website and found they are made of wood! I loved the concept instantly and I must say I really like the watch as well. Let's have a look...

 

Review: Wooden Watch by JORD - Ely Cherry & GIVEAWAY (...and of course some nails ;)

 

About JORD watches: "A wood watch by JORD is a truly unique time piece hand-crafted from natural wood. The bands and movement housings can be made from one or more types of wood. The internal movements are sourced from the finest international watch manufacturers and the glass is a scratchproof "blue film" glass. If you are seeking a beautiful and unique time piece for your collection or simply need an expressive fashion accessory, a wood watch is your next talk piece. Watches are manufactured with a variety of natural woods from around the world. Each product is different and we are constantly sourcing unique and sustainable product with which we hand-craft every watch. Some of the wood we use include bamboo, maple, sandlewood, blackwood, cherry, and teak."

 

I was given a chance to choose style and type of wood. My choice was Ely - more feminine style with small face in cherry. Cherry wood is warm, of red-based brown colour and has beautiful grain. As you might have guessed, due to the pieces being crafted from wood, each watch is original and no same piece is anywhere in the world. They will always differ in the pattern of the grain.

 

Review: Wooden Watch by JORD - Ely Cherry & GIVEAWAY (...and of course some nails ;)
Review: Wooden Watch by JORD - Ely Cherry & GIVEAWAY (...and of course some nails ;)
Review: Wooden Watch by JORD - Ely Cherry & GIVEAWAY (...and of course some nails ;)

 

The watch came in a hard box with metallic silver JORD logo and earthy colours. I've found the watch inside, wrapped around branded cushion together with a warranty and business cards. On top of the clock, Ely watch has date window as well which is very useful for forgetful people like me.

 

There is one more little detail I absolutely love and it is the wooden circle with JORD logo burnt into it. I love it because the smell takes me back to my childhood when I was burning images into wood using a magnifying glass. It's the smell of burning wood and I love it!

 

The watch is very light and elegant and even my fiancée has moaned at me that he wants a pair of wooden watch for himself and why didn't I choose men's style! Lol, he's silly like that, why would I choose a men's style when I can keep them for myself :D Yeah, I really like them, can't you tell? I'm taking them with me for my holiday which I'm leaving for tomorrow and they will be a great accessory!

 

Review: Wooden Watch by JORD - Ely Cherry & GIVEAWAY (...and of course some nails ;)
Review: Wooden Watch by JORD - Ely Cherry & GIVEAWAY (...and of course some nails ;)

 

The official description of the watch says: The Ely series is our elegant, small-face design. This is that kind of watch that makes you grin for no apparent reason. Light, sexy, and compact design makes this a popular, everyday watch.

  • Hardened, Scratch-proof glass face: 26mm diameter
  • Frame / bezel: 34mm diameter
  • Band width: 21.5mm
  • Lug ends: 40mm
  • Single action locking clasp (stainless steel)
  • Premium Citizen Miyota movement with date window

 

JORD watch would definitely be a great and unique present. They are available at JORD website in other styles and woods.

 

As for my nails, my first thought was of course to create a 'wood grain' nail art but since many others have done that I've opted for a complimenting shade of polish. I'm wearing Glam Polish Warlock which is a brand new shade due to be released in September so you guys are getting super exclusive sneak peek!

 

And as a little treat, you can win JORD Ely in Cherry for yourself!

 


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