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Thursday, 19 December 2013

Snowy White & Red - Rescue Beauty Lounge & Lumina Lacquer

Hi everyone! Today I have another festive manicure for you in some typical christmassy colours! 

I was craving a red and white manicure and really wanted to use my Lumina Lacquer Not Your Grandma's Pearls as it had been untried for waaaay too long!! I thought the white glitter would look great in a christmas themed manicure as 'snow'. 

RBL Lotus Elise & Lumina Lacquer Not Your Grandma's Pearls

I started things off with 2 coats of Rescue Beauty Lounge Lotus Elise from the Fan Collection 2.0. This is a stunning strawberry red jelly-based polish absolutely packed full of micro-flakes in red, pink and gold. It's an absolute stunner and the flakes add so much depth and interest! I think this may have just jumped into my top few favourite red polishes (another one already up there is RBL Poppy)! 

Formula and application were really good. Admittedly I do sometimes find RBL polishes don't have quite the formula I like and find easy to work with but Lotus Elise is fantastic. It wore really well too! Although it seems like I have some visible nail line in the photos, it wasn't visible in real life.

RBL Lotus Elise & Lumina Lacquer Not Your Grandma's Pearls

I then continued my mani by adding Lumina Lacquer Not Your Grandma's Pearls to my index and middle fingernails. This is a clear-based glitterbomb (like Tatiana does so well) full of white and iridescent glitters in different shapes and sizes (think hexes, squares and circles). Formula was great and plenty of glitter comes out on the brush without any effort. I used the dabbing method to place a few of the larger glitters. I can't wait to try this over darker colours too, I think it would look gorgeous and the iridescent glitter pieces would really pop. 

RBL Lotus Elise & Lumina Lacquer Not Your Grandma's Pearls

I then added a freehanded snowflake to my ring fingernail using a fine detail brush and acrylic paint and sealed everything with a coat of topcoat. 

What do you think of this manicure? Are you a fan of red and white together? I already want to do more manis using this colour combo! 

RBL Lotus Elise & Lumina Lacquer Not Your Grandma's Pearls

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