07 July 2015

Pahlish La Dernière Reine and floral stamping

Hi loves! Sorry for being so absent lately. First I had a bit of the blogger flu - life takes over sometimes and it starts to feel like a chore instead of being fun. Then we had a heat wave going on and well, no polish behaves properly when the room you paint in is about 30° Celcius. I'm not going anywhere though, and I am making up with pretty nail art today!



Doesn't that look promising?

My base is the beautiful Pahlish La Dernière Reine. I bought this last year, I actually got the whole Royal Reverie collection it belongs to, and it's the collection that opened my eyes for Pahlish. Exciting news: I'll be able to show you all releases from this month soon as there is a swatch package coming my way ^^! Even though the Royal Reverie collection isn't available anymore, you should still check out the gorgeous swatches Ida did of these. Her daylight photography is on fleek (lol, did I use that term correctly? I just think it looks funny!).



I needed 2 coats of this creamy beauty, though it seems I might try thinner coats next time and go with 3 instead - the copper flakies look a bit submerged in the base this way. Might be the stamping that distracts as well. It does apply nicely, and dries down smooth. After it dried I used my Dance Legend Pure Manicure cuticle defender and brushed it around my nails. This is such a life saver! I used to use the one from El Corazon but it dried down to one big clump :-/. On Instagram the brand suggested I dilute it with pure ammonia?! Has anyone tried that?



The stamping was done using Born Pretty Store BP-L015. It's the top left image, and I love the sketchy style. It reminded me of those beautiful flowers Meghan from Will Paint Nails For Food is capable of drawing! The image transferred really well like I have come to expect from Born Pretty Store, and I think it was a perfect pairing with the basecolor.

How do you feel about this look? Do you like it as much as I do? Tell me in the comments!
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40 comments :

  1. ValiantlyVarnished07 July, 2015 15:46

    I have this polish and this plate! Such a pretty combo!

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  2. Sabine @ mypolishstash07 July, 2015 20:47

    As I already mentioned, I really like the combination of colors and pattern - very classy! I might be wrong, but as far as I know once latex has dried it cannot be re-liquified. Even if it could be, I don't think I want to go through the hassle of playing around with pure ammonia and simply get a new bottle ;)

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  3. Ughhh I knew I'd regret passing on La Dernière Reine! I'm looking forward to seeing more Pahlish swatches though :D

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  4. Really adore this stamping!! That Pahlish base is just utter perfection <3 And don't beat yourself up over the blogger flu, happens to all of us, and with these temperatures I haven't been swatching either. I think this week it's cooling down a bit so that should be better :)

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  5. This looks gorgeous! I really like the sketchiness of the flower stamp :)

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  6. Oh, sweetie - I know all about the blogger flu, so I understand the absence and I think we all do, don't worry. Specially because this stamping looks beautiful!! Pahlish La Dernière Reine is the perfect base!

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  7. This is so gorgeous! I am in love with that stamp.

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  8. Wow, these are absolutely stunning! Your floral manicures are always so pretty. You do such a great job at picking the perfect base polish!

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  9. That stamping is to die for, oh my gosh you picked an amazing base colour! Good to see you back x

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  10. Simply a gorgeous nude! I really like the shimmer in it. The stamping is perfect!

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  11. Blogger flu is no good! But it's also good to take a break once in a while. Thanks for the share, La Derniere looks amazing on you!

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  12. This is great!
    Quick question: what did you use to make the really big dots? I've tried everything, from pens to ends of brushes to those small erasers that are stuck at the end of a pencil... but I still can't get them nice and round :(

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  13. Lothwen Akira08 July, 2015 23:59

    Absolutely gorgeous mani!
    I understand blogger flu, it happens to me every once in a while! And OMG the heatwave... I didn't touch any polish on the worst days! Just trying to stay alive ;)

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  14. I love it! Nude and black is a stunning combination! Glad you got a break and the blogger flu is healing, it sucks when that happens, but we get it <3

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  15. I totally understand blogger flu...I've been feeling it coming on a lot lately. :/ But onto this look...STUNNING! Totally want that plate because I love this stamp and La Derniere Reine is one of my all-time favorites! All of her nudey polishes just slay me...I love them so! This is closely tied with Fleur de Sel and I even tried a newer one today L'or Blanc that is more of a putty nude that totally got to me.

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  16. Love your skittle! I perfectly know what you mean about the heat making polish dense and hard to paint. I am hating that! And I never have time to put the bottles in the fridge for some minutes before starting!

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  17. I love that pattern you used and it definitely reminded me of Meghan as well! Such a great nail art!

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  18. Gorgeous pattern and I love the subtle glitter!

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  19. Oh I'm definitely head over heels in love with this look. Nude bases always look so good on you!

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  20. What an adorable skittle! The purple is such a good shade for this combo.

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  21. So pretty! I love these colors together so much.

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  22. Thanks Sabine! Yeah, I was surprised about that as well.. I mean, it's already in the gum like dried out fase. And nope, no desire to play with pure ammonia either!

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  23. Thank you! I absolutely adore the pale base of this shade.

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  24. Thanks so much Em! Between this and the one you got they are the perfect nudes with a kick.

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  25. <3 thanks Mina! It seems to have past already so yay, back to blogging it is :).

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  26. Thanks so much <3 I just can't get enough of floral stamps, lol.

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  27. Thanks so much Sharon! I reeeally need to try that image again in a different color combo - how amazing would some copper stamping over a squishy white be?

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  28. Yeah I decided not to make a big deal of it for myself, it doesn't help getting back to blogging when it's a must you know. Thanks!

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  29. Thanks so much Lothwen, glad you like it! Wasn't it the worst?! I really didn't like the extreme heat.

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  30. Right? I love how bold it is :). And thank you <3 every once in a while you just need to take small step back huh?

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  31. Aww, it sucks when you feel that way huh? Hopefully you'll get out of it as well <3.
    Thanks Jenny! I wish I had both Fleur de Sel and L'or Blanc as well. Nude/putty/beige polishes are my favorite and they work so well for nailart!

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  32. Yay, glad you noticed the same resemblance!

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