Saturday, February 8, 2014

Lily Pads with Lili Anna and El Corazon...

Hi Everyone! Today I have a manicure to show you which I really enjoyed wearing for a few days last week. It was inspired by a couple of Lily Anna stamping plates which were sent to me by the lovely Julia of Messy Mansion. I really like this water lily design and it only seemed appropriate to introduce myself to Lily Anna plates with a water lily pattern ;)


For the manicure I started out with a base of El Corazon Poly Chrome 358, a gorgeous olive green shade that I fell head over heels in love with. Swatches of this beauty by itself are further down in the post.


I stamped my manicure using two Lily Anna stamping plates which are available from the Messy Mansion website. For the ring finger I used the Lily Anna 04 plate and for the rest of the nails I used the Lily Anna 03 plate. I thought it was fun that they both had the same water lily pattern, only in reverse.


The plates themselves measure 6 cm x 12 cm. This is the same size as MoYou London plates. The Lily Anna plates come with a blue protective plastic on the front of the plate which needs to be removed prior to use. In my excitement to play with the plates, I forgot to get a shot of them with the plastic, but I'm pretty sure by now you know what it looks like. The plates are bare metal on the back and do not have a paper or vinyl backing to them.


The full size images measure 15x20mm which is a great size. The images themselves are detailed enough to work for both shorter and longer nails. The plates are very well etched and stamp beautifully. I had no problems getting the images to pick up.


I used Essie Good as Gold from the Mirror Metallics collection for stamping. I recently purchased this collection for stamping and I have to say they all work as perfectly as I had hoped...




El Corazon Poly Chrome 358
An olive green shimmer. The formula on this is perfect, it applies easily and provides full coverage in just two coats. I was seriously mesmerized by this color. I just love the depth of the shimmer and the color itself. I know this beauty is definitely one I'll be wearing again! Swatches are with no top coat...



Ahh, just look at this beauty! The camera loved it too!...


Swatch Details
Brand: El Corazon
Collection: Poly Chrome
Color Name/Number: 358
Number of coats: 2
Top Coat: No

Free of Formaldehyde; Contains Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Camphor

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)


** El Corazon polish and Lily Anna plates were provided to me for review **
** For more information please see the disclosure policy **

17 comments:

  1. Stunning nail polish and beautiful stamping plates! :-)

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad you like both of these! :)

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  2. WoW! That is one delicious looking nail polish! Just when I thought I didn't like that shade..... Your nails and swatches are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much! That means a lot to me! I love this shade and I'm glad I could capture the magic of it for you too :)

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  3. I like the nail polish you've used but the final result is even more awesome!! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Valentina. I'm so glad you like this manicure :)

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    1. Thank you so much dear! I'm really glad you like it :)

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  5. Can you tell me how someone in the United States might get their hands on that polish? IT IS BEAUTIFUL! :D

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    1. They are actively working on trying to make it available in the US market. I will let everyone know when it does become available, hopefully through one of the online resellers. For now they are having a lot of trouble shipping them safely from Russia :(

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    2. Thank you for letting me know. I am already subscribed to your blog, so I'll be looking forward to that information! :D

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  6. Love this mani :)
    http://unghiutele.blogspot.ro/

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it :)

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  7. Beautiful mani! I love the accent nail made with the reverse pattern!

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    1. Thank you very much! I'm so glad that you like this! The reverse pattern was definitely a fun accent :)

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