Guest Post: Lothwen from Manis & Makeovers

Hi everyone!
I’m excited to share a guest post with you today from one of my favourite bloggers, Lothwen from Manis and Makeovers. Lothwen’s nails always look beautiful and her stamping skills are incredible. Let’s take a look at what she has to share:

Hi lovelies!
I’m Lothwen from Manis & Makeovers and today I have the honour of guest posting on Kerry’s blog! I was very excited when she asked me; Kerry’s nail art is always awesome and she is amazing at freehanding! I haven’t had much practice freehanding lately, so I decided to do some double stamping for this post.
I started with a base of W7 Pistachio, a beautiful turquoise creme. Then I stamped with BP-L015 and Konad gold stamping polish. I repeated the stamping with the same image and black, albeit flipping the image upside-down. Then I slapped on some Seche Vite and done! I was aiming for a sort of turquoise stone effect, but with an image instead of randomness. I’m not a 100% content (actually far from it; the turquoise is too minty-green and the gold is tooΒ  subtle, so it does not have the intended effect), but I still really like this mani, I enjoyed wearing it for two days!

I’m very interested to hear what you have to say about it! Any tips or ideas?
Thanks so much for having me here, Kerry, I really enjoyed doing a mani for you and your wonderful readers!

Wow – doesn’t that look amazing? Even if it’s not the effect you were originally going for, Lothwen, it’s still definitely a success. I’m always in awe of double stamping and you all know how much I love turquoise. Let’s all thank Lothwen for this amazing post by showing her some love! Check out her blog and find her on the following social media:

Thanks again, Lothwen! πŸ™‚
  • http://www.lovevarnish.com/ Deborah – Love Varnish

    It may not have been what you were aiming for Lothwen, but it still looks fantastic!

    • Lothwen Akira

      Thanks so much <3

  • http://www.polishthosenails.com Polish Those Nails

    Wow, these are so cool!! I absolutely love them and think you did a great job, Lothwen!

    • Lothwen Akira

      Thank you πŸ˜€ <3

  • http://www.lightyournails.com/ Simona @LightYourNails!

    I love Lothwen’s blog and stamping skills! That turquoise is amazing, too!

    • Lothwen Akira

      Thank you <3

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Me too!

  • http://www.mannasmanis.com/ Manna’s Manis

    Oooo this is super pretty, love the base color

    • Lothwen Akira

      Thank you so much!

  • http://www.thepolishedhippy.com/ Polished Hippy

    Gold and turquoise drive me wild together!

    • Lothwen Akira

      Lol thanks! <3

  • Nichole C

    I love the layering

    • Lothwen Akira

      Thanks so much πŸ˜€

  • http://zauberinazebulon.blogspot.it/ Zauberin Zebulon

    What a pretty manicure you’ve done!!! I like the colour combo =)

    • Lothwen Akira

      Thank you! πŸ˜€

  • Lothwen Akira

    Thanks so much for having me here, Kerry, and thank you and your lovely readers for all your wonderful comments, you’re all making me shy <3 <3 <3

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank YOU for sharing your post with me! Wish I could have your beautiful nails on here all the time! <3

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    How gorgeous! I love Lothwen’s nail art <3

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Me too! Such pretty nails πŸ™‚

      • Lothwen Akira

        Thank you <3

    • Lothwen Akira

      Thanks so much <3

  • http://miserylovesblue.blogspot.it/ QueenMiSeRy @MiseryLovesBlue

    I’m in love with the outcome. Even if the final result didn’t match your expectations, the overall mani is really really awesome <3 And I like this W7 a lot (I'm still wondering why Pistachio, though XD).

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      I just love it too. So beautiful!

      • Lothwen Akira

        <3

    • Lothwen Akira

      Lol, yes, don’t know why pistachio, lol!
      Thank you so much <3

  • Sparkly_Siren

    This is absolutely stunning! The color pairings are marvelous and your stamping is enviable. Not only should you be content, you should be quite pleased with how this turned out .

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      I couldn’t agree more πŸ™‚

    • Lothwen Akira

      Thank you so much, you’re making me blush <3

  • Dina Ramse

    Wow I didn’t even notice the gold until you pointed it out!
    Still a gorgeous mani.

    • Lothwen Akira

      Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • http://www.handtasticintentions.blogspot.com/ Handtastic Intentions

    This is gorgeous! I love the underlying touch of gold.

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Me too!

    • Lothwen Akira

      Thanks so much, girls! <3 <3

  • http://www.glamorousnails23.com Glamorousnails23

    This is beautiful!

    • Lothwen Akira

      Thank you! πŸ˜€