Friday, July 7, 2017

Lantern and Wren: Mani Defender and Marianne Nails No. 77 Plate Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press sample*
I'm back with some more Lantern and Wren goodies!  Today I'm sharing a latex barrier called Mani Defender and a few manis from Marianne Nails No. 77 Plate, which can be found at Lantern and Wren.  Marianne Nails plates are from France - this is a new-to-me brand, so I really excited to try it out.

Now let's get to the manis!

I'm going to start with the Mani Defender, which is a liquid latex nail barrier to help protect your skin and cuticle area while doing nail art.  It makes clean up so much easier!  It's applied around the skin and then you stamp, water marble, create a gradient...or go crazy with polish.  Once you are finished, you peel it off and BAM little to no clean up is needed!  As a reminder, this is latex, so if you have an allergy, I don't recommend this product for you.  I also have links to some tutorials on Lantern and Wren for gradient and stamping where I used Mani Defender.

Next I will hop right into the mani I created from above tutorial using Marianne Nails No. 77 Plate.  This daisy image is so bubbly and happy, I love it over the gradient of Ellison's Organics/Lantern and Wren Irresistible and Unforgettable.  I stamped with Yoga Pants from Drip Drop Nail Paint.

The next mani I used Literary Lacquers Miner's Gift stamped with MPolish Snowberry and Starflower topped with a shiny top coat.  The scrolls and floral look of this image were really pretty.

The last mani I will share today is using Ellison's Organics/Lantern and Wren Talented, a matte green neon.  I stamped Tighty Whities from Drip Drop Nail Paint with a whimsical scroll image.  I wanted to add a little something extra so I grabbed Ever After Polish Spectre Flair.

Other Products used:
Shiny Top Coat - HK Girl from Glisten and Glow
Matte Top Coat - Heart of the Matter from Heather's Hues
Stamper - Big Bling Stamper from Clear Jelly Stamper (press sample)
Stamper - Creative Shop Stamper from What's Up Nails
Latex Barrier - Mani Defender from Lantern and Wren (press sample)

Loves: Images are etched nicely and each image has picked up clearly.  The more fine lines did need a squishy marshmallow stamper instead of the clear jelly stamper, but only 2 images needed it for me so far (the scrolls in the mani with Talented and 1 mani for tomorrow's post).  I love a good latex barrier.  My favorite application method of latex is with a brush like Mani Defender - it allows me to really apply quickly and the formula was great and allowed the product to get into all the nooks and crannies.

Wishes:  I wouldn't change anything!  Mani Defender was a dream come true and the stamping plate is perfection!  I always love floral plates and a new to me brand to use met all my expectations.

Have you tried Marianne Plates?  Check out Lantern and Wren - do you have a favorite that you are eyeing?

Happy Stamping,
Kristi aka BeginNails


  1. These are all so pretty. One day I'll get brave enough to try stamping.

    1. You can do it!! I watch a ton of videos and practiced to get the hang of it.

  2. I love these. I think that I'm inspired to haul out my stamping plates.

  3. I haven't stamped in so long - you are so inspiring with your gorgeous manis. You did this plate justice!

  4. I don't have this brand of plates but I guess I need to try some!

    1. I was really impressed. I love trying new brands and being pleased with the quality.

  5. Really cute stamping plate! I love your last nail art look the most!

  6. I actually like the turquoise with the pink & purple so much, I think you should try adding turquoise to the base!

  7. I've never heard of this brand, but you've piqued my interest!

    1. This was my first experience with it too! I am very pleased with the quality of their plates.

  8. These look fantastic! I haven't tried that stamping brand yet but will check them out.

  9. That first mani is absolutely amazing! Perfect color combo.


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