Saturday, 21 October 2017

Nail Crazies Unite - Vampy Matte

Hey there!  Today brings me to the last post (at least of this round) of the Nail Crazies Unite challenge.  But at least we know there will be more prompts coming next month!  To end this time around, we're finishing with Vampy Matte, a theme I was super looking forward to but ended up sort of failing at.  I love vampy colors and I love making my nail art matte, but these just ended up too dark to see all the stamping (hence the overexposed photos).  I liked the final look anyway, even if I was the only one who could see the lacey background in real life.



Friday, 20 October 2017

Moonflower Polish Holographic and Metallic Stamping Polish Swatches & Review

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Hey there!  Today marks the release of two new stamping polish collections from Moonflower Polish.  There's a set of 6 holographics which are absolutely perfect for fall  and a set of 5 metallics.  Both collections are lovely, both as stamping polish AND as regular polish.  Maybe some of you have noticed but I pretty consistently use Moonflower Polish not just for stamping but also for nail art since it's so opaque.  It's fabulous for gradients and for quickly painting in reverse stamping.  I'm happy to now have these sets in my possession so I can do the same with them!  As a side note, the creator, Nadia, is such a perfectionist that she noticed some parts of these formulations that she thought could be made even better so she has since modified them a bit (which I'll make note of in my descriptions).  You gotta love a maker that wants to keep improving her product!  Keep reading for all the details and links.



Tuesday, 17 October 2017

UberChic Beauty Radiate Love & Texture-Licious 03 Review

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Hey there!  It feels like most of what I've been blogging about lately is Halloween-themed so it's refreshing to be sharing some just lovely stamping plates today.  Recently UberChic Beauty has come out with a couple of new plates, Radiate Love and Texture-Licious 03 and they both worked perfectly.  The Texture-Licious plates are one of my favourite series that Brittany has come up with.  They're so great so easy layering and always result in awesome looks but I have to say that I really like the Radiate Love plate as well, with it's mandala images.  Mandalas aren't always something I'm in the mood for (only because I feel like I should color inside the lines which I often fail at) but I really enjoyed wearing these manis.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Bundle Monster Happily Never After Stamping Plate Review

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Hey there!  Bundle Monster's newest collection of plates isn't specifically Halloween-themed but it could be.  The Happily Never After collection is a set of 5 plates all inspired by fairy tales.  And they do a very good job reminding us that the original stories behind them are actually quite frightening!  While you could definitely do a some scary designs with each of the plates, I realize that not everyone wants plates that you can only use at Halloween so I tried to come up with designs that could be worn year round.  In other words, don't let the time of the release of these plates make you feel that they're only for Halloween.  They can easily be used whenever you want!  


Saturday, 14 October 2017

Bundle Monster Rub On Halloween Decals

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Hey there!  Today I have a product that I've never tried before from Bundle Monster.  Did you know that rub on decals are a thing because I sure didn't!  I remember using rub transfers when I was a child but never fathomed that I'd be using them on nails one day.  It turns out that Bundle Monster has a few sets of these rub on decals.  I got to try the Halloween rub on decals.  While I'll probably always love stamping the most, these were really fun to play with.  It was like reliving childhood!


Friday, 13 October 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Friday The 13th

Hey there!  A couple of weeks ago I worried that there would be no more 26 Great Nail Art Ideas...but we have been resurrected thanks to Cathy and Cheyenne!  Truly, they're such nice women and I'm very grateful that they've taken over managing the group.  And they've come up with a great first theme.  To commemorate the date, we're doing Friday the 13th nails.  I was tempted to do birthday nails since my mom was born on a Friday the 13th but I thought that might be a bit too obscure.  So I went with some bad luck black cat nails instead.



The Digit-al Dozen does Throwback - Throwback Prompt

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Hey there!  For the fifth and final Throwback of the Digit-al Dozen theme this week, I've thrown back to one of our old themes.  I went back through all the themes we've had since I joined in January 2015 and decided I wanted to tackle Geometric again.  It's a prompt I often have issues with.  But this time I had some Stained Glass Stencils from Whats Up Nails which made it much more bearable!