Saturday, February 28, 2015

Glam Polish Cast A Spell Part 3: The White Witch Collection Swatches

Happy Saturday! Today I have swatches of Glam Polish's Cast A Spell Part 3: The White Witch collection. I have 4 out of the 9 polishes to share with you. All swatches are 3 coats with topcoat. Let's take a look at the glittery goodness!

Hypnotize--sea foam green



Illusion--light blue

The formula of these polishes was great and easy to work with. I love how sparkly they all were which definitely fit the description of the collection--"nine sparkling pastel holo shades packed full of holographic glitter. In part one and two of our Cast a Spell Collection we explored the world of dark magic. Cast a Spell Part 3: The White Witch Collection is inspired by white magic, the use of supernatural powers or magic for good and selfless purposes." 

This collection will be released on March 4 at 5 PM EST (USA) and can be purchased from the Glam Polish online store with shipping to Australia & USA. Shipping rates to USA are $3.50 USD for the first polish and an extra $1.00 for each additional polish. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Delicate White Lace Stamping

Happy Friday my friends! Sorry I didn't get a chance to post last weekend. I went on a last minute little getaway to Angels Camp, a cute little city here in California. I did a lot of swatching of Glam Polishes over the past couple of weeks so I'll be sharing those with you guys soon! Today I have a mani I wore a couple weeks ago and I love how it turned out.

I used Essie Sugar Daddy and stamped using MoYou London Bridal 06 in Mundo de Unas White. The pink is OPI Suzi Shops & Island Hops and the glitter is China Glaze Glistening Snow--my favorite silver glitter polish!

Also, I never thought I'd say this, but my round nails are growing on me! I haven't had any breaks since I changed my shape and I was so busy last week that I didn't get a chance to file my nails, but the shape is still fine. When I had squares I had to re-file them every week. I even wore this mani to work all week and it's just regular polish and it lasted the whole week with no chips. I'm kind of amazed. I'll probably be keeping this shape for a long time!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey Inspired Nail Art

Hey ladies! I'm sure a lot of you have either read or watched Fifty Shades of Grey. I'm almost done with book 2 of the trilogy and I just watched the movie this weekend. I love the books so far, but the movie was alright. Anyways, I did these Fifty Shades of Grey inspired nails using the OPI Fifty Shades of Grey collection, duh! Here's OPI Cement the Deal stamped using Bundle Monster BM-420, Cheeky CH55, and MoYou London Biker 02 in OPI Dark Side of the Mood. The glitter is OPI Shine for Me.

I don't care much for grey on me, but I love this collection, because my hubby went to the nail supply store all by himself to get it for me and surprised me with it along with 2 dozen roses!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Love on Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day my loves! Quick post today because Mr. HeartNAT took today off to spend the day with me. Here's Gelish Gossip Girl stamped using PUEEN 41 in Mundo de Unas Violet and Bundle Monster BM-H16 in Mundo de Unas White. I also have a new nail shape for the first time in forever! Work has been so crazy right now and I have to do stuff 100 mph so I rounded them off to have less breaks with my squares. I will probably go back to square when work slows down. Hope you all have a wonderful day! <3

Friday, February 13, 2015

Conversation Heart Candy Nail Art

Happy Friday my friends! Today after class I'm going to watch Fifty Shades of Grey. I did a Fifty Shades themed mani and I'll be sharing that with you lovelies on Sunday. Today I have another Valentine's themed design that looks like those adorable little conversation heart candies. I used 4 polishes from the OPI Hawaii collection: That's Hula-rious, Suzi Shops & Island Hops, Is Mai Tai Crooked, and Hello Hawaii Ya. I stamped using Bundle Monster BM-425 in Mundo de Unas Reddish.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Hugs & Kisses for Valentine's Day

Hi loves! I'm trying to get a good amount of Valentine's nail art posted before it's over and I can't use those stamping images for another year lol. Last year at this time I was so busy with my new job and I was taking my blogging break so I'm happy to finally put my Valentine's stamping images to use.

I made this gel mani with Gelibility, but my mistake was that I used a red crelly. From now on, I won't be using a crelly or jelly with Gelibility since mixing Gelibility dilutes the polish. It doesn't make much of a difference with cremes, but with OPI Red Hot Rio it took me 4 coats for opacity!

I used OPI Red Hot Rio, Zoya Pixie Dust Chyna, and Morgan Taylor All White Now and stamped using Bundle Monster BM-411 in Mundo de Unas Black.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

UberChic Beauty Stamping Plates--Review

Good morning Stampaholics! I'm sure a lot of you have heard about UberChic Beauty--the new brand of stamping plates that just launched about a week or so ago. Today I'll be reviewing them and sharing a few manicures I did with the plates.

UberChic Beauty is a small company based in Colorado. They sell stamping plates, glitter dust, and magical dust. There are 2 plate collections available right now. Each collection includes 3 plates. A collection is $24.99, which comes to about $8.33 per plate. I chose collection 2 to review. The plates come with the blue protective film that is to be removed before use.

Here's a size comparison next to a MoYou London plate. The UberChic Beauty plate is 9.5 cm x 14.5 cm. The UberChic designs are 1.7 x 2.1 cm (MoYou London designs are 1.5 x 2 cm). The plates have a paper backing to them kind of like what's on the back of a Bundle Monster plate

Here are a few manicures I did using the plates. 

Watercolor mani using OPI Sheer Tints (I Can Teal You Like Me, I'm Never Amberassed, Be Magentale With Me, and Don't Violet Me Down) over a white base stamped using UC plate 2-01 in Mundo de Unas Black.

China Glaze Liquid Leather stamped using UC plate 2-01 in A-England Princess Tears. Middle nail is A-England Princess Tears stamped using UC plate 2-01 in Mundo de Unas Black.

OPI I Sing In Color stamped using UC plate 2-02 in Essie Good As Gold. Glitter is OPI All Sparkly and Gold.

I didn't have any trouble picking up the images. The etching of the plates are great quality and didn't rip up my cotton when I cleaned the images. Some of the images are really large like the heart image on the 1st plate and the hibiscus image on the 3rd plate so you'll only be able to see a part of the image once stamped on your nail, but majority of the images are patterns so that wouldn't happen often. I was really pleased with the quality of these plates and there's a good variety of images available to choose from. You can purchase these plates here for $24.99. There is a $5.99 flat shipping rate on US orders and $15 for international orders.