Monday, 23 January 2017

UberChic Beauty Love & Marriage 03 Review

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Hey there!  Happy Monday friends!  My day started with me realizing I had an important work-related report due today that I hadn't started...holy stress!  I thought I would work on it all week but instead I banged the whole thing out in a day.  And I even have enough minutes at the end of my day to put together a quick blog post showing off the new UberChic Beauty Love & Marriage 03 stamping plate.  Obviously this plate is perfect with Valentine's Day coming up but this plate can easily be used year round.  Keep reading to see more about the plate (and why it's not just a V-Day plate).

Friday, 20 January 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Red and Pink

Hey there!  This week's Crumpet's Nail Tart's theme is Red and Pink.  I wasn't quite ready for Valentine's Day nails when I did these but I really struggled to think of something that wasn't pure V-Day, especially since I'm pretty prone to do hearts and flowers manis.  I thought by using a black base I could avoid any seasonal feel but, nope, I think all red and pink nails will always look like Valentine's Day, no matter what.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Snake Nail Stamping with ILNP Open Fields

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Hey there!  Today I wanted to show some stamping that I did awhile ago with one of the Creative Shop plates that I reviewed back in September.  After I got ILNP Open Fields, I thought the snake stamping would pair up nicely with the green multichrome flakie.  I love wearing these flakies as full coverage polishes (thank you to Cathy of More Nail Polish for teaching me to sponge these on to get this kind of look).  The stamping didn't turn out the greatest but the flakie polish makes this worth sharing anyway.

Monday, 16 January 2017

UberChic Beauty Party Time Review

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Hey there!  Today I have a fun new stamping plate from UberChic Beauty, the Party Time plate.  I know it's supposed to be Blue Monday but hopefully the two fun manis I've done with this plate are fun enough that they'll help you chase away those blues!  The plate was designed to celebrate UberChic's 2 year anniversary but my manis celebrate other occasions.  The first design celebrates my bestie's birthday today and the second works well with the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations.  Keep reading to see all the details about this plate and today's looks.

Friday, 13 January 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Decades/Nail Crazies Unite does Gold & Silver - The 70's

Hey there!  We have come to the end of another Digit-al Dozen theme.  This week's theme of Decades has been an absolute blast for me.  If you ask me, it's been one of our best week's in awhile.  The girls absolutely killed it.  As for me, I had a couple good, a complete fail and some meh ones.  I'm disappointed that every one of mine was stamping based since I want to try to start mixing more techniques into my Digit-al Dozen manis but I'm a stamping junkie so it tends to win.  My final mani does include the glitter placement technique...that I then stamped!  I wanted to combine my final design with the Nail Crazies Unite prompt of Gold and Silver - sounds like the disco of the 70's to me!

Thursday, 12 January 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Decades - The 80's

Hey there!  We're nearing the end of The Digit-al Dozen's week this month.  I've loved all the Decades designs I've seen so far...except for mine today.  Having spent my childhood in the 80's, I couldn't skip the decade of neon, big hair and over the top fashion.  Unfortunately my idea for today's mani was a lot better in my head than it was in real life.  I don't know exactly where it went downhill.  It still seems like a good idea but I didn't take the time to re-do them so we're stuck with these today.  My apologies!

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Decades - The 50's

Hey there!  It's the third day of The Digit-al Dozen's Decades week and I've got another mani inspired by a time before I was born.  Today I'm doing The 50's...or what pop culture tells me they were like, anyway.  From what I've been told it was nothing but diners and sock hops...I'm sure that's 100% accurate of the entire decade!  Whether or not that's true, that's what I used as my inspiration for today's design.