Tuesday, 23 October 2018

UberChic Beauty Art Deco Flair and Moroccan Delight Stamping Plates

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Hey there!  Today I'm pretty much sharing my last few days with you guys.  On Saturday I got the latest UberChic Beauty plates, Art Deco Flair and Moroccan Delight and pretty much haven't stopped trying them out since.  I've done 3 manis with each (plus one big fail).  Usually I try to do two full manis per plate when I'm sent something to review but I clearly like these ones since I did some extra.  I feel like I don't even need to say anything about UberChic's plates since I'm so consistently impressed by their quality.  But I will...if you haven't tried this brand, you should.  The etching is great and the images are gorgeous.  What else do you need?

Monday, 22 October 2018

Esmaltes da Kelly Stamping Polish Swatches

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Hey there!  I hope everybody had a great weekend.  I got to go see the writer/director Kevin Smith do a Q & A last night so I'm still happy from that.  I've seen him a lot (he has a strange love for Edmonton so he's here relatively often) but I always love it.  Anyway, enough about my weekend and onto the nails.  Last week I posted about the Esmaltes da Kelly I Love Paris collection and promised to be back this week with more swatches of her polish.  I received a random assortment of other EdK polishes from Beautometry to try out so it's a bit of a mish mash post.  There's some of the Animals cremes, Nebula Ultra Holos and a couple from the Star Wars collection.  I've previously swatched some Animals and Nebulas so if you'd like to see those as well, you can find that post here.

Friday, 19 October 2018

Nail Crazies Unite - Ghost & Matte

Hey there!  This week's Nail Crazies Unite prompt is Ghost & Matte which is great because I haven't really posted any Halloween nails yet this year.  I do love Halloween but just haven't had time to play.  Now that it's less than 2 weeks from the day though, I should really start wearing Halloween designs to work.  At least I did these guys ahead of time so I could participate in the challenge this week.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Esmaltes da Kelly I Love Paris Collection Swatches

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Hey there!  I hope everyone is having a great day!  I'm back today with more polishes available from Beautometry.  I use my Esmaltes da Kelly Animals creme polishes a lot for nail art but she doesn't only make cremes.  She makes beautiful holos as well.  Today I'm sharing the I Love Paris collection.     I'm unsure if these were designed to be stamping polish but, since they're so opaque, they work great for stamping.  Hopefully my swatches give you an idea of how they look on their own (as regular polish) and as stamping polish.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

OPI Peru Fall 2018 (Partial) Swatches and Drip Marble

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Hey there!  I have something different for me today - swatches of some mainstream polishes that I bought.  I'm been really loving red polish lately (I'm still hunting for my perfect burgundy creme) so when OPI's Fall collection came out and it was full of red's (what OPI collection isn't, amirite?) , I bought a few of them and tried them out and figured why not blog it!  Plus I did a cool drip marble that I absolutely loved.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

UberChic Beauty Bling Pickup & Placement Tool Review

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Hey there!  Today I have another one of the nail art tools available from UberChic Beauty.  I think most of us think only of plates when we hear about UberChic BUT she also has a range of tools and lifestyle items.  Over the years I've tried out her stampers, clean up brushes, striping brushes, plate holder and the list goes on...  Today I'm sharing the Bling Pickup & Placement tool, a little invention that helps pick up and placing any of your nail art accoutrements (can you believe that was honestly the first word to pop into my head...I'm getting so fancy 😂)!  I'd been tempted to try older (and far more expensive) tools similar to this but I'm glad I waited since hers is beautiful AND inexpensive!

Monday, 15 October 2018

Hit The Bottle Stamping Polish Swatches

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Hey there!  Today I have a monstrous Hit The Bottle swatch post to share with you guys which I think will be useful for any of you trying to pick a stamping polish.  Between purchases and press samples from Beautometry (an international stockist for Hit The Bottle), I have most of the stamping polishes released to date.  The swatches might look a tad different since they were used at different times over the last year or so and sometimes I adjust the lighting or white balance to get them as color accurate as possible.  There are a few I'm missing (including the newest ones) but hopefully this will still be a  helpful reference.  I debated (and polled) whether to split this into numerous posts but decided on doing one giant blog post.  But, to make it easier, I'll attempt to link to the different color families so, if you're looking for a single color, you can jump to that section.  But feel free to look around.  A few of the colors could belong in different sections.

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