Hey there! Today I have one of UberChic Beauty's awesome single plates to review, The Far East -02. While I do LOVE UberChic's collections, these individual plates are always fun. Brittany manages to come up with images that fit a cohesive theme while not necessarily constraining the user to it. While this plate is certainly Asian-themed, I think that only one of the three manis I'm posting today entirely fits the theme. Keep reading to see how I've done these...
As I mentioned, The Far East -02 is an individual plate (in other words, not sold in a collection) from UberChic Beauty. As the numbering implies, this is the second Far East plate that has been released to date. It measures 9.5 x 14.5 cm with the full name images measuring 17 x 21 mm so they should fit most nail sizes. Some images are definitively Asian (coins, characters) but a lot of these images are very versatile. And look at those adorable Kawaii faces (left column, fourth down)! As always, I had zero images stamping any of these UberChic images.
I have to admit I'm pretty smitten with how this first mani turned out. For the gradient, I started with OPI Good Grief and then gradiented with Toucan Do It If You Try and She's a Bad Muffuletta! I stamped my middle nail normally but for my ring finger, I wanted to sort of continue the bridge so I made a decal with stamping from the right half of the image and then stamped again with the very right-hand part, attempting to line up the bridge (thank you clear stampers!). Not bad eh?
My second mani is the only one I would say is definitely Asian. For this base I used white (Ella & Mila True Love) and then did a Sharpie mani with beige and brown markers and rubbing alcohol. I stamped with Mundo de Unas Chocolate. Again I made a decal for my ring finger, because I wanted a mirror image of that lady. This one is finished with Essie Matte About You.
For the final look, I did some reverse leadlighting using Mundo de Unas White over Sally Hansen Black to Black. Then I coloured in the image with Esmaltes da Kelly Soap Bubbles in Soft Azul, Vert, Roxo, Rosa and Laranja. I like the UberChic images are large enough that I can make my nails all a little bit different.
That's all for today. I'm such a fan girl that I really never have anything bad to say about UberChic's products and The Far East -02 is no exception. It's a great quality product so, if the image appeal to you, I highly recommend it. You can follow UberChic Beauty to get all the latest news with the links below.
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'Til next time...