Monday, January 28, 2019

Maniology Negative Space Galaxy Stamping Plates

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Hey there!  To start off a new week, I'm sharing two brand new stamping plates from Maniology released just today!  I have to say, I think these plates were secretly made just for me so I'm ridiculously excited to be showing them today.  They are called the "Negative Space Galaxy" plates...which means they're spaced themed AND have a focus on negative space images (which I LOVE).  I'm sure these are going to be popular so if you're looking to grab them, I'd do it soon.  And don't forget to use the code COPY10 to save yourself 10% on your order.  Keep reading to see the plates in all their glory!

Friday, January 25, 2019

UberChic Beauty Basketball Love and Soccer Love Stamping Plates

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Hey there!  Today I have a couple of plates for all you sports fans out there.  UberChic Beauty recently released these two new mini plates, Basketball Love and Soccer Love.  I think the names are pretty self-explanatory.  So whether you watch, play or have family members involved in these sports, these are some must-have plates since I don't think I've seen such focused sports stamping plates before this.  Even though I don't watch or play either basketball or soccer, I had a lot of fun playing with these plates but they'd definitely be even more enjoyable for someone who does!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Maniology Mani X Me January 2019

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Hey there!  I'm back today with a look at this month's Maniology Mani X Me Box (pronounced "mani by me" for those of you who might not get that right away...I didn't!).  The Mani X Me Box is a monthly subscription box that is guaranteed to contain two stamping plates, two Maniology polishes and some extra nail art goodies.  Also, if it's your first month, they include a rectangular clear stamper called the Ice Cube.  But don't let the "subscription" idea scare you because it sounds like commitment.  You can skip month's that you're not feeling or just buy a single month at a time.  And let's not forget the pineapple gummies.  I don't know if they're a guarantee but they are the most delicious candy I've ever tasted.  I didn't snap a picture of the gummy time around because, I'm not kidding, I ate it as soon as I opened the box, haha!

Monday, January 21, 2019

When Colours Collide - Pink, Purple and Blue

Hey there!  I really should've posted my When Colours Collide mani yesterday but I rarely think of Sunday as a blogging day.  So I went along with my lovely Sunday and by the time I knew it, it was bedtime and I still hadn't blogged!  So here they are today instead.  This week's prompt was Pink, Purple and Blue.  For those that don't know, the When Colours Collide folk pick 3 colors and you can ONLY use those colors in your mani.  That's tough for someone like me who is pretty addicted to black or white in almost every design I do.  But I powered through and came up with this double gradient.  Hope you like it!

Friday, January 18, 2019

The Digit-al Dozen does Marble - Water Marble Nails With Stamping

Hey there!  Today brings us the end of The Digit-al Dozen's Marble Week.  One of the coolest (but most challenging) marble technique has to be the water marble.  I personally find that I can only marble with certain polishes.  I don't know what it is in a formula that makes it water marble-able or not and I'm certainly not patient enough to figure it out.  So when I get the urge to water marble, I tend to go back to my tried-and-true pipe dream polish neons.  This brand is gone now but I'll always appreciate whatever magic she put in them that made them fool proof.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Digit-al Dozen does Marble - Drip Marble

Hey there!  It's the fourth day of The Digit-al Dozen's Marble Week and you had to know I was going to get to a drip marble eventually.  I fell in love with this technique as soon as I saw it.  So when I received my order of the Cirque Colors Dreamscapes collection over the holidays (ordered from Harlow & Co. because shipping from the US to Canada is pricey), I thought they're make a pretty dreamy marble mani.  Let me know if you agree!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Digit-al Dozen does Marble - Baggie Marble Nails

Hey there!  It's Day 3 of The Digit-al Dozen's Marble Week.  Since I don't schedule my posts ahead of time (because I'm rarely that organized) I thought today's winter-y nails would be appropriate since it's starting to snow here tonight.  In Edmonton you never know if that is going to mean just a few flurries or a full on blizzard along with deepfreeze temperatures.  Fingers are crossed for just a few flurries!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Digit-al Dozen does Marble -Realistic(ish) Marble Nails

Hey there!  I'm a tad late with my Digit-al Dozen marble nails for today but better late than never!  Darn work getting in the way of my blogging, haha!  For today I have my attempt at freehanding marble nails.  I did these over the Christmas break and they took me FOREVER!  Luckily I liked the outcome enough so I won't complain too much...

Monday, January 14, 2019

The Digit-al Dozen does Marble - Marble Stamping

Hey there!  It's time to start a brand new year with The Digit-al Dozen.  I love our first theme of the year - Marble!  I tried to do my manis for this week with different marble techniques, starting with stamping (of course).  I guess there's actually two different marble techniques here.  These started with a smooshy marble base which was then stamped with a marble plate.  Ironically the end result looks less like either one alone would...

Friday, January 11, 2019

Maniology M017 Radio Riot Stamping Plate Review

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Hey there!  Happy Friday!!  I have another Maniology stamping plate review to share today before I head home for the weekend.  This is the M017 Radio Riot stamping plate.  It is chock full of images for all of us music lovers out there.  But it's really not just music images.  There's even a plaid image (which will always make me think of the 90's, my true love of music eras).  Seriously you have to check out the plate image down below to really get a sense of what this plate it about.  It's just coooollll.  And you can save 10% on it using my COPY10 code, making it even more economical.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Whats Up Nails Shattered Holo Petal Glitter

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Hey there!  Today I only have a single mani to share.  That hasn't happened for awhile!  But this one is worth its own post because SPARKLE!  So much sparkle!  I was sent the Whats Up Nails Shattered Holo Petal Glitter and decided to apply it full coverage.  It was pretty amazing.  And then I stamped it and it got even cooler.  At least that was my opinion...

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Maniology M005 Just A Girl and Her Nails Stamping Plate Review

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Hey there!  As I said yesterday, I'm back tomorrow with more stamping manis!  I loved this plate from Maniology as soon as I saw it.  This is an artist collaboration plate with Just A Girl and Her Nails, plate M005.  It's got flowers, mermaid, space, peace and calmness all on one plate.  What more could you ask for?  Well if you asked for it to also stamp great, you get your wish because this plate was flawless.  The only issue I had was that I was wearing one of these mani's the night my camera broke so I had to wear it for extra time until I got the new camera.  In case you can't tell, that was sarcasm and I was way more than happy to wear my mermaid mani for an extra day!  If this plate appeals to you, don't forget to use the code COPY10 to save yourself some moolah!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Whats Up Nails Slime Drip and Chain Stencils

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Hey there!  So far 2019 has been all about stamping.  Well, let's be honest, 99% of what I do on my nails is stamping.  But today I have a stencil post!  As much as I love stamping, I do love a good nail stencil and luckily, Whats Up Nails makes the best stencils.  These are the last two stencils I have to share from my last package they sent me but I actually just ordered some more from a distributor last night (gotta keep those Canadian shipping costs down).  But for now, I have the Slime Drip Stencils and Chain Stencils to share.  I love how they both turned out!

Monday, January 7, 2019

UberChic Beauty Art Deco Elegance and Collection 28 Stamping Plates

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Hey there!  I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.  I sure did!  It was cold and snowy here so I stayed in all weekend and played with my newest UberChic Beauty stamping plates!  So today I'm sharing the UberChic Beauty Art Deco Elegance and Collection 28 plates.  Actually I did start testing them out last week but this weekend was the biggest part of it.  These plates were a joy to work with so this pretty much made an ideal weekend for me.  The plates themselves were flawless so the only frustration I had was when I felt like I had too many things I wanted to do with them.  Normally I do two mani's/plate when I'm doing a review but I did an extra one here because there was one mani I just HAD to do.  Now let's take a look!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Whats Up Nails B016 Hypnotic Illusions Stamping Plate

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Hey there!  And Happy New Year!  I'm starting out 2019 with a look at a stamping plate from Whats Up Nails.  This is the B016 Hypnotic Illusions.  And the name is pretty darn accurate.  I just looked at the website to grab the link and I swear the lines were moving...that's pretty darn freaky!  Hopefully the designs I did when them don't mess with your eyeballs too much.  The plate is great quality so I have no issues to report on it.  You really can't go wrong with any Whats Up plates, at least not the ones I've tried.  As you can see, I was a bit tired of winter-y nails so I went bright and fun to try this plate out.