Friday, December 20, 2019

Maniology Mani X Me Box December 2019

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Hey there!  Today I have a look at Maniology's latest Mani X Me box.  December's box is all about gems/marble which makes for some really fantastic designs.  For the uninitiated, the Mani X Me box is a monthly subscription box (also available on a month-by-month basis) that contains two exclusive stamping plates, two polishes and an "extra" which changes every month.  While the full box is really affordable (at $20-25 USD/month, depending on subscription length), it's also available in an Express format which doesn't include the polishes, for $15.30-18 USD/month).  I normally do two manis per plate but this month just screamed for a mix-n-match so most of them included both plates together.  This month's box is available until December 23rd so you have until Monday to decide if this one is for you!  And, if you're new, you can use the code COPY10 to save $5 off your first box which makes it even more affordable!

Friday, December 13, 2019

UberChic Beauty Jingle All The Way, Christmas Companion Layers, Flourishes & Ornaments, Pretty In Plaid 02 and Stand Together Stamping Plates

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Hey there!  Well I did say recently that I had a lot of UberChic Beauty posts coming up and I'm sticking to my promise.  In today's post I have the 5 most recent UberChic plates.  All of these were single plates (not in a set of 3, like her collections are) and all upheld the standard that I now have for UberChic quality.  The plates measure 9.5 x 14.5 mm with 17 x 21 mm full nail images though most plates also have some smaller images of various sizes.  Here we have some amazing holiday plates as well as a couple of the plates she released in the fall.  I'm terribly behind on blogging but luckily the fall releases are appropriate year-round.

The Digit-al Dozen does Accent Nails - Poinsettia Accent

Hey there!  It's the final day of The Digit-al Dozen's Accent Nails week and my final look has a stamping accent.  I love Christmas-time since I feel like it's the easiest time of year (next to Valentine's Day) to wear red nail polish.  I've mentioned many times how much I LOVE red nail polish but I feel like it's always too bold for me to wear.  I don't know where that comes from since I have no problems wearing bright blue nail polish even though that's way more noticeable than red.  In fact, my most recent Tonic Polish order came today, including two new reds for me.  I might have to put one of them on tonight.  'Tis the season and all that...

Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Digit-al Dozen does Accent Nails - Glitter Accent

Hey there!  While trying to jump out of Christmas-only mode for Accent Nails week, I decided to do another straight-up glitter accent mani.  The combination of this amazing polish plus a fun new stamping plate made this my favourite mani of the week (yup, I finished them all even though I didn't start until Sunday night...I'm giving myself a pat on the back).  Stick around to find out what polish and plate I'm talking about.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The Digit-al Dozen does Accent Nails - Winter Stamping

Hey there!  Since I started Digit-al Dozen's week a day late, I thought I better try to catch up so I'm doing two posts in a row.  Since we're doing Accent Nails, it made me think of images that I LOVE but that wouldn't really make sense to do a full mani with.  This image from Whats Up Nails B035 is a great example (hence I used it here).  I love the deer with the trees and grass but it would look funny to do every nail with it's an accent nail.  Luckily the plate also has some lovely tree images that mix-n-match with it perfectly.

The Digit-al Dozen does Accent Nails - Matte Black and White Stamping

Hey there!  For my second Digit-al Dozen Accent Nails design, I have a mani that is pretty much exactly what I think of when I hear "accent nails" - just one glitter nail.  I remember wayyyyyy back in the day when having my nails unmatched was so edgy.  Now that's nothing.  But there is still something extra cool about one glitter nails, especially paired with a matte black look.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The Digit-al Dozen does Accent Nails - Christmas Dotitcure

Hey there!  I'm late for Day 1 of Digit-al Dozen's Accent Nails week.  I have been feeling like I was coming down with something so I'm not done my manis ahead of time this month.  Luckily the theme should be easy enough...especially if the nail art is only on the accent nails like in this mani.  After I did these on Sunday night I realized "hey, I think I've done these exact nails before"...but it was bedtime so I stuck with it.  Hopefully I don't accidentally copy myself again!