Thursday, July 18, 2019

UberChic Beauty Forecasting Glam

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Hello!


Today I have UberChic Beauty's Forecasting Glam plate to show you! Here's the video review I did:




And here's the plate:

UberChic Beauty Forecasting Glam


Here are my test swatches:




Let's jump in to the manis! First up, I love to go for walks in the rain:


UberChic Beauty Forecasting Glam over Stella Chroma Grab The Wheel
Base Polish(es): Stella Chroma Grab The Wheel
Stamping Plate(s): UberChic Beauty Forecasting Glam
Stamping Polish(es): Moyra Silver over Kaleidoscope by El Corazon White 


For my second mani, I wanted to do a weather ombre:

UberChic Beauty Forecasting Glam over Zoya Eleni, Sia, and Greased Lightning

Base Polish(es): Zoya Eleni, Sia, and Sally Hansen Grease Lightning
Stamping Plate(s): UberChic Beauty Forecasting Glam
Stamping Polish(es): It Girl Nail Art Mimosa, Kaleidoscope White & Black, Moyra Silver


I personally think it's completely adorable to be able to add weather elements to manis if I'm in the mood--what do you think?


This plate is on sale now in UberChic Beauty's store, or through her other suppliers.


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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Two More Dixie Plates Tropical Paradise Manis

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Hey guys! Just a quick post to show you two more manis I made with Dixie Plates Tropical Paradise...


For the first mani, a friend of mine his going to Hawaii this summer and I am SO JEALOUS! So I'm living vicariously through her with this mani: 


Dixie Plates Tropical Paradise over Stella Chroma Grab The Wheel and Zoya Nori

Dixie Plates Tropical Paradise over Stella Chroma Grab The Wheel and Zoya Nori
Base Polish(es): Stella Chroma Grab The Wheel and Zoya Nori
Stamping Plate(s): Dixie Plates Tropical Paradise
Stamping Polish(es): Colour Alike Kiwizz, Beauty Big Bang Gold, and Hit The Bottle Polish Holo There Beautiful

I love, love, love how Holo There Beautiful looks like the sun shining on the ocean! Such a perfect effect. And I seriously can't get enough of Colour Alike Kiwizz, I keep using it on everything and it never disappoints me.


Next is a mani I did to complement a blue flowered dress:

Dixie Plates Tropical Paradise over Stella Chroma Grab The Wheel

Dixie Plates Tropical Paradise over Stella Chroma Grab The Wheel

Base Polish(es): Stella Chroma Grab The Wheel
Stamping Plate(s): Dixie Plates Tropical Paradise
Stamping Polish(es): Kaleidoscope White and It Girl Nail Art Sapphire


What do you think? Do these images made you feel like lounging in the sun?


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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Dixie Plates Tropical Paradise and Festival Fever

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It's amazing how much of my life is incompatible with my nail blogging, lol! I spent part of yesterday and part of today weeding my garden, which resulted in large amounts of dirt way up in my cuticles. I love to cook, but the number of times I've almost cut off a nail or broken the corner while doing some cooking task is ridiculous--and don't get my started on typing with long nails, which is what I do for a living. Growing up I wanted to learn how to play the guitar--until I found out I'd have to keep my nails short. I believe to this day I made the right choice, hehe. It all just goes to show how much I love nail art!!


Anyway. Let's take a look at two new plates that are releasing today from Dixie Plates: Tropical Paradise, a cool summery layering plate, and Festival Fever, a super versatile plate revolving around a music festival theme.


Here's the video review I did of the plate:



Here's a look at the plates:

Dixie Plates Tropical 01/Tropical Paradise

I love the layering potential in this one--especially the triple-layer images! I have a little tip in my video above if you struggle with the full-nail triple layer image. :)

Dixie Plates Festival Fever
I see so many different uses for this plate! Southwestern manis. Music-themed manis. Fireworks/fair manis. And the eyes and the Hamsa go so well together--and also go with her Boho 01 plate if you've picked that up. :)


Here are the swatches I did:






Now for the manis! For the first one, I wanted to capture that music festival vibe...

Dixie Plates Festival Fever over Stella Chroma American Muscle polishes

Dixie Plates Festival Fever over Stella Chroma American Muscle polishes

Dixie Plates Festival Fever over Stella Chroma American Muscle polishes

Base Polish(es): Stella Chroma Grab The Wheel, Hug The Road, and All Charged Up
Stamping Plate(s): Dixie Plates Festival Fever
Stamping Polish(es): Kaleidoscope Black, Moyra Silver


For my second mani I wanted to capture the feel of the 4th of July Fireworks at the County Fair we go to:


Dixie Plates Festival Fever over Stella Chroma Grab The Wheel and Classic Red

Dixie Plates Festival Fever over Stella Chroma Grab The Wheel and Classic Red
Base Polish(es): Stella Chroma Grab The Wheel and Classic Red
Stamping Plate(s): Dixie Plates Festival Fever
Stamping Polish(es): Kaleidoscope White and Black, and Moyra Silver


And for this last one, I loved the way the leaves came out on the swatch, so I had to do a full mani:




Base Polish(es): Zoya Tiana
Stamping Plate(s): Dixie Plates Tropical Paradise
Stamping Polish(es): Girly Bits Ambition, You Can't Handle The Spruce


Any favorites here? You can buy these plates now from Dixie Plates' store, or anywhere else the sells Dixie Plates.


What about you, do your other hobbies/activities get in the way of your nail art?


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M. xoxo

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

PPU Alert! Pahlish Swiss Army Sonic

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Hello!


You know that July is rewind month for Polish Pickup, and for this sale Pahlish is bringing back one of my all-time favorite polishes:


Pahlish Swiss Army Sonic


Pahlish Swiss Army Sonic

Pahlish Swiss Army Sonic

Pahlish Swiss Army Sonic

Pahlish Swiss Army Sonic

Pahlish Swiss Army Sonic

Coverage: Two coats
Application: Smooth as silk and twice as beautiful

This is one of the most unique and amazing multichrome polishes I've ever seen--and it's holo on top of that! The olive-brown-gold-copper shift is beyond stunning, and the quality of the polish is amazing. This will sell for $12.50 during the PPU sale (from July 5-8th only), and while I don't see a cap listed, I wouldn't count on that if I were you. Go grab this asap! No joke!!


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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

PPU Alert! Lantern & Wren Maze of Mandalas

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This month Lantern & Wren0 has made a plate for Polish Pickup--a new plate, and it's very cool! If  you love mandalas, and I do, you're gonna love this--there are even mandalas you can layer!


Lantern & Wren Maze of Mandalas

Let's jump right into some manis! I started off with a patriotic look, since tomorrow is July 4th:


Lantern & Wren Maze of Mandalas over Stella Chroma polishes

Lantern & Wren Maze of Mandalas over Stella Chroma polishes
Base Polish(es): Stella Chroma Classic Red, Hey, Sailor, and Grab The Wheel
Stamping Plate(s): Lantern & Wren Maze of Mandalas
Stamping Polish(es): Kaleidoscope White & Black


For my next look, I wanted to do something elegant:


Lantern & Wren Maze of Mandalas over The Lady Varnishes She Lavas Me, She Lavas Me Not

Lantern & Wren Maze of Mandalas over The Lady Varnishes She Lavas Me, She Lavas Me Not
Base Polish(es): The Lady Varnishes She Lavas Me, She Lavas Me Not (also available again during July's PPU sale!)
Stamping Plate(s): Lantern & Wren Maze of Mandalas
Stamping Polish(es): MoYou London Ginger Rust


For my next mani, I went bohemian:


Lantern & Wren Maze of Mandalas over Zoya McKenna

Lantern & Wren Maze of Mandalas over Zoya McKenna
Base Polish(es): Zoya McKenna
Stamping Plate(s): Lantern & Wren Maze of Mandalas
Stamping Polish(es): Colour Alike Hot Sands, Zoya Kateri & Sia


And for the last one, I did a holo-on-holo look which is always a nightmare to photograph, but I really wanted to play with this combo:


Lantern & Wren Maze of Mandalas over Supernatural Lacquer Poppy Fields of Emerald City

Lantern & Wren Maze of Mandalas over Supernatural Lacquer Poppy Fields of Emerald City
Base Polish(es): Supernatural Lacquer Poppy Fields of Emerald City (also available again during July's PPU sale!)
Stamping Plate(s): Lantern & Wren's Maze of Mandalas
Stamping Polish(es): Colour Alike Aquarium and Kiwizz


What do you think? Are any of these looks your style?


This plate will only be available during July's Polish Pickup sale from July 5th through 7th. It will sell for $14.99 and there will only be 80 available...just sayin'...

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

PPU alert: The Lady Varnishes She Lavas Me, She Lavas Me Not & That's a Killer Album

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This month's Polish Pickup collection is a 'rewind', where makers bring back one (or more) of their favorite polishes from the past year. The Lady Varnishes decided to bring back She Lavas Me, She Lavas Me Not for the sale, and That's A Killer Album on her website. So here's a little refresher to help you decide if you need to snap one of these up while they're available this week!


The Lady Varnishes She Lavas Me, She Lavas Me Not



The Lady Varnishes She Lavas Me, She Lavas Me Not

The Lady Varnishes She Lavas Me, She Lavas Me Not

The Lady Varnishes She Lavas Me, She Lavas Me Not

The Lady Varnishes She Lavas Me, She Lavas Me Not

The Lady Varnishes She Lavas Me, She Lavas Me Not

The Lady Varnishes She Lavas Me, She Lavas Me Not



This is two coats of perfection. It's one of my favorite polishes of all time, and it was an extremely popular polish back in the January sale--so if you want it, snap it up! It'll be available for sale only from July 5th through 8th from the Polish Pickup site, for $13; only 150 bottles will be available, so if you missed it the first time, snap it up!


Here's some nail art I did with this polish (full details here):


The Lady Varnishes She Lavas Me, She Lavas Me Not



The Lady Varnishes That's a Killer Album


The Lady Varnishes That's A Killer Album

The Lady Varnishes That's A Killer Album

The Lady Varnishes That's A Killer Album

The Lady Varnishes That's A Killer Album

The Lady Varnishes That's A Killer Album


I have three coats on for this one. I love how the pink shimmers through and the glitter just seems to dance! Here's a little nail art I did to play up the colors (full details here):


The Lady Varnishes That's A Killer Album


This one will be available directly from The Lady Varnishes' website.


So, will you be grabbing one of these? Both?


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M. xoxo

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