Tuesday, January 14, 2020

UberChic Beauty Damask & Baroque

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Hello!


Today we're gonna take a look at one of the two new plates from UberChic Beauty, their Damask & Baroque plate. As always, let's start off with my video observations about the plate:




Let's take a look at the plate:


UberChic Beauty Damask & Baroque plate

I think this is an excellent plate for all skill levels, even beginners--you can get beautiful images easily, with no fancy techniques, and without having to worry about fine lines or bold areas. If you are a beginner and want to play around with looks, I suggest playing with color--check out the swatches I did in the video above to see some examples of that.

But let's jump on into the manicures!


For my first look, I wanted to give an example of mixing and matching these images with other plates; I think a lot of these images are similar to lacy snowflakes:


UberChic Beauty Damask & Baroque plate over The Lady Varnishes Paradise For A Day 

Base Polish(es): The Lady Varnishes Paradise For A Day
Stamping Plate(s): UberChic Beauty Damask & Baroque
Stamping Polish(es): Girly Bits Cosmetics Ker-minty Frog Here and Forget Me? Not!!!



For the second mani I wanted to play with color, so I did a stamping-polish gradient:


UberChic Beauty Damask & Baroque plate over Glam Polish Rocket Man

UberChic Beauty Damask & Baroque plate over Glam Polish Rocket Man

Base Polish(es): Glam Polish Rocket Man
Stamping Plate(s): UberChic Beauty Damask & Baroque
Stamping Polish(es): Messy Mansion Royal Purple, Blue You Away, Hydrangea Blue, and Chalk



And for my final look I wanted to give an example of mixing the smaller elements with the larger:


UberChic Beauty Damask & Baroque plate over Glam Polish Saturday Night's Alright and The B%$&# Is Back

UberChic Beauty Damask & Baroque plate over Glam Polish Saturday Night's Alright and The B%$&# Is Back


Base Polish(es): Glam Polish Saturday Night's Alright and The B%$&# is Back
Stamping Plate(s): UberChic Beauty Damask & Baroque
Stamping Polish(es): Color Alike Hot Sands, UberChic Beauty Pure Black


This plate is on sale now in the UberChic Beauty store, and I personally think it goes beautifully with the Love & Marriage 05 plate (all of the Love & Marriage plates, actually), so check that one out while you're there. :)


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M. xoxo

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

PPU Alert: The Lady Varnishes Paradise For A Day

(Press samples ahead!)



Hello!


Today I have one of the January Polish Pickup polishes to show you: The Lady Varnishes Paradise For A Day, which was inspired by the song 'Written in the Stars' from Aida:


The Lady Varnishes Paradise For A Day

The Lady Varnishes Paradise For A Day

The Lady Varnishes Paradise For A Day

The Lady Varnishes Paradise For A Day

The Lady Varnishes Paradise For A Day

The Lady Varnishes Paradise For A Day

The Lady Varnishes Paradise For A Day

Coverage: 3 coats
Formula and application: Pulls a little on the first coat, but evens beautifully on the second and third.
Description: A midnight blue jelly with gold-silver flakies and glitter. This is like a serene, magical winter night looking up at the stars while wrapped in a cozy blanket, sipping hot cocoa. Beautiful on its own but also a great base for nail art...


Speaking of which, I usually show you a little nail art with the polish right here...I'm going to do something a little different and show it to you next time, because it uses a plate that releases tomorrow. So watch this space...


In the meantime, this polish will go on sale tomorrow, January 3rd and will be on sale until the 6th in the Polish Pickup store. There will be 150 bottles available, for $12.50 a bottle. You can check out The Lady Varnishes' other beauties here.


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M. xoxo

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Glam Polish Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Collection (Limited Edition)!

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Happy New Year!


I don't know about you, but this time of the year is always bittersweet for me. I love the promise of the new year, filled with new goals to accomplish and new possibilities. But I also am always a bit depressed by the end of the holidays...for me the time from Halloween to Christmas is the very best time of the year, filled with friends and family and love and lots of good food! So I'm always happy to have something fun and pretty and sparkly to replace those twinkling Christmas lights that I'm pulling down...


And Glam Polish's new Limited Edition Goodbye Yellow Brick Road collection is absolutely doing that for me! I have five polishes from the collection to show you, and take a look at this glamorous gorgeousness...


Glam Polish Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Collection



Glam Polish Crocodile Rock


Glam Polish Crocodile Rock

Glam Polish Crocodile Rock

Glam Polish Crocodile Rock

Glam Polish Crocodile Rock

Glam Polish Crocodile Rock

Glam Polish Crocodile Rock

Coverage: 2 coats

Application and formula: Gorgeous, smooth application with no need to finesse the glitter. The jelly base will pull if you take too long, but will even out on the second coat.

Description: "Dark blue jelly with iridescent flakes and neon glitter mix." This polish looks like someone threw a handful of bright, fun confetti up against a dark sky--perfect for celebrations or galaxy nails.


Glam Polish Don't Go Breaking My Heart


Glam Polish Don't Go Breaking My Heart

Glam Polish Don't Go Breaking My Heart

Glam Polish Don't Go Breaking My Heart

Glam Polish Don't Go Breaking My Heart

Glam Polish Don't Go Breaking My Heart

Glam Polish Don't Go Breaking My Heart

Coverage: 2-3 coats; I'm wearing three because I had a little bit of VNL with two that I didn't want to show in the pictures, but in real life, nobody would have noticed and I would have gone with two. :)

Application and formula: Gorgeous, smooth application with no need to finesse the glitter.

Description: "Bright pink crelly with gold flakies." If Barbie had a bougie flamingo, this is what it would look like. This is energetic and fun; the gold flakes give this a hint of coral in among the pink that makes me love it, even though pinks aren't usually my thing!


Glam Polish Rocket Man


Glam Polish Rocket Man

Glam Polish Rocket Man

Glam Polish Rocket Man

Glam Polish Rocket Man

Glam Polish Rocket Man

Glam Polish Rocket Man

Glam Polish Rocket Man

Coverage: 2 coats

Application and formula: Perfection!

Description: "Silver holo with a hint of blue, holo flakies, and aurora shimmer." I got a lovely lavender flash on this, which gave it an icy winter-mornig feel to me. This is the kind of polish I love to wear when I want to carry winter with me, since we don't get snow where I live!



Glam Polish Saturday Night's Alright

Glam Polish Saturday Night's Alright

Glam Polish Saturday Night's Alright

Glam Polish Saturday Night's Alright

Glam Polish Saturday Night's Alright

Glam Polish Saturday Night's Alright

Glam Polish Saturday Night's Alright

Coverage: 2 coats

Application and formula: Gorgeous, smooth application with no need to finesse the glitter.

Description: "Dark brown jelly with shifting iridescent flakies and ultra holo glitter." I adore the ox-blood red-brown of this, and the bling fills it with glam. To say this is my favorite of the collection doesn't quite cover it: THIS POLISH IS MY SPIRIT ANIMAL.


Glam Polish The B%$&# Is Back

Glam Polish The B%$&# Is Back

Glam Polish The B%$&# Is Back

Glam Polish The B%$&# Is Back

Glam Polish The B%$&# Is Back

Glam Polish The B%$&# Is Back

Glam Polish The B%$&# Is Back

Glam Polish The B%$&# Is Back

Coverage: 2 coats

Application and formula: Gorgeous, smooth application with no need to finesse the glitter. The jelly base will pull if you take too long, but will even out on the second coat.

Description: "Holo base with shifting multichrome flakies, aurora shimmer, ultra holo glitter, and fine holo microglitter." This polish is like someone took a warm, cozy holiday fire, threw it into a shredder, and then put the results into a bottle. I love staring into the fireplace and watching the flames dance, and this polish does the same thing for my nails.


Hey, how about a little nail art while we're at it? Since Crocodile Rock looked like a night sky filled with confetti to me, I had to use it to make a New Year's Eve manicure:

Glam Polish Crocodile Rock stamped with UberChic Beauty Party Time plate

Glam Polish Crocodile Rock stamped with UberChic Beauty Party Time plate

Base polish: Glam Polish Crocodile Rock
Stamping plate: UberChic Beauty Party Time
Stamping polishes: Moyra Gold, Hit The Bottle Absinthe Minded (No longer available, but she has other brilliant greens!

Wait--is that the same mani on BOTH hands? Why yes, it is, because that's how much I love this polish and this look!


If you're in need of some glam to kick-start your year, Glam Polish's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Collection goes on sale January 3rd at 2pm EST USA in the Glam Polish store. For the first 72 hours you can get an extra-special discount: 5% off individual colors if you use the code GOODBYE5 at checkout, or 10% off the whole collection if you use GOODBYE 10 at checkout. 


Big hugs,
M. xoxo

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