Monday, July 27, 2015

Review: UberChic Beauty Collection 4

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Hello!

I just got to try my very first UberChic Beauty plates, and I'm very excited about sharing them with you! I got to try out Collection 4, just released this Friday. I love the quality and the styles of the images--so much fun and pretty all in one place. :)

The collection features three plates, 4-01, 4-02, and 4-03; each contains a blend of antique and moder flowers and filigrees, along with some fun geometrics and whimsical designs.


Of course I did a video review of the plates:




And here are the still shots of the plates for your viewing pleasure:

Plate 4-01:

UberChic Beauty plate 4-01

UberChic Beauty plate 4-01

UberChic Beauty plate 4-01




Plate 4-02:

UberChic Beauty plate 4-02


UberChic Beauty plate 4-02

UberChic Beauty plate 4-02



Plate 4-03:

UberChic Beauty plate 4-03

UberChic Beauty plate 4-03

UberChic Beauty plate 4-03


I love the images on these plates. I'm a sucker for the Victorian flowers and flourishy filigree images, and there is enough variety in styles to give you lots of different looks. I really appreciate that the plates give you complementary images you can use together, like the close-ups of the flower images and the little images that pull out an element from the full-nail images. That gives you the creative flexibility to play and play and play.


Let's talk about size! The full-nail images are just a titch over 3/4" x 1/2":





 And to help you get a feel for the small images, here is a shot of the plate next to a Konad plate:



But the ultimate, the number one, the most important question of all is: How do they stamp??






Pretty darn perfect! Look at the details in those flowers and in the paisley pattern! Don't worry about the places where the purple looks a little darker or lighter, that's because I'm stamping on paper. The details of the images come through perfectly.

These plates have generous etching. With some brands you can run your finger over the plates and not even feel the etching; these plates are deeper than that. Neither is good or bad (unless the images are too shallow or too deep), but they do require slightly different stamping technique. For plates like this you want to be generous with the polish, and scrape well. Also, if you clean your plates with cotton, you may have fibers stick to the plate. You can fix this in two ways; either run your finger over the image (I hate the way that feels!) or just take a piece of tape and just stick it onto the fibers and they'll pull right up.

What is my overall impression of these plates? I love them so much I ran and ordered collection 3! Great quality, great elegant designs, great value for the money.

You can by this set directly from UberChicbeauty.com; it is currently selling for $24.99, a great price for three plates like this. And UberChic ships internationally, so you can get your stamp on world-wide!

I'm going to do a separate post showing you a mani from each plate individually, so stay tuned for that...


Happy stamping!
M.



36 comments:

  1. Beautiful plates. I really need to get some of these

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  2. Great video! I love these plates so hard!

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  3. I got these in the mail this morning. There are so many pretty designs. I appreciate your tips, because I had a bit of trouble when I first tried them out.

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    1. You're very welcome. I think that's one of the trickiest parts about stamping, figuring out what exactly you need to do for the particular combination of polish, plate, and stamper you're trying to use!

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  4. I can hardly wait to get this set! I need all the UberChic plates.

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    1. That's my ultimate goal, lol. I just bought collection 3 and a couple of the singles, so I'm on my way...

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  5. Love these, need to save the pennies :)

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  6. I was holding back on buying these, now looks like I'll have to break out the wallet again :D :D

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    1. I'm still on the lookout for the never-empty wallet. I'll let you know if I find it...lol!

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  7. you make me want all the stamping plates.

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    1. That's only fair cause you make me want all the polishes!!

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  8. I think I just found my next plate purchase. These designs look like a lot of fun and I found myself coming up with nail art ideas as I scrolled thought your post.

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    1. The ideas jump off the plate with these, lol! :)

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  9. Omg. How did I never think of using tape to get rid of cotton fibers on the plate?! That's genius- thanks! Sheesh, I mean I've already got the tape right there for the stamper. I love how detailed your review is, especially the video and description of the etching. I always prefer the deeper played because I have a tendency to scrape like I'm in a strength competition.

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    1. Thank you so much! I only recently thought of the tape myself. :)

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  10. I absolutely love uberchic plates and want set 4 so badly! I love your video, as well.

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    1. Thank you! You're gonna love these plates when you get them. :)

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  11. Beautiful plate and great review! I love Uber Chic plates and I need to just bite the bullet and get me some!

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    1. You won't regret it. They're great plates!

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