Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Review & Mani: UberChic Beauty Nautical mini plate

(Press samples ahead!)

Hello nail lovelies!

Hey, have I mentioned that I'm a hockey fan? Yep, that's right, I'm a die-hard San Jose Sharks fan, and tomorrow night is game 7 (the deciding game) of their second-round playoff series. Go Sharks!

(I think you'll see why I mentioned this in a minute...)

UberChic Beauty came out with some new plates last week, including two new mini plates. I made a video looking at both of them:



And today we're gonna take a look at the Nautical plate:


UberChic Beauty Nautical mini plate
UberChic Beauty Nautical mini plate

UberChic Beauty Nautical mini plate
UberChic Beauty Nautical mini plate

UberChic Beauty Nautical mini plate
UberChic Beauty Nautical mini plate


This is such a great plate for summer! Beach scenes and travel scenes, almost any vacation or weekend fun that involves water. There's so much to love here, but my absolute favorite is the large seashell--I can see this either shrunk down or left as-is and colored in with stripes of white and shades of coral with a little glitter thrown in. I love that the wave image has a little something different and extra with the little swirling waves inside the wave, and I love the coral images on their own, or as awesome background texture. And octopus tentacles!!! YES!!

Here's a look at how big the images are:

UberChic Beauty Nautical mini plate
UberChic Beauty Nautical mini plate size

UberChic Beauty Nautical mini plate size
UberChic Beauty Nautical mini plate size


So how does it stamp? Excellent detail and coverage:




For my sample manicure, I started off with Zoya Muse, a lovely glittery blue polish with a green duochrome shimmer to it, perfect for any water-themed nail art:

Zoya Muse
Zoya Muse

Zoya Muse
Zoya Muse

Because of the Sharks' playoff game, I had to use the shark image. I shrank it down and made it into a decal, colored it in using the reversed-stamping technique.  I stamped it with Messy Mansion Sterling and colored it in with Messy Mansion Carbon and Chalk (I love that they don't smudge!!). I stamped all of the nails except the accent nail with the wave pattern using Chalk (because my shark is jumping out of the water, of course!). Finally, you can see from the logo that the sharks use an orange color for their accent color, seen on the shark's eye and stick:




Because of that, I decided to put a little bit of orange into my mani and I stamped the submarine image with Sally Hansen's Orange Zest:


Shark attack! with Zoya Muse and UberChic Beauty Nautical mini plate
Shark attack! with Zoya Muse and UberChic Beauty Nautical mini plate

Shark attack! with Zoya Muse and UberChic Beauty Nautical mini plate
Let's go Sharks!

Shark attack! with Zoya Muse and UberChic Beauty Nautical mini plate
May the force of Jo Paw-velski be with you!


I often test things out on my cinderella hand to see how it works; for my first attempt, I put the shark over the water:




I like it so I wanted to show it to you, but I do think you can see the shark better against the solid blue background. What do you think, do you have a preference?


You can find this plate on UberChic Beauty's website; it currently sells for $7.99. And don't forget to follow them on Facebook for updates about releases and sales!


Happy stamping,
M.

13 comments:

  1. Really cute nautical themed stamping plate. Its perfect for the summer!

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  2. I ordered the nautical plate and collection 9 and they should be here TOMORROW!! Thanks for the great ideas. Love the 'waves' on the blue - perfect. And the submarine is so friggin' cute!!

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    1. YAY!! You are gonna be soooo in the zone, lol. Show me what you make!

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  3. love this nail art! That Zoya is the perfect ocean inspired base.

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    1. It SO is. I've used it on three manis already this year, lol...>.>

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  4. This is great!! I love the shark.

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  5. That shark is fantastic!! Such a fun plate.

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  6. I really love your nail art with the shark. I have a similar plate from Winstonia and Moyou London with these images, but it's nice to see another plate come out that's nautical themed

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  7. Til this very day, I still haven't tried Uber Chic. I really need to.

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  8. I really need to play with mine!!! Your mani is awesome!!

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