Thursday, June 30, 2016

Review: UberChic Beauty collection 10, plus manicure!

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Hello!

Today we're gonna take a look at UberChic Beauty's most recent collection release, collection 10! To start off the party, here's the video review I did for your viewing pleasure:




Let's take a closer look at the plates, starting with plate 10-01:


UberChic Beauty Plate 10-01
UberChic Beauty Plate 10-01

UberChic Beauty Plate 10-01
UberChic Beauty Plate 10-01

UberChic Beauty Plate 10-01
UberChic Beauty Plate 10-01

So much to love, where do I start?! My favorites on this plate are the carnations, the doodle flowers, the ribbon bow/flower, the chandelier-tear pattern, the deco pentagons, and that lacy mandala.



On to UberChic Beauty 10-02:


UberChic Beauty Plate 10-02
UberChic Beauty Plate 10-02

UberChic Beauty Plate 10-02
UberChic Beauty Plate 10-02

UberChic Beauty Plate 10-02
UberChic Beauty Plate 10-02


I love all the stained-glass looking designs on this plate--so much potential there. I love that flower in the upper left, even if I don't know what it's called. I love that she gave a scrollwork design that's a negative-space image so you can let your gorgeous polish shine from underneath, and I love the square-diamond pattern.


And our grand finale, 10-03:


UberChic Beauty Plate 10-03
UberChic Beauty Plate 10-03

UberChic Beauty Plate 10-03
UberChic Beauty Plate 10-03

UberChic Beauty Plate 10-03
UberChic Beauty Plate 10-03

I am so excited about that pinwheel pattern, it's fun and crazy, in a good way! I also love the concentric polygons, and the lines of arrows--very cool for an edgier look.


UberChic Beauty has done all of the things I've come to expect here--coordinating isolated images to match the full-nail designs, images that take the same design and vary the size for more design options, and a mix of mirror-images and negative space vs. regular designs. There are flowers, geometrics, and other sorts of fun--basically any single plate, let alone any collection, gives you something for every mood.


Size matters! Here's a look at the relative size of the images:






And we all know what's really important is whether or not the images stamp well:


 


Okay, that last one looks janky, but it's not the plate's fault--I spilled polish everywhere. But, I like to show my first attempt in the video and wanted to show the image I stamped--so I apologize for the mess.


So, for my sample manicure, I was inspired by the interlocking circles-and-dots image on plate 10-02--when I was thinking about 4th of July manicures, it grabbed me because it looks like the swag they put on tables and bandstands at the county fair, so I thought I'd try to recreate that in 4th-of-July fair-weekend colors. I started with a skittle of Spellbound Nails Rocket's Red Glare and Twilight's Last Gleaming, and Literary Lacquers Stinky Little Truck. I added a coat of Spellbound Nails Comet, Then I stamped with Messy Mansion's Chalk stamping polish:


Spellbound Nails Rocket's Red Glare & Twilight's Last Gleaming + Literary Lacquers Stinky Little Truck + UberChic Beauty 10-02
Spellbound Nails Rocket's Red Glare & Twilight's Last Gleaming + Literary Lacquers Stinky Little Truck + UberChic Beauty 10-02

Spellbound Nails Rocket's Red Glare & Twilight's Last Gleaming + Literary Lacquers Stinky Little Truck + UberChic Beauty 10-02
Spellbound Nails Rocket's Red Glare & Twilight's Last Gleaming + Literary Lacquers Stinky Little Truck + UberChic Beauty 10-02

Okay, if I'm honest, this didn't quite capture the festive-banner swag sort of look I was hoping for. However, I do think it has a geometric coolness that creates a different sort of look still filled with patriotic love. What do you think--can you see the hanging swag?


You can find this collection and many other amazing plates in the UberChic Beauty shop, and don't forget to follow them on Instagram and Facebook for inspiration and updates.


Happy stamping!
M.

22 comments:

  1. The stamping plate looks awesome and the manicure you created with it looks good.

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  2. Great review again! You always fine such interesting parts and have such good insight about using them.

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    1. Thank you! Two brains are better than one when it comes to getting the most out of stamping plates, I think. Everybody sees something different! <3

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  3. Another set of beautiful images on these plates. Great review x

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  4. I haven't had a chance to use much of these yet, but they look so cool. Im almost exclusively using UC plates now

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    1. I hear you--they've replaced a couple of other brands that I used to use all the time. I still use the other ones, but these have taken priority!

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  5. These plates are very nice. Love the manicure. <3

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  6. The plates seem nice! I really love your final nail art with it :)

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  7. Sooooo many different mani opportunities!!!! Great review and i love the manis you did!!

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    1. Yes, I totally agree--so much awesome! And thank you. :)

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  8. Thank you for the thorough review, these plates look so awesome!

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    1. My pleasure, thanks for checking it out! :)

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  9. I keep imagining a mani where you isolate the "Punch", then add a line underneath and then isolate "today"
    -Punch line today
    as an accent and then the laughing smilies on the other nails or something.

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