Monday, October 14, 2019

Hit The Bottle Polish Embrace The Darkside & Go With The Flow

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Hello!


Today we're going to take a look at something I'm super excited about--the very first two stamping plates from Hit The Bottle Polish! Hit The Bottle makes my favorite stamping polishes and everything Michelle does is top-notch quality, so I've been waiting for these plates with baited breath...And, one's a Halloween plate!

Here's my video review of the plates:




And here's a closer look, first at Hit The Bottle Embrace The Darkside:



Skill level: Most of the images on this plate are suitable for beginners.
What I love about this plate: I love the elegant goth images--pretty enough to use all year long, or really class up your Halloween manis. I love the dancing celebrants, and the sexy cats, and the cool bat, and the flies--BUT UNICORN SKELETONS THOUGH!!!


Skill level: Beginners will have no problem creating masterpieces with this. And it's far easier than actual fluid nail art!
What I love about this plate: Fluid nail art effects that don't take hours to make and a huge mess? Sigh. Me. Up.


Here are the test swatches I did:




On to the manis! First a simple look:

Hit The Bottle Polish Embrace The Darkside over Girly Bits The Hustle

Base Polish(es): Girly Bits The Hustle and Lantern & Wren Don't Run Upstairs
Stamping Plate(s): Hit The Bottle Polish Embrace The Darkside
Stamping Polish(es): Lantern & Wren Don't Run Upstairs



For this one, I wanted to go elegant goth:


Hit The Bottle Polish Embrace The Darkside over Lantern & Wren Don't Run Upstairs

Hit The Bottle Polish Embrace The Darkside over Lantern & Wren Don't Run Upstairs

Base Polish(es): Lantern & Wren Don't Run Upstairs, Colores de Carol Bling!
Stamping Plate(s): Hit The Bottle Polish Embrace The Darkside
Stamping Polish(es): Hit The Bottle Polish Holo There Beautiful, Lantern & Wren Don't Run Upstairs


And or this one, I went a little surreal, with a little bat-demon watching your every move:

Hit The Bottle Polish Embrace The Darkside over 6 Harts Riverdale Road Signs

Hit The Bottle Polish Embrace The Darkside over 6 Harts Riverdale Road Signs

Base Polish(es): 6 Harts Riverdale Road Signs
Stamping Plate(s): Hit The Bottle Polish Embrace The Darkside and Go With The Flow
Stamping Polish(es): Hit The Bottle Polish Drop Red Gorgeous & Everyday I'm Truffling, Kaleidoscope Black, Moyra Silver


For the next one, I just had to try out some bloody zombie fingers:


Hit The Bottle Polish Embrace The Darkside over Stella Chroma All Charged Up

Hit The Bottle Polish Embrace The Darkside over Stella Chroma All Charged Up

Base Polish(es): Stella Chroma All Charged Up
Stamping Plate(s): Hit The Bottle Polish Embrace The Darkside and Go With The Flow
Stamping Polish(es): Hit The Bottle Polish Drop Red Gorgeous, Kaleidoscope Black


And, finally, I had to do something with the beautiful dancing celebrants, so I put them in an enchanted forest with their brooms:

Hit The Bottle Polish Embrace The Darkside over Stella Chroma All Charged Up

Hit The Bottle Polish Embrace The Darkside over Stella Chroma All Charged Up

Base Polish(es): The Lady Varnishes Avada Kedavra What A Wonderful Phrase!
Stamping Plate(s): Hit The Bottle Polish Embrace The Darkside 
Stamping Polish(es): Kaleidoscope Black, Moyra Silver


So which are your favorite images on these plates??


You can buy these plates now directly from Hit The Bottle Polish.


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Friday, October 11, 2019

Dixie Plates Halloween 2019

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Hello!


Today we're gonna take a look at another new plate from Dixie Plates, her 2019 Halloween plate. Here's the quick video review I did of the plate:




And here's a closer look at the plate:

Dixie Plates Halloween 2019


Skill level: This is an intermediate plate that stamps beautifully.
What I love about this plate: Haunted forest! Phases of the moon! Cool spooky ghosts! Bloody cleavers and a ouija board image! And the spookiest spider-riddled web you'll ever want to see.


Here are the test looks I did:



And now on to the manis! For the first one, I wanted to make a spooky haunted forest filled with nasty ghosts:

Dixie Plates Halloween 2019 over UberChic Beauty Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun

Dixie Plates Halloween 2019 over UberChic Beauty Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun
Base Polish(es): UberChic Beauty Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun
Stamping Plate(s): Dixie Plates Halloween 2019
Stamping Polish(es): Lantern & Wren Don't Run Upstairs and Moyra Silver


For this one, I had to play around with that infested tree:

Dixie Plates Halloween 2019 over Stella Chroma Hug The Road
Base Polish(es): Stella Chroma Hug The Road
Stamping Plate(s): Dixie Plates Halloween 2019
Stamping Polish(es): Lantern & Wren Don't Run Upstairs


And I've already shown you this one, but in case you missed it, this is my tribute to the urban legend of Bloody Mary:

Dixie Plates Halloween 2019 over 6 Harts Riverdale Road Signs

Dixie Plates Halloween 2019 over 6 Harts Riverdale Road Signs
Base Polish(es): 6 Harts Polish Riverdale Road Signs
Stamping Plate(s): Dixie Plates Halloween 2019
Stamping Polish(es): Girly Bits Little Black Dress, White Wedding, Firebrick


And as a kitty lover, I wanted to show a sweet kitty going a little nuts when the moon is full...

Dixie Plates Halloween 2019 over Zoya Elliot and Alice

Dixie Plates Halloween 2019 over Zoya Elliot and Alice

Base Polish(es): Zoya Elliot and Zoya Alice
Stamping Plate(s): Dixie Plates Halloween 2019
Stamping Polish(es): Kaleidoscope Black, Moyra Silver


What do you think? Are there any images you really love on this plate?


This plate is available now directly from Dixie Plates, or anywhere her plates are sold. :)


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Thursday, October 10, 2019

UberChic Beauty Halloween 05

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Today we're going to take a look at this year's UberChic Beauty Halloween plate, Halloween 05! Here's the quick video I did discussing the plate (with sample swatches):




And here's a closer look at the images:

UberChic Beauty Halloween 05


What I love about this plate: This is a fun addition to UberChic Beauty's Halloween plate line, and stylistically it will mix and match well with the previous plates. My favorite things on this one are the layering cauldrons, the fun, goofy ghosts, the webs you can use for a french mani, and the skull that looks like he wants some candy. 


Here are the sample swatches I did: 



Now on to the manis! I have a bunch of them today, so I'm going to move from simple and easy to more complex:  


UberChic Beauty Halloween 05 over UberChic Beauty Electric Pumpkin 

Base Polish(es): UberChic Beauty Electric Pumpkin
Stamping Plate(s): UberChic Beauty Halloween 05
Stamping Polish(es): Sally Hansen Grease Lightning

For this one I wanted a more subtle, charcoal gray look, but if I had to do it again, I think I'd stamp it in black for more contrast.



For this one I did two different versions on each hand, because I wanted to play around a bit: 


UberChic Beauty Halloween 05 over Zoya Rashida

UberChic Beauty Halloween 05 over Zoya Rashida

Base Polish(es): Zoya Rashida
Stamping Plate(s): UberChic Beauty Halloween 05
Stamping Polish(es): BeautyBigBang Gold, Kaleidoscope Black

Is it just me, or does the double stamping on the second one make the skull look a little bit like Homer Simpson?


For this one I wanted to play with some lighter colors: 


UberChic Beauty Halloween 05 over UberChic Beauty Electric Pumpkin

UberChic Beauty Halloween 05 over UberChic Beauty Electric Pumpkin

Base Polish(es): UberChic Beauty Electric Pumpkin
Stamping Plate(s): UberChic Beauty Halloween 05
Stamping Polish(es): Messy Mansion Lilac and Bisque


For the next one, I couldn't resist playing around with the Frankenstein image, 'cause he makes me smile:

UberChic Beauty Halloween 05 over Girly Bits The Hustle

UberChic Beauty Halloween 05 over Girly Bits The Hustle

Base Polish(es): Girly Bits The Hustle
Stamping Plate(s): UberChic Beauty Halloween 05
Stamping Polish(es): Moonflower Polish Apple, Kaleidoscope Black, Hit The Bottle Polish Drop Red Gorgeous

For this one and the next, I used a reversed stamping technique. Often when I do reversed stamping I'll just do it on one nail, because it's so labor and time intensive!


And that skull looks like he wants something nommy to eat:


UberChic Beauty Halloween 05 over Zoya Ashton

Base Polish(es): Zoya Ashton, Sally Hansen Get Mod
Stamping Plate(s): UberChic Beauty Halloween 05
Stamping Polish(es): Kaleidoscope White and Black

I also used the reversed stamping technique for this one. I love how this came out!


What do you think? Are there any images on this plate you just love? You can buy this plate now in UberChic Beauty's store, and anywhere else UberChic is sold. :)


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Friday, October 4, 2019

Supernatural Lacquer Witch Better Have My Candy!

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Today we're going to take a look at a limited edition polish from Supernatural Lacquer that's absolutely perfect for Halloween: Supernatural Lacquer Witch Better Have My Candy!


Supernatural Lacquer Witch Better Have My Candy!

Supernatural Lacquer Witch Better Have My Candy!

Supernatural Lacquer Witch Better Have My Candy!

Supernatural Lacquer Witch Better Have My Candy!

Supernatural Lacquer Witch Better Have My Candy!

Supernatural Lacquer Witch Better Have My Candy!

Supernatural Lacquer Witch Better Have My Candy!

Supernatural Lacquer Witch Better Have My Candy!

Coverage: I'm wearing 3 coats
Application and formula: Smooth and easy
Description: This is a black-jelly-based polish with a healthy dose of purple, green, and orange glitters--all the awesome colors of Halloween. It builds beautifully; you can even use it to do pond manis (see below).


I've shown you two manis with the polish, but you might not have noticed, so here's a reminder:


Supernatural Lacquer Witch Better Have My Candy! stamped with Lantern & Wren Dab to the Bone

Supernatural Lacquer Witch Better Have My Candy! stamped with Lantern & Wren Dab to the Bone

Base Polish(es): Supernatural Lacquer Witch Better Have My Candy!
Stamping Plate(s): Lantern & Wren Dab to the Bone
Stamping Polish(es): Kaleidoscope White



Supernatural Lacquer Witch Better Have My Candy! stamped with Lantern & Wren Dab to the Bone


Supernatural Lacquer Witch Better Have My Candy! stamped with Lantern & Wren Dab to the Bone

Base Polish(es): Supernatural Lacquer Witch Better Have My Candy!
Stamping Plate(s): Lantern & Wren Dab to the Bone
Stamping Polish(es): Hit The Bottle Polish Holo There Beautiful; Moonflower Polish Apple, Kaleidoscope White, It Girl Nail Art Mimosa.


This polish is a limited-edition custom made for the Are You Ready For This Jelly group; it will be available from October 8th-October 31st, for $9.


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