Saturday, January 31, 2015

Double Stamped Valentine's Day Hearts with PUEEN 77

Happy shopping Saturday my friends! OMG I went on a shopping spree today and it was awesome. The OPI Hawaii collex was one of the many things I got today so be on the lookout for those in my upcoming posts. Today I have my first Valentine's Day look to share with you all. I made this into a gel manicure with Gelibility and I loved wearing them all week. I used OPI Kiss Me I'm Brazilian and stamped using PUEEN 77 in Mundo de Unas Neon Pink and White. Stay tuned tomorrow--I'll be posting my review of the new brand of stamping plates by Uber Chic Beauty!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Creative Shop Stamper Review

Hi friends! Today I have a review of the stamper from Creative Shop, a Ukraine based online shop. I had seen a lot of people starting to use this stamper over the last couple months and when Ksenija of Creative Shop asked me if I wanted to review the stamper I jumped at the opportunity. The stamper is made out of a unique material unlike any of the other stampers I own, has a large silver holder with a unique shape, and did I mention it's huge! Take a look at the size compared to the stamper I currently use from EBay. It also came with a card containing the shop info and doubles as a scraper.

As you can see the Creative Shop stamper on the right is made of a semitransparent soft silicone. It's not as squishy as a "squishy stamper," but still conforms to the nail. It's hard to describe but basically when I press my finger into the center of my regular stamper, the stamper "spills over" the sides as it's so soft. If I do that with the Creative Shop stamper, my finger still goes deep into the stamper, but it doesn't "spill over" the sides if that makes sense. 

When I first used the stamper for this manicure, I noticed that there were "hairs" on the edges of the stamped images which I have never encountered before. You can see them if you look up close, but no one is going to notice them since they're so tiny.

I also used the stamper for another manicure. I decided to do a mani inspired by Deborah of Love Varnish. I did this Gelibility manicure using China Glaze Lotus Begin and stamped using MoYou London Pro 06 in Mundo de Unas White and A-England Crown of Thistles. I didn't get any of the "hairs" with this second manicure.

All of the thin lines transferred very well, but I will note that compared to my other stamper, the lines are a little finer. If I were to compare it to fonts, I would say my regular stamper transfers "bold" and the Creative Shop stamper transfers "regular." This is something that would be a matter of preference as sometimes I want my images bold and there are other times where I want to do something that won't cover up too much of my base. 

I won't be ditching my regular stamper, but overall this is a great stamper. It transfers images very well, it's easy to use, doesn't need any priming, feels comfortable to hold, the stamper head didn't fall out while I used it, and it's huge. You can purchase this stamper here for $8.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Gold stamping over Matte Black

Hi lovelies! I started school again this week which was no fun, but that just means I'm another week closer to graduating. Today I have some gold stamping over matte black. I was inspired from a notebook I saw in a post from Makeup and Beauty blog. I love when I see something and immediately have a nail idea pop into my head. It happens a lot, but I forget most of my ideas probably because I know I won't have time to execute them all.

For this mani I used China Glaze Liquid Leather and then topped it off with Essie Matte About You. Then I stamped using MoYou London Pro 01 and Konad M59 in Mundo de Unas Gold. I just placed another order from Mundo de Unas and I can't wait to get all my new stamping polishes next month so I can do more color combinations especially for the upcoming Spring and Summer months!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around, Konad M79, & Bundle Monster BM-317

Hi beauties! Whomp whomp--back to work tomorrow and I start school again this week. The good news is that it's my LAST semester of school and I doubt I'll ever go back. This semester won't go by fast enough. Today I have a Gelibility gel mani I did a week ago. I used OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around and stamped using Konad M79 and Bundle Monster BM-317 in Mundo de Unas Black. Glitter is Zoya Pixie Dust Dahlia. I absolutely love how these turned out! I got the inspiration from my one of my boss's blouses lol.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

OPI Nordic Saran Wrap Smush & MoYou London Princess 12

Happy Saturday! Today I have a mani I wore a week ago to a friend's birthday party. I wanted something colorful and eye-catching, so I went with something I haven't done in such a long time--a saran wrap mani! I do love how saran wrap manis look, but it just takes a little bit more time and clean up than a typical manicure so I don't do them very often. Maybe if I had Liquid Palisade I would do more messy nail art, but I just haven't taken the plunge yet. What are your thoughts from those of you who have tried it?

 I started off with a white base of Morgan Taylor All White Now and then did the saran wrap smush using blobs of OPI Can't Afjord Not To, OPI Suzi Has A Swede Tooth, and OPI My Dogsled Is A Hybrid. Lastly, I stamped using MoYou London Princess 12 in Mundo de Unas White.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

OPI's OPI Scores A Goal & MoYou London Pro 02

Good evening everyone! Quick post before I read and go to bed. Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I did! I ate lots of yummy junk food and did a Gelibility mani today which I'll share with you later on this week. Today I have a tape mani to share with you. I did this about a week ago hoping to start off the new year with a mani incorporating the Pantone color of the year, marsala, but this wasn't quite the right color. I'll make another attempt once I find something closer. In the meantime, here's OPI's OPI Scores A Goal stamped using MoYou London Pro 02 in OPI Love. Angel. Music. Baby. I haven't done a mani using tape in ages because I'm not great at them, but I felt like getting out of my comfort zone and challenging myself. I hope to do that a lot more this year!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

China Glaze New Bohemian Luster Chromes & MoYou London Kaleidoscope 03

Happy Saturday! I'm so happy this week flew by. Today I have my first mani of 2015! I used China Glaze Liquid Leather and stamped using MoYou London Kaleidoscope 03 in all 6 of the China Glaze New Bohemian Luster Chrome polishes (Deviantly Daring, No Plain Jane, Rare & Radiant, Swanky Silk, Unpredictable, and Want My Bawdy). I will always love stamping with these polishes because they give such a beautiful effect when stamped together.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Color Club Under Your Spell & PUEEN 74

Happy Friday friends! Quick post today. Here's Color Club Under Your Spell stamped using PUEEN 74 in Mundo de Unas White. Under Your Spell was my favorite from the Color Club Seven Deadly Sins collection. You guys are probably sick of me posting Color Club after all my posts over the last week lol. Not to worry, I have my first manis that I actually did in 2015 coming up this weekend and they don't include CC!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate BP-02--Review

Good morning stampaholics! Today I have one of Born Pretty Store's new stamping plates to review. The one I chose to review is BP-02.

I used Color Club You're So Vain and stamped using Born Pretty Store BP-02 in Mundo de Unas 17. I can say that I was pleasantly surprised with how this turned out. The fine lines transferred effortlessly. I also like that the full designs allow you to select different parts of each image so that each nail can be identical or unique from each other. You can purchase this plate here for $2.99 and use code NV7X31 for 10% off your purchase.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Color Club Obsessed & MoYou London Pro 02

Hi beauties! Who's ready to go back to work and/or school tomorrow? Not me! I'm enjoying my last day of my vacation today before I have to get back to work tomorrow. I've been reading all day which has been quite relaxing, but before the day slips away from me, I have to do my nails--so here's a quick post so I can go play! I used Color Club Obsessed and stamped using MoYou London Pro 02 in China Glaze Adore and China Glaze Cherish. The base reminded me of mermaids so I went with a scale pattern and I really like how this one turned out.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Color Club Fierce & MoYou London Kaleidoscope 10

Happy Saturday friends! Hope everyone is having a great start to the new year so far. Today I have what I would call a nail fail. I swatched the Color Club Seven Deadly Sins collection for you guys and this color had a lot of different colored glitters in it that it kind of ended up looking like mud. What do you even stamp over something that looks like mud? I tried something, but not really diggin' it. I used Color Club Fierce and stamped using MoYou London Kaleidoscope 10 in China Glaze Harmony. What do you guys do when you have a base color that you can't figure out what to do with?

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Color Club Friends With Benefits & PUEEN 83

Happy New Year! 2015 is here and I'm super excited to see what this year holds in store for me. I can't call this my first mani of the new year since it's from November, but I want to get all my saved up manis posted before I start posting new ones. Here's Color Club Friends with Benefits stamped using PUEEN 83 in Mundo de Unas Black. And since you're all dying to know, I'm headed to have some pizza and beer in a bit. You won't be hearing me make any new year's resolutions to stay away from pizza! <3