Uberchic Beauty Carnival & Fair Time Mini Stamping Plate - Swatches & Review

Tuesday, 18 June 2019


Hello!  How are you all?  I'm slooooowly making my way through these new Uberchic Beauty stamping plates.  I wished I had more nail time everyday but life happens!  Anyway, I will be getting the other plates swatched and reviewed as quickly as I possibly can.  Today I have the swatches and review of the new Carnival & Fair Time Mini Stamping Plate to share with you.

Image from Uberchic Beauty
We all know that I am a sucker for full sized images so I just had to use this one.  It definitely is a fun image to wear.  I really had no clue what to do for colours but somehow I randomly pulled out China Glaze I Sea The Point, I'll Pink To That and Werk It Honey! I have to say that I love how this turned out.  You can bet that you will be seeing me use this colour combination again.


I also couldn't go past this cute little bunting/flags.  I took inspiration from the promo pictures that Uberchic shared on their Instagram page.  For this mani I used Emily de Molly Bright Retreat for my base and stamped using Maniology's Kandi Spirit and Tranceland (don't forget that I do have an affiliate code for Maniology).


I know I have mentioned this before but these types of plates really aren't my style.  They are too full of individual images which I don't enjoy using.  But with that said, if you enjoy going to carnivals and fairs then this is probably a great for you.  It is perfectly themed and stamps beautifully.

The Carnival & Fair Time Mini Stamping Plate is available now from Uberchic Beauty.

Moyra Stamping Stained Glass Stamping Plate - Swatches & Review

Sunday, 16 June 2019


Hello, hello!  Today I have another stamping plate to share with you guys, although I am switching it up and not sharing one of the new Uberchic plates (I'm still swatching my way through those).  Instead, today I have the Stained Glass stamping plate from Moyra Stamping.  I still have a few of their goodies that I picked up that I haven't actually gotten around to using yet...oops.  But I have planned with the Stained Glass plate already so let's talk about that.

Image from Moyra Stamping
Now one of the things (along side being unique and having gorgeous images) that drew me to this plate is the fact that it screams lead lighting to me.  I love lead lighting but it's something that I don't do very often.  With that said, both of the manis that I have done with this plate are both lead lighting manis - and I absolutely love them both!

This first mani I actually did as part of the Digit-al Dozen Does Colours.  For my base I used China Glaze I'd Melt For You and filled in the design using the entire Jelly Shots Collection (with the exception of the black) from Hit The Bottle.


I couldn't go past this floral image.  It's stunning!  As much as I loved the silver base I thought I should mix it up and use a white base for this mani.  For my base I used Emily de Molly Bright Retreat and filled in the design using Color Club's Just Dew It and Tube Top.


I love this plate!  Like I said, one of the things that drew me to this plate is how unique it is.  I don't think I have anything like it in my collection.  I was a little worried that because there are such thing likes and details that it wouldn't stamp well but I am so impressed.  I had no issues with picking up or transferring any of the images.

The Stained Glass Stamping Plate is available from Moyra Stamping.

Uberchic Beauty Modern Tropical Mini Stamping Plate - Swatches & Review

Friday, 14 June 2019


Have you been following along with Uberchic and all of their releases that are happening at the moment?  If not, you should!  There is a new plate being released every day this week.  I do have each of the new plates which I will be sharing in the next week or two so stay tuned for those.  Today I have the new Modern Tropical Mini Stamping Plate to share with you.

Image from Uberchic
This first mani I actually took inspiration from one of the promotional pictures Uberchic released.  I have no regrets doing this because I really like the end result.  For my base I used Emily de Molly Bright Retreat and stamped using a bunch of colours from the Stuck In The 80s collection from Hit The Bottle.


I find this next mani quite calming and I like that!  I think it turned out better than what I had pictured in my head.  For my base I used Pretty Serious Cosmetics Bunny Foo-Foo and Doodle Bug and stamped using Hit The Bottle Snowed In.


If you have been following me for some time then you will know that I normally avoid single images so this plate was quite the challenge for me to use.  I honestly don't think I have done this plate the justice that it deserves.  I have seen some really great manis using these images so I would recommend looking at some other manis before you make up your mind on this plate.  It honestly has some great potential - plus time images all stamp well.

The Modern Tropical Mini Stamping Plate is available now from Uberchic Beauty.

Uberchic Beauty Beach Please Stamping Plate - Swatches & Review

Thursday, 13 June 2019


Prepare your wallets/bank accounts guys - Uberchic have a heap of new plates coming out.  In case you don't know Uberchic are releasing a new plate every day this week!  Plus there are a couple of plates that were released last week.  I have all of the new plates and while I would love to get swatches and reviews done as soon as each plate is released I just can't keep up.  So I will be getting my swatches and reviews of each of the plates done over the next couple of weeks.  Let's kick off these new plates with Beach Please.

Image from Uberchic
When I first saw this plate my eyes automatically gravitated towards these palm trees.  I think it is such a cool image.  Naturally this image needed a neon gradient so that is what I did.  For my base I used Hit The Bottle Rebel Yellow, Sunglasses At Night, The Heat Is On and Just Can't Get Enough, and stamped using Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish.


This technically is the third mani that I did using this plate.  I really wanted to do use these layered pineapple - however my first mani I wasn't quite happy with.  But this mani I am really happy with.  It's quite fun to wear.  For my base I used China Glaze Bourgeois Beige and stamped using Maniology E-tronica and Opus One.


This is a great plate for summer!  Sadly for me it is winter here in Australia so to swatch this plate was hard - I want sunshine and warmer weather desperately now (I say that as it is dark and pouring rain outside).  Aside from the weather I think this plate has some great images and they stamp beautifully.  I didn't have any issues with the images that I have tried so far.  I look forward to break this plate out again when the weather starts to heat up (or if I escape to a tropical island somewhere).

The Beach Please Stamping Plate is available now from Uberchic Beauty.



Grace-full Nail Polish Mrs Arrow (Hella Handmade Creations June 2019) - Swatches & Review

Wednesday, 12 June 2019


My days of the week are really mixed up this week.  We had a pubic holiday on Monday is it has thrown me out completely.  Ahh!  Anyway, luckily I know that it's nearly Hella Handmade Creations time again and I have the newest polish from Grace-full Nail Polish to share with you.

Mrs Arrow is a fuchsia jelly with crystal chameleon flakes and holo flakes.  How stunning is this polish?  This is one of those polishes that I could could wear for ages.  The colour is gorgeous!  And those flakies!  So in love.  The formula is great and easy to use.  My swatch shows three coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
Mrs Arrow will be available for presale on June 14th until June 21st from Hella Handmade Creations. This polish is capped to 80 bottles so you will definitely need to be quick to grab yourself a bottle.

Maniology Ambassador

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

AFFILIATE CODE
If you are following me on Instagram then you will already know that I am now officially a Maniology Ambassador.  I am super excited to join the Maniology Ambassador team.  I have been a long time user of Maniology products, in fact they were in brand that got me into stamping.  Without their plates I don't think that I would be stamping today.  So thank you Maniology!


Now if you are new to the whole Maniology Ambassador program then let me explain.  As an ambassador I have a few perks - I will receive goodies for swatching and review purposes (which will always be my honest opinion - nothing will change with that) and I have a discount code to save you guys 10% off your order.  I will also earn a small commission from any purchases made using my code.  I plan on putting this money straight back into my blog (ie buying new collections etc to swatch and review). 

While it would be greatly appreciated that you use my code, it is not expected.

Use the code OLIVIA10 to receive 10% off your order on the Maniology website (affiliate link).




Hit The Bottle Stuck In The 80s Collection - Swatches & Review

Monday, 10 June 2019


I am super excited to share with you the latest collection from Hit The Bottle.  The Stuck In The 80s Collection features nine neon polishes.  These are regular polishes, however they stamp really well over both black and white.  I could babble on about how much I love this collection but let's let the polishes speak for themselves.


Come On Lime Green is a neon green. As you can probably tell this one does freak out my camera a little because of how bright it is.  It's such a great colour!  Formula wise this one was a tiny bit streaky on the first coat but evened out perfectly on the second coat which is what I used for my swatch.


Just Can't Get Enough is described as a fuchsia.  I absolutely love this one!  You can easily stop at one coat for this polish, however I did use two coats for my swatch.


Party All The Time is a purple.  No surprise that I love this one too.  The colour is stunning and the formula is amazing.  I used two coats for my swatch, however you can stop at one coat.


Rebel Yellow is a neon yellow.  Like with Come On Lime Green this polish really freaked my camera out.  The colour is awesome and sooooo bright!  This one is a tiny bit streaky on the first coat but evens out perfectly on the second, which is what I used for my swatch.


Six Months In A Leaky Boat is an aqua.  This one really isn't colour accurate at all.  My camera just didn't want to co operate.  The colour is stunning and the formula is fantastic.  I did find that it was a little streaky on the first coat but evened out on the second coat.


Sunglasses At Night is a neon orange.  I'm just repeating myself really but I love this one too.  It's super bright and perfect for summer (oh how I miss warmer weather).  The formula is awesome and you can stop at one coat.  I used two coats for my swatch.


The Heat Is On is a neon pink.  Again, this one I love!  Both the colour and formula are amazing.  My swatch shows two coats, but you can get away with one.


The Tide Is High is a bright blue.  Are you tired of me saying I love the colour and the formula is awesome?  Well it's true for this one.  While you can stop at one coat, I used two coats for my swatch.


Together In Electric Dreams is a periwinkle blue.  This one is definitely a favourite of mine.  I am obsessed with the colour and the formula is amazing.  I used two coats for my swatch, but you can get away with one coat.


If you can't already tell I love this entire collection.  All of the colours are amazing and the formulas are fantastic!  I love that even though these are regular polishes they also stamp perfectly.  It's a two for one type of polish.

The Stuck In The 80s Collection is available now from Hit The Bottle.