Uberchic Beauty Cold Blooded Stamping Plate - Swatches & Review

Thursday, 27 June 2019


I have two more plates from Uberchic Beauty's recently release to share with you guys so prepare yourself for some back to back Uberchic posts.  I have definitely saved "the best for last" with these plates - they are my favourites from the latest release.  Today I will have the Cold Blooded plate and tomorrow I will have the Warm Blooded plate to share with you.  So without future ado, let's get into it.

Image from Uberchic Beauty
I thought it would be cool to do some foiled snake print.  I was originally going to try and stamp using foils but then I rediscovered Lacquistry's Amazeballs (I'm so in love with this polish) and couldn't go past it.  I love how this mani turned out.


I mentioned that other day that I thought that Jessica Cosmetics Night Cap would look awesome matte - well it does!  I couldn't resist stamping over it.  


I am a huge fan of this plate.  I think the images are so cool and make for some awesome manis.  I really look forward to playing with this plate some more.

The Cold Blooded Stamping Plate is available now from Uberchic Beauty.

Jessica Cosmetics Rendezvous Collection - Swatches & Review

Tuesday, 25 June 2019


I always love playing with new products and trying out new brands (both new to the market and new to me brands) so when I was approached by Jessica Cosmetics to swatch some of their polishes I naturally said yes.  They are definitely not a new brand but they most certainly are new to me and I have heard some good things about their polishes plus they have some gorgeous looking colours so really I had no reason not to say yes.  I have two of their Autumn/Winter collections to share with you - starting with the Rendezvous Collection.


Illicit Love is a wine creme.  I am a big fan of this colour.  It is perfect for winter.  The formula of this one is fantastic  It is easy to use and applies evenly.  For my swatch I used two coats.


Mystery Date is described as a deep wine creme.  Reds aren't really my cup of tea, but this is one is great for winter.  The formula of this one is great.  Like with Illicit Love it applies even and is so easy to work with.  For my swatch I used two coats.


Night Cap is described as a light grey creme.  I am a big fan of this one.  I think this would also look great mattified (which I should do - I'm still wearing it now).  Like the others in this collection - this formula is great as well.  I used two coats for my swatch.


Each of these shades are perfect for the cooler weather and I am impressed with the formulas.  They are so easy to use and apply evenly.

The Rendezvous Collection is available now from Jessica Cosmetics.

Uberchic Beauty Take Me Out To The Ball Game Mini Stamping Plate - Swatches & Review

Monday, 24 June 2019


Happy Monday everyone!  I know most people don't get excited for Monday's but I am this week.  It is officially the last week of school then it's school holidays!!!  I am excited for the school holidays.  I have no clue what exactly we will be doing but it will be nice to get to spend some time with my daughter before we head into her gymnastics competition season. Woohoo!  Anyway, getting a little side tracked here.  Today I have the last of the mini stamping plates from Uberchic to share with you - the Take Me Out To The Ball Game plate.


Image from Uberchic
I am not one for baseball (in fact I don't really care for most sports - except gymnastics and that is because of my daughter) so I was quite stuck at what to do with this plate.  My eyes first went towards the hearts - mainly because it does scream baseball as much as the others.  For my base I used Emily de Molly Bright Retreat and stamped using Maniology Quasar.



I thought for this next mani that I would go for something completely different and I am quite happy with how this turned out.  For my base I used Emily de Molly Fade Into Black and stamped using Powder Perfect's Silver and Gold Stamping Polishes.



This plate isn't for me because I simply don't care for baseball.  But if you like baseball then this could be a great plate to add to your collection.  The images stamp beautifully.  

The Take Me Out To The Ball Game Mini Stamping Plate is available from Uberchic Beauty.

Grace-full Nail Polish Pruglies Take 2 Collection - Swatches & Review

Sunday, 23 June 2019


If you saw my post on Friday then you will know that Grace-full Nail Polish have not one but two new collections.  You can find my swatches and review of the Roads Go Ever On Collection here if you missed it but today we are going to look at the new Pruglies Take 2 Collection.


Before we jump in I just want to say that the formulas across this collection is identical (or as close to identical as polish formulas can be).  So rather than repeating myself I figured I would talk about the formulas as a whole now.  Each of the polishes apply like a dream.  They are even and have enough opacity that you can stop at one coat if you wanted.  I used two coats for all of my swatches - mainly out of habit, but because there were a couple of nails that I think looked a little see through at the tips in direct light (personal pet hate of mine because I am fussy like that). 

Paint The Brown Red is a grey toned brown creme.  I quite like the colour of this one, especially for this cold weather we are having at the moment.


Rust In Time is a brown toned orange creme.  This one isn't my type of colour, although it could be good for some nail art.


Sage Before Beauty is a dark sage creme.  I don't usually go for green toned polishes but this is another colour that I quite like. 


The Berry Best is a berry toned red creme.  This is maybe my favourite from this collection.  There is something about these types of colours that I really like when its cold.  No clue why.  They are just so pretty.


I am a big fan of this collection.  The colours are great for this time of year and the formulas are awesome.

The Pruglies Take 2 Collection will be available on Grace-full Nail Polish's Australian site on 24th June 8pm AEST and on the international site at 5am CST.

Grace-full Nail Polish Roads Go Ever On Collection - Swatches & Review

Friday, 21 June 2019


Grace-full Nail Polish are back with not one but two new collections.  Woohoo!  I do have both collections to share with you over the next couple of days but I thought I would start with the Roads Go Ever On Collection - simply that's because that's what I swatched first.  This collection is inspired by The Lord Of The Rings and the name is from a poem by Tolkien.  


Fields Of Rohan is a light tan crelly with gold flakes and green and gold crystal chameleon flakes.  This one isn't my cup of tea in terms of colour but the formula is good.  It is easy to use (with no fishing or placement required for the flakes) and applies evenly.  For my swatch I used three coats, however you can stop at two coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
Fires Of Mordor is a black jelly base with ultra chrome chameleon flakes in red, gold and orange.  Now this one is a little more me.  As it is a jelly polish it is a little sheer on the first coat but builds up nicely on the second coat.  I did find that it was best to do a slight dabbing motion on the first coat.  My swatch shows three coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken outdoors in overcast lighting

Picture taken outdoors in overcast lighting
Helms Deep Fortress is described as a black based linear holo packed with blue-purple aurora shimmer and teal/navy/violet ultra chrome chameleon flakes.  This is easily my favourite from this collection.  I think the colour and glitters are gorgeous and the formula is great and easy to use.  I used three coats for my swatch.  I am going to go ahead and apologize for the 'holo' pictures.  Sadly, when I was swatching this polish there was no sunshine and no sun forecast for the next forever (thanks winter).  This polish is definitely much prettier in person.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken outdoors in overcast lighting

Picture taken outdoors in overcast lighting

Picture taken under direct LED lighting

Picture taken under direct LED lighting
Mirkwood Trees is an emerald green aurora shimmer with flashes of gold and a metallic that glows.  The formula of this one is great and applies evenly.  My swatch shows two coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken outdoors

Picture taken outdoors
Misty Mountains is a light blue crelly with teeny blue metallic flakes.  Now this one I kinda found a little disappointing.  Hear me out first before jumping on me.  I think this is a pretty polish but is looks so much prettier in the bottle.  In the bottle it nearly looks as though it has a blue sheen to it which kinda took this polish to another place, but on the nail it completely disappears on the nail.  Formula wise this one is sheer but it's easy to use.  I used four coats for my swatch.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
Rivendell Waterfall is a thermal polish that moves between a grass green to a greeny turquoise blue with a smattering of aurora shimmer.  This one isn't for me.  I really am not a fan of green nails, but that is just me.  The formula of this one is great and applies evenly, it also transitions well between the warm and cool states.  I used three coats for my swatch.

Picture taken in light box (transitioning)

Picture taken in light box (transitioning)

Picture taken in light box (cold)

Picture taken in light box (cold)

Picture taken outdoors in overcast lighting (cold)

Picture taken outdoors in overcast (cold)

Picturre taken in light box (warm)

Picture taken in light box (warm)
Tower Of Isengaro is a black jelly base with crystal chameleon colour shifting flakes in green, blue, fuchsia and gold.  Of the two flakey polishes in this collection - this is my favourite.  I love the colours in it.  In terms of the formula it is along the same lines as Fires Of Mordor.  My swatch shows three coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken outdoors in overcast lighting

Picture taken outdoors in overcast lighting
Tree Folk is a linear holo with a black base and aurorua shimmer in green/gold/teal. and a smattering of red gold chrome chameleon flakes.  This is a such a great colour and the formula is awesome.  You could easily get away with one coat, however I used two coats for my swatch.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in overcast sunlight

Picture taken outdoors in overcast lighting

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
There are definitely some great polishes in this collection, although there are a few that aren't my personal taste.  My favourite from this collection is Helms Deep Fortress.

The Roads Go Ever On Collection will be available on Grace-full Nail Polish's Australian site on 24th June 8pm AEST and on the international site at 5am CST.