The Digit-al Dozen Does Marble - Day Five

Friday, 18 January 2019


Woohoo!  I've made it through my first week back of the Digit-al Dozen.  It's definitely been a very bumpy ride, but today is the final day of the Marble manis.  I'm clearly out of practice when it comes to nail art challenges.  Hopefully next month will be better.

Funny story about today's mani.  I was originally going to keep my textured and stamped nails from yesterday, however I was cooking and cleaning and they kinda needed to be re done.  So this is what I came up with instead.  It's not a mani I love, but I certainly don't hate it.  Polishes used are Pretty Serious Cosmetics Poppet (I love this colour) and Starship Doom (which I am pretty sure I have never worn before so yay for using some untrieds).  Image is from Dixie Nails Marbled 01 stamping plate.




That brings us to the end of the Digit-al Dozen Does Marble.  I hope you have enjoyed following along. 

The Digit-al Dozen Does Marble - Day Four

Thursday, 17 January 2019


Oh how I wish I had a better mani for today's Digit-al Dozen Does Marble, but sadly today's is very much a fail.  I was going to scrap it but time isn't on my side this week, but I remembered that I have had a few people comment that they would like to see some more of my failed manis so this is for you guys!  

This mani was inspired by @nail_sunny.  I found it on Pinterest and I thought it looked great.  Sadly, my version looks nothing like it should.  Polishes used are Hit The Bottle A Flock Of Seagulls, Looking For Mr Grey, and Snowed In, and OPI Emotions.  Stamping image is from Dixie Nails Marbled 01.


I also tried this mani mattified.  I do like the matte version better....but from a distance.  Not close up.


Here is a look at what the mani was went to be like.


Right let's all pretend that today's mani never happened and lets hope for a better mani tomorrow.  In the mean time don't forget to check out the other girls manis.  I'm sure they have done a much better job than I have.



The Digit-al Dozen Does Marble - Day Three

Wednesday, 16 January 2019


Happy Wednesday everyone!  We are officially half way through this week's Digit-al Dozen Does Marble.  I'm really running out of ideas when it comes to marble to be honest, but only two more manis to do after today so I'm sure I can manage to get through.  I do love today's mani though.  I am pretty sure that this mani will be going into my favourites at the end of this month.

I am seriously obsessed with matte bases and metallic stamping.  I have done it once before today and I think it may just become my new thing that I do this year.  So be prepared to see it a lot from me.  For my base I used Pretty Serious Cosmetics Absence, which I mattified using Picture Polish's G'Day Matte and stamped using China Glaze I'd Melt For You.  Image is from Dixie Nails Marbled 01.




Is it wrong to skip the last two days of the Digit-al Dozen Does Marble so I can keep this mani on?  Here's hoping I love tomorrow's mani just as much as today's.

The Digit-al Dozen Does Marble - Day Two

Tuesday, 15 January 2019


It's Day Two of the Digit-al Dozen Does Marble.  I thought I would do a more 'traditional' marble look for today's mani.  I have done a very similar mani to this before, however I used a Lina Nail Art Supplies stamping plate so really aside from using similar polishes they look very different.

For my base I used Emily de Molly Bright Retreat and stamped using Hit The Bottle A Flock Of Seagulls and Looking For Mr Grey.




That's a wrap on Day Two.  Only three more manis to go!  I have no real idea what I am going to do for the next few days but let's hope I can think of something fun.  Don't forget to check out the other Digit-al Dozen girls!

The Digit-al Dozen Does Marble - Day One

Monday, 14 January 2019


Wow!  It's certainly been a hot minute since I have participated in any of the Digit-al Dozen (or any nail art challenge for that matter).  Last year was definitely a busy year so nail art challenges did get pushed to the side.  I am hoping to get back into some more challenges but I honestly don't know how that will go.  This year is definitely going to be equally as busy (if not busier) than last year so I will just have to see how I go.  To kick start me back into some nail art challenges I am joining back in with the Digit-al Dozen.  This first theme for this month is marble.  I most certainly will be cheating my way through this week but it still counts doesn't it?

I have been on a neon kick lately.  Possibly because it is summer here in Australia and we have been getting lots of sunshine.  Definitely loving that.  Anyway, for today's marble look I went for some watermarbling (which of course I stamped).  For my base I used Color Club's Modern Pink and stamped using Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish.  Image is from What's Up Nails B002.




Who is excited to see the Digit-al Dozen manis back on my blog?  I'm kinda excited to be back.  I say kinda only because there are some themes that I don't particularly love.  They don't call it a challenge for nothing.

I can't wait to see what the other girls do for this marble theme.  Make sure you check them out too.



Grace-full Nail Polish Hella Handmade Creations January 2019 - Swatches & Review

Sunday, 13 January 2019


It's Hella Handmade Creations time again!  Should I really be saying 'again' seems it is for the first time this year?  I guess whatever you want to say it still means it's Hella Handmade Creations and I have this month's polish from Grace-full Nail Polish.

Frost Fatale is a vibrant medium sky blue holo with a smattering of tiny silver super holo micro glitter.  It is also packed with shimmer that gives a slight metallic effect in amongst the holo rainbows.  I love this polish!  The colour is stunning by itself and I think it would make for a great background for some nail art.  The formula applies like a dream and is opaque in two coats, which is what I used for my swatch.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
I feel like my pictures don't do this polish justice.  It is more holo than it looks in my sunshine pictures.  Like I said, the colour is gorgeous in person!  I highly recommend this one.

Frost Fatale will be available for presale on January 14th until January 21st from Hella Handmade Creations. This polish is capped to 75 bottles so you will definitely need to be quick to grab yourself a bottle.

Uberchic Beauty Collection 28 Stamping Plates - Swatches & Review

Friday, 11 January 2019


Along with the Art Deco Elegance Stamping Plate (which I shared the other day) Uberchic Beauty have also added Collection 28 to their range of plates.  Twenty eight collections seems so crazy to me but I guess when you look at the fact that Uberchic have been around for four years now it doesn't seem that crazy at all.   I think I just have no concept of time.  Anyway, I am starting to ramble a little.  Let's take a look at Collection 28.

Image from Uberchic Beauty
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This first plate has a few images that really grabbed my attention and knew that I would love them just as much on the nails.  Aside from the images that grabbed my attention I really like this plate.  There are some really cool and unique looking images on here.

Image from Uberchic Beauty
This was the very first image that grabbed my attention.  When I first saw it I didn't actually pay any attention to the fact that it was a layered image.  I was going to just lead let the flower.  Luckily, I realized before doing my nails because I love how this mani turned out.  For my base I used Emily de Molly Bright Retreat and stamped using Dance Legend Pink Stamping Polish and Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish.


This next layered image was another one that grabbed my attention and I knew I had to use it.  I'm so glad that I did because this is another mani that I love!  For my base I sponged on Pretty Serious Cosmetics Fluffykins, Cutie Patootie, Little Duckling, Bunny Foo-Foo, Peachie Poo and Doodle Bug, and stamped using Hit The Bottle Snowed In! and Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish.


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I really like the images on this next plate.  I love the star images and the floral images in particular, as well as the zig zag like images (forth row down on the left hand side).

Image from Uberchic Beauty
I honestly was going to use one of those zig zag like images first but I really felt like doing a dry brush mani and this image felt like the perfect choice.  I am so glad I used it because I love how this turned out.  For my base used Emily de Molly Bright Retreat, I dry brushed using Color Club East Austin and Modern Pink and stamped using Powder Perfect Black Stamping Polish.


I know this star image is meant to be layered but I really love the look of it by itself.  I had originally planned on using completely different colours for this mani but it occurred to me that I have been using lots of pinks, oranges and purples lately so I need to switch it up.  So I went for blues.  For my base I used OPI Sailing And Nailing, No Room For The Blues and Super Trop-i-cal-i-fiji-istic, and I stamped using Hit The Bottle Snowed In!


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This plate is a little meh to me.  Apart from the four images in the bottle right corner and the floral-ish image in the top right, I'm not sure I really care for the images on this plate.  That being said, I'm sure if I used them or saw some manis using them I would quickly change my mind.

Image from Uberchic Beauty
As much as I think these images would look amazing with a colourful background (like a gradient) I wasn't quite read to take off Emily de Molly LE 114 and I thought that this image would like nice over it.


I've been loving bright manis again lately so I naturally gravitated towards the neons in my China Glaze drawer.  It's something I do on a regular basis and I'm not mad about it at all.  For my base I used China Glaze That's Shore Bright, Purple Panic, Thistle Do Nicely and Orly Road Trippin.  I stamped using Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish.


I think there are some amazing images among these plates, and I have definitely done some favourite manis using these plates.  I am definitely excited to play with these plates some more.  I had no issues with how any of these images picked up and transferred to the nails.

Collection 28 is available now from Uberchic Beauty.