B Loves Plates B.01 Geometry Is Perfect Stamping Plate - Swatches & Review

Wednesday, 23 January 2019


Some of my "New Years Resolutions" is to swatch some more of my untrieds and do some more nail art.  While technically B Loves Plates B.01 Geometry Is Perfect isn't an untried of mine, it has never made it's way to my blog so I'm going to class it as an untried.  One day I would like to have all of my stamping plates and my polishes on my blog.  It may not happen but it's the thought that counts right?  So with all that said, let's take a look at B Loves Plates B.01 Geometry Is Perfect stamping plate.

Image from B Loves Plates
I'm pretty sure that if you scroll back on Instagram you will find a couple of manis using this plate (I have had it for a few years now) but this is one mani that I still remember doing.  I love this image.  Looking at this old mani makes me want it on my nails again.  For my gradient I used China Glaze Metro Pollen-tin, Home Sweet House Music and Lady And The Vamp.  


If you saw my Emily de Molly post on Monday then you would know that I am obsessed with LE130.  So much so I couldn't bare to take it off to do another nail art mani using this plate (I did have other plans for manis with this plate) so I used it as my base.  I really like how this mani turned out.




I know that this plate is an older plate (and I have definitely had a fair bit of use out of it since purchasing it) but it has some really great images on it.  It also stamps beautifully.

The B.01 Geometry Is Perfect Stamping Plate is available from B Loves Plates.

Emily de Molly Boxing Day Sale Limited Editions (Part One) - Swatches & Review

Monday, 21 January 2019


It's absolutely no secret that I am a massive Emily de Molly fan!  I mean if you just take a look at any of my monthly favourites or my favourite indies post then you will see that Emily de Molly is always in there.  So naturally when they release new polishes I am on to them.  There were 20 new limited edition polishes released as part of the Boxing Day sale last year and I just had to grab them all.  I mean how can you say no to gorgeous polishes at a discounted price?  Because there is 20 polishes I have decided to split them into two posts so that things don't get out of control.  I'll make sure I link the second post to this one (and vice versa) once it is done.  Right, less talk and more polish!


LE122 is a dark teal green with copper holographic micro glitters and iridescent flakes.  This polish doesn't photograph accurately at all.  But you will just have to trust me that it is such a gorgeous colour and I really like the flakies.  The formula is always awesome and applies evenly.  For my swatch I used two coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box
LE123 is a forest green with bronze flakes, gold shimmers and gold holographic micro glitters.  I'm not really a green fan but this one is nice.  The formula is also fantastic.  You could probably get away with one coat, especially if you have short nails.  I used two coats for my swatch.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box
LE124 is a dark sage green with strong pink to gold shifting shimmer and iridescent flakes.  I am a big fan of the base colour with the shimmer and flakies.  So pretty!  The formula is great and applies evenly.  You can stop at two coats, however I used three coats for my swatch.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box
LE125 is a teal blue subtle shimmer with a white/silver magnetic effect.  I think that this is such an interesting colour.  The magnetic effect is a little on the subtle side - or perhaps I needed to hold it there for longer.  The formula is great and is opaque in two coats.

Picture taken in light box (with magnet)

Picture taken in light box (with magnet)

Picture taken in light box (no magnet)

Picture taken in light box (no magnet)
LE126 is a light navy blue with gold flakes, silver holographic micro glitters and a light blue magnetic effect.  This polish appears darker on the nails than it is in the bottle but it is a nice colour.  The formula is great and you could get away with one coat.  I used two coats for my swatch.

Picture taken in light box (with magnet)

Picture taken in light box (with magnet)

Picture taken in light box (no magnet)

Picture taken in light box (no magnet)

Picture taken in morning sunlight (no magnet)

Picture taken in morning sunlight (no magnet)
LE127 is a pale blue/green with pewter and silver glitters and a subtle shimmer.  This one is really pretty and the formula is great.  I didn't need to fish or place any of the glitters.  My swatch shows two coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box
LE128 is a described as a dark purple holo with gold shimmer, silver holographic glitters and a white/silver magnetic effect.  Personally I think that this polish is more of a blue grey shade.  Whatever colour you want to call it, I like it.  I think it's so interesting and the formula is great.  For my swatch I used two coats.

Picture taken in light box (with magnet)

Picture taken in light box (with magnet)

Picture taken in light box (no magnet)

Picture taken in light box (no magnet)

Picture taken in direct sunlight (no magnet)

Picture taken in direct sunlight (no magnet)
LE129 is a blurple base with assorted glitters in gold, pink and blue.  Oh how I miss these types of polishes.  They are just so fun to wear.  This polish is making me want to grab out the Forces trio.  Who remembers those polishes?  Anyway, this polish has such a pretty colour combination between the base and glitters.  The formula is good.  I didn't need to fish for any of the glitters, however I did need to manipulate the large circle glitters as some of them decided that they wanted to stick together.  I used two coats for my swatch, although I do question if I should have done a third coat as it is borderline see through at the tips.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box
LE130 is a red based purple with green/purple/red shifting aurora pigment.  I am OBSESSED with this polish.  I'm so in love.  The colour is amazing and it shifts in so many ways.  I literally can't stop looking at my nails.  The formula is great and applies evenly.  I used three coats for my swatch as it was a little too see through at the tips for my personal taste.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken outdoors in shade

Picture taken outdoors in shade

Picture taken outdoors in shade

Picture taken outdoors in shade

Picture taken outdoors in shade

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
LE131 is a purple with gold and blue shimmers and glitters in blue and silver.  Big fan of this one.  I think the colour is really pretty and the glitters are beautiful.  The formula is awesome and is opaque in two coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box
How pretty are these polishes?  There are sooooo many pretties.  But as part of my New Years Resolutions I am going to be tough on picking my favourites so my personal favourite from part one of the limited editions is hands down LE130.  I could live in this polish!

I'm not sure if any of these polishes are still available but it could be worth checking out the Emily de Molly sites - Australian site and International site.

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.