Saturday, November 17, 2018

Christmas Simples 2018: Christmas Bows + Tutorial!


Happy day stamp champs,

Who's excited for Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Small Business Saturday & Christmas?  I'm trying to get amped up.  Obviously I didn't get to post much of my Halloween nail art despite creating a lot of it so be prepared as the month rolls onward to see some untimely spooky nail art lol.  I've just decided there's no point to being super stringent on myself and these timelines.  I have to work with a body that is adjusting to things and in many ways in still unbelievably ill.  The week before last  I even had surgery which sort of threw me into another health tailspin.  So I'm just going to post as I will for whatever holiday.  And as it happens I'm starting anew with Christmas.  This mani I'm sharing was actually going to be a 4 part video tutorial of Christmas Simples.  However that kind of mega post & video edit requires some serious stamina which I am severely lacking.  Instead I'm going to break them apart and post them a solo.   Let's start with UberChic Beauty who I have the very real pleasure of working with.


Friday, November 2, 2018

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New UberChic Beauty Plates including Holiday Plates + Sale!

Hey fellow stamperistas,
Nothing To Disclose

I'm striking while the irons hot!  Up next in the new releases are the UberChic Beauty stamping plates for the holidays and just for kicks.  As usual Brittany has struck upon gold creating plates that have a particular appeal and will be especially fun and perfect for the rest of the fall and holiday season.  I'm just going to jump right in!


Sunday, October 28, 2018

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New Sugar Bubbles Nail Art Stamping Plates!

Yo stamp champs,
Nothing To Disclose

As I start thinking about Halloween I ALWAYS ALWAYS immediately go and suss out the latest creations from Sugar Bubbles.  Why?  Vivi is a genius at melding creepy, classic, and cute!  I love her plates and have collected them for years and my favorite time of year to break out Sugar Bubble plates in particular are the Halloween & Christmas.  So of course I went a spying to see what Vivi had created over my health related absence.  I saw that she released plates in both January and May of 2018 so let's catch up with those with the thought that its likely she is getting ready to drop another plate or two as she does annually around Halloween.



Sunday, October 14, 2018

Hot Off The Stamping Press: MoYou London Festive Expansion, Fashionista Expansion, & Sailor Expansion!

Hey stamperistas,

MoYou London has released a few more plates over this month for both Halloween and just in general.  I have to say the Halloween plates were brilliantly done as was the Sailor Expansion.  I've never really been a fan of the Fashionista Collection, but I'm sure their latest creation coming from that set will sell well given that its focused on paisley which has been very popular of late on plates along with plaid.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Black Chrome Galaxy Foil Nail Art + Tutorial!

Hey stamperistas,

I'm really trying to get my blog and other social media switched over to the spook-tacular mood of Halloween.  As you know my health has been pretty crummy and what I have found is its also slowed me down so tremendously.  Filming, photographing, etc is taking me longer than I had anticipated but despite that I still want to try and make this October special and share all the nail art & creations I've thought of with you.  Its one of my favorite holidays and its always bummed me out that I haven't been able to use as many of my plates as I would like.   This year I want to do as much as possible so I started with a galaxy look.  I know this is definitely not classic Halloween but I also wanted to think about looks that would go with specific costumes and when I was playing around with my plates this sort of came together.  Its very funky & very non-traditional and I hope you like it!


Monday, September 24, 2018

My Favorite Plates for Halloween 2018!

Hey stamp champs,
Nothing To Disclose

Its been a quiet week so I must apologize.  I haven't been feeling very well this last week and instead my bones have been shaking & quaking and causing me more & more problems as the week progressed until yesterday when I could barely move around in my home and ended up sleeping most of the day and taking medications.  I'm finally starting to feel a little bit better today so I thought I better get my  my annual favorites for Halloween post up since unbelievably its already the 24th of September!  Last year I did an updated post from my very first Halloween favorites back in 2014 (wow - ancient!) and this year I thought I would continue the tradition and show you some new plates that have caught my eye and made me go yes please!  Some you will have to get on the ball to order immediately if they are going to make it to you in time, but trust when I say they will be UTTERLY worth it.



Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Simples: Scattered Fall Foiled Abstract Nail Art

Hey stamperistas,
  Press Sample

How is everyone?  It was a quiet weekend!  I was in a lot of pain thanks to the hurricane that is battering the east coast currently.  The rain makes my legs & chest ache in ways that make it difficult for me to do more than cower in bed with ice and NSAIDs unfortunately.  However I did have time to create a few cute looks that were more fall inspired.  Generally I love the fall.  For me fall means it's time for rich golds and bold color choices.  There's so much I want to do but I know I don't have the stamina to do everything so I decided I'm definitely going to be sharing more of my nail art but not necessarily creating tutorials for everything I create.  This is something I talked about a few posts back especially for the more simple nail art I create unless its requested.  This nail art came about because I really wanted to break out my rich gold polishes that were shimmering as well as some of my Orly Satin Hues.