Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year's Eve Holographic Watermarble Nail Art

Hey stamperistas,

Ring a ding ding its almost 2015! Or some jazz like that right? Lol the new year never excites me.  It reminds me of drunken brawls, inappropriate behavior, and mechanical falls with simultaneous lacerations.  Yeah all of that and let me tell you now I'm not talking about my own personal experiences rather those of the people I take care of.  Lol, but New Years does offer me the opportunity to post theme related nail art so of course I gotta love that!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Fab Ur Nails FUN Nail Art Stamping Plates Review

Hey stampaeristas,

I believe I told you tis the season to review! Lol actually it's not that it's the season to review it's that I finally have time to sit down and review all these plates after what feels like eons being away from my home base.  Today I have the latest release of stamping plates from Johanne of Fab Ur Nails i.e. FUN 13, 14, and 15 for your reviewing pleasure.  I've never reviewed this brand of plates before and its for a few reasons.  One I have purchased every single plate ever released by Fab Ur Nails over the years so it felt strange to suddenly review them and two the plates always have been absolutely flawless from etching to design.  Has anything changed? I'll let you be the judge.  As usual the review will be sectioned into different components relating to swatches, image size, etc so if you want to scroll through feel free.  Please leave comments, questions, and feedback I cannot emphasize this enough it's actually a huge help for me as a blogger! Now let's get started...

Sunday, December 28, 2014

AliExpress Jelly Soft/Extra Soft XL Replacement Stamping Pad Review (UPDATED)

Hey stamp champs,

This little review today is for the AliExpress Jelly Soft XL replacement pads that have been garnering some attention recently in a few of my nail art groups and for my good friend Yvette.  I think these pads are what I've decided to dub the 2nd Generation marshmallow stamper and I'll tell you more about why I feel that way later. Never heard of a marshmallow stamper before? No problem read all about em and the original version here.   This is my first time doing a stamper review, but apparently lots of ladies are as obsessed about their stampers as I am so I will try to include more reviews of these items in the future.  As I always ask please leave comments, questions, and feedback on my reviews.  They are a lot of work and every little bit of response helps me out as a blogger.  Also if you read nothing else at least read the Final Impression because info there may affect your decision to purchase. Now let's get started!

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas 2014: Merry Christmas!

Ho ho ho stamp champs,

Merry Christmas for those of you that celebrate and happy holidays to the rest!  I'm keeping in short and sweet today I just wanted to show off my Christmas Day nail art! Another complex one full of layerings upon layerings and loads of advanced stamping.  Not easy nor for the faint of heart but I'm loving how it turned out!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Sweaters, Swirls and Snoopy Winter Nail Art

Hey lacqueritas,

I/m keeping it chill and cool today.  Lol actually I'm keeping it cool and chill for the rest of the year not that there's much of it left.  Anyway I've been wearing these nails for a couple of days now.  A kind of pink on pink swirling winter nail art.  I wouldn't necessarily classify it as Christmas per say just cozy.  Anyhoo here's what I came up with...

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Hot Off The Stamping Press: MoYou London Capricorn Zodiac Collection Nail Art Stamping Plate!

Happy Sunday stamperistas,

Yay it's time for another Zodiac Collection plate from MoYou London!  This time the feisty and ocean loving Capricorns can rejoice because your plate has arrived ;) Woot so let's take a look at what MoYou London has come up with now....

This is for all the ambitious, humorous, cautious, independent, prudent, patient, reliable, helpful, resourceful, thoughtful, iirresistibleCapricorn stamping girls.  Per MoYou London ;)

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New Chez Delaney Nail Art Stamping Plates!

Happy holiday stamperistas,

I have MORE nail art stamping plates for you.  Lol don't hate me and don't unfollow you know you love looking if nothing else ;)  This time again from Chez Delaney!  It appears Veronique is on a roll and she is loving the life of nail art stamping.  I'm loving it too :)

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Hot Off The Stamping Press: Pueen Celebration Collection Fireworks Festival Nail Art Stamping Plate (Released)

Hey stamp champs,

Happy Saturday! I'm just gonna dive right in.  You know I blogged about this plate earlier when we had very few images of this plate - the new Pueen Celebration Collection Fireworks Festival Plate. This was also the plate I was trying to win during the #celebratewithpueen contest on Instagram.  I lost lol, but at least we can still purchase the plate if we choose.  Anyhoo now that the plate has released lets take a better look at the pictures of the plate now that we have some.

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Hot Off The Stamping Press: New Mundo de Unas Valentines Day Nail Art Stamping Plates!

Hey stamp champs,

Happy Valentine's Day lol oh wait I mean  Merry Christmas and let's start thinking about the next major holiday. Lol. Yeah its like that - Christmas decorations out at Halloween and Valentines out at Christmas.  Nah but some of you do get upset, like myself, when we don't get advance notice of holiday plates so that we can plan a purchase and nail art in advance.  So here's a case where Mundo de Unas is giving us advance notice ;)

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas 2014: O Holy Night Nail Art

Welcome back varnished vixens,

Today I want to share some special nail art with you.  I have been dying to create some holy night nail art for years now.  I have failed many times.  Lol of course I never posted them because they were a hot mess, but today I think I succeeded in the craft.  Even if you aren't religious or don't believe in the sabbath everyone can just admire pretty nails!  And to be frank I had several stamping plates that were calling out for me to create this design.  So of course I obliged ;)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hot Off The Stamping Press: MoYou London Geek Nail Art Stamping Plates

Hey stamperistas,

It's Wednesday which means it's time to show another set of MoYou London plates!  This time its a new collection featuring images related to all things geeky.  In other words its the Geek Collection. I've go to be honest and say I'm not sure what to expect from this collection so let's just take a look...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Born Pretty Store Nail Art Stamping Plates Review

Hey stamperistas,

Today we're going to get into another one of my epic reviews this time from the wildly successful release of Born Pretty Store brand plates.  As my followers may know from reading prior posts I have put up announcements for every release and also pointed out the differences between plates that were re-designed from the initial release.  Today I'm going to be focusing on only the first ten plates from the series.  I will also be comparing the initial BornPretty plates to the newer and revamped BP plates.  If you don't know what I'm referring to please go ahead and read here. Otherwise with so much material to cover let's get started!  As usual my review will be divided into sections regarding sizing swatches etc so if there is a section you would like to read feel free to skip ahead.  And please leave comments and feedback!  Let's go...

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas 2014: Candy Canes and Christmas Trees Watermarble Nail Art

Hey lacqueritas,

I'm on a roll with my watermarbles. Lol for whatever reason I'm just really loving them and loving playing around with them.  You guys know I've created watermarbles for Christmas before in fact I'm pretty sure I created a super cute one a year or two ago.  In this case I chose a different red polish and it ended up bleeding into the white polish.  This nearly drove me mad until I realized I kind of liked the effect.  That's when I decided to more a little away from tradition and add a bit of pink to the mix ;)

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Favorite Nail Art Stamping Plates For Christmas!

Hey stamp champs,

I know a lot of you liked the post I did for my favorite nail art stamping plates for Halloween.  So I decided to go ahead and do one for all the holidays from now on :)  Hell maybe I'll even do it seasonally since I have borderline personality disorder when it comes to my stamping plates and switch my favorites up all the time :) So today we are going to talk about Christmas.  I know a lot of my followers are from all over the globe and from many different backgrounds so if you don't celebrate the holiday at least you get to look at lots of pretty plates, and hey at the end of the day you know I'm all about the nail art stamping plate swag!

I'm starting with the newer plates because my brain is just built like that I always recall what I am lusting for the most first and then go down stream ;) You can buy Pet'la plates here.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Pipe Dream Polish Neon Camouflage Nail Art

Hey stamp champs,

Tis the season to be jolly!  And right now I can't get any jollier than when I look at my neon cremes from Pipe Dream Polish.  It feels like I am floating on a cloud of neon yumminess!  They are so bright and so easy to work with that it makes watermarbling a dream.  Of course you guys know I love watermarbles! Over the last few months I have definitely have increased my skills with them and I plan to keep going lol.  Maybe watermarble Wednesdays? Let me know what you think anyway let's talk about the nail art I created here.

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Hot Off The Stamping Press: New DRK Nails Nail Art Stamping Plates

Hey stamp champs,

The platemakers are at it again! The question in fact, on this blog at least, isn't if new plates are coming out soon but rather when.  Lol.  DRK Nails has been quiet lately.  Too quiet in my opinion which means they are plotting.  In case you didn't know DRK recently announced they were stocking a small selection of Sugar Bubbles plates, the ones I posted here, and apparently more on the way. Meanwhile I've been waiting with baited breath for their next release.  I prayed to the heavens they would release a special Christmas plate, but alas. Segue - btw where are all the Hanukkah plates? No I'm not Jewish, but a lot of my friends are and I'd love to see a bit more cultural diversity out there in holiday themed plates.  Anyway lo and behold! A plate arrived from DRK in time for Christmas - apparently a sultry one ;)

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Lesson Lockdown: How To Create Watermarble Nail Art Like A Pro!

Yo stamp champs,

Welcome back to the classroom!  This post is for a lovely lady Cheryl who just wants to watermarble her little heart out, and I want to help her achieve her goal.  Ok so here's the deal - many many ladies hate watermarble nail art.  They groan, cry, and throw up their hands in defeat when they even see the word.  In fact you could say in the 31 day nail art challenge the watermarble has driven some women to the depths of despair.  Well I say despair no longer because it really isn't that bad.  In fact with the right polishes and the right attitude I'd say it's downright FUN! And as you know recently I have been doing more and more watermarbles because like a language the skills of successfully creating watermarbles gets rusty if you don't use them regularly. So here we go....

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hot Off The Stamping Press: MoYou London Games Collection!

Happy hump day stamp champs,

Today I have the latest collection launching from MoYou London this Friday called the Games Collection!  I found the premise of this collection to be so fun since I really love games - Sudoku especially and crossword puzzles.  Some of the games on the plates I don't really know so I'll have to look them up but these plates are right up my alley! So let's take a look.....

This mascot is named Penny.  As in Miss Moneypenny?

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas 2014: Gliterring Holiday Abstracts

Hey lacquer ladies,

I should be giving you all a lot more holiday nail art now that December has started and I promise I will starting today.  Lol I have been a touch distracted by all the neons and watermarbles.  Hehe! I will bring you a few more posts like that as well, but let's kick off the holiday season with my first mani directed at Christmas though it is totally non traditional.  Go figure ;)  I love glitter and I love holographics.  This that sparkle and glimmer are what the holiday is all about at least for me so today I created something just that.  So sparkly you can't look away...

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New MoYou London Festive Collection Nail Art Stamping Plates (Christmas Edition)!

Hey stamp champs,

I think that the wave of never ending plates has slowed down a little of course there is always room in hearts for a few more plates dedicated to the upcoming holidays!  MoYou London has FINALLY released the plates I just knew they were hanging onto ;) In due time too because if you ladies are like myself and want these plates you are going to have to deal with international shipping times and with the holidays around the bend that's always tough!  So let's take a look...

 I love this banner! I will recreate some nail art around this look later ;)

Hot Off The Stamping Press: Messy Mansion Bridal Nails and Lead Light Lacquer Nail Art Stamping Plates!

Happy December stamp champs,

The year is winding down now, but the stamping press is STILL steaming! Insanity in bits and pieces. Messy Mansion has released the Bridal Nails and LeadLight Lacquer collections!  You can't keep up with all the plates? No problem I'll do it for you ;)  Lol please don't unsubscribe.  I can see the looks of horror and desperation on your faces.  "Please Tamira my budget I can't stand to look any more, but the plates are so pretty..." Lol as you can see I have an active imagination, but I do understand you plight however I have been heavily anticipating these plates for MONTHS now so I absolutely positively must share them now that they have been released. That's right you can finally get your hands on these pretty babies so let's take a look at what all my fuss has been about.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Born Pretty Store Floral Water Decal Nail Art & Review

Hey stamp champs,

I have some cute nail art for you today!  When Born Pretty Store approached me about reviewing a few of their products I was so flattered.  You all know I'm a huge fan of their recently released stamping plates as well.  And so I wanted to create something appealing and also do their products justice.  I picked out items that I felt were in sync with my own personal style without narrowing the scope too much.  Today I'm going to show you some decals I chose and how I used them to create a look that was still very much in my venue of art.

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Pipe Dream Polish Neon Floral Watermarble Nail Art

Varnished vixens,

It may be winter, but on this blog we are going to sizzle like it's summer and not just because the stamping press is on fire.  I believe in the necessity of neon polish and frankly with my skin tone I can pull it off year round.  More importantly when I look outside and see the horrors of winter coming upon us I can look down and my nails and go ah ok.  This isn't so bad ;)

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New Chez Delaney Nail Art Stamping Plates!

Hey stamp champs,

How's everybody? Frantically spent after all that Black Friday shopping and looking forward to Cyber Monday lol!  I did very little shopping though their were some epic online bargains to be had! It was hard to not buy ALL the polish and ALL the plates.  I just got a few small things and while I was doing my usual online stalkery I came across the silent sleeper that kills which is Chez Delaney. I swear if plate makers could become assassins Veronique would be one.  She always stealthily releases plates that make me drool and honestly this is a brand that needs more press.  She's not getting nearly enough attention for some of the heartstoppingly gorgeous and delicate patterns she has created! So let me amend that for you now....


Angels and Plumes is one of my favorite new collections! Feathers and angel wings and plumage.  Resistible? Not in the slightest I love them all!

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New MoYou London Sagittarius Zodiac Collection Nail Art Stamping Plate!

Hey Sagittarius ladies,

It's your time to shine or barring that it's at least your time to stamp ;)  That's right MoYou London has released your Zodiac Collection plate!  I'm late on announcing it so I apologize.  These days it's getting harder and harder for me to stalk ahem stay on top of every single new plate releasing because it has been a hailstorm of newly releasing plates over the last 2 months.  However I also try to keep a special eye out for these plates since I know a lot of ladies are eagerly waiting for their turns! So let's take a look...

Friday, November 28, 2014

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New Aliexpress Dream Girl Nail Art Stamping Plates!

Hey stamp champs,

Yes yet another brand/design of plates has emerged off the stamping press!  They are of the landscape variety and can be purchased via AliExpress.  Often I have mixed sentiment regarding AliExpress since you really are in a crap shoot regarding whether the seller of plates you purchase will have reliable wares i.e. well etched plates.  So I always stress a little bit, but this year has seen the emergence of some truly beautiful collections from China including the QGirl and Hehe plates.  I don't believe I've blogged about either brand before but you can expect a review of at least the Hehe plates very soon.  For now I want to tell you about a set of plates I discovered a few weeks ago that look quite tempting and are of the landscape variety called Dream Girl plates.

Now let's see the close up images shall we?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Glitter Leadlight Rainbow Abstract feat Pet'la Nail Art Stamping Plates

Hey lacquer ladies,

Happy Thanksgiving! It's been waaaaayyyy too long since I actually posted any nail art.  Crazily because my computer went down it took several of my folders of nail art, reviews, etc down with it. Sigh I am slowly getting things going again and today's post is half testing the waters with my borrowed back up computer and half me going crazy from not posting nail art.  So today's post was actually in response to a question I saw posed on one of my nail art groups asking if you could stamp over glitter leadlight based nails which in themselves are are form of nail art. It happens the original poster was a good friend Lizzy K Thank you for the inspiration darling!  Of course I thought absolutely yes! Simply put if there is a base down regardless of what it is you can stamp over it.  So here's what I came up with.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hot Off The Stamping Press: MoYou London Alice In Wonderland Nail Art Stamping Plate Collection Expansion!

Heya stamperellas,

I know lately I have been inundating you with new plate announcements and releases.  That's just the way it is sometimes raining and pouring plates by the dozens.  I think right now competition and production in the stamping nail art world has never been more fierce, and for all of that we need to put a bit more thought into which plates will be the right fit for each of us over the next coming months.  But for now it's Wednesday and that means it's time for another plate release from MoYou London.  This week the release is once again focused on the Alice in Wonderland inspired collection that released last week.  You can view those plates here, but let's take a look at what MoYou came up with next....

 You've seen Alice before.  I actually think they did a really great job designed this Mascot as a modern Alice bangs and all!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New Born Pretty Store Nail Art Stamping Plates!

Hiya stamp champs,

We are literally drowning in new plate releases these days right? It's insane! All I can say is batten down the hatches darlings because a flash flood warning is in effect.  So you know I've had my share of problems with the Born Pretty Store plate releases.  Often I cannot tell what is going on or afterward find out some information that was left out.  This time I'm pretty certain I have the facts for Black Friday's release.  If you follow me on Instagram you'd know I just  received my order of BPS plates - my original and then my 2nd follow up order.  I'd asked BPS to send me the revamped BP01-10 plates so that I could post a comprehensive comparison and review, but I don't have those.  I'm thinking about just going ahead and reviewing what I've got at least the 2nd release of the BP plates and getting that up so my followers can have some reference upon which to judge the quality of these plates.  If you're interested in that let me know in the comments below otherwise I'm gonna dive right in because these plates are epic level!

Yup it's that time again! May I suggest if you missed out on obtaining the BP01-10 plates that launched with the new plates that this would be a good time to pick them up. For 24 hours on the 28th these plates will be on sale.  Unfortunately the site has conflicting info one banner (above) has plates listed for 0.99 cents and another for $1.40 (small round plates) and $3.99 (large rectangular plates).  I have no idea which one is accurate, but I'm hoping it's the 0.99 cent one as they have been sold for historically.  Let's take a closer look at the plates...

Hot Off The Stamping Press: Pet'la Plate Festival Season Winter 2014 Nail Art Stamping Plates!

Hiya stamperistas,

What is beauty this season? For me it's the new Winter 2014 Collection by Pet'la Plate.  You know me and this brand well right? They are the Hungarian bronze gold colored plates that make me swoon.  I've been swooning for almost a year since I discovered this brand and with every release Petra the owner and creator gets a little more brilliant with her designs.  Don't believe me then get a load of these...


Good lord this plate is bloody brilliant! Beautiful and glorious.  I need it. Period that is all.

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New Winstonia Store Nail Art Stamping Plates!

Hey stamp champs.

Guess who just released a series of cute new plates in conjunction with their 30K Instagram hallmark?  Yup Winstonia Store.  I have to say I have a really am liking these new plates too if for no reason other than I can see Winstonia stretching themselves creatively and taking notes on what's been successful with other companies.  Though overwhelmed by all the new plates releasing I'm thrilled with all the options we have these days!  So let's take a look at the latest Winstonia offering...

Pilgrims hide your wives, turkeys hide your giblets! The T-day feast is on! Lol!  This plate is adorable mixing the current holiday season with landscape layout that is totally on trend!  So what do you think of these landscape plates?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New MyOnline Shop MJ Nail Art Stamping Plates!

Yo lacqueristas,

Tired of all the new releases yet? Is your wallet screaming for mercy? Mine is - repeatedly.  It's saying b*%t$ you must have lost your ever loving mind! Lol alas.  Too bad for my wallet that my only joy in life these days stems directly from nail art stamping. Still though I can't afford everything I want.  Not even close.  These days I've been so so good I'm hoping Santa or the nail art fairies out there will reward me with a nice prize for being such a good girl! I mean let's be honest - I've held back on so many purchases these last few months and now it's literally pouring plates.  Ack!  So here's a few more from a brand that's no stranger to this blog.  MyOnline Shop which run by Meann a designer and creator from the Philippines and you guys know how much I love her Jr plates so of course I was excited to see what she came up with for the new MJ plates.

She starts off with a travel theme plate.  These seem to be quite popular lately with at least 4 other brands taking a swing at their interpretation MoYou London, Winstonia, and Marianne Nails to name a few...

Hot Off The Stamping Press: MoYou London Alice in Wonderland Collection + Festive Collection Release!

Hey stamp champs,

I'm back in business, of sorts on a borrowed computer, but from now on things will be a bit more organized and steady in these parts.  So let's catch up quickly today with the last release from MoYou London featuring their new collection inspired by Alice in Wonderland and their latest Festive Collection holiday plate.

Welcome Alice!  My excitement for these plates was visceral...I told you once before Disney's Alice in Wonderland is one of my holy grails.  An instant mood elevator and a lesson in how not to live my live.  Yes Alice you alone in the forest singing Good Advice while tears stream down your face altered my lifeview forever at the age of 7.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New Pueen Festive Collection!

Hey lacqueristas,

What is up with Pueen these days?  They are KILLING me! No seriously they are killing me! Didn't they just release a new collection? You know they did because it's been one of the most popular posts to the blog for the last 2 weeks!  So hot on the heels of the Leisure Collection comes the Celebration Collection! Pueen has gone mad, but I'm loving every minute of it!  Apparently this is a collection that will have plates added to it a few at a time for each special occasion...if you read the comments and responses to questions Pueen has been posting on Facebook.  Intrigued? Then read on....

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New MoYou London Cookbook Collection Nailart Stamping Plate Expansion!

Hey stamp champs,

Opps opps opps Friday has passed and the MoYou London plates have released! Alas I don't have access to my computer as I used to.  What's a girl to do? Because she loves you she uses this frustrating blogger app to create her posts using her Ipad and on occasion she hits up the public library.  New York is wonderful like that but jeez I am missing the district!

Cherry again.....let me stress this - the new plates in this collection are cute but I really really want them to release their holiday plates earlier this year! Um you are going to release holiday plates right MoYou?

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New Cici & Sisi Christmas Nail Art Stamping Plate!

Hey stamp champs,

It's that season when it's time for holiday nail art!  You already saw my whiny little post regarding the new Sugar Bubbles holiday plates lol, but today I also wanted to show you another cool holiday plate that I think a lot of you will love if you haven't seen it already.  When it comes to Cici & Sisi I'm really a fan of their first two sets of Jumbo plates.  The images are well thought out and cute!  I think when this company hits its stride right they really knock it outside the park, and while I thought the second sets of jumbo plates were a miss I am really enamoured with the Christmas plate they released for the upcoming holidays.  Let's take a look...

Hot Off The Stamping Press: Mundo de Unas Nail Art Stamping Plates!

Happy Sunday stamp champs,

It's the season of holiday nail art stamping and guess what my darlings? As usual it is raining and pouring new plates from everywhere!  These days I feel like I have seen at least 50 new plates release across different brands in the last month.  So let's add another newcomer with an insider advantage to that group.  Congratulations Slyvia Z, owner and seller of Mundo de Unas and those fabulous stamping polishes, on creating your own brand of nail art stamping plates!  Let the spaz and squee rein!!!! I won't even pretend not to be excited and thrilled to see her creating her own plates and the first 5 have a hard center around the upcoming holidays so let's take a look.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

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

Hey lacquer ladies,

In case you couldn't tell my computer is still down meaning I'm still using my blogger app to post.  It's driving me batty because I feel forced to create my posts in a manner completely different from how I like to! Alas no point in complaining as the show MUST go on and I am super far behind in updating everyone on all the newly releasing/released plates.  So let's talk shop shall we? These plates by Sugar Bubbles I became aware of last week when they released.  I feel almost bad showing them to you as most of them are impossible to get right now in time for holiday nail art and I myself am super frustrated by this as well since several of those plates are calling my name and I also am not able to attain them :(. You'll see why I'm so frustrated when you look at how cool these plates really are!

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Hot Off The Stamping Press: Pueen Buffet Leisure Collection!

Hey stamp champs,

I had this news a few days ago but as I said with my computer issues everything just got that much harder so please bear with me until I can get things fixed and moving along again.  For now let's talk about this new Buffet collection that came out of nowhere from Pueen Cosmetics!  We all know they love these Buffet plates so much so the last 2 collections have been Buffet/infinity/landscape style.  Now they are back for more and this time aimed at the leisure loving crowd, and no I don't know what that even means, but let's take a look anyway....

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New MoYou London Cookbook Collection Nail Art Stamping Plates!

Hey stamp champs,

Right now I swear I'm cursed. My computer has broken so I am attempting to post updates via my blogger app on my iPad.  In the meantime all the photos and data I have in my computer are being held hostage.  I almost want to kill someone, but I'll hold it in and try this instead.  I'm hoping it works out despite things not being ideal.  Now how about a little Cookbook magic from MoYou London this week?

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New FabUrNails FUN Nail Art Stamping Plates!

Halo lacquer ladies and stamp champs alike,

Get your drool catchers ready cause these new plates are gonna blow your mind! Let's face it I think by now we know of my addict like behavior and addition to stamping plates.  It's kind of the most demented and yet awesome problem to have EVER.  I mean I love stamping, but more than that I love finding and supporting brands that make me swoon!  I like it even more when the creators of these brands have more talent and experience at the craft than you can shake a stick at.  Of course I am referring to Johanne of FabUrNails. Have you seen her Facebook or Instagram account? If not I highly suggest you go check her out! She is unbelievably talented and posts tutorials all the time! So how could she possibly be more awesome? Oh wait she makes stamping plates that cause me major heart palpitations....

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Ok here is a prime example of why Fun plates are a worthwhile investment and also novel plates to have in your collection.
Friday, October 31, 2014

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New Emily de Molly Nail Art Stamping Plates!

Hiya stamp champs,

That's right a double post day! Why? Because the stamping press is sizzling!  It's so hot even I'm feeling the burn lol.  So this was a total out of nowhere discovery.  You may not know this but I kind of regularly stalk Hayley of Emily de Molly.  The truth is I've been in love with her nail polish since I discovered it some 2 years ago.  Then she was still shipping directly from Australia to the US so I have some of her "vintage label" bottles.  Nowadays you have to get it through resellers if you want it here in the US, but I still like to stalk her page for new colors and update, and since she created her stamping plates almost doubly so.  Imagine my surprise when my eyes alighted upon these pretty babies....

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Hot Off The Stamping Press: Bundle Monster Create Your Own 2014 Collection!

Happy Hallloween stamp champs,

I'm so bummed I wasn't able to create more Halloween nail art for this year.  It's been hectic in more ways than I can describe, but one thing always cheers me up when I'm feeling bummed....that's right new nail art stamping plates.  I think a lot of ladies look forward to the Bundle Monster plate releases.  They are affordable and offer a nice array of images that you can use in collection over and over again.  To this day my favorite BM Collection is the 2012 plates and the HD Collection.  Useful and so cute! Plus it doesn't hurt that they are uber affordable.  What's great about the CYO plates is that they are created, for the most part, by the fans who entered their own designs.  I have promised myself that if they do anymore I will try to enter some, but for now let's take a look at this new collection, and later I'll tell you how you can save a few bucks while you're at it..

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Unfortunately I can't zoom in on the images any further than this so you will have to go to the website and check them out with the automated zoom for a closer look.  But what' I've seen on the zoom I really love. They have a few stock images that are par for the course but a lot of these designs are very unique and cool looking!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hot Off The Stamping Press: MoYou London Cookbook Collection!

Hey stamp champs,

A late week post on the MoYou London plates that are releasing this week and guess what?  MoYou London has released an entire new collection called the Cookbook Collection! I for one am so excited as I love cooking, well eating other peoples' cooking.  I can cook but the effort is often too much for these days aside from the occasional monster vat of chili, homemade ice cream, and quiche.  Anyway how cute is this idea? Let's take a look at what MoYou came up with this week....

“I read recipes the same way I read science fiction. I get to the end and say to myself "well, that's not going to happen” ~ Rita Rudner

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Nail Art Stamping For Beginners: How To Successfully Start Nail Art Stamping!

Updated 1/2015
Welcome to the classroom stamparistas,

This is the start of my Beginner's Series on Nail Art Stamping.  It's actually been a long time coming. In fact this is draft 2, the first was deleted by blogger sigh, but I've been slowly and carefully crafting what will be a 3 part series to help those that are just beginning to stamp or for those who what a good start point before making purchases. This series will act as a guide to those new to stamping and a resource for pros or vested stampers to point out in aiding others.  I figure as I've been at this stamping thing for about 8 years now I've accumulated lots of tips and tricks that will hopefully help you become successful at the craft of stamping, and assist in getting over that hump of frustration that one can experience when starting out.  Part 1 is all about where to begin when you first start stamping.  Don't forget I also have up a Stamping 101 page with some resources that you can check out as well. Now let's get started.....

Hot Off The Stamping Press: B.Loves Plates Nail Art Stamping Plates!

Hiya stamparistas,

As I said before the old adage of when it rains it pours is true! Especially regarding stamping plates. It seems every time I look up a new brand of nail art stamping plates is emerging and certainly there are more plates than ever available on the market with all kinds of different approaches.  Today's new brand is B. Loves Plates, a new indie brand from Poland.  Ah the global experience is real over here. I love discovering new brands from all over the world and it's the first time I've seen a Polish brand. So let's see what B, reminds me eerily of Gossip Girl, has to offer....

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Twenty one serious images of the geometric variety from simple to very vey intricate.  This is a solid plate to add to any collection.
Friday, October 24, 2014

Born Pretty Store Nail Art Stamping Plate Update: BP vs BornPretty Plates What's The Difference?

Hey stamp champs,

I wanted to address the difference in the Born Pretty Store plates when I noticed.  While looking through all the available plates on the website lo and behold I recognized the first set of Born Pretty plates from 1-10 and the bundle currently listed  from 1-10 on the website were all different! Sigh.  I can't say I'm happy about that when I noticed the first set has images that are much smaller compared to the new plates.    So this is basically what happened.  If you were like me and got the first set of plates that released from the Born Pretty Store brand they were the smaller images and the plates are labelled as BornPretty.  At the time  of the initial sale and release these plates were $18.39USD not the 0.99 cents per plate that was offered yesterday but roughly $2.39USD per plate.

Above are the old/first release of the Born Pretty Store plates from one month ago. If you want to see close up individual images of all the plates see my original post here. Now take a look at the BP plates which launched yesterday and are essentially the larger version of the BornPretty plates though many have been completely redesigned.  Especially BornPretty 06.  I'll show you that one individually below.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New MoYou London Scorpio Zodiac Collection Nail Art Stamping Plate!

Hey stamp champs,

It's the season of nail art stamping plate shopping and October is about turn over to November so you know what that means.  It means its time for a new Zodiac plate to release from MoYou London! That right Sorpio's rejoice for your time is nigh (lol)! Let's see what MoYou London came up with now...

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New Bunny Nails HD Nail Art Stamping Plates!

Hiya stamp champs,

I wanted to get this post up yesterday, but the day moved like lightening and I didn't make the post in time.  The reason I wanted to get this up as soon as possible is because Bunny Nails has released new stamping plates and two are themed around the Halloween holiday so for those of my followers that are US located you can still order and receive your plates in time to get in some Halloween nail art. Dulce often releases plates right around this time of year and the holidays so I feel there is always a mad dash to attain her plates, but they are utterly worth it.  Let's take a look....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New MoYou London Rebel Plates!

Happy hump day stamp champs,

I'm going to be pouring on the plates today first because a few are my regularly scheduled posts and others because I could not wait to share them with you because I simply could not resist their sweet allure ;)  Now as usual for Wednesdays I have the weekly releasing MoYou London plates.  I was surprised to see that the Rebel Collection was back! I loved this collection when it released and own all the plates so I was excited to see what MoYou had in store for us next...