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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