Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Hof Off The Stamping Press: MoYou London Explorer Collection Expansion (Sugarskulls & Catrinas)!

Hey stamp champs,

For those that have been following me for a while you know there is one stand alone collection from MoYou London that makes my blood boil and the dollars fly from my pocket.  That's right its the tribal loving, culture hoping, bold pattern inspired Explorer Collection from MoYou London!  It gives me all kind of chills and happy feelings.  I own all of the plates from this collection in the XL size and then the little accent plates.  I adore this collection and look forward to every single expansion so of course I was so thrilled to see the Explorer Collection decided to take on sugarskulls and catrinas for its next adventure in epic!  I tried not to cry precious tears due to the massive plategasms as I checked out the images, but well a girl can only control herself so much before she has to let loose ;)  This expansion is small but awesome so let's check it out!

See Jane.  See Jane explore.  See Jane stamp ;)
Monday, October 19, 2015

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New Dashica Infinity Stamping Plates

Yo stamp champs!

It's Monday monday monday!  This is literally what Monday sounds like in my head - a dull shrinking echo.  And if you are like me you felt your soul shrivel a little bit there.  Lol the thought of that Monday wasn't feeling so fresh now was it?  Ah, but I understand.  And that's why I come bearing tidings of plates and stamping and all things gleeful! So when your boss comes around the corner demanding something ludicrous or you have to sit through another endless meeting/class/lecture of meaningless BS that serves some god-for-saken purpose or when that coworker decides to finally test that last nerve you can pause for a second and think, "Hmmm but at least I'm getting new nail plates so my nails are pretty." Possibly you can also contemplate stamping their foreheads.  And now you know what goes on in my head sometimes so let's talk about these new Dashica Infinity Series plates ;)

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New Bundle Monster Occasions Collection Halloween + Thanksgiving!

Yo stamperistas,

I have some new stamping plates to share with you all from Bundle Monster! These are bit late in the game Halloween wise for these to be coming out.  I believe they launched at the end of last week, and honestly I had other things planned and didn't get the press up till now.  I will say though even last week felt a bit late in the game for a semi Halloween themed release when we are half way through the month.  But hey always more time to squeeze in last minute nail art right ;)?  Lol ok let's go!

I speculate The Occasions Collection seems like its going to be offering other plates in the future.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New Messy Mansion Nail Art Stamping Plates + Carbon Nail Art Stamper + MM Decal Stamping Mat + New MM Stamping Polishes!!

Hey stamperistas,

Talk about good things coming to those who wait.  Lol let me say I have been waiting for this moment for a very very long time.  The moment when Julia the powerhouse creator behind Messy Mansion would do a few of the things that insanely long title indicated. Yup first - she finally finally created and announced her release of stamping polishes.  I knew this day was coming since she first revealed her Leadlight Polish line and oh how I prayed about it.  "Please let Julia make a stamping polish because she is so good at what she does!", and then guess what she did! Also because I have a little birdy whispering in my ear I knew this carbon stamper was coming.  I had some kind of small stampergasm when I first saw it.  You will too lol.  I'm so busy getting excited about this I haven't even talked about the plates.  Whatever let's get into this thing!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Hot Off The Stamping Press: MoYou London Enchanted Collection!

Hey stamp champs,

More plates rolling off the presses of which I am very far behind.  That's fine though since so much is going on this month!  It's Halloween and apparently lots of platemakers are releasing lots of plates. Therefore I'm always going to be a few posts behind until I'm totally caught up from all the things I missed while I was out of commission.  This not only includes press, but also reviews and my regular swatch posts.  But for now let's talk about a collection I totally missed that expanded last Friday - MoYou London's Enchanted Collection!

A modern Cinderella.  Instead of Gus-Gus she has a fox!
Monday, October 12, 2015

Elevation Polish Annual Charity Auction 2015: Yeti Is A Scaredy Cat

Yo laqueristas,

Woah double post today!  And let me tell it is not because I am celebrating the pretend day that to many historians and anthropologists alike (raises hand) recognize as the beginning of the decimation of an entire continent of indigenous peoples and their culture.  Ha! Instead it's because I want to draw your attention to an extremely charitable and awesome annual cause fronted by the wonderful and thoughtful Lulu of Elevation Polish.  Yup it's the 4th Annual Charity Auction run by EvP! The charity is called Chrestomathy, Inc.  Its a Minnesota local day training and habilitation service geared toward adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Since I spend a large portion of my life living for cura personalis, and of course nail polish cause hey let's be honest, this kind of event gives me some serious happy! That said today I'm going to be sharing one of the gorgeous polishes you can attain through this auction + some nail art cause it's Lacquer Lockdown and that's kinda my bag baby;)

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Essie Fall 2015 Collection Watermarble Nail Art + Tutorial!

Happy Monday,

It's a 3 day weekend - yay!  Today I have some seriously heavy hitting fall inspired nail art for you guys.  It has been forever, and I sincerely mean that, since I have done a watermarble.  I haven't even been doing any behind the scenes.  Usually I'll do one every 2 weeks on a normal schedule or sometimes more or less depending on my mood, but seriously none at all recently.  Then when I was at Target I saw it - Essie's Fall 2015 Collection minus one shade.  And just like that I knew a watermarble was coming.

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Starbucks Fall Limited Edition Paper Cup Inspired Nail Art + Tutorial

Happy Friday stamperistas,

Fall never tasted so good right? Lolol!  Every fall I look forward to a few things religiously - pumpkin beer particularly the Blue Moon variety, PSL and SCM drinks from Starbucks, sweet potato cupcakes, and the wearing of hoodies with shorts.  Oh yes I am a lover of fall.  In fact I'd wager fall is my favorite season.  So when I saw the new cups that released this Fall from Starbucks I felt like I had to make an attempt to recreate this look with stamping.  I scrambled through my collection until my UberChic Beauty plates came calling.  After that the art just came straight together!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Elevation Polish Journey Told Through Music Collection 2 Swatches and Nail Art Part 1 (Pic Heavy)

Welcome back laqueristas,

I know it hasn't been all that long since I posted a megathon of art and swatches for Elevation Polish and this month is very special because it brings the return of the fantastic Journey Through Music Collection Part Deux as well another gorgeous one of a kind Yeti.  And if that wasn't enough this month is the Annual EvP Charity Auction!  Unfortunately the collection was so big that I could not swatch and art them all out at once.  It was just beyond me so I decided to split the post into 2 parts. Part 1 will cover 4 polishes and Part 2 will cover the other 3 polishes and more Yeti's.  So a few things - below I have placed the links to all the songs each color was inspired by in the title of the polish; all you have to do is click.  And please forgive me if my swatches and photos are a bit different this time since I got a new camera and I'm still getting the hang of things - eep!  Now let's get started!

Ratatouille Strychnine

A shimmering pink and blue flecked shimmer topcoat inspired by Tori Amos' Mr. Zebra.  This one can be made to wear solo if you are committed.  It will take about 4 coats to reach opacity or you can do like I did and cheat and use a similar colored base color and then top it with this glorious shimmer!  It worked out perfectly it took about 2 coats to make it more opaque and less of an accent, but in my trials playing around with this polish I've found it looks gorgeous over a variety of shades including layered in between semi-opaque polishes.  When this polish hits the light just the right way you see flashes of blue everywhere as pictured below.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

UberChic Beauty Collection 3 Nail Art Stamping Plates Review


It's time for another epic review!  Yay!!! It's been way too long and I'm way too far behind like with everything the scramble to catch up is upon me but I'm going to try my best here to keep rolling info out.  Today I'm reviewing the 3rd collection of stamping plates from UberChic Beauty.  A brand that I totally love and adore created by a woman I totally am thrilled and honored to work with Brittany Hull.  At this juncture UC has gone on to release collections 4 & 5 along with some stand alone plates  and stampers so you definitely want to go check out her brand.  Now let's get started and as usual my reviews are broken into sections that are easy to flip through!

Hot Off The Stamping Press: UberChic Collection 5, New Single Plates, & Stamping Supplies!

Happy Saturday stamperistas,

Behind as usual catching up as usual around these parts and scrambling to catch up!  I wonder if I will ever truly catch up with the way platemakers are releasing?  Nevertheless today I have a doozy for you ladies - all the the UberChic Beauty stuff that's been releasing lately from her amazing brand!

Collection 5 rolling right off the presses.  I have to same this one came out so fast I wasn't at all prepared!
Friday, October 2, 2015

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New Sugar Bubbles Stamping Plates + Halloween Special!

Hey stamperistas,

Happy Friday! Guess what your treat is gonna be from me? A delicious set of plates from Sugar Bubbles my favorite goth loli loving Brazilian sista! The last release from her wasn't really my cup of tea but it looks like she's heading back toward her roots and I am oh so thankful.  Oh and PS I am definitely saving the best for last because if I ended with the last plate numerically I'm sure you'd go home with dry mouth lololol.

I adore dreamcatchers.  When I was very little I had some kind of strange obsession with them. My mom used to buy them for me all the time and I collected them.  People still send them to me today and I have a giant suede and leather feathered moon catcher earring that makes me moan every time I take it out to wear.  Ahem so yeah I'm loving this plate the stars the moon the flowing wind the little ladies everywhere and this adorable girl on the cloud.  Gimme gimme!