Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Simples: Sugar Bubbles Holographic Snowflakes + Tutorial

Hey stamperistas,

This is the simplest of Simples.  Lol actually all my Simples have been just that easy one or two step creations that are pretty, festive, and give you plenty of time to do more important things than painting your nails.  Though let's be honest nothing is more important than painting your nails except stamping your nails wink wink nudge nudge.  After all the gift looks better when its wrapped up by pretty looking hands lolol ;)  You see how I use these excuses to get away with nonsense of the best kind yes?

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas 2015: Holographic Snowflakes and Candy Cane Swirls + Tutorial

Hey stamp champs,

As ever every year I don't get to do nearly enough Christmas nail art.  I wanted to do so much more this season and look its already the 22th! Gah!  This might be the most productive I've been over the christmas season.  Lots of tutorials - I've shot more than I've released so hopefully I'll be able to get a few more up before the holiday season ends.  However today I'm doing another MoYou London nail art using their Festive plates this time.  Honestly Festive 03 gets a heavy workout from me every season - namely because the patterns on this plate are so freaking classic!  That swirl for the candy cane gets me every time however todays mani is definitely not the classic mint twist you might be expecting.  Please definitely tell me what you think in this alternative take in the comments below!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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

Yo stamperistas,

Another press release post today.  Honestly these plates are super adorable, but likely will not make it to you in time to do any holiday nail art unless you are in the EU.  Still I wanted to share these beautiful plates from Chez Delaney along with her adorably fat Santas.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas Simples: MoYou London Candy Cane Swirl Nail Art + Tutorial!

Hiya stamperistas,

How is everyone's weekend? It's amazingly warm here in mid December on the east coast which pretty much means the end of days is coming, but it also means the weather is utterly decadent!  I don't know whether to be happy or scared.  Lol in either case it doesn't really feel like winter however we are moving on with the Christmas Simples series.  This time candy canes.  I actually had another one planned, but they popped off before I could get photos :/  In any case candy canes are classic and cute for christmas nail art.  This time I created them using a twist of the Illusions Collections rather than a straight out candy cane plate.

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Hot Off The Stamping Press: New MoYou London Lingo Collection!

Hey stamperistas,

Running behind as usual.  Caught a tiny winter cold that's been making me slightly miserable.  It's hot ginger tea for days up in this place.  But I wanted to quickly share the latest collection of plates from my favorite main stream brand - MoYou London!  This time they've released a Lingo Collection.  It's inspired by language and travel and as such literally spans the globe and cultures in terms of the linguistics it's laying down.  So let's take a look!

Meet Abby and her Lingo plates....
Saturday, December 5, 2015

Hot Off The Stamping Press: Messy Mansion Valareign, Symetrika, and Tristaenia Nail Art Stamping Plate Collections!

Hiya stamperistas,

Guess what's poppin? New plates from Messy Mansion and finally finally the Symetrika and Valareign Collections! Do you know how freaking long I've known about these plates and been dying to see them release? Gah! I buttoned my lips super tight, but now I'm ready to gab gab gab.  I'm not even gonna hype Julia cause y'all already know how I feel about this company let's just get into this jazz!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Christmas 2015 Simples: OPI Snowflakes Wrapping Paper Inspired Nail Art + Tutorial

Ho ho ho,

Tis the season and all that jazz! For the last several years I haven't been able to do nearly as many nail art looks for Christmas as I have wanted to.  It's been pretty disappointing because I'm such a fan of this holiday, and of all the many many plates I own  Christmas is probably the one theme I own the most type of plates from across my entire collection.  I'm a bit helplessly drawn to these plates.  So this year I decided even if I can't do a bunch of my mega complex manis I'm definitely going to fit in more Christmas nail art magic this year.  One way is by doing what I call simples and for the first time I wanted to create a holiday playlist on my Youtube channel to go along with the art.

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