Nail Crazies Unite: Stamping With A Flakie Base

Saturday, 18 November 2017

I have been making a huge mess in my polish area and it has been driving me nuts.  There are a couple of reasons why my area has been a mess - 1) I have been swatching like a mad woman lately and haven't really stopped to put the polishes and plates away and 2) my polish drawers were long overdue to be sorted so I could fit the new things in.  Well, I finally got around to putting everything away and reorganizing the drawers.  Yay!  You may be wondering why I am sharing this random information with you.  Whilst I was re-arranging I stumbled across the gorgeous Emily de Molly Insipid and I just knew that I had to wear it again.  Luckily today's Nail Crazies Unite theme is stamping with a flakie base. 

For my base I sponged on Emily de Molly's Insipid and stamped using Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish.  Image is from Uberchic 21-01.

I love flakie polishes.  I am definitely looking forward to seeing all the pretty flakie manis this week.

The Digit-al Does Does Futuristric: Day Five

Friday, 17 November 2017

Today is the final day for the Digit-al Dozen Does Futuristic.  I am so excited that I made it through this week.  There is probably some questionable manis but something is better than nothing.  Today's mani is definitely a stretch from the Futuristic theme but bare with me on this one.  I was thinking about the future and what technology could be like, and then I began thinking about social media.  Imagine what social media will be like in a years time let along twenty years time!  Instagram, for example, has changed so much in the past year (well couple of years) and sadly not for the better.  I am hoping that there will be some new type of social media like Instagram to share manis etc.  Or really, just bring back the old Instagram, where there was a lot more interaction, meeting new people and actually seeing posts of the people you follow.  Anyway, I could go into a whole thing about Instagram but I don't think I need to.  

For my base I used Orly Scenic Route, Vintage, Push The Limit, Beach Cruiser and Road Trippin'.  Stamping design is from Uberchic Geek Love 01 stamping plate.

I hope you guys have enjoyed this week's Futuristic theme.  I have loved seeing the awesome manis the other Digit-al Dozen members have done.  There is some serious talent among these girls!

The Digit-al Dozen Does Futuristic: Day Four

Thursday, 16 November 2017

We have reached Day Four of the Digit-al Dozen Does Futuristic.  I am seriously in struggle town with this theme so I am definitely excited that tomorrow is the last one.  Yay!  I was originally planning on doing some sort of alien mani today but some how managed to change it to some sort of Matrix looking mani instead.  Does this pass as being Futuristic?

For my base I used Pretty Serious Cosmetics Absence and stamped using Hit The Bottle's Ectoplasm Green.  Image is from Uberchic Geek Love 01 stamping plate.

I know this mani now looks like I copied Kristi's (Let's BeginNails) from yesterday but I promise I did this mani before seeing hers.  I guess when you spend time in the same groups of people you all start thinking a like.  Now if only I could steal some talent from the other Digit-al Dozen girls....

The Digit-al Dozen Does Futuristic: Day Three

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Ok so we are half way through this week's Digit-al Dozen Futuristic theme.  I am happy that I have made it this far.  Two more days to go.....can you tell that I am excited?  This is definitely my least like theme and one that I am really struggling with.  Anyway, I asked some friends for some futuristic style manis that I could do.  Galaxy nails was one that popped up.  Now if you know me, you will know that I do not like doing galaxy nails.  I think I have managed maybe two decent ones in my time and past that point they look horrible.  Instead of attempting them I just stamp.  I am simple like that lol.

For my base I used Emily de Molly's LE56 and stamped using Essies's Nothing Else Metals.  Stamping design is from Bundle Monster BM-XL213.

Only two more days to go...the struggle is real at this point.  

The Digit-al Dozen Does Futuristc: Day Two & Lina Nail Art Supplies Hipster, Geek & Chic Stamping Plate - Swatches & Review

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

My name is Tracy and I am completely cheating for today's Digit-al Dozen mani.  The mani I have to share with you today is actually a mani I did quite some time ago.  I have no clue why or when I did this mani but it has a circuit board design so it fits with the futuristic theme (I think).  I figured I would also throw in a review of Lina Nail Art Supplies Hipster, Geek & Chic Stamping Plate seems I have used it a couple of times now.

Polishes used for this mani are Powder Perfect's Lancelot and their Black Stamping Polish.

Ok so let's talk about the Hipster, Geek & Chic stamping plate.  I'm not entirely sure why I originally purchased this.  I have a feeling it was around the time when I had planned on purchasing all of the Lina Nail Art Supplies stamping plates.  I definitely don't do that and only grab the ones that I like and know that I will use.

Image from Lina Nail Art Supplies
The mani that I did above was the first mani I did using this plate.  I didn't have any issues with how it picked up or transferred to my nails.

The second mani (which you may have seen from yesterday) was definitely a different story.  I really struggled to pick up this image.  I tried with multiple stampers and used Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish (which I never have any issues with) and it wouldn't pick up the entire image properly.  My plate does have some minor faults in it so I am guessing that this was causing my issues.

What do you think of the Hipster, Geek & Chic Stamping Plate?

Make sure you check out the other manis from the Digit-al Dozen girls.

The Digit-al Dozen Does Futuristic: Day One

Monday, 13 November 2017

It's that time of the month again - it's Digit-al Dozen time!  This week's theme is futuristic.  I am not going to lie but I am not a fan of this theme.  I seriously have minimum clue how you can convert this onto nails and more importantly how I can actually get it onto my nails.  So I'll go ahead and apologize for this week's manis.  I really have minimal clue what I am doing, but it's the thought that counts, right?

My first thought when it comes to anything in the future is technology.  Technology is the one thing that just keeps on coming and in some cases it just gets crazier and crazier.  Imagine what technology is going to be like in say twenty years time?  My favourite technology has to be my phone so I did a phone mani for today.  For my base I sponged on Model's Own Chrome Silver, Chrome Gold, Chrome Mauve, Chrome Indigo and Chrome Cerise and stamped using Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish.  Stamping image is from Lina Nail Art Supplies Hipster, Geek & Chic Stamping Plate.

Definitely check out the other Digit-al Dozen girls.  They will do some amazing manis this week! I'm really excited to see what they each do.

Uberchic Beauty Holiday Jingle Stamping Plate - Swatches & Review

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Over the past couple of weeks I have had quite a few holiday polish collections to share with you, but today I am switching gears slightly.  Today I have the latest holiday stamping plate from Uberchic Beauty - the Holiday Jingle stamping plate.  Like with other Uberchic plates, this plate has a variety of images from full sized to individual and layering images!  There is definitely images for all Christmas lovers!  Let's take a look shall we?

Image from Uberchic Beauty
The first image that caught my eye was the full sized snow flake image.  It's so beautiful!  I honestly couldn't resist it!  I'll definitely be using this image over and over.  For my base I sponged on Essie's Saltwater Happy and Pret-a-surfer as well as China Glaze Boho Blues and stamped using Powder Perfect's White Stamping Polish.  I love this mani!

Another image that I couldn't go past is this tree image.  I think they are so pretty.  Now I don't know about you, but I never decorate our house with traditional Christmas colours.  We have lots of bright colours (and this year I am thinking there will be a lot more holographic - my daughter has caught the holo bug!).  I thought it would be fitting to use lots of different colours for this mani.  Polishes used are Color Club French Tips, Out Of The Blue, Darling Clementine, Uncorked and Just Dew It.

I really like this Christmas plate.  I can definitely see me reaching for it a lot of the holiday period.  I will have to have a play with some of those layering images - like the santa and the elf.  How adorable are they?

The Holiday Jingle stamping plate is available now from Uberchic Beauty.