Friday, 30 August 2013

Stamping over gel with MM20

So the new MM20 image plate is here!!   And here is the first mani I put together with it.

I used Runway Professional Krewe Blue for the base (this is a SOG polish) then 1 coat of Nfu-Oh flakie on top, followed by stamping with Ulta3 "Hollywood".

I'm finding that this is becoming one of my "go to" plates along with MM06.  And I only just got it!

So what do you think?  Favorite image?

Friday, 23 August 2013

Beetle nails with MM17!

These were such fun to do... I painted half my nail with China Glaze "No Plain Jane" and the other half with China glaze "Unpredictable" and then stamped down the middle with image plate MM17.

The colours worked so well that it almost looks like they are painted just the one seriously duochrome polish!

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Haulage! Loki's Lacquer and Femme Fatale orders arrived...

I picked up two parcels at the post office today... POLISH!

I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.. I'm so excited about this haul, I don't even know where to start.

So first up... I should have just bought all Lokis Lacquer Game of Thrones collection when they came out.  Instead of one by one.  Still, only two to go!  This time around I bought "Lord of Winterfell" which is a really pretty cream.  I don't know why I didn't buy this in the first place because I like creams.  It has a gold shimmer in real life which is hard to see in the photos.

Here it is with all the ones I bought before, it's third from the left...

Lokis lacquer can be purchased from Etsy.

Also from Lokis Lacquer is the Rainbow collection.  I really can't wait to get playing with these.  They are all jellies of different colours.  I love jellies because I can paint them over stamping without having to do do stamping decals.

Aren't they purdy?

Next.. my order from Femme Fatale arrived.  I went a bits nuts at Sophies sale.   Oopppss.  As I was unpacking the box, I caught a glimpse of the bottom.  Kind of a sad feeling because that meant that I was at the end of revealing all the new pretties.   But still... NEW PRETTIES!

And pretty they are.

First off... more My Ten Friends.  I love MTF.  "Dirtball" is my all time favorite polish.

These are the ones I already have...

And these are the new guys..

Look!  More new guys I forgot to get in the picture...

And what would an indie haul be without some Hare and a Crow Toes?

And last but not least....  Femme fatale and an Emily De molly!!!

If I have time later on, I'll go back and fill in all the names.  Right now I just want to go and play...  ;)

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Etude Icecreams.

So I've heard good things about the Etude icecream polishes, they are such lovely cremes and are getting good reviews, and as I'm going through a pastel phase right now (I keep buying them.. but not wearing them?!  sheesh!) Anyway, I just had to have them.  The cheapest place I could find them was  Unfortunately they didn't have the blue in stock and had to refund me for that, but otherwise they arrived fast and well packed.

Anyway... here they are!

Too cute, eh?

Hopefully I'll get some time to do some swatches of them soon.  After I've packed all the orders, loaded all the new products, made a video on making stamping images smaller, and.. and.. and....  LOL.  

More plates are on their way!

So I think it's pretty safe to say that I suck at blogging.  I really wanted a place where I could document my manis, but I keep forgetting to do it.  Doh.  I think I need to connect with other bloggers, be part of a community rather than just feeling like I'm blogging in a box on my own.  LOL

Anyway, more plates are coming, and my friend Anna has designed some as well.. they are just gorgeous and a couple are in production already!  Woo!  Her plates are quite different to mine, they remind me of the Lesly, Betina and Dashica plates a little.

Here's a sneak preview of the first one:

So what do you think?  I can't wait to get my hands on the lace at the bottom!!

So MM20 and MM16 are the new plates on their way.  I did have a sample of them both and have been playing around with them a little bit..  Here is MM16 over a gel french mani:

It's a tad bridal for me for everyday wear, but I love it anyway.  :)

So that's the news from me for now.  I'm going to spend the next few day watching the DHL site as my new batch of plates make their way from the manufacturers to here.  Can't hit that refresh button often enough.  LOL

Saturday, 27 July 2013

So the new plates are here! MM14, MM17 and MM19.

Finally they arrived. 14kg of image plates!

As well as MM14, MM17 and MM19, I received samples of MM20 and MM16.  I threw together a couple of manis with a few of them just to play around...  (both are done over my french gel mani.)  So excited to try some more images out!

Saturday, 13 July 2013

OMD Challenge Day 8 - Celtic Matte

Ok so this one is a bit out of order, but I love it.  It's Ulta3 midnight stamped with MM04 - St Patricks Day plate, and Rimmel matte topcoat.  I love how it turned out!

8. Matte :