Uberchic Beauty Radiate Love Stamping Plate - Swatches & Review

Thursday, 19 October 2017


Uberchic Beauty have recently added another new single stamping plate to their range - the Radiate Love Stamping Plate.  I'm not going to lie, I love this plate!  This plate screams lots of gradients (particularly radial gradients) and lots of colours in the bases to me.  Also accent nails in black and white would look amazing with these images.....I could go on and on about the different types of manis that I would do with this plate but let's take a look at what exactly I have done.

Image from Uberchic Beauty
This first mani is a result of a mani that I did recently for the Digit-al Dozen.  It was Throwback Week and I did a smoosh base.  I couldn't leave the base all by itself and I am glad I didn't.  I love this mani.  Polishes used are China Glaze Thistle Do Nicely, Flip Flop Fantasy and Panic Purple, and Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish.


As I mentioned earlier,  this plate screams radial gradients to me so I had to do a radial gradient.  Polishes used are Pretty Serious Cosmetics Peachie Poo, Cutie Patootie and Doodle Box, and Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish.


I love the style of the images on this plate.  There are just so many different things that you can do with them.  I love both of the manis that I have done with this plate and am excited to do more manis with it.  What do you think of this plate?

The Radiate Love Stamping Plate is available now from Uberchic Beauty.

Emily de Molly October Releases - Swatches & Review

Wednesday, 18 October 2017


It's that time again - time for some new Emily de Molly polishes!  Yay!  I love Emily de Molly polishes.  There are always so many good ones, so much so I really struggle to pick my favourites.  I will have a few Emily de Molly posts coming up from older polishes that I am still yet to get around to swatching.  The pretties taunt me, sitting in the racks waiting for me to wear them.  Soon my pretties, soon.  Today I do have the new October releases and all I can say is I hope you have prepared your wallets!


Chase The Charmed is a rose gold holo with iridescent flakes.  This is such a pretty colour and I love the addition of the flakes.  The formula is really easy to use.  I used three coats for my swatch, however you can get away with two coats.  I just found it a little see through at the tips in direct light for my personal taste.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
End Of Seasons is a burgundy red to orange multichrome with gold holo glitter.  I love this one!  It's so gorgeous.  The formula is fantastic.  My swatch shows two coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken outdoors in shade

Picture taken outdoors in shade

Picture taken in overcast sunlight

Picture taken in overcast sunlight
Ever Sort After is a dark purple with green/purple/red multichrome shimmer and silver flakes.  I love this one too.  The colour shift is great (it's definitely better in person than my pictures show) and the formula is fantastic.  I used two coats for my swatch.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
Land Of Critique is a purple holo with pink shimmer, red to green shifting glitters and silver micro glitters.  I'm sure it will come as no surprise if I tell you that I love this one as well.  It's super pretty and the formula is great.  I did use three coats for my swatch, however if you aren't fussy like me (or have shorter nails) you can easily get away with two coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
Pretty Persona is a light pink with strong green to pink shimmer, iridescent flakes and fuchsia and silver micro glitters.  I think this one is really pretty in the bottle but I am not sure I like it on me.  The formula is really easy to work with.  My swatch shows three coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
Stylish Cover Up is a dark purple to red thermal with gold shimmer.  I have recently discovered that I am a thermal polish lover (I know it was a surprise to me too) and this polish is one of the reasons.  I love both of the colours and the formula is awesome.  I used two coats for my swatch.

Picture taken in light box (cold)

Picture taken in light box (cold)

Picture taken in direct sunlight (cold)

Picture taken in direct sunlight (starting to transition)

Picture taken in light box (transitioning)

Picture taken in light box (transitioning)

Picture taken in direct sunlight (warm)

Picture taken in direct sunlight (warm)
The Counting Order is a light blue base with heavy green to pink shifting shimmer, iridescent and silver glitters and blue flakes.  Super pretty colour with a great formula.  I used three coats for my swatch, but you can get away with two coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
The Plain Wall is a pink toned light taupe with heavy turquoise shimmer and silver flakes.  This is such a pretty polish and so interesting.  I'm a big fan.  The formula is great, although I did find it a little sheer on the tips at two coats, so I used three coats for my swatch.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
I am a huge fan of this release.  There are so many awesome polishes.  You really can't go wrong with any of these.  If I had to pick my absolute favourites (and this is really hard for me to do) then I would say Ever Sort After, Land Of Critique, End Of Seasons, Stylish Cover Up and The Plain Wall.  I know I pretty much named them all but I did try and narrow down my favourites.  Which ones are your favourite?

These polishes will be released on Friday 20th October at 10am AEDT on Emily de Molly's Australian Site and on Thursday 19th October at 7pm EDT on the International Site.

  

Dance Legend Thermal Polishes - Swatches & Review

Tuesday, 17 October 2017


I have recently been converted to the thermal band wagon (yes I know I am late to the party - but better late than never right?).  Luckily for me, Dance Legend have released some new thermal nail polishes and I was sent two of them to review.


3 Blind Side is a thermal polish that is a neutral pinkish beige (when warm) turns to a dusty grey-purple (when cold).  It also contains fine silvery grey shimmer and larger pink flakes.  I found that the colour shift of this one is quite subtle.  It looks more obvious in my picture than it does in person.  The formula is good and it is easy to apply.  It does dry matte.  My swatch shows two coats.


Warm state (no top coat)

Transition (no top coat)

Transitioning (with top coat)

Warm state

Transitioning

Cold state
9 Fly By Night is a thermal polish that is a bright raspberry (when warm) and becomes a dark purple (when cold).   The multi coloured shimmer is clearly visible both in warm and cold states.  This is probably my favourite of the two.  It has a better colour transition.  The formula is easy to use but it is slightly on the sheer side.  I used three coats for my swatch.

Cold state

Starting to transition

Transitioning

Warm state
This aren't bad thermals but they definitely aren't my favourite.  The formulas are good and easy to use and they do transition well with the change in temperatures.

These thermals are available from Dance Legend