Bundle Monster Creative Polish set 3

Greetings everyone! Today we have some stamping polish!

So I received this nail polish set as a gift from a friend (Shout out to Kim!) It is the Bundle Monster Creative Polish set 3. There are two other sets as well that are available on the website. The sets themselves retail at $15.99 USD or $3.99 USD for each polish. Set 3 contains six colors Electromagnetic (B137), Optical Illusion (B138), Visionary (B139), Wavelengths (B140), Seeing Rainbows (B141), and Chromo (B142). All of the colors in this set have a metallic sheen to them.

The consistency of these polishes is just like any other nail polish, because it is a stamping polish I had assume the consistency would be thicker.

Please note: Bundle Monster cannot ship the polishes internationally so they can only be shipped within the US.

All the images were stamped with my Fab ur nails XL stamper

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below is what the colors look like when you look at them at an angle.

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below is what the colors look like when you look at them at an angle.

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below is what the colors look like when you look at them at an angle.

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The colors aren’t exactly impressive when stamped over black.I have had better results with polishes that don’t claim to be stamping polishes. However these polishes can be used as a base color and then stamped over with any color. These colors really don’t impress me as much when you have Mundo de Unas stamping polishes or even the new Bundle Monster stamping polishes from the weekend warrior collection.

Just for comparison take a look

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I would love to say that the stamping polish looks this vibrant without flash but it doesn’t it looks very subtle and unless you look at it carefully you probably wouldn’t notice it.

OPI- Do you lilac it?

Bundle Monster- Festival stamping plate BM-S308

Bundle Monster- Electromagnetic stamping polish

 

 

 

Bundle Monster Festival Box Set!

Hey everyone! I received some nail mail! I ordered the Festival set that was released on March 10, 2016. It is available in a limited amount of quantities.  Shipping on Bundle Monster is $2.95 (in the 50 states) and takes 4-7 business days. When you order over $25.00 USD the shipping is free. I ordered on 3/10/16 and the next day my purchase was shipped. The package itself was supposed to arrive on 3/15/16 but there was a delay with USPS.

So onto the review! I bring you the Bundle Monster Festival set 2 which was on sale for $24.99 USD from It’s intended price of $33.95 USD. The set contains 10 square stamping plates, 3 stamping polishes in Gobi You (B155), Empire Club (B156), and Astronomical (B157), and 5 sheets of water transfer decals. You can buy the individual components of the box set by itself and I have included links for those who would like to or cannot get the box set because of nail polish shipping restrictions. USPS will not allow polishes to be shipped internationally according to Bundle Monster.

The second I saw glitterfingersss manicure with the crystals I knew I HAD to have this set. There is at least 1 image on every plate I would use. Considering I’ve bought plates in the past for the hype and not because I’m totally in love with them, I’m really excited about these. There is a great mix of full image plates to little designs such as those on plate BM-S305. The set itself is very versatile and  you could easily mix and match any of the plates. This is probably the only real Bundle Monster set that I’m super hyped up about.

The Festival stamping plates alone are $14.99 USD. Each plate measures 2 x 2 inches.

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The plates each come wrapped up individually and with a blue film to protect them.

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The big thing that I was worried about as I do with any plates is would they fit my nails. Below is a measurement of the full nail image on plate BM-S304

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There are 3 plates that are full nail images BM-S304, BM-S308 and BM-S310. I have a comparison from the full nail images on plates

BM-S304,BM-S303, and BM-S301.

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Here is a close up of the plates

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All the plates stamp wonderfully and I had no problem picking up the images. Any of the mistakes with swatches are my own fault.

 

The polishes included in this set are Gobi you, Empire Club and Astronomical. As luck would have it I was sent Set 1 of the polishes rather than set 2. The polishes in set 1 which are swatched below using the Fab ur nails XL stamper. Each color bought separately is $4.99 USD.

Rose Garden,

Eldorado

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The consistency of the polishes are very thick and opaque, I did have some trouble with how thick Rose Garden is but it looks as if some of the polish came out during transit so that might have to do with it. I did find that after using Eldorado my stamper was very faintly stained from it. It’s not very noticeable since I used the green stamper head but it stained lightly.

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When I get the correct colors I ordered I will update this post

 

There were 5 water transfer decal sheets included in the set as well. The decal sheets alone retail at $3.99 USD

1.) The first sheet has some astrological inspired designs

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2.) The second sheet has some geometric strips

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3.) The third sheet features some cute doodles

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4.) The fourth has various palm trees

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5.) The last sheet has what looks like oddly colored geometric trees.

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 Bonus: I also ordered another XL nail plate from Bundle Monster Its from the  Polynesia collection and is plate BM-XL115, Maori Mana. I snagged it for 99 cents USD and It’s being sold at a clearance price because the feather design doesn’t transfer like Its supposed to. The plate is being sold until there are no more.

Below is the comparison between the festival plate which is 2×2 inches and the BM-XL plate

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I was really curious about their XL plates since the only Bundle monster plates I own are from the Sun Kissed collection back in 2014 and they are a little small for my nail. I have a review on those here. For 99 cents I really didn’t have too much too lose and it bumped me into free shipping.

And here we have swatches of the actual plate itself

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Bundle monster also has a 15%off coupon – cheer15 (good until March 31, 2016)

Fab Ur Nails mail!! Picture Heavy!

Hey everyone! Today i have a review on Fab ur Nails. I bought these stampers and the clear jelly stamper as well.

I bought these stampers on January 28th and received them February 16. The shipping was $6.30USD from the Philippines.  When your order is dispatched you get a tracking number with it and it takes a few days to update the status.

My package was received unharmed and came with two bubble mailers inside. The stampers with the gold caps were in one mailer and an the clear stamper and holder were in another. They were both inside of their own plastic bags so they weren’t scratched up at all or damaged in any way.

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The 2pc XL gold stamper set retails at $12.00USD and comes with a plastic card scraper. The website has the dimensions of the stamper and the cap size.

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size of stamper: 2.8cm diameter

XL cap size: 2.7cm diameter
4.0cm height

One of my favorite things about this stamper beside the fact that it is squishy soft and fits the curves of my nails perfectly, is that it can stand itself up unlike my black and white stamper which i caught mid-roll in the picture below.

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The bottom of the XL stamper cap has the company logo on it

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So how does it stamp? perfectly there was no real priming for any of the stampers, the only thing I did before using them was wash them with some soap and let them dry, that’s it. The results from stamping are below.

The clear stamper set retails at $6.50 USD and comes with 2 clear stamper heads, 1  translucent holder, and 1 plastic scraper. The clear stamper head is according to the website 2.8cm diameter. I had been hearing that these types of clear stampers are very fragile and I was a little scared to order it since it might come damaged. When I  received it it was inside the package inside of its own bubble mailer and in a small plastic bag. It came completely unharmed and in perfect condition.

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The stamper is squishy firm and I can confirm now that I am holding it that it is a squishy firm.

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you can see right through the stamper and it acts like a magnifying glass when you look through it.

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I have to admit the scraper it came with I haven’t tried yet, I usually stick to an old gift card or even the fab ur nails scraper like the one that i got in the gold XL stamper set.

 

So hows the stamping quality? It was really good, I had no problems picking up the images, the only thing done before stamping was washing it with some soap and letting it dry. When you’re stamping on your nails with it however it does take a little getting used to. As i said before the stamper head has a little bit of a magnifying effect. I’ve never used any clear stamper heads below in my life so I’m sure I’ll get better and it will probably take a few uses before I can try it out with my smaller images. The stamper head itself is able to fit my C curve with no problems at all. There’s no real need to roll the images onto my nails but if i wanted to I could.

The last stamper I received was actually a gift from Johanne. Thank you so much Johanne!

Fun gold XL glaze stamper retails at $6.75 USD this is one of the newest stampers released by Fab ur Nails. The color is beige with little golden shimmer inside. The XL stampers are both sticky but not too sticky they are both squishy soft.

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The website says that the XL stampers are the same size as these new XL glaze stampers but I actually found that mine is a slightly bigger than the regular XL. When I took it out of the holder I actually found that there was a slight wrinkle on the backside of it but it doesn’t interfere at all with the stamping, I just assume the wrinkle is from being in the holder.

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How does it stamp? Just like all the other stampers I bought from Fab ur Nails this one also stamps beautifully.

I thought it would be helpful to show how the height of these all compare to my Winstonia stamper.

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They all stamp perfectly I used the image from the Gals GA4 plate.

 

I used two methods to see if they stamped well. I pressed in the first column on the left and then rolled the stamper over the plate in the column on the right. As stated before none of these stampers were primed in anyway except I washed them in the sink with some soap and let them dry.

the missing patches in the “press” column are my own fault.

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My next purchase will more than likely be the Jumbo Stamper and a few plates I’ve had my eye on.

Honestly Johanne has some really great products and I would recommend her store to anyone in the market for some awesome plates and stampers. I know her products are quality and I have yet to hear anyone say anything negative about her or the company. If there is ever an issue she responds back within the day.

 

Note: I just noticed that Fab ur Nails is now selling the Clear jelly stamper for $4.50 USD and it comes with 1 translucent holder, 1 stamper head, and 1 scraper.  2/25/16

These products were purchased with my own money and this is my honest review.

Hello kitty!

The manicure inspiration was by Colores de Carol specifically this manicure she did, It’s so cute!

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with my Fab ur Nails hello kitty plate on the way I was beyond excited to try something along the lines of this manicure. Two colors are from the new Hello Kitty collection and the stamping polish was from the Gwen Stefani collection.

 

Products:

OPI – Look at my Bow!

OPI- Starry-eyed for Daniel

OPI- Hey Baby (stamping polish)

Venique- wingtip white

Morgan Taylor- Go ahead and grow

Seche Vite- Top Coat

Fab Ur Nails- Fun 09

Winstonia- squishy stamper

 

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I started with two coats of OPI- Look at my bow! and stamped over it with OPI- Hey Baby from the Gwen Stefani collection. The ring finger has two coats of OPI- Starry-Eyed for Daniel. On top of Starry-Eyed for Daniel I used the same OPI- Look at my bow! to fill in the bow and Veniques- Wingtip White to fill in Hello Kitty.

Here’s a picture with flash

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Now for a close up of Starry-Eyed for Daniel. Two coats is enough to cover your nail. It’s more opaque than I thought. I usually stay away from glitters because of how annoying they are to take off. I’ll let you know how it goes with this one.

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Where have you guys gotten inspiration recently?

 

 

Nail Storage and Organization

I’ve seen this question asked on many threads and I know I spent a ton of time searching for the perfect way to store my things.

My stamping plates are currently housed in a simple purple binder. When you open it up the first thing a pencil pouch and that has a few scrapers accumulated from buying stampers. The next page is a trading card page with some Velcro stickers attached to the top of each plate to keep them in. All the round plates are separated into each divider, in order for me to know what I’m looking at fast I chose a color for each  brand. Pink being my Winstonia second generation plates.

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The Moyou London plates I have are small enough to fit in between the page dividers.

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Other plates such as Cheeky or Fab ur Nails are stored in a single page sheet with the same Velcro and with an added piece of cardboard behind the plate.

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After these pages is a whole section for the swatches of each plate.

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In regards to my Nail polish I own three clear storage shoe boxes that I found in Walmart. The dimensions of the box are 34.6 cm x 21cm x 12.4cm  and It’s a 6 Qt by Sterilite and the bottom is flat, some of the boxes do have a dip but the polish falls over in those so if possible grab the ones with a flat bottom. My nail tools are also stored in a box. This box houses stampers, nail files, glitters, fimo canes, and assorted decorations.

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How do you guys store your supplies?

 

Fab ur Nails plate 09

I just received my Fab ur Nails plate, It took about 2 weeks to get over here to the east coast from the Philippines. The shipping was $6.30 USD, my package had a tracking number which got updated every day to every few days. Note: This particular plate has been discontinued.

When the package got here it was wrapped pretty nicely and Johanne included a scraper with the plate. It’s a hello kitty scraper and has the feel of a gift card. I was really hoping this was the scraper that I received I love hello kitty! I use pure acetone to clean my plates and from what I have noticed the scrapers image doesn’t fade. When i first opened the package i was a little surprised at the size of the plate itself it’s about the size of my hand. The dimensions are: 9.5 x 14.5 cm

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I was a worried about the size of the full size images seeing as I have long and wide nail beds. The full nail images are about the size of the Moyou London xl images at 1.5 x 2cm. The website has the  full nail images listed as 1.6 cm x 2.1 cm this means they are bigger than Moyou London.

The only thing I found off about my plate was a deep scratch that was probably from transit. You can see it pretty clearly in the bottom image but luckily it does not interfere too much with the image itself. The scratch is about the thickness of a hair strand. IMG_9354

I had to see how the scratch affected the image. I did find that by rolling the stamper across the image rather than stamping straight on with the bolder images it works better. This was just a quick swatch of the images to see about the scratch.

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Below are the images on this plate in case you’re interested.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The etching on all the images is perfect and I had absolutely no problem picking up any of the images. I had hesitated ordering from Fab ur Nails for a very long time but I’m glad I took the plunge. I have only heard good things from Fab ur Nails and of the owner Johanne. I have already placed another order for some stampers.

Neutral Stamping

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Greetings everyone! Today i have what i consider to be a more neutral manicure.

Products:

Morgan Taylor- go ahead and grow base coat

Essie- In stitches

Morgan Taylor- Vixen in a mask

Moyou London- xl pro collection 02 stamping plate

Seche Vite- Top coat

I used two coats of Essie- in stitches but you could easily get away with one, Im wondering if i could use this as a possible stamping polish. ill do some testing later.

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the polish i used for stamping was morgan taylors vixen in a mask. I honestly did this on a whim thinking just maybe it could be a stamping polish and it worked. Vixen in a mask can be used as a one coat polish making it perfect for stamping.

 

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Below is the exact image i used and i honestly had never thought about using it but it stamps perfectly. The Moyou plates i have all are etched deeply and perfectly.

 

 

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Now that i think about this mani and really look at it i cant help but feel like it looks a lot like the packaging for Bath and Body works Velvet sugar which is currently being discontinued at the end of the semi annual sale. I guess i spent so much time in there that my mani was inspired by it.

See Velvet sugar here

 

Viva la Manicure

So i haven’t been on much and i apologize there is a lot going on in my life at the moment.

Today i bring you a tutorial! woo! i love tutorials by other bloggers and i hope mine helps anyone who sees it.

Products:

Seche Vite

Cheeky- Viva Mexico Jumbo Plate

Morgan Taylor- go ahead and grow

China Glaze- shocking pink

China Glaze- flip flop fantasy

Morgan Taylor- doo Wop

Wet n Wild- Black

 

First paint your nails with  a coat of the yellow. if you don’t have it or are doing it with a different colors, use white or the lightest color.

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Next put drops of the china glaze shocking pink and china glaze flip flop fantasy and some dots of the morgan taylor doo wop like so

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use your stamper and squish the colors. When you pick it up it should look like this

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Stamp it on to your nails, either just kind of roll it on or wait a few seconds for it to dry a little bit. If you want an area to have a certain color you could do the step above with just one color and place it where you want.

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I cleaned up a little bit before i stamped on the image from the Viva Mexico plate by Cheeky.

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just clean up a bit more and add a top coat for your finished look.

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Plum Milk by Skinfood

So not too long ago I bought this nail polish off Ebay, I saw the color and i had to have it. It was only about $4-$5. When you get to the website it says “Enriched with vitamins and keratin, this long-lasting nail polish protects dehydrated and rough nails, with enhanced shine.” Now i have no idea if that’s true i haven’t checked these claims out.

The nail polish applies smoothly and is a somewhat sheer formula. The polish itself isn’t opaque and a little bit of a creme jelly feel to it.

At the end of two coats i found my smile line showing through enough that it would bug me. I’m all about the opaque polish life. I love the color of it but would i use it on its own? probably not.

One coat

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two coats

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Mani done with this polish

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Plum Milk Roses

Hello my lovely internet friends! Today i bring you a mani done with a polish iv’e had for maybe a year now honestly. So this mani was done using the MoYou london plate Tourist collection-07. The image i used is the one with the roses. I love this plate but honestly i don’t use it as much as i wish i did.

The featured nail polish is Plum Milk by Skinfood.

products:

Sally beauty supply base coat

Plum Milk by Skinfood

Moyou London Tourist collection-07

Seche Vite Top Coat

Bonus: i used a matte coat after a day later since i have never used it and it doesn’t make a ton of difference but i like the look of it.

I’ll do a review on Plum Milk later

Here’s the mani 🙂

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