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onsdag den 25. maj 2016

Celestial Cosmetics Blood Moon Rising swatches


Celestial Cosmetics Blood Moon Rising was released in March 2015. It is a gorgeous and vampy eggplant purple holo, super dark, yet not hard like a black. It was opaque in one coat, but this is two with a coat of Seche Vite. 
It's a gorgeous polish - also great for stamping...

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tirsdag den 24. maj 2016

Masura Mint and Basil 904-185 swatches


Masura Mint and Basil 904-185 is a dark green magnetic polish with a gorgeous effect. I applied it in one coat over the black base coat Masura Obsidian 904-107 – both belong to the Precious Stones collection. 
After finishing each nail with one coat of Mint and Basil I held the super strong Masura magnet across (diagonally one some) the nail a few seconds and then horizontally for a few seconds. On some nails I held it longer, but that’s not a good idea, in fact it says just 2 seconds in each direction. Then I moved on to the next nail. 
At first it just looks black and boring, but as the nails dried a magnificent Northern Light like emerald green flames moved across the nails when I moved them – just woow. Next time maybe I’ll be better at it, but I was rather happy about the effect in this first try! I finished with a coat of Seche Vite. 
I'm super fascinated by it, next time I'll try it over white!

It's available from Hypnotic Polish!

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Nire's Desire Revel swatches


Nire’s Desire Revel is a beautiful dark, blue-toned purple holo with a strong effect in the sun. It is opaque in one coat, but this is two with a coat of Seche Vite. The dry time was a bit on the slow side, nothing problematic, but it might work well as a stamping polish! 
I love it - what do you think?

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mandag den 23. maj 2016

My stamping journey - part 9


Times flies and this is part 9 already with my stamping trials take 41 to 45.
This time I only am happy about two of them, so a step back compared with part 8!

Take 41:
Take 41: Base Elevation Polish Plum Zingers and New Nicknames stamped with Colour Alike B. a Lilac Sweater, plate Bundle Monster BM-XL204, stamper Daschica Jumbo Clear Jelly.
Note to myself: Maybe not perfect – I still love it!!

Take 42:
Take 42: Base Elevation Polish Space Raspberries & Rhum stamped with Colour Alike B. a Raindrop, plate Born Pretty Store BPL-026, stamper Daschica Jumbo Clear Jelly for the index and middle and MoYou London XL Marshmallow Sticky for the ring finger and pinkie, read why below.
Note to myself: I had the door open – but it still was 24 degrees Celsius, so I learned how much that speeds up the dry time after scraping and reduces the time-frame for the pickup, that a super light scraping is mandatory – and that I’m still too much of a newbie to pull all of that off with a clear stamper!! SO my beloved MoYou London XL Marshmallow Sticky rescued me! The middle finger really shows my problems :) (and no, I could not have removed that stamp with acetone, the shimmer is too heavy in that polish).
It could have been a nice mani, but in person it was OK…

Take 43:
Take 43: Base Grace-full Nail Polish Magenta Sparks stamped with Konad Blue, plate Born Pretty Store Qgirl-048, stamper MoYou London XL Marshmallow Sticky.
Note to myself: Just as hot as yesterday – way too little sleep – should have stuck with my initial thought not to do any nail art and/or possibly not even change my mani. Uninspired and not well stamped – baaahhh… (the next morning I felt better and was feeling better about it ;)

Take 44:
Take 44: Base Enchanted Polish Entwined stamped with Colour Alike B. a Sweetheart, plate Born Pretty Store Qgirl-049, stamper MoYou London XL Marshmallow Sticky.
Note to myself: That went fairly – but I so wish that I always could make the Colour Alike CREAM stamping polishes work no matter stamper, plate or weather. It annoys me that I cannot break that code.
Yesterday when it was hot indoors I tested a LOT of cream polishes on paper, they ALL worked, also my Konad creames – but not the CA’s…. Or rather sometimes they did, but then they stuck to the stamper before it hit the paper :(

Take 45:
Take 45: Base the old Chanel Ruse stamped with Colour Alike B. an Orion, plate MoYou London Enchanted 15, stamper Daschica Jumbo Clear Jelly.
Note to myself: Not bad!
So my favorites are the first (take 41) and the last (take 45) - what's yours...?

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Colores de Carol Beso swatches


Colores de Carol Beso is an AMAZING and uber-gorgeous magenta leaning blood red holo with a super strong effect. I simply love it. You see it in two easy coats with a coat of Seche Vite.
Isn't it gorgeous?

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søndag den 22. maj 2016

MoYou London Plate Holder review and video


As a true MoYou London fan, I had to get the MoYou London plate holder for 54 plates, when it was released - but that was not a really good decision.

The biggest of their two plate holders fits up to 54 MoYou-London plates (6.5 x 12.5cm) and 6 extra in the side pockets. It measures 24 x 15 cm and the height is 7 cm, and it has a zipper fastening.
The price is £40.

My first thought was: I wish this would open up like a book with the front and back flat on the table.


The center part is removable, it has a strong velcro. As you can see some of the slots are smaller than others, and it was of course impossible to insert plates in those.
This obviously is a fault, but fortunately MoYou London has a return guarantee.

Then I started inserting plates.
Obviously the slots need to be tight, so that the plates do no fall out when you have used it a while, but it was difficult to insert the plates, very difficult - at least for me.
And I'm of course talking about the normal sized slots...
Some slots were worse than others, and I soon gave up.

I contacted MoYou London for help, but their advice was exactly what I already had done except for the "start with the middle slot" part....:
"Due to the production line, some plate holders might be slightly tighter than others. We recommend that you insert a plate into the middle slot first before the top and bottom ones and then leave the plates in for a while to loosen up the material.
We do know that it requires a bit of strength to insert the plates but the easiest way to do it is to insert one of the corners into the slot first so that the plate is in a horizontal position and then slide the rest in. After a couple of tries the slot should have loosened enough to make it easier to insert. You may also find that it helps to use small “up and down” movements to push the plate inside."


I tried again, and again...
I left plates sitting in the first page of the slots in the video for 2 days, removed them again and then I asked my husband to film me inserting plates.
I really tried to make it look effortless - but I couldn't...
The direct link to the video on Youtube is: https://youtu.be/ZT6EwwnPp4M

Maybe it would have become easier over time.
But even if it had worked effortlessly after a couple of tries, I still think it's a pity, that you cannot see the part of the plate hidden in the slot.
And it always would have annoyed me that it doesn't open like a book with front and back flat on the table like the traditional plate holders with see-through plastic pockets.

So thank you to MoYou London for helping me, for good customer service and taking it back - it is on it's way already!

Now my plates has returned to their normal home, the Bundle Monster nail stamping clutch organizer with room for 48 XL plates (2 in each pocket, 6 in each page), including the MoYou Londons and similar sized plates. I have two of them, this one is except for a few pockets full of my MoYou London plates, so I soon need one more!
The price is $18.99 - a third of the MYL price.

How about you?
Did you buy one of the MoYou London Plate holders, and did you have more luck with the slots?

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