Lina Nail Art Supplies 4 Seasons - Spring 02 Stamping Plate - Swatches & Review

Monday, 23 April 2018


Another day, another stamping plate review.  My swatch racks are looking rather empty at the moment (I'm just as shocked as you are!) but my pile of stamping plates seems to be growing by the second.  Prepare yourself for lots of stamping plate posts in the next few weeks.  Anyway, today I have swatches and a review of Lina Nail Art Supplies 4 Seasons - Spring 02 stamping plate to share with you.

Image from Lina Nail Art Supplies
I love the simplicity of both this image and mani.  Polishes used are Orly Road Trippin and a pink stamping polish from Ya Qin An.


There is something about this next image that made me want to break out some of the Pastel Pets from Pretty Serious Cosmetics.  Polishes used are Doodle Bug, Bunny Foo Foo, Cutie Patootie and Fluffykins.


I think that this is a nice plate, but nothing over the top exciting.  I feel like some of these images are on other plates or are just really similar to other images from other plates.  

The Make Your Mark 07 Stamping Plate is available now from Lina Nail Art Supplies and Hit The Bottle.

It Girl Nail Art IG107 Stamping Plate - Swatches & Review

Sunday, 22 April 2018


It occurred to me the other day that I have a bunch of It Girl stamping plates sitting in my pile of stamping plates waiting for me to swatch them.  I love having new things to play with, especially when it is from a new to me brand.  Yay for having It Girl not only in my collection but on my blog as well!  Today I have the IG107 stamping plate to share with you.

Image from It Girl Nail Art
As this plate is full of full sized images (which are always a favourite of mine) I really struggled deciding which image to use first.  I am so glad that I went for this image.  I love how it looks over Emily de Molly's LE64.

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I really like this next image (I think it would look awesome as an accent nail in black and white) but I thought I would be a bit more adventurous and go for some neon.  Polishes used are Color Club Cliff Notes, All Dolled Up and Don't Toy With Me, and Hit The Bottle As Black As Night.

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I'm quite impressed with the quality of this It Girl plate.  It stamps so well.  The images are fantastic too although I do find it a little odd that the images are soooo wide.  I can't image that anyone's nails are that wide so it seems like a waste of space.  You could easily get some extra images on these plates.

This plate is available from It Girl Nail Art.

Emily de Molly April 2018 Releases - Swatches & Review

Saturday, 21 April 2018


I can not even begin to tell you how much I have been dying to share these new releases from Emily de Molly with you!  I'm sure if you have seen the sneak peeks Hayley has been sharing on Instagram and Facebook then you are probably dying just as much to see them!  So without further ado.... Actually I probably should give you a heads up that this post is quite picture heavy but you can't have too much of a good thing right?  Ok, now onto the polishes!


Collector Of Maps is a green to purple multichrome foil type shimmer with silver holographic micro glitters and metallic blue micro glitters.  This is such a stunning polish!  The formula is fantastic and applies evenly.  My swatch shows two coats.

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Distance To The Sun is a copper (warm) to grey (cold) thermal with strong copper overlay and silver holographic micro glitters.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this one!  I think the colours are gorgeous and shift really well and the formula is awesome!  You can easily do two coats, however I did do three coats for my swatch as it was a little see through at the tips for my liking.

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Picture taken in direct sunlight (cold)

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Picture taken in direct sunlight (warm)
Double Take is a blue (warm) to purple (cold) thermal with blue to purple shifting shimmer.  Huge fan of this one too.  Again, both colours are fantastic and transition well.  This polish is a two coat, except I accidentally knock my nails so my swatch shows three coats.

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Picture taken in direct sunlight (transition)
Dreams Of Glass is a very pale purple (can lean grey) with blue shimmer, orange iridescent flakes and silver holographic micro glitters.  This is another favourite of mine.  Such a stunner and I love the flakes.  My swatch shows two coats.

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Expelled From Paradise is a pale pink/purple with strong green overlay, silver holographic glitters and green chrome flakes.  I think this is such an interesting and unique shade.  The formula is great and is opaque in two coats.

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Glimpses Of Twilight is a dark purple base with strong turquoise overlay, copper holographic micro glitters and lots of metallic copper flakes.  This is another really interesting shade.  The formula is great and is opaque in two coats.

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Magnetic Fields is a pink/orange/green multichrome magnetic with gold flakes.  That's right, a magnetic polish!!  I LOVE this one!!  I think this polish is absolutely stunning both before and after the magnet.  The formula is perfect - you could easily get away with one coat.  I used two coats for my swatch.

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Teller Of Tales is a red based purple with copper overlay, green/blue/purple/red iridescent flakes and copper holographic micro glitters.  Another gorgeous polish with a great formula.  I used three coats for my swatch, however you can easily get away with two coats.

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I am absolutely loving this month's releases from Emily de Molly.  There are sooooo many amazing polishes.  I don't think I can say anything bad about any of them.  My absolute favourites (and boy was this hard to narrow down) are Magnetic Fields, Teller Of Tales, Distance To The Sun and Dreams Of Glass.

The April releases will be available from Emily de Molly's Australian site on Monday 23rd April at 10am AEST and on the international site on Sunday 22nd at 8pm EDT.