Friday, 29 June 2012

Close up of Bundle Monster Images Part 2 of 3

I think the title summed up the post pretty well.
If you want to see part 1 ( Removing the plastic from the plates that appear damaged click here), part 3 (testing the plates; click here to see the post)

Video for the close up images:

I'm sorry I haven't had time to take images of the plates individually but if you want to see the images posted by bundle monster then click here.

You can purchase them directly from bundle monster (by clicking here) or through amazon (by clicking here). They are for $21.99 plus shipping of $4 (if you live in USA normal shipping is $0) or $10 or $25(if you want it within 2-3 days). NOTE: I paid $4 for shipping and got them after 5 business days.

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Opening my Bundle Monster Set 3 Plates (Part 1 of 3)


I’m going to divide my bundle monster review into 3 parts (considering the fact that not everyone wants to see every part and/or detail):
Part 1  Removing the plastic from the plates (BM set 3) that appear as if they might be damaged or defective.
Part 2  Bundle Monster Set 3 (Images; click here to see the original post)
Part 3  Testing the plate (click here to see part 3)

Part 1:
I finally got my bundle monster plates yesterday:D. It took exactly 7 days (or 5 business days to be more exact) for me to get them. You can purchase them directly from bundle monster (by clicking here) or through amazon (by clicking here). They are for $21.99 plus shipping of $4 (if you live in USA normal shipping is $0) or $10 or $25(if you want it within 2-3 days). NOTE: I paid $4 for shipping.

I wasn't really going to video myself opening my stamping plates but after reading various comments (mainly on scratched plates) I was a bit scared so I decided to video tape it for my own safety. After I opened them I started counting them and during the process I noticed some of the plates were scratched; I'm not going to lie but I did start freaking out a bit at that time. After I removed the plastic from them I was relived that the images on my plates weren't defective instead only the plastic on them was damaged. At that time I remembered all the comments I had seen and decided to post this video. One of the only reason why I'm posting this video is because I know I'm not the only one who this happened to and to mainly prevent people from panicking. If you do get plates that have scratches on them then either take before and after images or video tape it (while removing the plastic from them). Also I'm not saying that just because the scratches on the plastic didn't affect the image of my plates they wouldn't affect yours either I'm only trying to prevent people from freaking out like I did.

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Friday, 22 June 2012

Simple Stamping Using RA-106

For today's post I used Dim Sum Plum by OPI as my base color. Dim Sum Plum is a magenta pink/purple color (and no the color doesn't look like a plum) and the formula is really good (honestly if you layer it properly you can get away with 1 coat but I did 2 coats to be on the safe side). Swatches of Dim Sum Plum:

For stamping I used Lickety-Split Lime by SallyHansen's Insta-Dry collection with red angel's image plate RA-106. I liked how the stamp came out using Lickety-Split Lime but I was hoping it would be a bit brighter then this. Swatches of the final look:

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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Whimsical by Revlon

I was organizing my nail polishes and found Whimsical by Revlon in one of the drawers :D. I remember buying it but never got around to using it <= I think I finally understand my mom's point of iview on my nail polish addiction.

I know most people have been layering Whimsical over a light blue nail polish because it's sheer but I decided to layer it over Robyn by Zoya. In color wise Robyn is somewhere between cool blue and cyan blue. Swatch of Robyn:
I applied 2 layers of Whimsical over Robyn. Whimsical is a baby blue sheer nail polish that contains hexagon (pink and blue) and micro (pink, blue, and silver) glitters. Note: Whimsical by Revlon is a dupe for Glitter in the Air by Deborah Lippman.
For stamping I used Club Havana by Wet n Wild with red angel's image plate RA-106. Sorry about the blurry image I ruined my manicure before I had a chance to take more pictures.
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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Bundle Monster Stamping Plate Set 3

I don't know if you've heard it by know or not but bundle monster just released their stamping plates for 2012! You can purchase them directly from bundle monster (by clicking here) or through amazon (by clicking here). They are for $21.99 plus shipping of $4 (if you live in USA normal shipping is $0) or $10 or $25(if you want it within 2-3 days). (Note I paid $4 for shipping because I don't want to get them ASAP; I'm currently studying for an exam.) Also, the set includes 25 plates (BM-301 to BM-325) total of 150 designs. The images for the plates are:
























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Saturday, 9 June 2012

Nail Polish Wall Rack

Sorry for not posting for the past few weeks. I was busy unpacking and in the process I broke 2 of my nails (1 of them was hurting really badly so I decided to wait for them to grow back). In the time being I decided to try to build a nail polish wall rack using cardboard boxes (the ones used to pack things in) and paper mache. In advance I want to let you know that I don't have a step by step video for this but if someone wants to see a step by step video for it please let me know in the comment section below.

Steps:
1. Start by cutting the cardboard box from the edges (as in separate the flaps from the sides and separate each side from the other side) using a cutter.
2. For the shelves use the flap that is the same length as the side you want to use as your racks back. Measure the diameter of your nail polish (note for this try to use the nail polish that has the biggest diameter) and add 5 mm to the measurement; cut the flaps using those measurements. Using either tape/ glue (using a hot glue gun) stick the shelves to the board.

3.a. If you want support for the front of the shelve use the flap that is the same length as the shelves; for this I used 'lengths of the shelves' X '1cm' (see image bellow). b.) For the corners use the length of the edges by 2 cm.

4. Tape/ glue the edges, and corners to the back of the board. It should look like a rack.

5. Cut pieces of newspaper for the paper mache.
6. Make the paste for the paper mache. For this step I know there are various methods of making the paste but I used white glue and water (this is what I'm most comfortable with). The ratio that I used for the paste is 3/4 white glue to 1/4 water. Mix the paste using paint brush.
NOTE: From step 7 - 9 place some old newspaper or plastic bags underneath the rack so you don't mess up your bed/floor.
7. Apply the paste on both sides of the newspaper pieces (that your cut in step 5) and apply it on your rack (the one you build in step 4). Allow it to dry before applying the next layer. Note: when applying paper mache I usually apply the pieces of paper horizontally once and vertically the other time around for total of 6 layers (3 times horizontally and 3 times vertically).
8. Apply 1-2 layers of paper mache on the back.
9. Apply 2 layers of acrylic paint (make sure to apply thin layers otherwise the acrylic paint might crack) on the entire nail polish rack. Once the acrylic paint is dry you can create designs on the rack or apply 1 layer of paper mache paste over it to make it shinny. For my wall racks once the acrylic paint was dry, I splattered old nail polish (that I was going to throw away) on the entire rack and allowed it to dry for 2 days. The final product:
 I made the rack using OPI measurements but I wanted to see if it could hold up polish before I fixed it (using nails) in my closet.

It's been around a week since I placed this in my bedroom closet and it's holding up pretty well. NOTE: if you have shelves in your closet make sure you leave enough gap between the top shelf of the rack and the shelf of your closet. Also I made the bottom shelf smaller because I wanted to place my foils there.

Cost:
- $1 for the white glue (I bought it from Dollarama)
- $0 cardboard boxes (you can get them for free from most grocery stores like Food Basics, No Frills, Loblaw and etc).
- $0 to $0.75 for the newspaper (I used old newspaper that was lying around my house, but you can buy the Toronto Star for around $0.75)
- $0 to $1 for the acrylic paint (I had acrylic paint from before but if you want you can buy it from any dollar store)
- $0 to $2 for the nail polish (I used old non-branded nail polish for this, but if you want you can always try dollar stores or beauty outlet stores that have non-branded nail polish for $0.50 per bottle)

TOTAL COST: $1 to $4.75 (it only cost me $1 because I had most of the stuff lying around my house).

I have already started making another nail polish rack for my OPI nail polishes because the one I made before doesn't hold that many nail polishes. Also, I use a spice rack for my Zoya polishes.

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