Good evening everyone,
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GUYS, I am so excited! It is that time of the year again, Christmas is almost here!!!
For the first time ever, I was able to buy the Ciaté Mini Mani Month way before the first day of december. That means we can finally open all the little doors of the advent calendar the day they are actually meant to be opened. That also means tomorrow starts this years Ciaté Month. I will post one Ciaté blog post per day (plus other topics from time to time) for the whole month of december. I am really happy to open all the doors with you and read your comments and opinions on the polishes.
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YAY! It’s finally Friday again and I am back with my HAULY friday series, where I’d like to show you which products I recently bought.
Oh no no no, don’t get the wrong idea. The fact that I haven’t posted a HAULY friday in a long time does NOT mean I stopped buying new things, I just didn’t have the time write a post about them or wanted to write about other things^^
While I was recently looking for the best stamper, I figured the creative shop stamper might be a good match for me. I searched the net and found a german online shop located called LoveNails.
The shop was founded in 2014 and is focused on stamping. Besides the creative shop stamper, they sell a lot of stamping plates, nail art brushes, water decals and the nail polishes from indie brand crazy polish lady (handmade in Portugal).
I liked what I saw and wanted to order a few things for myself, so I contacted Philip – the owner – and told him that I wanted to introduce his shop to my Blog readers in Germany. He was happy to hear that and helped me with my questions and advised me on a few things as well.
You wonder what I bought?
(included are a few goodies Philip added to my order – marked *)
creative shop stamper, scraper and stamper bag
The stamper is originally from the Ukraine and sold all over the world. LoveNails is one of the few shop that sell’s it in Germany though. The stamper and scraper come in a set. The head and the silver holder of the stamper come separately packaged. You can also buy separate stamper heads if you need.
This stamper is one of the biggest on the market and is supposed to be a great stamper for beginners and pro’s. Because of its softness and the sticky surface it fully picks up images, very nice and sharp. You do not need to prime the stamper, but you can. My one works fine, so there was no need to prime it. Depending on the polishes you use for stamping, you should work fast though. You can either roll it over the stamping plate or press it on. I prefer rolling. Then place the finger into the stamper for best results.
Do NOT clean it with polish remover, especially not with acetone – or it will be ruined.
Preferably use a lint roller or scotch tape.
nail art water decals
These pretty decals totally caught my attention. The reminded me of the nail wraps from thumbs up, which I recently bought, so I am excited to see how these work and look.
I was pretty surprised that I found these Chi’s sweet home water decals. I used to watch and love this japanese animated TV show. Had to buy it!
French Sticker FJ-009 (0,95 €) *
stamping plates and storage bag
This stamping plate bag holds round and square plates the size of about 5cm. It fits up to 26 plates and since I already have a few plates I needed a secure way to store them.
Well, what can I say? I love christmas and had to have this in my life. LoveNails only sell’s the original hehe stamping plates, which explains the price. I do not support fakes or imitations, so 4 € for a stamping plate is totally fine for me.
Let’s admit it, if you look at the images of this plate, there was no way in hell I wouldn’t have bought this. It’s perfect for an addict like me.
stamping plate JQ-32 (2,19 €)
I gotta say that this just might be my favorite stamping plate so far. The patterns are so pretty and I already tried a few of them several times. I am very happy with it.
This plate is so lovely, but it kind of gives me headache when I try to stamp with it. I don’t know if I am just too incompetent to use it or if the images are truly difficult to pic up and stamp. Does anyone of you have this plate and could give me advice?
I am in LOVE with this polish!!! The blue is something special. In my collection of about 800 polishes (or more?) is nothing like it. The holographic glitter also gives a very unique look to it. I am currently wearing it and got so many compliments and questions about the polish and which brand it is from.
All crazy polish lady polishes are hand mixed and are made using the best polish ingredients, making sure they are cruelty free. They use a 3 free base to make them, so they are hypoallergenic, free from the big 3 toxic chemicals: Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde and Toluene.
Seriously guys, don’t be afraid to buy from indie brands! They might be a bit pricier but keep in mind that these are handmade and mostly 3 or 5-free. If you don’t know what that means, please check here.
Isn’t that pretty? You can also use it for the accent nail and stamp on white base with some pretty swirly designs.
On the following pictures you can see some more results with my new stamping plate designs.
I am very happy with my products and already placed another order at LoveNails.
I hope you will check out the online shop and maybe find a few things you would like. I totally recommend the creative shop stamper and the crazy polish lady cosmic love.
Thanks again to Philip for adding the goodies to my order. You seriously made me a happy girl :)