First of all Bundle Monster are releasing their new plates on June 20th! I am so excited as I love my BM plates and stamping. Sarahlouise at Spellbinding Nails has the down low on the various plates and the date release, June 20th :) There are some awesome designs coming out and even if you're not the best stamper these plates are pretty easy compared to some of the fauxnad and even konads that I own. You need these plates, trust me! The BM plates can be found on Amazon in both the USA and UK and the last time I ordered them from the US there was international shipping to Australia, it was not too expensive and delivery was quite quick.
Here is a sample of the plates that excite me:
How awesome will the little skull tip stamp look?
My next excitement is that after blog sale stalking, I have bought (it's on the way) a bottle of Floam! Yes, yes..floam is old hat to everyone else but I have been majorly lemming this little bottle of matte neon goodness. I always seem to miss when it's in stock at Ninjapolish :( I was watching a bottle selling on ebay just out of interest and do you know what that sucker went for? Wait for it......$80!!! That was without the shipping. Someone must have been uber keen to own this little bottle of floamy magic.
Now whilst I appreciate it is hard to get, its not obsolete so I think this kinda price madness is a bit OTT for this point in time. My bank balance would refuse to cough up for that much for a bottle of polish :) Floam isn't for everyone but I am looking forward to doing a gradient mani kinda like this one at My Polish Stash
I have a lil bit of nail mail on the way at the moment, so I am checking the mail box frequently with little avail :( Hurry up polish goodness and get to me! Floam in amongst it, as is a few of the China Glaze OMG collection that I am slowly but surely tracking down. I can't resist the bling. If anyone has any that they want to part with for a reasonable price email me!
Anyways, enough excitable chatter and onto the swatching of Ulta3 Sweet Violet. Now this is not a super special polish, but it's pretty and has a metallic finish that I think will stamp wonderfully. This is with a base coat, 2 coats of Sweet Violet and no topcoat.
Sweet Violet without flash and with flash ( I can imagine a blue-ish shimmer?)
No color change but just a lovely lilac metallic finish
The metallic finish would be even shinier with a nice Seche Vite coat I think.
Thanks for a having a look at my ramblings today, and tomorrow nail polish is going to be, you guessed it...purple! You just can't have enough purple in my opinion :)