Cici & Sisi Acrylic Stamping Plate

*Press Sample

Hey Guys!

So if you haven’t heard of Cici & Sisi, they are a stamping nail art company and sell plates, cases and nail art accessories etc.

They contacted me recently asking if I’d like to try out their new style of acrylic plate. I was really intrigued, as up until now I’ve only ever seen metal stamping plates. They also wanted me to forward them onto my fellow nail professionals to have a play with, so I picked out 4 friends!

Anona Wright (Nails by Anona)

Natalie Maddox-Hussain (Polish & Glow)

Sara Williams (Fab Creative Nails)

Shelley Leadbeater-Rogers (8 Fingers 2 Thumbs)

So the plates arrived very quickly, and first of all I was blown away by the pacakaging! It is absolutely gorgeous ❤️

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Cici & Sisi Packaging

So the particular plate we were testing out was called Wedding Season. It was made up of 24 larger size intricate lace and floral images, with 7 individual images down the centre of the plate.

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Wedding Season

The underneath of the plate was a smooth finish with the Cici & Sisi logo in white.

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Underside of the plate

I tested out the following stampers & stamping polish:

Black Marshmallow Squishy Firm

Fab Ur Nails Jumbo Mint Glaze Stamper

Clear Jelly Stamper

Creative Shop Stamper

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Nail Stamping Queen Polish

Hit The Bottle Polish

Dashica

Colour Alike

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Here’s a selection of how they stamped and they all stamped great! I will say it was slightly difficult stamping in white, as the plate is predominantly white so made it a little difficult to see. However, that aside, I only scraped once for all the images shown, and they turned out lovely. The plate was also easy to clean with our acetone, and it did not affect the coated acrylic.

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Thank you to Cici & Sisi for sending me this plate to test – if you are interested in this type of plate please stay tuned to their Facebook page and website for more details, http://www.ciciandsisi.com 😀

See you in the next one!

Sarah xoxo

 

 

 

 

Heroes & Villains Collaboration with @NonaPhilippa

Hey guys!

Welcome to my very first Blog post!

NonaPhilippa and I have started our 2016 quarterly collaborations again on our YouTube Channels!

Our theme this quarter is Heroes & Villains. We chose Disney’s Sleeping Beauty and the classic tale of Good vs Evil!

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We decided I would depict Aurora ~ Sleeping Beauty herself! Here’s what I came up with!

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I really wanted to incorporate the rose thorn bush, as her name was Briar Rose when she was living in the cottage with the good fairies. I also wanted to attempt a decal with the Prince (which turned out better than I thought!) I also incorporated the ‘Once upon a Dream’ phrase and a silhouette of the castle.

I used a gorgeous base of Madam Glam Bubble Gum and Magpie Beauty Two Faced Dust in ‘Iris’ to create  a gorgeous magical sparkly hue. Luckily, I also had the help of the BBF Plate 40 ~ perfect for Sleeping Beauty!

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All the items and details of stamping polishes & stampers are listed in the description box of my YouTube tutorial here.

~VILLAIN TUTORIAL~

NonaPhilipppa has depicted Maleficent brilliantly with her sparkly mani!

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Check out Nona’s YouTube tutorial here to see how she achieved this fabulous mani!

I hope you enjoyed our collaboration and my first ever blog post!

See you in the next one!

Sarah xoxo