Friday, February 19, 2016

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The Digit-al Dozen does 'Nail Heroes': UberChic Mat and 40 Great nail art ideas Red Roses

How fast did this week go?  I can't believe it's Friday evening already.  A big week on my blog with five full days of posting. I don't know how I ever managed to post every day for more than a year two years ago!  I guess my kids were younger and did more stuff around the house rather than organised activities on the weekends that now takes up the time that I previously spent playing with polish.

Anyhow, lets get into tonight's mani.  I have two challenges going on tonight.  Firstly the last day the Digit-al Dozen Nail Heroes week, as well as a colour and pattern prompt for the 40 great nail art ideas challenge.

For the Digital Dozen Nail Hero I'm celebrating my UberChic Mat.  For 40 great nail art ideas my prompts were Red and Roses.  Can you believe that of all the pattern prompts I ended up with Roses on the Red day the week after Valentines! I actually wore these nails on Valentines day last Sunday.

Firstly, let me rave about my UberChic mat.  Ok, there are lots of silcone mats available now, Messy Mansion, DRK, Bundle Monster and Simply Neat Miracle Mat to mention a few.  The reason I have the UberChic mat is because it was the first on the market and I had to have one immediately.  And then once you have one, you don't really need another so I just stuck with the first one I got. Although I do like the look of the Miracle Mat with it's raised circles and edge.

I use my UberChic mat every time I paint my nails.  Even if I'm not not doing nail art, it's beneath my hand protecting my table from polish and acetone.  I love using it to mixed polishes together to get a custom shade, whether it be for stamping for for nail art it makes a great palette.  I also love using it under my stamping to collect all the wiped off mess.  Plus of course I use it all the time for making decals.  No more plastic baggies that wrinkle up.  So YAY for my UberChic mat - you are a hero.

Now lets talk about the red roses I did here.  My base polish is Cupcake Polish Elizabeth.  The rose decals are coloured in with Emily de Molly Understatement.

And a follow up rave about the Picture Polish clear stamper. I'm very happy with it.

I also have two link ups to add to this page, but it looks like two link-ups done play nicely together, so to see the Digital Dozen link up you will need to click through.

An InLinkz Link-up

Oh, and I'm so behind in posting to instagram that I haven't even posted the video from yesterday's mani, so rather than waiting for me to upload it to instagram, I've uploaded this one to youtube.


  1. Yep, my Uberchic mat is my hero too! After seeing so many roses this month you would think I've seen enough, but WOW these are STUNNING! Love!

  2. This is beautiful! I love the polishes you used!


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