Product Review: Ejiubas White Stamper set (Plus super cute Hello Kitty and Unicorn nail designs using reverse stamping technique)

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Hello all, it is Thursday 30th Nov 2017, and we just had a dusting of snow in London! I am not keen on cold Winter but snowflakes are so pretty!

In today’s post, I will be reviewing the new Ejiubas white stamper set, which was kindly sent to me for review, honest opinion and testing. Actually, Guiwen didn’t even request me to write a blog post on this! But I do like the stamper set and would like to share my thoughts on it with you!

Ejiubas White Stampers @iamcherrylemon

Ejiubas White Stampers @iamcherrylemon

 

The Stamper Set

There are 3 stampers within this set, each has a white sticky stamper head, cap filled with gorgeous coloured rhinestones pieces (pink, peach and lilac). The body of the stamper is clear and has Ejuibas logo printed on it. There are 3 firm and semi opaque scrapping cards within the set.

To be honest, I am not sure why the body is made of clear plastic, maybe this is for aesthetic purposes. I have the clear Ejiubas stamper too, and it looks crystal clear and very pretty!

This set of stampers is currently being sold on Amazon.com for $9.99 including free shipping.

Dimensions and usage

Each silicone stamper head is measured at 2.8cm across, the stamper casing measures approx. 7cm tall, not a huge stamper but big enough to fit most nail lengths.

The stamper heads are extremely sticky. It is great for beginners, as you will have higher chance of picking up the image.

I find that these stamper heads need no to minimal amount of prepping, in which I only have to use my lint roller and remove the *invisible* film. After a few rolls over the stamper head, the stamper was ready and been in full use ever since!

The scraper cards each measure 8.4cm by 5.3cm (your store card size).

Ejiubas White Stampers (Super Sticky stamper heads) @iamcherrylemon

Ejiubas White Stampers (Super Sticky stamper heads) @iamcherrylemon

Effectiveness

I use a clear stamper 90% of the time, I have a few sticky stampers in my stash to help me picking up trickier images. Usually the ones with finer details or the stamping polish I use is very fast drying. I find that a sticky stamper is fabulous in these situations. I have not had any issue picking up various branded plates with my usual stamping polishes.

Ejiubas White Stampers @iamcherrylemon

Ejiubas White Stampers @iamcherrylemon

Care instructions (No, the stamper set does not come with a care card!)

This is just how I care for my stampers to make my stampers last longer and perform better.

I clean my stamper heads with a lint roller after each image pick up, to remove residue polishes. I also clean the heads before each session, to ensure there is no debris and fluff. I never use acetone on it, nor prep it using nail file.

During each session, I stand my stampers up so it does not roll on my table; I replace the lid as soon as I finish using them and store them in a plastic storage case.

Being such a sticky stamper, any dust/fluff will really sticks and hard to remove.

I actually accidentally dropped my stamper onto my carpeted floor, it picked up so much fluff that I had to pick off my fingers. So be careful not to repeat my mistake! If yours do get dirty, just wash it under tap water and air dry it.

If you look after your stampers, they will serve well for months of use.

Ejiubas White Stamper Scrapper Cards @iamcherrylemon

Ejiubas White Stamper Scrapper Cards @iamcherrylemon

Pros:

  • Super sticky stamper heads, probably the stickiest stamper I own (and I own over 30 stampers in total!)
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to prime and prep
  • Great value, at $9.99 for 3 stampers plus cards, you just can’t beat the price.
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for finer detailed stamping images

Cons:

  • Maybe too sticky? (not really a “con” if you are not careless like me and dropping stampers onto the floor!
  • 3 stampers are practically the same, it would be nice to have different sizes. Maybe a bigger one so I can make bigger stamping decals and cut out the areas I like.
  • All 3 stamper heads are white, using white stamping polish with it will be tricky. May I suggest to mix in with a coloured stamper head?

My thoughts on this stamper set

I believe this set is of great value, for $9.99, you get 3 super sticky stampers that are easy to use and look very pretty!

The scraper cards are unfortunately not too useful to me, my personal preference is semi to fully-flexible scraper cards. I would use these as my mini polish-mixing palettes instead! For me, the best method to use with these stick stamper heads is to press straight down onto the plate for pick up. I am normally a roller, but pressing straight down seems to work beautifully. I would recommend this set of stampers, in fact, when these retire I will surely get the same set as replacement!

 

Here are 2 nail art designs I did showcasing the clear pick up of images, which helps with detailed designs and also make my reverse stamping decal-making a lot easier!

Funky Dancing Unicorns manicure using CreativeShop stamping plate 93 @iamcherrylemon

Funky Dancing Unicorns manicure using CreativeShop stamping plate 93 @iamcherrylemon

Hello Kitty pink manicure using reverse stamping technique @iamcherrylemon

Hello Kitty pink manicure using reverse stamping technique @iamcherrylemon

For details on products used on these manicures, you can visit my IG posts 🙂

Hope you like the manicures and my review on the stamper set.

Have a lovely day!

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Super Cute Hello Kitty soft pastel gradient manicure @iamcherrylemon

Super Cute Hello Kitty gradient manicure and [Product Review] BeautyBigBang Gold Glitter Aluminium Flakes

Super Cute Hello Kitty soft pastel gradient manicure @iamcherrylemon

Super Cute Hello Kitty soft pastel gradient manicure @iamcherrylemon

Hello there! Hope you are well and had a great weekend! Today I am sharing a birthday collaboration manicure with you.

This is a birthday manicure created for one of the sweet ladies on IG. The group theme was Hello Kitty nails, I could not pass up on this opportunity to use one of my oldest stamping plate purchase and one of the newest BeautyBIgBang nail art product!

How to achieve this look:

  1. Apply white base colours on all nails and add top coat.
  2. Gradient the pastel colours using a slightly damp sponge onto the nail
  3. Add gold flakes sparingly and protect with another coat of top coat
  4. Create stamping decal using the stamper method. (I picked up the image onto the stamper as usual, using the black stamping polish. Let it dry before adding colours to parts of the image (bows etc).
  5. Cover the decal with Sally Hansen Double Duty, then let dry…
  6. I carefully transfer the decal onto the nail and apply a generous coat of top coat to seal in the design.

Products used:

  • Models Own nail varnishes in Sugar Rush, Candy Floss and Lemon Popsicle
  • Painted Polish Midnight Mischief
  • MyOnlineShop JR40 (from Nail Artisan UK)
  • Gold Silver Glitter Aluminium Flake SKU:J2430-GD
  • Sinful Colors Snow Me White
  • Sally Hansen Double Duty polish
  • Glisten & Glow Top Coat

Mini review on BeautyBigBang Gold Glitter Aluminium Flakes

First of all, I would like to start with the price! $1.59 (or £1.25) for a nail art item, this is what I call a good deal! Although there is only 0.2g of product in the little tub, but that is plenty considering how light the actual material is.

I did find it fiddly to use as it is fairly light and I wanted it to go exactly where I needed the gold flakes. But this is the same problem I had with other flakes, I am not too familiar with the use of flakes yet! I hope to get better and limit myself to use a long handle brush instead of the little eye shadow applicator that comes with the tub. It is absolutely fine to use the applicator, but I need more precision!

I find the flakes add an extra bit of glam and sparkle to any nail design, and cannot wait to use it again. I have couple more designs in mind utilising this item.

To buy the flakes: https://www.beautybigbang.com/products/1-box-gold-silver-glitter-aluminum-flakes-magic-mirror-effect-powders-sequins-nail-gel-polish-chrome-pigment-decorations [SKU:J2430-GD]

This is currently $1.59USD only, you can use my 10% discount code LEMON to save extra pennies. This code can be used on all items on the site, so have fun shopping!

NOTE: The tub of Gold aluminium flakes is a PR sample, and was sent to me for honest review. This post does not contain affiliated links.

Instagram nail art challenge – When colours collide! “BLUE” and Born Pretty gorgeous flower stamping plate BP-L085 review

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Hello there! I’m back from a week’s vacation, it was really fun and also exhausting. I managed to wear a single polish for over 11 days, which I have not done so before! So weird to wear the same shade for so long.
Anyhow, today I’m sharing a manicure I created for the “When colour collide” nail art challenge. WCC is a FB based challenge, there’s a new theme every 2 weeks. It could be colour restricted, technique specific or themed and colour restricted. As the variation of themes is pretty great, it is always fresh and challenging for anyone to participate.
Last week’s prompt was for a blue-only mani in any technique. I’ve chosen too use gradient stamping over a gorgeous blue shimmer base.

Products used:

  • Born pretty BP-L085 Rose Lotus Gorgeous Flower Stamping Plate (#40221, $2.99 online)
  • Bliss polish in “Hangin’ with the fishes”
  • Painted Polish in Deux 2 and stamped in Seafoam
  • Glisten and Glow HKG top coat

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The base colour was so pretty on its own, it was very hard to actually stamp over it. I shall revisit this polish in the near future.
Overall, I quite like how this mani turned out. Use the hash tag #whencolourscollide on Instagram to view all other gorgeous designs.

Mini review on Born Pretty BP-L085 Rose Lotus Gorgeous Flower Stamping Plate (#40221)
This plate has 14 gorgeous full sized stamping images and 6 kaleidoscope style flower designs. I have another mani design coming up using this plate 🙂
All the stamping images are suitable for short to medium long nails. For longer nails you might need to stretch the image or repeat stamping to achieve the complete design on the longer nail lengths.

I had no issues with the image pickup, this is kind of what I would expect from BPS plates.
This new plate is currently priced at BPS $2.99 USD with free worldwide shipping.
This post does not contain affiliated links.

Thank you for visiting and happy Monday to you!

 

Total Solar Eclipse manicure (21st August 2017) Maggie Anne Beauty nail polish in Pearl @iamcherrylemon

Total solar eclipse August 21st, 2017 (celebratory celestial manicure)

Hi there, did you wonder why there is a post about total eclipse coming from a nail blog? I know I would, if i saw it popping up in my feed 😉

Today is the day, when the total solar eclipse will be visible across the northern America. This event last happened in the states back in 1918! The most impressive and memorable total solar eclipse for me was back in my primary (junior) school days. I remember the entire group of students were just staring at the eclipsed sun directly without any protective eyewear (please do not repeat!). But it was surely spectacular.

Total Solar Eclipse manicure (21st August 2017) Maggie Anne Beauty nail polish in Pearl @iamcherrylemon

Total Solar Eclipse manicure (21st August 2017) Maggie Anne Beauty nail polish in Pearl @iamcherrylemon

So I planned this mani for the #TwinsieTuesdayNailArt on Instagram. This is the weekly challenge that I participate and really enjoy. This week’s prompt is “Celestial” nd you still have time to submit if you are interested. Just complete a mani according to the theme Celestial, tag @99probsbutmynailsaint1 and use the hashtag 🙂 So easy and simple.

This mani took less than half an hour on both hands! It was pretty straight forward and it does not require many polishes/tools.

Total Solar Eclipse manicure (21st August 2017) Maggie Anne Beauty nail polish in Pearl @iamcherrylemon

Total Solar Eclipse manicure (21st August 2017) Maggie Anne Beauty nail polish in Pearl @iamcherrylemon

Products used:

  • Maggie Anne Beauty nail polish in Pearl
  • Opi Alpine Snow
  • Glisten & Glow HK girl fast drying top coat
  • A makeup sponge and some curved vinyl/tapes

I first painted my nails using the black polish, applied a layer of fast drying top coat. Once ready, I applied the curved tape/vinyl onto 2 accent nails.
Add small amount of white and black polishes on the sponge and dabbing gently along the curve! I added the diamond ring effect too 😉

Thank you for visiting and good luck if you are preparing to witness the total solar eclipse today.

​26 Great Nail Art Ideas – Sunshine

Hello there! Today I’m sharing a mellow and cheery manicure, created for the #26GreatNailArtIdeas prompt “Sunshine”. 

I’ve chosen a simple gradient with stamping mani design.. It is so much quicker to create a gradient using the Lina Make your mark 3 plate. 

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Sunshine @iamcherrylemon

26 Great Nail Art Ideas – Sunshine @iamcherrylemon

Products used:

  • Uber Chic beauty stamping plate 12-01
  • Lina plate Make tor mark 3
  • Hit the bottle – Chromeo
  • Painted polish – Stamped in Starfruit
  • Glisten and Glow HK girl fast drying top coat
  • Colour Alike – Kinda white
26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Sunshine @iamcherrylemon

26 Great Nail Art Ideas – Sunshine @iamcherrylemon

Thank you for visiting and have a gorgeous day!

Click to check out other manis for this #26GNAI edition.

​Purple gradient nails with double stamping

Double stamping over purple gradient nails (Born pretty BP-L078) @iamcherrylemon

Double stamping over purple gradient nails (Born pretty BP-L078) @iamcherrylemon

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Hello

This manicure is created for a “Get Well” nail art collaboration for our ig friend Tammy. Tammy has gone under several surgeries, and is currently home recovering.

We wish Tammy a speedy recovery, you can find all the individual manis in this Collab by check out the hash tag #RecoveryWishesForTammy on Instagram.

The collab prompt was to create a manicure in the colour purple. So I picked the 3 polishes (see product list) and created a gradient mani, then double stamped using holo silver and black.

This BP-L078 plate has It has 14 cute images with each measuring 14mm by 25mm, suitable for most nail lengths. These images can also be easily adaptable for shorter nails too. As always, I had no problem picking up the images from this plate. I was using a sticky galaxy stamper (reviewed here as item #2). I can see more manicures will be created using this plate 😍

This is the first time I have used the Ejiubas clear stamper to create mani. A more in-depth review will be posted in the future. As I am putting it to the serial stamper test!! (so far, I am loving the results and the gorgeous little crystals!)

Ejiubas stamper @iamcherrylemon

Ejiubas stamper @iamcherrylemon

Ejiubas stamper @iamcherrylemon

Ejiubas stamper @iamcherrylemon

 

Products used:

  • Barry M Gelly nail paints in Coconut and Plum
  • Illamasqua nail varnish in Jo’mina
  • Emily de Molly Holo silver
  • Painted polish Midnight mischief
  • Born pretty stamping plate BP-L078
  • Ejiubas clear stamper

I would prefer the gradient to look smoother but the polishes didn’t play well with me that night, it was pretty hot!
Thank you for visiting x

Note: This plate was sent to me for honest review and opinion.

#ForKnittyNails IG nail art collaboration and  belated birthday nails (Cute cat sparkly nails)

On IG, the nail art community feels like a close knit circle or made up of many circles… You can get along really well with like minded people. You chit chat day in day out, some kind of relationship or friendship develops. 
Debbie, aka KnittyNails is one of those sweet and kind people you will come across and would like instantly. I find Debbie to be very supportive and n encouraging. She was one of the first IG accounts that I’ve follow.

It has been a tough few months for her and we wanted to show her that we care. So a group of us have come together to show some support for Debbie, by cooperating in a nail art collaboration. 

This is my creation, a blue based floral layered stamping. It is because Debbie is the Queen of layered stamping. She makes it looks so easy, but it really isn’t!

Products used: 

  • Mavala nail lacquer in Cobalt Blue
  • Painted polish Stamped in Mint, Stamped in Guava and Stamped in Taro
  • Uber Chic beauty stamping plate 17-03
  • Glisten and Glow HK girl fast drying top coat

I think this manicure could look a bit better, but I’m so glad Debbie told me that she loves it alot. I really need to take a lesson or 2 on layered stamping!

I have also included her birthday collab manicure which I’ve done back in March. I somehow, not posted it here. 

It is a cute kitten manicure with lilac and glitter polishes.


Products used:

  • Grey cat water decals from She sells sea shells
  • ILNP Rosewater
  • China glaze Pearl Jammin
  • CreativeShop stamping plate 04
  • Colour Alike stamping polish in Berry Smoothie

Two very different manis that are inspired by the same cat loving, kind and supportive lady.

Hope you like these, thank you for reading

​maniswap with Instagram nail artist @nellemiemani (Pastel neon gradient nails with geometric designs) @iamcherrylemon

Hello there! Hope it is a nice and sunny day where you’re​ at! It is hitting high 20s in the UK today. The Sun is actually burning my skin right now.

Today’s post is on my mani swap with the lovely Gaia (IG @nellemiemani). Gaia has the most delicate and cut nail shapes! Her nail art designs are fabulous and a good variation of techniques.

To be honest, I panicked a bit when it was my turn to choose one of her designs for the mani swap.  I suddenly realised most of Gaia’s designs are extremely suited to her small but cute nails.

Anyhow, I’ve picked to recreate one of her recent nail designs. It has a bright pastel background with gorgeous stamping. Gaia has chosen to recreate my pastel gradient mother’s day mani! I love her version alot and I love the fact the two manicures are so similar but different. 


IG @nellemiemani check out Gaia’s profile on Instagram 🙂 it’s pretty awesome!
Products used to create my recreation:

  • Pueen – Visual wonderland Stamping plate
  • Painted polish in Midnight mischief
  • Pretty Serious neon pastels in Fluffykins,  Bunny foofoo, Peachie poo, Doodle bug, Cutie Patootie and also a bright yellow called “Honey puff”
  • Wikkid polish in Star Dust
  • Glisten and Glow HK girl fast drying top coat
  • Makeup sponge
  • Rainbow connection liquid latex cuticle protector

What do you think? 🙂

Thank you for reading and have a lovely day.

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Lilac, Pink and Gold (gradient mani with gold nail studs) @iamcherrylemon

#26GNAI 26 Great Nail Art Ideas – Lilac, Pink and Gold

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Lilac, Pink and Gold

26 Great Nail Art Ideas – Lilac, Pink and Gold

Good morning and hope you are well! Today I am sharing another #26GNAI mani with you. This is for the prompt “Lilac, Pink and Gold”, and isn’t this colour combination lovely?

I have temporarily put my stamper to rest and did some gradient work complete with embellishment instead. But looking at the results, I will need to up my game on non-stamping nail art or just give it all up! I guess I am so used to having stamped manicures, and I rarely wear plain colours on their own…. Unless it is “plain” holographic polishes!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Lilac, Pink and Gold (gradient mani with gold nail studs) @iamcherrylemon

26 Great Nail Art Ideas – Lilac, Pink and Gold (gradient mani with gold nail studs) @iamcherrylemon

Products used:

  • Barry M Gelly nail paint in Prickly Pear
  • Trust Fund Beauty – Do you know who my father is?
  • The Body Shop – Gold party glitter polish (PR sample)
  • Danglefoot polish – Don’t dangle about (fast drying) top coat
  • Random nail decorations from Ali Express
  • Makeup sponge
  • Princess Nail Lacquer – Magic Flower base coat

Mini polish reviews:

The pale pink (Trust Fund Beauty) polish is one of the polishes received in last month’s Meebox. The formula is on a thicker side so it gradients easily and perfectly on the nail. The colour took me awhile to get used to, but now I really like this pale pink!

Barry M Prickly Pear has been a nail bloggers’ favourite for a long while and I believe you can see why. It is such an easy shade to wear, and it’s so so shiny.

The Body Shop glitter polish was sent to me as a PR review product. It contains gold and black glitter pieces in various sizes. The base is clear so you can wear this over any base colours. I did not sponge it on my nails, as I wanted a gentle glitter look (is there such a thing?) and not a full on version. The brush is thin but it can pick up a decent amount of glitter.

Thank you for reading and have a gorgeous day.

 

​#NailsWithIGfriends Nail art collaboration “Marine”

#NailWithIGFriends Nail Art Collaboration "Marine" (ILNP Ultra holo Bermuda and Rose Water, CreativeShop stamping plate 28) @iamcherrylemon

#NailWithIGFriends Nail Art Collaboration “Marine” (ILNP Ultra holo Bermuda and Rose Water, CreativeShop stamping plate 28) @iamcherrylemon

Hello! It looks as if most of my backed up manicure posts are all challenges and collaborations…. Yes I overbooked myself in March and was participating in too many collaborations. Please don’t get me wrong, I loved every single one of them as each one of very different and fun.
Last round of #NailsWithIGfriends was hosted by IG@Nailpaintreview. The theme was Marine, so I’ve chosen to use gradient and some stamping.
Products used:

  • CreativeShop stamping plate 28
  • ILNP ultra holo polish in Bermuda and Rosewater
  • Moyra white stamping polish
  • Danglefoot Don’t dangle about top coat
  • Shell nail art stud from Born Pretty nail art store (#21578 $3.99)
#NailWithIGFriends Nail Art Collaboration "Marine" (ILNP Ultra holo Bermuda and Rose Water, CreativeShop stamping plate 28) @iamcherrylemon

#NailWithIGFriends Nail Art Collaboration “Marine” (ILNP Ultra holo Bermuda and Rose Water, CreativeShop stamping plate 28) @iamcherrylemon

I called this my Shelly-mad mani! I wanted to achieve the look of these shells stacked on a sandy beach as it appears on the lighter gradient.

With the extra stamping and nail stud to finish the look off. I was very surprised about the nail stud actually laid flat and stayed on my nail for days!

Macro: #NailWithIGFriends Nail Art Collaboration "Marine" (ILNP Ultra holo Bermuda and Rose Water, CreativeShop stamping plate 28) @iamcherrylemon

Macro: #NailWithIGFriends Nail Art Collaboration “Marine” (ILNP Ultra holo Bermuda and Rose Water, CreativeShop stamping plate 28) @iamcherrylemon

Macro: #NailWithIGFriends Nail Art Collaboration "Marine" (ILNP Ultra holo Bermuda and Rose Water, CreativeShop stamping plate 28) @iamcherrylemon

Macro: #NailWithIGFriends Nail Art Collaboration “Marine” (ILNP Ultra holo Bermuda and Rose Water, CreativeShop stamping plate 28) @iamcherrylemon

Ilnp Ultra holo “Bermuda” is exactly that, ultra sparkly, ultra holographic and ultra gorgeous. It applies well, I’ve used 2 coats in photos and kept this mani on for 3 days without experiencing any chipping. It might have gone on for longer but I needed to change my mani obviously!

Cool, I hope you like this one. ILNP polishes have never been disappointing for me, loving every single one at the moment 🙂

Thank you for reading xx