UberChic Beauty Stamping Plates, Glitter Dust & Magic Dust
UberChic Beauty stamping plates are designed to be trendy, cost-effective, and large enough to work on longer and/or wider nails without the images being too overwhelming on smaller nails as well. I have small nails and many of the images on other jumbo plates don’t translate well. The UberChic images are designed to work well for most nail shapes and sizes. Here are some of the UberChic plate specs:
- The image plates are 9.5 x 14.5 cm. Each plate has several full nail patterns, with some coordinating single images down the center of the plate.
- The full nail designs are 17 x 21 mm.
- The plates have a PVC sticker backing to prevent you from getting cut.
- Pricing: The plates are sold in sets of 3 for $24.99 with flat rate shipping of $5.99 in the U.S. and $15 internationally.
I didn’t test every single design on the plates, but I tested many and the images all transferred really well. And as promised, most of the designs worked really well on my small nails. Below is a photo of the 6 plates that are currently available. I’m horrible at photographing stamping plates because of the reflective surface, but you can view the full specs and images on these plates here on the UberChic website.
UberChic also sells Glitter Dust and Magic Dust. Glitter Dust is ultrafine loose glitter that you can scrub into the tacky layer of your gel polish for some added sparkle. There are some really pretty, bright, bold colors available. There are also a few that are iridescent that create different effects depending on the base colors that you apply them over. There are four products called Magic Dust too, which appear to be iridescent pigment powders. These also take on different colors depending on the base color. Magic Dust is a great way to liven up a polish color, as you’ll see in the upcoming photos.
With all of these goodies on hand, I had to play around and come up with a cool design! I decided to start with a color changing polish, and I opted for a Gel II Reaction gel called Champaign Fizz. This color changes from a deep raspberry pink when cold, to a very pale light pink when warm as you can see below.
The name Champaign Fizz made me yearn for something sparkly. I really expected that color to have some shimmer or something… nope. So I wondered what would happen if I scrubbed some of my UberChic Mad Hatter Magic Dust into the tacky layer of this polish. The result was amazing! This Magic Dust has a purple iridescence to it that completely transformed the original color.
This is a quick peek at the inside of the Magic Dust jar. I was very confused after I unscrewed the lid… there was another lid. LOL I must not be the sharpest tool in the shed because I spent about 5 minutes trying to open this little jar. See the little leaf on the white lid? Yea, you just pull on that and it opens right up!
But that’s not the end of my nail creation! I had to also add a stamp of course. I mulled over the UberChic plates trying to decide on just one image… very hard! I finally opted for this simplistic image from plate 1-03 that looks a bit like dripping paint, and created a funky French manicure. I used a dark blue stamping polish from Mundo de Unas to contrast with the pinkish-purple base.
Overall, I’m very impressed with the stamping plates and other products that UberChic has launched with. I can’t wait to see what other types of stamping plate designs they come out with in the future! Visit UberChic Beauty at www.uberchicbeauty.com