*PR sample

 

Hello lovelies,

 

I know Valentine's Day is fast approaching but I'm just not feeling it this year :( So since I'm not really doing any special designs at least I want to share with you a tip on a gift. Some time ago people from JORD Watches sent me another of their beautiful wooden watches and I've decided to hold onto them until February because I think it would be a lovely Valentine's Day surprise for anyone. I got Sidney series watch in Maple & Rose Gold. This particular watch is a model for women but they have many for men as well and my other half already hinted me that he wouldn't mind one of those for his upcoming birthday so they would definitely be a hit with your other half!

 

Review: JORD Sidney Watch in Maple & Rose Gold
Review: JORD Sidney Watch in Maple & Rose Gold
Review: JORD Sidney Watch in Maple & Rose Gold

 

 

The Sidney watch came in a beautifully crafted wooden box with sliding lid and it was wrapped around a soft branded cushion. This series is an upgrade on the basic Ely series that I've reviewed previously. The clock face has a metal rose gold background and additional features like stop watch and it's decorated with Swarovski crystals around it. The watch is very light despite it being quite large and I like all the little details. My watch has a very small defect on the bottom dial where the outlining circle got unstuck but I'm sure that's just my piece. Overall the quality of the watch given it's made out of wood is excellent!

 

 

Official information about the watch

We designed our Sidney series in an effort to capture both the venturesome spirit and the quintessential styling of a modern watch wearer. The chronograph functionality is lightened by our iridescent dial and fixed crystal bezel. With a substantial case and band the Sidney is bold and reaches beyond a typical lady's sport timepiece.

 

  • Deployment Buckle with Push Button
  • Sapphire Crystal Face
  • Seiko Quartz Chronograph Stopwatch Movement (VD54)
  • Screw-down Crown
  • Swarovski Crystals
  • Case Width: 42mm
  • Band Length: 225mm
  • Band Thickness: 20mm - 23mm

 

Review: JORD Sidney Watch in Maple & Rose Gold
Review: JORD Sidney Watch in Maple & Rose Gold
Review: JORD Sidney Watch in Maple & Rose Gold
Review: JORD Sidney Watch in Maple & Rose Gold
Review: JORD Sidney Watch in Maple & Rose Gold

 

 

It looks beautiful when combined with light colours, don't you think? I have a soft spot for JORD watches because I just love the idea that they are made mostly out of wood and the whole concept around them. Plus they are so light I am not bothered by them at all so I like wearing them. If you're wondering, I'm wearing the new Nails Inc. Victoria Beckham polishes ;)

 

You can purchase JORD watches at their official website AND if you order by 3pm on Tuesday Feb 10 the watch will be with you in time for Valentine's Day!

 

Also don't forget to check out my previous review of JORD Ely watch in cherry wood!

 

Have a lovely Sunday! Lucie x

 

*PR sample

 

*PR sample

 

Hello lovelies,

 

Oh yes, I too am testing the Creative Stamper! When Ksenija approached me and asked if I would like to review her new stamper I immediately said YES! After all, there was a massive hype in stamping groups about this product and I was really curious.

 

This is how it looks - it comes in a set of stamper with the metal holder and a plastic scraper which is also a business card.

Creative Shop Stamper - Review & comparison

 

 

Creative Stamper is Ukrainian product and it's different than most of other stampers. For one it's much larger with its approx. 3.6cm stamper head. It's made of soft silicone that hugs the nail with just a bit of pressure. The stamper head is also in half-translucent white colour so white stamping will be nicely visible on it as well as all the other colours. The silicone head sits in a metal cup and so far I haven't had a case when it would fall out like with some other stampers. Massive thumbs up for that (it annoys me so much!). The scraper that comes with the stamper is thinner and more flexible than credit cards or some other stampers and it works well.

 

I've prepared the following manicure to show you how nicely the Creative Stamper works:

 

Creative Shop Stamper - Review & comparison
Creative Shop Stamper - Review & comparison

 

 

I've used the stamper straight out of the box so I didn't prime it. It worked perfectly straight away and it's great especially for gals like me with long nails. I can also see this as a favourite stampers of nail technician who stamp over long enhancements.

 

I have prepared a comparison between the Creative Stamper and some other stampers I have. As you can see, the difference in size is apparent and Creative Stamper can pick up much larger image areas. That might come in handy when creating stamping decals.

 

Creative Shop Stamper - Review & comparison

 

 

Tips:

 

  • roll the stamper over the plate to pick up the image with less bubbles
  • clean the stamper with sticky tape or lint roller
  • gently press your nail into the stamper for ideal result; you can roll the stamper over nail but it can distort the image a bit
  • don't clean the stamper with acetone, it could damage it

 

When I got the stamper I was a bit doubtful because it's not as squishy as my Winstonia marshmallow stamper that I love but as it turns out it works just as well. It's definitely better for creating decals because from one image I can make two decals. If you have longer nails you'll appreciate this stamper very much :)

 

Availability:

 

International - http://www.drknails.com/
International - http://www.bsquaredlacquer.com/

International - http://www.dramaqueennails.com/

USA - http://tweeandhoney.tictail.com

USA - http://www.beautometry.com/
UK - http://rainbow-connection.co.uk/
AU - http://nailstampingqueen.storenvy.com/
AU - http://www.glittergasm.com.au/
EU - http://www.hypnoticpolish.com/
CHINA - http://nilnails.taobao.com/

 

There are also various nail groups on Facebook who organise group buys so you might be able to get one through that as well.

 

Hope you've enjoyed this post and see you tomorrow! Lucie x

 

*PR sample