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Hello lovelies,

 

Today's post is about stamping and a massive Pueen Fireworks Festival stamping plate! I have been testing it for quite a while and now I'm ready to share my experience with you.

 

Pueen Fireworks Festival stamping plate is a buffet-style plate so there are many more design combinations you can create other than just each separate image.

 

The first time I've properly tried this plate on nails was over my Azature Pink and White Diamond manicure. I thought a simple zebra pattern would beautifully highlight the glitter base colours. I've used Creative Stamper and Konad Black stamping polish. The plate worked nicely and the zebra pattern transferred very well and almost perfectly. The pattern on the plate is quite large so I got away with using half of the pattern on one nail therefore making the stamping and cleaning much faster.

 

Glitter Zebra Nails feat. Pueen Fireworks Festival Stamping Plate
Glitter Zebra Nails feat. Pueen Fireworks Festival Stamping Plate
Glitter Zebra Nails feat. Pueen Fireworks Festival Stamping Plate
Glitter Zebra Nails feat. Pueen Fireworks Festival Stamping Plate
Glitter Zebra Nails feat. Pueen Fireworks Festival Stamping Plate
Glitter Zebra Nails feat. Pueen Fireworks Festival Stamping Plate
Glitter Zebra Nails feat. Pueen Fireworks Festival Stamping Plate

 

The Fireworks Festival plate is covered in a blue foil to protect it and it also comes in a light blue cardboard cover to protect the plate in transit.

 

"This plate measures 7"x9.5" (18x24cm) with sanded edges and backing for easy, comfortable handling and a protective nylon screen. The plate is made from high grade stainless steel and backing to prevent scratching during storage."

 

I really struggle with photographing stamping plate patterns because I always end up with camera/lamp/mine reflection. I have tried to capture all images on the plate for you and I've also test-stamped some of the image parts using the Creative stamper:

 

Glitter Zebra Nails feat. Pueen Fireworks Festival Stamping Plate
Glitter Zebra Nails feat. Pueen Fireworks Festival Stamping Plate
Glitter Zebra Nails feat. Pueen Fireworks Festival Stamping Plate
Glitter Zebra Nails feat. Pueen Fireworks Festival Stamping Plate
Glitter Zebra Nails feat. Pueen Fireworks Festival Stamping Plate

 


I love different patterns and floral patterns and there are plenty on this plate. Sometimes I don't like buffet-style plate when the pattern areas are so small that they don't cover whole nail but luckily, I haven't had that problem here. Overall, I'm very happy with this plate, it doesn't have any badly etched areas or mistakes and it stamps nicely.

 

If you would like to buy the Fireworks Festival or any other plate, you can do so at the Pueen website here.

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

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Hello lovelies,

 

I've got another special watch post for you accompanied by a nice nail polish and outdoor shots! I've been offered to test out and show you new wooden & steel watch by Nature's Time. It is a new watch company with great mission. Every watch purchase helps 6 bullying victims. They've partnered with Free2Luv as they fight bullying through community outreach, awareness campaigns, and events.

 

About:

Nature's Time was created in the heart of San Francisco by founder and active Registered Nurse, Christian Panaligan. Christian was motivated to influence a change after hearing about heartbreaking shootings and suicides linked to bullying. The advent of cyberbullying has made the problem even worse.  As a bullying victim himself, Christian's escape was nature where he found strength and beauty there. He's integrated the idea of nature into his vision: to create a beautiful fashion accessory, using natural materials, with the goal to spread compassion and awareness to victims of bullying. 

 

"Through nature, each and every one of us is connected and it's our time to start making real impact for each other. We don't know what tomorrow will bring, so why not make the best of today for the good of society?" - Christian

 

Let's have a look at the watch:

 

Review: Nature's Time Wood & Steel Watch
Review: Nature's Time Wood & Steel Watch
Review: Nature's Time Wood & Steel Watch
Review: Nature's Time Wood & Steel Watch
Review: Nature's Time Wood & Steel Watch
Review: Nature's Time Wood & Steel Watch
Review: Nature's Time Wood & Steel Watch
Review: Nature's Time Wood & Steel Watch

 

 

Every Nature's Time watch is made out of wood and steel. I've picked bamboo on silver, a beautiful combination of a warm golden shade of bamboo and silver steel. These colours makes it easy to combine with both silver and gold accessories!

 

The watch came in a branded black box and it is beautifully made. There are no rough edges or splinters coming out of it. I found it easy to resize as well because the links use pins instead of screws. I'm also very glad that the watch has a date window on it because that's something I really appreciate in day-to-day life.

 

Their Vision
 
"Our vision was not just to create a product, but originated to start a movement. A movement that connects consumers to #endbullying through the use of fashion statements. We wanted to create sustainable eco-friendly, toxic-free products that meets the consumer's fashion sense."
 
Their Mission
 
"As someone who has been a victim of bullying throughout his entire childhood, Christian is well aware of the struggles and wants bullying victims to realize that they are not alone. In an effort to lend a helping hand, Christian founded Nature's Time. Every watch purchase helps 6 bullying victims. We've partnered with Free2Luv as they fight bullying through community outreach, awareness campaigns, and events."
 
Review: Nature's Time Wood & Steel Watch
Review: Nature's Time Wood & Steel Watch

 

 

Now it's where it gets a bit complicated. Nature's Time is launching a campaign on Indiegogo.com today, May 11th 2015 and it is starting with releasing the men's watch first (prices start at $89 for the first 50 contributors during our Indiegogo campaign - retail value $179). once they get the funding they need they will release the watch for women. I'm not entirely sure why to make it so complicated but they must have their reasons.

 

My watch is a first design - a prototype and there is only 50 made in total. After these 50 pieces are gone only the final design with a different clock face will be available. I've seen both designs and I personally prefer this prototype design, the final design is more modern-looking which might appeal to you. Here are pictures of the men's and women's final watch design for you to look at:

 

Review: Nature's Time Wood & Steel WatchReview: Nature's Time Wood & Steel Watch
Review: Nature's Time Wood & Steel WatchReview: Nature's Time Wood & Steel Watch

 

 

It's definitely a great project to support with a strong anti-bullying message and I just wish the purchase would be a little bit more straight forward. Check out their Indiegogo.com campaign and get a watch for yourself or your partner while they are heavily discounted!

 

I personally love the trend of wooden elements in watches and even though I already own few I was so happy I could try the Nature's Time watch as well and share it with you.

 

For those of you wondering about that minty green nail polish I'm wearing - it's KIKO Perfect Gel Duo in 677 Milk Mint ;)

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

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