UberChic Beauty: Mini Uber Mats & XL Clear Stamper Head Review
Hi guys! I have a little but mighty post for you today! It’s a review of UberChic Beauty’s new Mini Uber Mats and XL Clear Stamper Head!
First up are the Mini Uber Mats! I was sooooo excited when I first heard these were going to be released! I love the original Uber Mat and use it literally every time I swatch or paint my nails but there are only 10 nail outlines on the original and each of these Mini Mats boasts a whopping 20 nail outlines! You could go HAM creating all kinds of decals and easily set them aside to dry while you use your original Uber Mat for other things like nail art or to protect your table while painting your nails without fear of messing up the decals. These also come in a frosted translucent finish AND matte black so you can test different stamping polishes to see if they will work over darker colors.
I’ve used it numerous times to test out stamping before doing it on my actual nail therefore preventing having to redo my nails because a color didn’t work over my base. It’s ingenious. The mini mats measure in at 9 inches wide by 8 inches tall compared to the original Uber Mat which is 16 inches wide by 12 inches tall. I use them constantly and highly recommend them! I have them on my tables AT ALL TIMES. ♥
If you’ve been following me for the last 6 months or so, you know I’ve been on a stamping high. I quickly went from one chintzy konad stamper (which I never could stamp with in the first place) to a drawer full of options. But nothing has been as amazing as the clear stamper heads that have been all the rage as of late. I’m ashamed to admit that I own about 6 clear stampers now. You can never have too many, right? Well add another clear stamper head to the list but this one is little different than all the rest. The XL Clear Stamper Head from UberChic Beauty is just that… XL.
This thing picks up amazingly well, just as well as the other clear stamper heads. It’s not too firm or too squishy. It’s just the right amount that lends itself to perfect pickup and transfer. It’s larger, more rounded and squishier than the regular clear stamper head. As you can see, it’s a bit more of a dome shape than a cylindrical shape.
The only draw back is that the stamper head comes without a holder. They suggested a washer you can get from any hardware store to use to hold the stamper head and get a better grip on it but I really didn’t like that. I felt I didn’t get enough torque (does that word apply to this? I think so…) I needed something that I could use a bit more pressure on. So I jimmy-rigged a holder using polycarbonate pipe I purchased on Amazon. The stamper head fits perfectly into an opening about 1.5 inches in diameter so I pick out a piece of pipe that had a 1.5 inch inner diameter. It arrived in a long piece (2 feet long) so I measured and marked the length I wanted (2 inches) and cut it down using a hand saw, if you have some sort of electric saw (?? I know nothing about power tools, LOL!), that would probably be faster. The edge I cut was rough so I used a piece of sand paper that I had on hand and softened up the edges. Lastly, to prevent the stamper head from slipping down the shaft of the tubing, I hastily applied some hot glue along the inner part of the tube so the stamper head wouldn’t scoot down past that point. Once it was hardened, I placed my stamper head in the makeshift holder and voila! It may not be the prettiest thing but it works better than another other method I could think of and you get a nice clear view of whatever you are stamping without distortion. It stays nice and bright since the entire holder is clear! I’ve been using this stamper head every time I’ve stamped ever since I got it. It works incredibly well.
Obviously, I adore both of these products! UberChic Beauty products can be purchased on their website. You can also click here for a list of international stockists. You should definitely follow them on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with new products! Plus they share some fantastic nail art ideas!Provided For Review