Jord Wood Watch Review

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


I hope you're having a great day!  Today I have a different kind of review on my blog, I will show you my new Jord Wood Watch.  It was kindly sent to me to review. 

Here is my YouTube video review, which includes a quick tutorial on how to create the woodgrain manicure:

Quick Facts:

1.  Jord is a company based in United States and specializes in making wood watches.
2.  Jord is Swedish and it means earth, soil, land.
3.  They have a deep appreciation for natural elements and modern design.
4.  They have many designs to choose from.  They use a variety of natural and sustainably sourced wood from across the globe. Some exampeles are: maple, sandalwood, blackwood, cherry, zebrawood, koa, purple heart, ebony and rosewood.
5.  Price ranges from $120- $295
6.  JORD watches are considered to be splash proof. Normal wear and use can include kitchen activities, a day on the beach, the gym, etc. However, full submergence in water is not recommended both for the integrity of the movement and the wood itself. 
7.  To clean the wood, they recommend mixing two tablespoons each of olive oil and lemon juice. Apply a small amount to a soft cotton cloth. Wring the cloth to spread the mixture further into the material and apply to the wood using brisk strokes (this helps distribute the oil evenly).
8.  Check Their Frequently ask question page for more info: Jord Website

Here is the model sent to me:

Facts from their website:

Cora is our first Lady's automatic timepiece. Crystal markers bounce light off the lustrous face and the round aperture offers a clear view to the beauty and complication of the automatic movement. Cora's elegance is grounded by the complex grain in the wood case and band. An earthly jewel; our lady's automatic timepiece illustrates the seamless blend between function and fashion.
  • Deployment Buckle with Push Button
  • Sapphire Crystal Face
  • Seagull 6103k Automatic Movement - 21 Jewels
  • Screw-down Crown
  • Swarovski Crystals
  • Case Width: 37mm
  • Case Thickness: 12mm
  • Lug Ends: 38mm
  • Band Length: 211mm
  • Band Thickness: 18mm - 22mm
Each JORD watch is designed to be splash proof but is not intended for complete submergence in water. Also note that due to the nature of the wood chosen for each unique timepiece, colors and grain pattern may vary from photos.

I am in love with the unique style of this watch.  It is truly stunning.  The quality is superb.  Love all the details.  It is also light weight. I think it is a great accessory to match any style.  This watch also comes with a warranty of one year.
I hope you enjoyed my post! 

Happy Stamping!
Love, Swanette
Wood Watches For Men

Marianne Nails Stamping Plates Review

Thursday, July 23, 2015


I hope you're doing great!  Today I have a review of Marianne Nails Stamping Plates.  Thank you to the owner and creator Ghislaine for providing me with the plates to review.

Quick Facts:
1.  Made & located in France.
2.  Their company is named:  VenteReservees They have been open for 6 years as a reseller. 
Last June 2014 they began their own line of plates called: Marianne Nails.
3.  They have created a total of 108 medium plates and 4xxl plates.
4.  The medium plates cost 6,50€ and the big plates XXL cost 23,90€.  On their website you can convert currencies to figure out the cost.  To change the currency on the website just look at the upper right corner of the screen.
5.  Each plate is limited edition.  They only produce 200 plates for each model, once they have been sold they will not be made again.
6.  Each plate in my post measures:  13cm x 7cm.  Images measure approximately 2cm x 1 1/2cm.

Here are the plates:
Plate 92
Plate 93

Plate 97

Plate 98

Plate 99

Plate 103

Plate 105

Plate 108

Plate 92

Plate 93

Plate 97

Plate 98

Plate 99

Plate 103 

Plate 105

Plate 108

Here is my YouTube Review with live swatches:

As you can see they stamp beautifully.  These are actually my first Marianne Nails Stamping Plates and I love them.  The designs are so delicate and elegant. I had no problem transferring images and they came out crisp.   I also love the packaging of these plates, it is so elegant.  

What do you think?  Do you own any Marianne Nails plates?  If so, which is your favorite plate from this brand?

Marianne Nails Social Medias Links:

Happy Stamping!
Love, Swanette

Bundle Monster Shangri-La Master Set

Monday, July 20, 2015

Today I have a new stamping set to show you guys! I purchase it from Bundle Monster.  This new set is called:  Shangri-La Master Set. 

Quick Facts:

1.  This set has 10 square stamping plates.
2.  Each plate measures 2 inches x 2 inches.
3.  They are made of stainless steel, have a protective backing and have a protective blue film.
4.  Each plate features beautiful lines, swirls, paisley, and floral patterns.
5.  They fit perfectly in the Bundle Monster organizers.

Here is each plate:

 Here are some quick swatches of each plate:


Here is my YouTube review:  I hope you enjoy!
As you can see they stamp beautifully.  I did however have a problem with plate BM-S105.  I had to use a different stamper to get it to pick up.  This plate has very fine lines compared to the other plates and it seems that it is not etched deeply enough.  The good thing is that Bundle Monster has great customer service, so if you do receive a defective plate, they will replace it.  You can purchase this plate at Bundle Monster here.
Tell me what you guys think about this collection?  I hope you enjoyed my post.

Happy Stamping!
Love, Swanette

Pueen 24M- Make Your Day Review

Monday, July 6, 2015


I hope you're having a wonderful day!  Today I have Pueen Cosmetics newest set of plates.  I am so excited!  Pueen Cosmetics sent me these products for my honest review. 

In this post I will review Pueen's 24M Make Your Day Nail Stamping Collection and Pueen's newest Double Sided Stamper & Scraper Set.

Pueen 24M Make Your Day
Pueen Double Sided Stamper & Scraper Set

First, I will show you the plates.  Here is my YouTube Video Review:

Here are up-close images of the plates:  

Pueen 24M Make Your Day Stamping Collection has 24 stainless steel plates.  This collection has a total of 144 images.  Each plate measures 5.5cm, has a backing and sanded edges.  As you can see they stamp beautifully and have beautiful designs.  I have quick swatches in my video above.

*Tip:  Always take your time to look thru the images to see if you will enjoy wearing them. 

Pueen Cosmetics is another great company that sells great quality plates at a great price.  You can purchase these new plates on their website or on Amazon.  

Next, Let me show your their Double Sided Stamper & Scraper Set:

Here is my YouTube Video Review:

This is a new and different type of stamper.  As you can see it has two sides, one side is round and the other side is oblong.  This stamper is made out of squishy silicone material and it will need priming.  I did prime them in the video by using a cotton ball saturated with acetone.  After a proper prime is made to your stamper it will work beautifully.  You can see in the video that the stamper picks up great.

**Remember:  Not everyone likes the same type of stamper.  It doesn't mean the stamper doesn't work.  It just mean it doesn't meet all the requirements to that person.  The best way to know if the stamper is right for you, is trying it out!  It is important to love the way it stamps and feels in your hand.

You can purchase this stamper at Pueen Cosmetics and it should be on soon.

So tell me... What do you think about this collection and stamper?  Let me know in the comment section below.

Happy Stamping!
Love, Swanette