My Dandy Weekend Manicure

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Yesterday I showed you two pretty Dandy Nails shades and I promised to show you Chilled Down in a stamped manicure; as we say to our kids, “A promise, is a promise” πŸ˜‰

For those of you who follow me on Instagram (@martawarmuz) you will have seen this manicure already- in fact, I am still wearing it today- that is how much I like it.

Let me start from the beginning then, if you don’t mind πŸ˜‰

In December I pre-purchased the newestΒ  Nailz Craze stamping plate: NC03.Β  When it arrived in the mail I was beyond excited to try it.Β  Natalie did a great job designing this plate, and I can full-heartedly vouch for both the quality and the originality of these images.Β  Here is what you can expect when you order this plate on Etsy:

1. The plate will be mailed out in a bubble-wrap padded envelope.Β  While it did take a few weeks to get here (having traveled accross the world- literally), it does require a signature at arrival – so it is less likely to be lost/miss-delivered.

2. The presentation is really cute and practical.Β  A colorful piece of tape (a sweet touch) keeps the second layer of bubble wrap securely in place around a cardboard piece that keeps the plate from bending/scratching in the mail.

3. The images are CRISP, super detailed and are furthermore protected by a blue plastic sheet that peels off with ease.

Can you blame me for wanting to try these images right away!?

Side Note: I recently had a comment request to show photos with my thumb included.Β  I will try my best- my thumb is stubby and awkward and it will take some time for me to ‘teach it’ to pose πŸ˜‰

To create this look I painted my thumb and pointer finger with OPI You Don’t Know Jacques (which, started my love for dark taupes- in fact, I am on my second bottle of this polish!).Β  My pinky is Essie Where’s My Chauffeur? (one of my prizes from

The two accent nails are two coats of Dandy Nails Chilled Down.Β  Despite the intricate NC03 stamping over the base color, the gold and blue Chilled Down glass flecks glistens and add such character to this look, and help add to the textured feeling of a cozy sweater πŸ˜‰

I could rambling on about all the pretties in this look, as I am still wearing this manicure and admiring it today… but you be the judge, do YOU like it?


  • Lou is Perfectly Polished

    I love the NC plates. All 3 are on my birthday wish list for later in the year. Another great skittlette Marta πŸ™‚ xx

    • Thank you πŸ˜€ I hope you do get them. I have NC01 and NC03 and absolutely love them- I keep wanting to use them

  • I noticed the photo over the weekend ! It’s really such a gorgeous mani ! The colours work so well together. The designs on the stamping plate looks so gorgeous ! Can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with. Those ladies on the plate (can’t come up with the correct name now ) looks really fun to use !

    • THANK YOU! When I come up with a look that I really like I feel the urge to share it on Instamatic (just to release the excitement)… but then I realize that my blogposts are a bit redundant… still working on a happy solution to all of that.
      The nesting dolls/ babushka dolls are on my to-try list… πŸ˜€ We shall see how I fare πŸ˜€

  • Love this colour combination, especially the idea for the pinky: no glitter, but bright colour πŸ™‚ Cozy and wintery!

    • yes, I broke the glitter on the pinky rule πŸ˜‰ I do that sometimes when another polish has some ‘interest to it’. In this case Chilled Down had the glass flecks and I wanted those to be more prominent- didn’t want glitter competing (see… I think way too much).
      THANK YOU!

  • coraline humbert

    love this stamping plate and its design, and your mani is perfect !

    • Thank you VERY much.
      I keep turning to Natalie’s plates and wanting to play with them over and over again.

  • This is one of my favorite skittlettes of yours! So gorgeous!

    • Wow! Thank you so much *hugs*

  • I love this! such an awesome combo!

    • Thank you πŸ˜€

  • I just can’t get enough of your gorgeous manis, especially the ones made with my plates. I just love love LOVE this! πŸ˜€

    • Thank you so much πŸ˜€ I knew this would be the ‘direction’ I would place this stamp after seeing your lovely pale blue and white manicure

  • OMGOMGOMG!!! I have been playing with this design and three different color combos-but never thought to turn it and stamp it sideways!!! Oh how sweeeeeeet. Am so going to do this too! People are going to be sick of me after the 4th rendition of this design. Skitlette much Marta????? XOXO

    • I actually have to give credit to Natalie for the way I placed this design. She used this in a white an blue combo on Instagram and I fell in love with it and monkey-see monkey-do … πŸ˜‰
      Yeah, I am becoming a skittlette one trick pony πŸ˜‰ – *sigh*

  • Anya_WackyLaki

    This is gorgeous Marta! I got this plate too and cannot wait to play with it… I can’t help but be inspired by your beautiful designs… I want to be wearing this exact manicure right now πŸ™‚

    • Awh, thank you- every time you leave a comment for me (like this one) I still get all giddy- you have been the inspiration for a lot of my look and my creative spins so this means a LOT πŸ˜€
      I know you will work this plate really well too πŸ˜‰

  • Gorgeous stamping design and love the total mani!

    • Thank you πŸ˜€ I did have to redo the stamps a few times to try to get them dead-center on the nail (it could still be better)… it was pretty tricky to find the center of my nail LOL

  • emlangille

    I neeeeeeed this essie shade. and I want this plate to come in stock soon!

    • I heard 1-2 weeks (on Facebook). fingers crossed

  • What a gorgeous stamp! Can’t wait to see a manicure with the nesting dolls πŸ˜€

    • I’m kind of excited to try those too- nervous, but excited. Natalie (the creator of these plates) did an awesome one with them… will have to try to duplicate).

  • Brookee

    Thanks for taking a stab at the thumb request! Looking great.

    • lol πŸ˜‰ Thank you- I will keep trying to have it pop in to make an appearance (I have a few older posts that don’t have it included but… after that I’ll be on it) πŸ˜‰

  • Jamie Willett

    These polishes look amazing together!! And I just LOVE that stamp! So cute and perfect for “winter sweater” nails! What a fantastic mani!!

    • Thank you! I’m so glad you like this look. I actually wore sweaters for a few days just to “match” the nails πŸ˜€ LOL

  • This look is really amazing. In these pictures you can really see the stuning complexity that is in chilled down. My that Essie shade still has me drooling!

    • You also saw this polish in person πŸ˜€
      Chilled Down is definitely my top fave Indie Shade- I adore it to bits

  • Christine Steiner

    Hi Marta, you (again) picked a color combination I love – turqoise and taupe!!! And your creativity for skittlettes got me awed once more!!!! Too bad that I cannot get away with skittlettes at work – I still need practice and have so little opportunity – meanwhile I admire yours πŸ™‚

    • Yes, skittlettes are still ‘new’ to mainstream. I remember my dad giving me an odd look when I had a few different shades on at once. He asked “did you run out of that color and have to use the others?” lol.
      Thank you. There is no wrong way of doing skittlettes- just have fun with it πŸ˜‰