This is going to be my first 'proper' post (discounting the blog awards, giveaway and such) for a long time!! *waves to new followers* =D
Today I'm going to try out and compare all the nail plates I have!! Three!!
The first two are N.NAIL stamp plates from KKCenterHK, B57 and B97!
The first thing that caught my eye when I looked at B57 (leftmost in picture above) was the stripes and stars groove pattern. What else can one be reminded of but the American flag? =D So I wanted to create this look:
Picture adapted from here
I applied only one layer of base coat. After it dried, I stamped the pattern on the tip. I used Mayer AM11 for red, China Glaze Up All Night for blue. Only one drop of each colour is needed to fill up the groove on the plate (you can jab around to fill up all space there is in the groove, but do this fast!). Then I went over it with Tony Moly Hologram and a top coat. Tadaa!
Felt all ready to watch The Avengers this May!!
Whee! Poster! Nice fan art right?! Source
Okay, so on to the next plate!
This is the one that caught my eye!
So badass right?! This pattern can be used as a french tip (if your nails are wide enough) or it can be done vertically as thus (provided also that your nail is long enough). I was very impressed with the nail plate because the pattern in the tiny grooves were easily imprinted on my nail! No struggles at all :D
Here I used 2 layers of Blaze Lemon Zest on base coat, Dearface Black for the pattern, and here it is seen with top coat!
Love the colour-changing Blaze so much! Here it is in the sun ^_^
Last but not least, KONAD nail plate (topmost in picture above). The set was given to me by my friend for my birthday. It comes with a plate, a scraper, a stamp, and a special KONAD nail polish. I think it's considered special because it is more viscous but doesn't dry too fast in the groove so that it's hard to pick up. Any similar nail polish can do the job reasonably well too.
For the pattern I used the KONAD special nail polish (silver, shimmery) and mixed a little China Glaze Up All Night. Again, I emphasise that you need to be quick! Then I stamped the pattern on twice, and thankfully the outcome looked quite matching and it is not immediately obvious that it was stamped twice instead of just once =P The picture above is seen without top coat, while top coat is applied for the pictures below.
Silver with a blue-ish hue, seen with purple flecks!! <3
Drooling goodness =D
Here, it is taken from another angle and you can see that you cannot really tell where the first stamp pattern starts or ends, or where the second one does! The advantage of having complicated patterns hehe.
Both the konad and N.NAIL stamp plates stamp really well and I was able to pick up the entire design cleanly, including the little edges of the second pattern, and the stars of the American flag pattern! But of course, to keep your plates in tip-top condition and your imprinted patterns clean and sharp-edged, use your nail polish remover and brushes!
The N.NAIL plates can be found here at KKCenterHK. They also stock a great variety of other makeup products. If you decide to shop there, be sure to check out using our unique promo code "ThePolishWell" for a 10% discount - valid till 31 Jan 2013! Yippee!
AND, *pssstt* here's sharing a secret: Mich is gonna do a post on stamping soon, and it's gonna have many useful tips for stamping! Stay tuned, and I'll leave you in her very good hands (omg pun!)!
Happy shopping and stamping! ;)