Friday, 24 August 2012

Nails: KKCenterHK Stamping Plate B44

Wow I feel like I haven't written a nail related post in such a long time - and I'm super excited to share this one with you. The lovely people at KKCenterHK kindly sent me a really pretty stamping plate* and since I haven't used any plates before they sent me a stamping kit* to review for you guys too. I've seen so many pretty manicures using stamping plates and I knew I was going to love playing with my new toys! I chose a plate with a set of pretty floral patterns on it.
Stamping Plate (SPPMB44) // Rubber Stamp & Scraper Kit (JR1055)

The first time I tried to use them, it was a complete failure and it was completely my own daft fault. I painted my nails a pretty purple and was all set to start stamping in a lovely pink colour, but try as I might, I just couldn't make it work. I soon realised that the stamping plate came with a protective film over the top... after I'd peeled it off and started again, of course this time it worked perfectly!
I chose to paint my nails with my new MUA Love Hearts in U&I (which I won from the lovely Charlie at Secrets Behind the Closet Door), with Essie Sole Mate for the stamping.

I've learned the hard way that I'm not very good at stamping - this was my best effort and even though it's a bit messy (sorry!) I'm still pretty proud of it and I really like how it looks. I guess I just need to keep practising and getting used to using a stamping plate.

The plate I received is brilliant quality - I had a go at all of the patterns on the plate (my other hand is a mess of all the different florals!) and they all looked lovely on. The stamper and scraper are brilliant too, the stamp has a little arrow on top to indicate which way is up so you can align your pattern with you nail nicely - I have only one tiny criticism and it's that the rubber stamp is a dark pink, which means that it's really hard to stamp pink colours because you can't see them properly on the stamp :(
 I really love this roses stamp on my thumb, it's definitely my favourite! Sorry about my wrinkly, dry looking cuticles, I'm not sure why they're like that!

Thank you to KKCenterHK for sending these to me for review. You can find KKCenterHK on the web and on Facebook. Don't forget you can get 10% off all purchases by using islandgirlinsights at the checkout.

What do you think of my nails? Have you used a stamping plate before? ♥
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18 comments:

  1. aww I love them! The flowers look so nice against the yellow! haha not peeling the label off sounds like something that I'd do!!


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    1. Yeah they're super cute aren't they! I miss my pretty nails, they're so short and ratty now that I work in a bar :( x

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  2. Love nails stamps they are so much fun :) Thanks for sharing !

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  3. oOo they came out really good for your first time. I've been wanting to try nail stamps for so long, but my nails are so brittle they always break & there's nothing left to stamp!

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    1. Thank you! My nails are really flaky so it never last too long, you should try some sort of nail strengthening polish or something! x

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  4. Wow! Does it last? Cool post babe!

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    1. Yeah! It lasts as long as normal polish, and with a top coat over it, it'll last even longer! x

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  5. The rose stamp is so pretty! This sounds like a lot of fun, I've never tried stamping but I sure want to give it a go after this post :)

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    1. You definitely should! It's a quick and easy way to do something different with your nails x

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  6. I adore the rose stamp! These are amazing :) I would love to give it a try :D

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    1. Super pretty aren't they! You definitely should give it a go! x

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  7. I've never heard of a stamping plate before, but oh my goodness yours look SO good! I totally want to try them out!

    And yesss, I love Joe Brooks! He's so beautiful haha, he's definitely one of my favourite artists!

    Love, Elizabeth xx

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    1. Haha yeah I really want to go and see Joe Brooks next time he tours the UK, he's so yum! x

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  8. I used a stamping kit for the first time last year when I did my nail art course and I found them so hard to get hold of and use. But wow how gorgeous are your nails and you must be a natural at using them too :)
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    1. I did find it a little fiddly at first and I've found it's a pain to get a good nailvarnish that stamps on properly. Got to do some experimenting I guess :D x

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  9. Oh my gosh that's so funny! I made the same mistake when I got a plate from them. :) Hahahaha http://delightinnails.blogspot.com/2012/08/kkcenterhk-review-stamping-plate.html

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    1. I was freaking out thinking I must be sooo dumb! :D x

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