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 :(
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? ♥