Stamping plates have taken nail art to an entirely new level from freehanded nail art, but is not as easy as it seems. When I was much younger I used to play around stamping plates but honestly, it was too difficult then (at my young age) to use. Imagine the clumsiness! Currently I am still trying to explore using stamping plates because I am not very good at them, but I am very very lucky to have my hands on stamping plates from MoYou London, thanks to lovely Jayne. Here I bring to you guys, a revolutionary brand- MoYou London Stamping Plates.
MoYou London, not to be confused with MoYou nails, features tons of stamping plates which are absolutely gorgeous. Usually stamping plates are round or hexagonal, and images are rather small. Sometimes you really like big detailed designs, but the round plates often mix bigger square designs with small and irrelevant ones. This can get really annoying!
MoYou London is different. Bold, unique, chic. I personally feel that their packaging and branding already speak very well for themselves.
These plates come beautifully packaged, just like how their website is. Full of vintage illustrations, I just could not wait to see how it looks like on the inside!
At the back of the packaging details the instructions on how to use their stamping plates.
Are you ready for HOW the stamping plate looks like?
Look! Isn’t this just…. stunning?! This stamping plate, 02 from Fairytale Collection, features so many designs you can easily pick up to stamp onto your nails. Unicorns, rainbows and a cute castle.
The next stamping plate I received is 05 from Sailor Collection. I love anything nautical, so this was definitely one of my picks ;)
There are 12 designs in this stamping plate, featuring seahorses, waves and fishes. So adorable, I know!
The two stamping plates I picked above belong to the XL series. What does this even mean..?
Variation of Plate Sizes
MoYou London offers a few variations on stamping plates.
Regular-sized: Has up to 18 designs, each measuring 1.5cm x 1.2cm.
XL-sized: Has up to 12 designs, each measuring 1.5cm x 2.1cm. Many regular-sized plates are available in XL too, so if your nails are a bit wider or longer, you may choose to purchase XL plates to fit better for your nail.
Full Image Plates: Every part of the plate is usable for stamping!
Scraper & Stamper
They also sent me a set of scraper and stamper to use. Check them out in the video tutorial below. They are pink, and the stamper is very squishy, unlike the current Konad one that I use. I think it is quite different, so it is gonna take me some getting used to.
Packaging of Plates
Designs are engraved onto metal plates, and are attached to a plastic backing (the white border) in the photographs. It also labels the number of the plate, so it is really good for storage. I like how it is so tightly packed into the beautifully designed sleeve, which makes it so convenient for keeping. Actually no, I don’t even feel like keeping them hidden, I think it looks great displayed on my desk!
How I Use It
Okay so I did up a video tutorial on how I used one of the stamping plates. I must admit, I am still rather bad at using stamping plates. I did like 30 or 40 times (!!!!! the horror….) of practising on these plates and I almost died. I had some trouble trying to get a clean image after scraping, perhaps I had some problems with my scraping angle. I also had trouble getting the design transferred onto my stamper. Afterwards I realised I was pressing down too hard on the design, when I should use minimal force and gently roll over the design.
I think I need more practice, but this is what I did :)
Here’s the end result! For the materials used, please refer to the description on my YouTube video. If you like my tutorials, do like, share and subscribe!
How to Purchase
You can purchase their plates at moyou.co.uk. Each plates is £4.99, which works to about SGD$10.62, which can be quite pricey. I think they make good gifts for your nail art addict friend though, so you can consider purchasing because it is gonna make them so happy! Shipping to Singapore via airmail is £3.02, but if you’d like tracking, it is available at £5.30.