Wednesday, May 21, 2014

[Review] VividLacquer VL009 and VL015 stamping plates

Hey lovelies!

Today I want to give you a closer look at the VividLacquer stamping plates I recently bought. I got VL009 and VL015 during a sale and paid 4,49€, plus shipping.

The plates measure 7x8cm and come with a cute VividLacquer logo backing.

The measurements for the motives differ. The regular full nail images are 2x2cm and single images are 1x1cm maximum (music symbols on VL15). VL009 has some XL full nail images that are wider: the water marble image is 2,5x4cm and the spotted image is 2x6cm. The fingerprint on VL009 is 1,5x2cm.

Both plates offer a nice variety of motives, including some reverse motives which are nice for an accent nail. They are well etched and came out crisp and clear on the first try.

I found the reverse images (those that have a lot of black space) need to be scraped slower to allow the stamping polish to get into every nook. This worked well with Konad black (Konads dry a bit slower) but I wouldn't use these images with a regular metallic nail polish as the stamping polish (these dry super fast).

For the stamping test below I used Konad Special Nail Polish in black, the Fab Ur Nails double sided stamper (big side) (firm squishy) and Fab Ur Nails rectangular stamper (firm squishy) for the small images in VL015.

Much to my delight the musical symbols on VL015 are all correct but could have been spaced a bit wider apart. It's difficult to pick them up without also picking up parts of the image next to it. No big deal if you use a slower drying stamping polish (like Konad). But with fast drying ones you will hardly have to time to scrape away the unwanted parts.

VividLacquer stamping plates and nail polishes can be found in her etsy store. You can also connect with her on her Facebook page and on Instagram.

You can also read a fabulous interview with Anni, the creator of VividLacquer on Lacquer Lockdown.

I hope this review was helpful for you!

1 comment:

  1. What a nice review on these plates. They look good.